Category : Music Features

5 Decades of Damon: 50 reasons to celebrate Albarn

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On 23rd March 2018, the incredible Damon Albarn celebrates his milestone 50th birthday.  To mark the occasion and as a tribute to his extraordinary life and career, music editor Hollie Griss has compiled 50 of the musician’s greatest feats and memorable moments, ranging from his accclaimed musical successes right through … Read More

Making Music Herstory Vol VII: Daphne Oram

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I can honestly say I have never enjoyed researching another article more than I enjoyed this one. Daphne Oram is a wonder. A pioneer of ‘music concrete’ and one of the unknown, underappreciated godmothers of electronic music, Oram was the first woman to do many things: manage and direct an … Read More

The Legendary Women of Music

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Women and music go hand in hand, with women having contributed so much to music over the years and shaping the industry into what it is today. In honour of International Women’s Day, we have compiled a list of the greatest female legends of the music industry.   Stevie Nicks … Read More

The Beat & The Ballot Box: Politics’ place in music

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The Brit Awards 2018 provided yet another yearly dose of lacklustre ‘banter’, gentrified drab and predictable winners for this year’s cosy creations. The one uplifting moment which stood out above the vapid, however, was Stormzy’s crowning of Best British Male Solo Artist, accompanied with the British Album of the Year … Read More

Gryph Picks: International Women’s Day 2018

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March 8th: the day the world celebrates all women, regardless of nationality, sexuality, political standing or faith. Women are recognised for their continued resilience and strength in the face of a society which even in 2018, is still by no means offering them equal opportunities or status to those granted … Read More

Gryph Picks: Music’s Ultimate Covers

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We’ve all been there, engrossed in that inescapable YouTube cycle of BBC Live Lounge and Triple J Like A Version exclusive covers. You might start off with your favourite bands, but you soon get sucked into watching any that spark your interest, usually discovering some new musicians as you go. … Read More

How to Play The Game: The Gryphon’s Guide to Bongo’s Bingo

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Arrive Early! Yes, it feels strange starting pre-drinks at half 5, frantically guzzling down rum and coke while simultaneously making your dinner, but arriving early to Bongo’s Bingo is essential. Tables fill quickly, and if you want to be showered in Coco Pops and have a front-row view of all … Read More

Camp Cope & More: Australia’s Fight Against Sexual Harassment

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Falls Festival in Australia is meant to be a euphoric celebration to bring the year to an end, yet amongst claims of widespread sexual abuse the festival has served simply highlighted the entrenched misogyny in the Australian music scene and beyond. Cast your mind over to the far-off land of … Read More

Making Music Herstory Vol VI: Syd

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Syd, having dropped ‘Tha Kyd’ for her solo venture, is hardly unknown. In fact, she’s been making waves with her music for years. She was the only founding female member of hip hop collective Odd Future, and helped their rise to fame by setting up a fake PR firm to … Read More

Rap’s Future is Female. Get Used to it.

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It’s no question that women have played a vital part in the evolution of rap and hip hop. So why are female rappers so often overshadowed by their male counterparts? It seems reductive to brand 2018 as the year of female rap, seeing as the likes of Lauryn Hill, Lil’ … Read More