Track Review: Limbo // Royal Blood

It was a gritty blues-rock swagger that rocketed Royal Blood to fame with the release of their debut album in 2014. But it’s with a markedly different sound that they return to the stage—socially distanced and adequately sanitised, of course—in 2021. ‘Limbo’ is the third single the band have released in promotion of their upcoming […]Read More

Keir’s First Year: 365 days of Sir Starmer’s Labour Party

On 4 April 2020, Sir Keir Starmer was elected as the new leader of the Labour party. His rise to the top came at a difficult time. The last general election had crushed Labour and disillusioned the membership. Change was needed. Could Starmer deliver? Well, a Labour party under his leadership would not be “opposition […]Read More

Punk and Politics: Nobody Has Complete Control

What even is this ‘punk’ thing, anyway? If there’s any musical genre that’s truly transcended the boundaries of mere sound and come to represent a set of ideals – even a lifestyle – then surely it has to be punk. Even the word ‘punk’ is more than just an adjective to describe music. It’s also […]Read More

Track Review: King Street // Talk More

Dream-pop newcomers Talk More have certainly been reading from the Wolf Alice playbook when it comes to their new single ‘King Street’. From the booming fuzz of the guitars to the honeyed melody that overlays them, listeners familiar with the genre will struggle to find much originality in the band’s most recent offering. This being […]Read More

The Glorious Gladiatorial Arena of Labour Factions

Suffering a decade out of power and in dire straits, the Labour party has recently adopted an innovative new electoral strategy. It is a party characterised by division; the boundaries between factions are marked by scars. What it has elected to do, then, is plug its fingers very firmly and deeply into those scars, tearing […]Read More