Tag : Sophia Simon-Bashall

Trans Artists You Should Know Right Now

5 months ago / 0 comments

The LGBTQ+ spectrum is incredibly diverse – hence the 5+ letters in the acronym – but you wouldn’t know it looking at most playlists and articles about queer artists. It is white, cisgender gay men who dominate these lists, and are elevated in the queer community. Years & Years, Troye … Read More

Fall Out Boy & Fandoms: Why Teen Girls Deserve A Break

6 months ago / 0 comments

In case you haven’t already heard, emo megastars Fall Out Boy dropped a new record last month. M A N I A is their 7th full-length album, and their 3rd post-hiatus. If this isn’t news to you then you’ve probably heard a lot of different reviews on the record – … Read More

In The Middle with Deaf Havana

9 months ago / 0 comments

It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a year for Deaf Havana, following the release of their long-awaited 4th album All These Countless Nights. Coming to the end of the album cycle, music wirter Sophia Simon-Bashall sits down with frontman James and guitarist Matthew for a catch up… In the midst … Read More

Dua Lipa @ O2 Academy

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds’ O2 Academy has seen plenty of sold-out nights, yet the queues outside have never seemed so endless as they were tonight. The line for Dua Lipa snakes around the building and along the street, with some having waited outside all day, determined to be as close to the rising … Read More

‘Visions Of A Life’ by Wolf Alice

11 months ago / 0 comments

Wolf Alice’s debut full-length, My Love is Cool, was an album to define the times. This is a band who have brought together people of wildly different musical tastes, without intentionally crafting their sound to universality – a process which usually leads to dull, meaningless songs. On their second album, … Read More

Single Review: Too Much To Ask by Niall Horan

11 months ago / 0 comments

Niall Horan’s solo career thus far has been unpredictable, to say the least. His first single – the nostalgic and entirely lovely ‘This Town’ – was acoustic and simple, and set him up to move in a direction away from pop. This comes as no surprise to fans, who have … Read More

Architects’ Unexpected Return with ‘Doomsday’

11 months ago / 0 comments

Architects’ massive 7th album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, was always going to be a difficult one to follow up. It was the band’s most commercially successful release to date, and undeniably the heaviest, most impressive record of their career so far. But after the loss of founding guitarist … Read More

In the Middle with The XCERTS, who are “falling back in love with life”

11 months ago / 0 comments

We spoke to The XCERTS frontman, Murray Macleod, ahead of the band’s upcoming tour. We discussed making music, coming-of-age films, and falling back in love with life… You’re off on tour at the end of this month – are you excited? Yes, very excited. It’s been a while since we’ve … Read More

‘Rainbow’ by Kesha

1 year ago / 0 comments

The first line that Kesha sings on ‘Rainbow’ is “I got too many people I got left to prove wrong.” And yet, the album suggests that she knows she owes nothing to anyone – in ‘Hymn’ she asserts “don’t need no forgiveness”, and in ‘Let ‘Em Talk’ she cries out … Read More