Tag : The Smiths

England Is Mine Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

Stephanie Bennett gives us the rundown on the controversial biopic every indie fan will want to see. The recently-released biopic about the teenage life of Morrissey in the 1970s manages to capture not only his pretentious dramatism but somehow succeeds in making it charming. Despite this, the film has drawn … Read More

12 Record Store Day releases you need on your shelves right now

2 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you’re on Elton John’s side who recently said that ‘vinyl just sounds better’, or you are one of the thousands of people who are shunning the digital revolution in favour of the 12 inch, one thing brings vinyl lovers together: Record Store Day. The event, that is taking place on … Read More

“Too Late To Say Sorry?” Sex Appeal, The Smiths, and Stifled Musicians

2 years ago / 0 comments

Zander Butler responds to Sophia Simon-Bashall’s article on Justin Bieber Since the industrial revolution, our society has shifted from a production based ethic to a consumption based one. Concurrently, this has impacted the culture industry, thus changing how people consume/produce music and view musicians. Talented artists get sucked into the … Read More

8 Ways To Tell Politicians To Go F**k Themselves (And 1 Reason Politicians Should Never Use Music)

2 years ago / 0 comments

As the results of the US election loom closer and closer, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that music can often serve as a big middle finger to the establishment. These are the best ways in which musicians have outsmarted politicians, and if you’re a budding musician yourself, consider … Read More

Books | Morrisey – The Autobiography

5 years ago / 0 comments

In true keeping with his ‘Outsider’s outsider’ image, Morrissey has written an autobiography that is, to paraphrase Hand in Glove, not like any other book, this one is different – because it’s Morrissey. The autobiography is written, at times, like a great fiction novel, with Morrissey often referring to himself … Read More

Music: Album Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

6 years ago / 0 comments

Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, Johnny Marr has jumped around from band to band collecting all sorts of accolades along the way. He has played on a US No. 1 album with Modest Mouse, as well as contributing to a multi-award winning soundtrack written by Hans Zimmer. It … Read More

Feature:: 6 Of The Worst Advert Cover Songs Ever

6 years ago / 0 comments

All thanks to the new advert culture of twee and all-too-emotional covers of classic songs, is advertising endangering our music knowledge? Are we soon to know songs by brand instead of band and disregard originals in favour of acoustic alternatives altogether?      ‘Girls’ – Sugababes (Ernie K. Doe) Sorry … Read More