Tag : the xx

Melt Festival 2018: Discovering the Different

5 months ago / 0 comments

I arrived at Melt festival to grey clouds and the threat of rain. The night before in Berlin, I was caught in a horrendous thunderstorm after England were (deservedly) dumped out of the World Cup, which had quite literally dampened my spirits and expectations for the weekend. However, any potential … Read More

Festival season kicks off in Heaton Park with Parklife 2018

6 months ago / 0 comments

You’re caught between the heavy bass magnetising you from one stage and intoxicating indie-pop coming from the main stage. You’re four Smirnoff Ices down, with Mancunian spirit sending your serotonin levels off the scale. You’re at Parklife 2018, and there is not a care in the air. 80,000 donned their … Read More

Gryph Picks: Music’s Ultimate Covers

9 months ago / 0 comments

We’ve all been there, engrossed in that inescapable YouTube cycle of BBC Live Lounge and Triple J Like A Version exclusive covers. You might start off with your favourite bands, but you soon get sucked into watching any that spark your interest, usually discovering some new musicians as you go. … Read More

Need some tunes to help you focus? Our Editor-in-Chief has got you sorted

11 months ago / 0 comments

The month of January means two things to students. Intense study, and its closely related counterpart, extreme procrastination. This playlist will aim to stop you trawling the web for music to listen to, and consists of tracks specifically picked to stimulate concentration. Eevee- Unexpected This lo-fi beattape is so calming … Read More

All Under One Roof Raving – Jamie XX takes over WHP

1 year ago / 0 comments

On the 11th of November, Jamie xx blessed the people of Manchester with an all-day rave at The Warehouse Project. There was an air of mystery surrounding the event, in that the line- up wasn’t revealed until just two days before – the event was simply titled ‘Jamie xx and … Read More

Preview: Bestival 7th-10th September

2 years ago / 0 comments

Another year, another summer. Another summer, another Bestival. Bestival is a staple of UK summertime — it is the last blowout that is forgotten in June, but law by September.  However this summer, Bestival comes with a twist. No more tedious ferry queues snaking for miles. No more questionable journeys … Read More

I See You by The xx

2 years ago / 0 comments

The day before the release of I See You, the band teased their fans hourly with a Facebook live stream of one of their new songs; not only was this ingenious and creative marketing, but it brought together a community of fans who were able to share their excitement together. There … Read More