Music

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: AC/DC – Power Up

Album Review: AC/DC – Power Up

Blasphemous as this statement will be, I always preferred Van Halen to AC/DC when it came to heavy American rock. That’s not a jab at Brian Johnson and company, just a matter of personal preference that comes from years of suffering through car insurance adverts that have Highway to Hell plastered in the final mix. Still, we […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park

Album Review: The Airborne Toxic Event – Hollywood Park

I wonder how many people remember The Airborne Toxic Event. Those of us who owned FIFA 08 will surely be aided by the inclusion of their best (and only) hit, Gasoline. They may have petered out after that somewhat successful moment, but it was a surprise to me that they’re still together. Even more astonishing […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

Movie Review: Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You

Dependable songwriting is few and far between, and as my interest in modern pop music wanes even more than I thought possible, I rely on older cornerstones of genres long forgotten by modernity, who are still kicking around, producing solid music. Much of my taste in music is made up of these individuals, the Cocker’s, Costello’s, and […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Ariana Grande – Positions

Album Review: Ariana Grande – Positions

All I know about Ariana Grande is that she was on a show called Victorious that I watched two episodes of about a decade ago. My knowledge of her work starts and stops there, so I wasn’t all that excited about her latest release, Positions. It’s certainly not an album made for me, but as I hack my […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways

Album Review: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways

Sixty years into the game, and still making dependable records, Bob Dylan’s latest piece, Rough and Rowdy Ways is a complete surprise. What should not be a surprise, however, is just how good it is. Another effort to tap into the blues contemplation found in his greatest works, Dylan covers a variety of tracks that showcase severe […]

 Chloe Hemmings

Album Review: Blink-182 – NINE

Album Review: Blink-182 – NINE

Way back in 2015, Blink 182 was a band synonymous with uncertainty as former frontman Tom Delonge departed, divorcing a line-up that had instated a pop-punk legacy for nearly two decades. One year on, the awaited release of their eighth studio album, California, alongside the addition of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba as lead, provided a sixteen-track […]

 Chloe Hemmings

Album Review: Slaves – Acts of Fear And Love

Album Review: Slaves – Acts of Fear And Love

The punk duo return – and so does their signature grit. But with a refreshing new twist. 2018 is looking promising for bandmates Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent, as their third album has pulverised the punk scene and continues to infuse their trademark angst into the music world. Since their initial breakthrough in 2015, there […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Music To Be Murdered By

Album Review: Music To Be Murdered By

I’ve got nothing against the real Slim Shady, I’m just not the biggest fan of his shtick. Without hearing any of his other albums, I decided it was time to venture into the world of Eminem to see what I was missing. Music to Be Murdered By, his latest series of tracks, is rather the musical […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia

Movie Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne has coasted on the surprising success of his latest album for two years now. It’s coming to the end of its lifespan, but has made for an enjoyable change of pace, a welcome one at that. He brings his Broadway performance, American Utopia, to the screen for all to see, and it’s about time. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Huey Lewis and the News – Weather

Album Review: Huey Lewis and the News – Weather

After nine studio albums spread across forty years, the time to say farewell to Huey Lewis and the News was inevitably close. Most bands struggle to give themselves a strong send-off, I think of my favourite musicians and feel saddened by their weak final outings, but it’s a welcome surprise to see Huey Lewis and the […]

1 2 3 10