Album Review: Fortunes Favour // Ed Cosens

Tomorrow Ed Cosens makes his debut onto Sheffield’s music scene with solo album Fortunes Favour, having hereunto forged a successful career as a guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend and the Makers. Reverend and the Makers are known for their rousing working-class anthems, with the band’s artistry often overshadowed by frontman Jon McClure’s political Twitter tirades. […]Read More

Echo & The Bunnymen Reschedule UK And Ireland Tour For

Echo & The Bunnymen have rescheduled their forthcoming 20-date UK and Ireland tour for spring 2022. The tour, originally set to take place in May and June 2021, has been postponed with fans advised to hold onto their tickets as they will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. The run of shows will celebrate the […]Read More

A Love Letter To Live Music

The tallest man on earth is standing in front of you, requiring you to duck and weave more than Tyson Fury to get a glimpse of the act on stage. You’ve got a stranger’s ponytail in your mouth and your shirt is soaked through with a liquid that you hope is beer, but that has […]Read More

Album Review: Heavy Male Insecurity // Death by Unga Bunga

When Charles Darwin sat down to write On the Origin of Species I’m going to hedge my bets and say that he didn’t anticipate the figure described in ‘Modern Man’, the first track from Death By Unga Bunga’s raucous new album, Heavy Male Insecurity, out today (12 February) via Jansen Records.  As frontman and guitarist […]Read More

This Is How The Handforth Parish Council Christmas Party Would

Councillor Brian Tolver wanted the annual Christmas party to be at Pizza Express, but then Jackie Weaver suggested that that might not reflect very well on Handforth Parish Council in the wake of Prince Andrew’s glowing endorsement of the Italian restaurant chain. Scouser Cynthia Samson chimed in saying she’d murder a curry, but then vice-chair […]Read More

Song of the Week: Egocentric // Death By Unga Bunga

It’s Monday, the first day back after two weeks of annual leave. Just getting out of bed was a struggle, never mind finding the motivation to wade your way through an inbox full of emails that your colleagues sent solely so they’d look productive during that weird week before everyone went on annual leave for […]Read More

The 20 Best Albums of 2020

Year end lists are always divisive, but perhaps no more so than in 2020: a year that has seen us cling to our favourite records like Rose clings to that bit of wood in Titanic. We’ve all had different experiences this year; many have lost loved ones or seen relationships break down under the strain […]Read More

Taylor Swift to launch new album ‘evermore’ at midnight ET

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album evermore at midnight Eastern Time (05:00 GMT). I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern. It’s called evermore. 📷: Beth Garrabrant — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 10, 2020 The singer’s ninth studio album was […]Read More

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

The alarm goes off at half-past six in the morning. Bombay Bicycle Club bassist and solo artist Ed Nash gets out of bed. He sees the sun come up, goes on a walk, has a coffee, perhaps some breakfast and then takes himself off to his home studio, where he reads for half an hour. […]Read More

Bombay Bicycle Club to release live album ‘I Had The

Bombay Bicycle Club will release live album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose – Live At Brixton on 11th December via Mmm… Records + Caroline International. The album was recorded on 8th November 2019 at the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. The band […]Read More

Track Review: mars // Yungblud

Yungblud’s forthcoming album WEIRD! is self-described as being “like a series of Skins”, but perhaps Misfits is a better TV comparison: his new single ‘mars’ is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable in their skin. The track dropped on 27th November, ahead of the release of his new album, expected via Locomotion […]Read More

Book Review: Boy Parts // Eliza Clark

Trigger warning: rape, assault  Let’s play a word association game, shall we. If I say ‘model’, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Perhaps you think of a tall, leggy Victoria’s secret model. Maybe you think of transgender model Munroe Bergdorf and her racism row with L’Oreal. Or maybe your mind goes to […]Read More