Category : Music news

A Programme of French Choral Music: What To Expect

2 months ago / 0 comments

In less than a week, the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall will be filled with the voices of the women’s and mixed chorus from the School of Music. The repertoire of French choral music from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries features works of some of the most significant composers of … Read More

Loyle Carner and Jordan Rakei Get Personal in ‘Ottolenghi’

3 months ago / 0 comments

This isn’t a review. This is a thank you. There are rare moments in life where you listen to a song and instantly connect, to the point that you lie awake, unable to go to sleep until you’ve listened to it just one more time. There are even rarer moments … Read More

5 Unmissable Acts At Slam Dunk 2018

8 months ago / 0 comments

There’s no denying that certain festivals cater to certain kinds of people, and there was never any question about which best represented me. Despite only lasting a day in each location, Slam Dunk is the festival I get most excited for every year, as I know it will turn out … Read More

Janelle Monáe celebrates intersectional feminism and femininity with stunning new track ‘Pynk’

9 months ago / 0 comments

Janelle Monáe is renowned for being something of an LGBT icon, who unashamedly embraces sexuality and calls out BS over pop hits. Her new release ‘Pynk’—the third instalment of her upcoming album Dirty Computer— absolutely lives up to this, offering a brash feminist statement which is both empowering and ripe … Read More

Leeds Festival 2018: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

10 months ago / 0 comments

The year is 2016, I’m in a tent and some cheap harem pants that I haggled down to 3 quid. Dripping with sweat eagerly awaiting the next couple days of brilliant music. This is the experience I want everyone to share from Leeds/Reading festival. However, the recent announcement of the … Read More

All Points East adds The xx and Lorde to exceptional line-up

10 months ago / 0 comments

East London’s Victoria Park’s newest and most exciting summer festival for the 2018 calendar has to be All Points East. The festival spreading across the weekend of the 25th to the 27th of May, featuring titans of both the indie-rock and dance scenes.  Friday 25th May will see the festival kick-off with a stellar line-up headed up … Read More

Smirnoff and Spotify team up to launch Equaliser

10 months ago / 0 comments

Who would have thought that your favourite vodka brand would be getting involved in an initiative to promote women’s equality in the music industry?  In the spirit of International Women’s day, Smirnoff have teamed up with Spotify to create an extension that allows you to see the ratio of male … Read More

NME to cease print production and ‘expand digital platforms’

11 months ago / 0 comments

NME have announced that this week’s issue (Friday 9 March) will be its final free print edition, in a pursuit to expand its digital audience. After 66 years of print publication, this is a revelation that highlights the sad decline of print journalism. NME has been an essential companion for many UK … Read More

Live At Leeds unveil The Vaccines as headliners

11 months ago / 0 comments

Every year, anticipation for Live At Leeds builds like bubbles in a soda bottle. This morning, the cap was unleashed and excitement over-brimmed as The Vaccines were announced as headliners. Topping the bill on the brand new Leeds Festival Stage, the guitar kingpins will have everyone belting back lyrics, clambering … Read More

The Hip Priest Is Dead: Mark E Smith passes at age 60

12 months ago / 0 comments

Mark E Smith defies explanation. It’s like trying to explain the word ‘nature’ or ‘time’ to someone that doesn’t have any conception of the English language. How are you meant to describe that impish, wise old man who is at once more different than anyone you’ve ever known, but at … Read More