Tag : robert cairns

Jagged Moon Make Waves with Debut Single, ‘Learn To Swim’

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It takes Jagged Moon less than three seconds to make their ever so gorgeous-sounding point. Experimenting with a wavy synth filter on the lead guitar, the oscillating riff which opens ‘Learn To Swim’ drives the song with a shimmering consistency until its emphatic finish. And it’ll be stuck in your … Read More

Ben Howard releases new gift Noonday Dream

4 months ago / 0 comments

You know that feeling you used to get when playing ‘pass the parcel’ at birthday parties long-forgotten? As the parcel moves around the circle, away from your grasp, you’re desperately hoping the layers will shed themselves so that, by the time the parcel returns, the prize will be ready for … Read More

A Letter to Rejjie Snow, following his seductive sold-out show at Stylus | 26.04.18

5 months ago / 0 comments

Dear Rejjie, Your set may have been delayed by a few minutes due to technical difficulties, and you may have proceeded to call us Manchester about four times before your DJ reminded you what city you were in, but we don’t mind. You settled into Stylus with your characteristic style … Read More

Leeds Student who Refuses the Plastic Straw also Refuses to Clean up their Rubbish in Hyde Park

5 months ago / 0 comments

A student from the University of Leeds who refuses the plastic straw has admitted to not giving a shit about leaving their rubbish in Hyde Park. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said they didn’t realise that reducing the world’s consumption of plastic was more than just a fad, … Read More

Uni of Leeds Cums Third in Sex-Toy List

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The University of Leeds has come third in the race to be crowned as the UK’s kinkiest University. In a study that investigated the consumer habits of students from 20 different universities, it was found that the adventurous students of Leeds spent £8,633 on sex toys, lingerie and bondage products … Read More

Khruangbin evolve with kaleidoscopic new album Con Todo El Mundo

7 months ago / 0 comments

A friend of mine once mistakenly described Khruangbin’s sound as “nothing short of glorified elevator music”. Since then, two things have happened: the three-piece from Texas have released their second album, Con Todo El Mundo, and me and my (ex)friend are no longer speaking. Khruangbin create so much room with … Read More

Pioneers in Politics: The Transformation of Female Suffrage from Alice Bacon and Harriet Harman to Rachel Reeves

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“A woman MP has to do everything a man MP did, and a little bit more. I don’t believe that any woman in parliament, ever, has done more for women outside of parliament, or for women entering parliament, than Harriet Harman.” With its allusion to the famous words of Alice … 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?

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

IntheMiddle with Nick Mulvey

10 months ago / 0 comments

Gryphon Associate Editor, Robert Cairns, sits down with Mercury-nominated Nick Mulvey before his gig at Church to discuss his latest album, the impending doom of politics, and the importance of British rave culture.   Sitting in the dingy alcove of a backstage dressing room in Church, Nick Mulvey radiates amidst … Read More