Category : Music

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

Nick Hakim Sedates Brudenell’s Community Room, 15/2

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The Brudenell’s Community Room often acts as a platform for local bands bidding to showcase their talent, but sometimes it welcomes acts and ambiences from further afield. With his exotic indie vibes, Nick Hakim brought the sounds of his own personal Washington-based dystopia to the streets of Hyde Park, in … Read More

Morrissey Blends Old and New Tracks in FDA Headlining Slot, 24/2

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Tickets for this gig went on sale at 10am on my 21st birthday, so like the die-hard Morrissey fan I am, I was up and ready with plenty of time to spare. However, at precisely 10am the website crashed and tickets sold out in 30 seconds. I could picture Morrissey … Read More

Public Access TV Bring Their Cathartic Retro Rock to Brudenell Social Club, 16/2

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‘They say the kids don’t like rock’n’roll anymore” sings John Eatherly on ‘End of an Era’ before ambling into a disco-infused chorus that screams back to the seventies. Beyond the garish shirts and T-Bird leather jackets, Public Access TV  hark back to a time when the world wasn’t falling apart … 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

InTheMiddle with The Wailers

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The Wailers are currently touring the world-renowned album Legend around the UK. Three of our readers were lucky enough to win pairs of tickets to their gig at Leeds O2 Academy, so Music Editor Clare Redman had a chat with lead singer Josh David Barrett ahead of their performance.   … Read More

GoGo Penguin hit shoot for the moon with new album A Humdrum Star

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With each new release, the music of GoGo Penguin seems to climb to new heights in both scope and execution. Following their recent UK tour in which the Manchester-based trio played their own take on Philip Glass’s score of the cult classic time-lapse film, Koyaanisqatsi, A Humdrum Star is just … 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

NME to cease print production and ‘expand digital platforms’

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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