Throwback Thursday: In The Morning // Razorlight

Indie rockers Razorlight might have scored their No. 1 with the single ‘America’ but our favourite song is ‘In The Morning’. The guitar licks have a distinct 2006 quality to them, and it’s the saccharine pop factor to the track which makes it impossible not to sing into your hairbrush as you’re getting ready, which […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: What You Know // Two Door Cinema Club

Fans of Two Door Cinema Club will know they have recently released a new album, False Alarm. It’s a world away from ‘What You Know’, the fifth and final single from the Northern Irish band’s debut, Tourist History. It’s hard to believe that their first ever record came out in 2010!  This upbeat track has […]Read More

Song of the Week: Renting Spaces in My World //

Brighton alt-rockers Youth Sector are a quintet comprising of Nick Tompkins, Josh Doyle, Brad Moore, Karl Tomlin and Harvey Dent. ‘Renting Spaces In My World’ is their latest release, with the post-punk style narrative detailing a paranoid character’s gradual comprehension that their dream world is crumbling, reflected in the increasingly unhinged lyrics as the track […]Read More

Book by my Bedside: Love, Nina // Nina Stibbe

Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life Author: Nina Stibbe What I think so far: In 1982, Nina Stibbe moved from Leicester to London to become nanny to Mary-Kay Wilmers’s children. Working (somewhat informally, it has to be said) for the editor of the London Review of Books clearly gave this book’s twenty year old […]Read More

Jeremy Corbyn loses ‘no confidence’ vote among Labour MPs by

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU last Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been called into question by members of his shadow cabinet. A leadership coup began with shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn telling Corbyn he had no confidence in his leadership. Benn was then sacked, which triggered a succession of resignations from Corbyn’s […]Read More

Album Review: Wrong Crowd // Tom Odell

Tom Odell’s sophomore album, Wrong Crowd, has finally arrived, three years after the release of his debut, A Long Way Down. The twenty-five year old singer-songwriter became a household name when he won the Critics Choice award at the Brits in 2013, but he only really cemented himself in the hearts of the nation in […]Read More

Music News: David Bowie Dies

The internet was buzzing this morning, with the terrible news that beloved icon, David Bowie, has died aged 69 following an 18-month long struggle with cancer. The shockwaves are palpable from one generation to the next, which is testament to the influence that the singer has had over the course of his long career. Tributes […]Read More

Track Review: Say The Right Thing // SAHARA

Infectious, poppy guitar hooks coupled with an upbeat backing vocal of “say the right thing / say the right thing / let me in” makes for a swimmingly immersive concoction in the form of ‘Say The Right Thing’, the latest release from London based band, SAHARA. Streaming the track exclusively on The Indiependent from today, […]Read More

The Gogglebox Phenomenon

Gogglebox has been back on our screens for a few weeks now, and with the start of the show’s sixth season, The Indiependent thought it fitting to explore what exactly it is that makes the Channel 4 show so enjoyable and interesting to watch. For those unfamiliar with the format, watching Gogglebox essentially means sitting […]Read More

My Life In Films: Beth Kirkbride

Growing up in a house with five younger siblings, four of which are boys, means that my taste in films was never really my taste in films. I grew up on a diet of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and more Star Wars. It was only in my early teens that I […]Read More

A is for Ashley Madison Users Need YOU

Anyone familiar with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘A Scarlet Letter’ will be familiar with the story of Hester Prynne, a married woman who commits adultery in Puritan Boston and ends up pregnant with the pastor’s child. To recompense for her sin, she is forced by the community to wear a scarlet ‘A’ on her clothes as a […]Read More