Category : Music Features

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust: Bowie and the Alter-Ego

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Like in all areas of the arts, success in the music industry more often than not brings with it a certain ‘celebrity’ status. The general public, nosy creatures that we are, are quick to obsess over the people behind the voices that we hear on the radio. We press labels … Read More

Let’s Dance: The Perfect Bowie Songs to Fit Your Mood

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Music holds the capacity to articulate the indescribable. Whatever the thought, feeling or emotion, there’s always that one song that perfectly matches how you feel right now. David Bowie does this like no one else. His eclectic discography exceeds boundaries and encapsulates just about any emotion you could feel. To … Read More

Happy Gryphmas (Term is Over)

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In the midst of this festive season, our wonderful music writers have provided us with an eclectic range of song suggestions and genres for our Christmas playlist. Here it is in full: grace your ears with a variety of classics, an overload of Wham! and Ella Fitzgerald, and several artists … Read More

The Best Albums of 2017

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2017 has been an incubator for innovative music breaking into commercial success. From Loyle Carner to Wolf Alice, to Nick Hakim to SZA, this year saw some groundbreaking new albums. Here are the best of the best… DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar To talk about the great music of 2017 and … Read More

Is the Christmas Song Dead?

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With every Christmas the winter snow falls to let Mariah Carey know she’s suddenly relevant again. Every year without fail, those Christmas songs that we love, love to hate, and just genuinely hate with a passion (I’m looking at you ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’) provide the soundtrack to our … Read More

Books to Get a Music Lover this Christmas

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It’s that time of year again, and you’re struggling to find a gift for that person in your life who lives and breathes all things Music. You got them their favourite band’s tshirt last year, they already own every record they like on vinyl, and it’s far too risky getting … Read More

It’s time to make a song and dance about mental health

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A recent study into mental health in the music industry has found that the pressures that come with such a high intensity career have contributed towards a worryingly high number of musicians experiencing bouts of depression, panic attacks and anxiety. The ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ study carried out by … Read More

Making Music Herstory Vol IV: Moe Tucker

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Maureen Ann Tucker, or just plain old Moe, is the former drummer for the Velvet Underground. She began playing drums at 19 without having had any lessons, and she taught herself to play by drumming along to the radio. In a band that was dominated by Lou Reed’s hyper-masculinity, Moe … Read More

Eight trans/non-binary musicians you need to know about

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Despite gifting the world of music some of its biggest icons, ranging from Bowie to Freddie Mercury to Dusty Springfield to Frank Ocean, it can often feel as though that queer musicians still face an impenetrable rainbow ceiling to break; none more so than transgender and non-binary artists. Nevertheless, these … Read More

The Underrated Beauty of Going to Gigs Alone

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So you’ve found yourself at a gig alone. Your favourite band that none of your friends listen to have come to town and no one wanted to come with you. You stand self-consciously amongst couples and groups of friends, eager for someone to text you just so you can prove to … Read More