Music

 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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

Album Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Ghosteen

The steady reinvention of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds should have been, upon reflection, far more obvious. I hadn’t noticed the change in both pace and style up until a listening of Push the Sky Away, but Ghosteen, their latest studio album, feels like a completely different side to The Bad Seeds. Punk blues this is […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Album Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Album Review: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

With such a consistent discography thus far, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have thrived and survived on relative critical acclaim, and a comfortable niche of gothic rock and punk blues. It’s a steady mixture, one that works far better than it should. Death metal lyrics backed by a slow, motivated band that utilise acoustics, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

I wonder how many people will be surprised to learn that I’m a huge Beastie Boys fan. Most that know me will no doubt fear whenever I’m in charge of the AUX cable, melodies from Talking Heads, Pulp or R.E.M. are the most likely result of such a horror. The Beastie Boys are the furthest […]

 Molly Wroe

Single Review: ‘Out of Reach’ by Royals

Single Review: ‘Out of Reach’ by Royals

  After gaining some traction from their cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’ Southampton’s four piece pop punk band Royals are back with a brand new single ‘Out of Reach’. The record has been released with the help of popular punk band Neck Deep’s Seb Barlow and provides a familiar, comforting sound for all pop punk […]

 Holly Allton

Six girl groups to get you through lockdown

Six girl groups to get you through lockdown

I am lover of women in music, especially girl groups, and always have been from a young age. Therefore, while bored and sad in quarantine, I have decided to invest my time in ranking my favourite girl groups, from the princesses of pop to the queens of girl power. 6) Girls Aloud After forming on […]