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Book Review: Conversations With Friends // Sally Rooney

I really tried to avoid the never ending stream of tweets on my timeline obsessing about Conversations With Friends.  I already fell victim to the online chatter about the profundity of Anna Burns’ 2018 Man Booker Prize winning novel, Milkman. The prose was so dense it was like trying to read treacle, and I gave […]Read More

Song of the Week: Get Bleak // Ducks Unlimited

Canadian outfit Ducks Unlimited’s jangle pop track ‘Get Bleak’ works on a fairly simplistic, repetitive melody which quickly becomes a little catchy earworm.  The premise of the song is about the idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems. Frontman Tom Mcgreevy said: “It’s something that I’ve heard expressed by a […]Read More

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

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

Literature Lessons: The Best Pieces of Literature to Study

English Literature is a popular subject to take at school level and beyond. In these wonderful lessons, pieces of literature are studied in varying detail, depending on the level of qualification the student has reached. Novels and novellas, poems and poetry collections, plays and dramatic monologues all fall under the category of literature, over time […]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

Song of the Week (1st June): Kings // Our Saving

‘Kings’ by Our Saving Day is hot off the press just today; it’s a cohesive, well produced track which could easily see the Sheffield quintet secure a position for themselves alongside household names from the pop punk genre, such as All Time Low, Don Brocco and You Me At Six. The melody – provided by […]Read More

Single Review: Breathe // Knaves

Sheffield foursome, Knaves, have graced our ears with another stellar aural construction in the form of their debut single ‘Breathe’. Having already received airplay from BBC Introducing here in the Steel City, it’s clear that this band is making consistent progress as they hone their feel-good indie pop sound. ‘Breathe’ is an infectious little number, […]Read More

My Life In Books: Beth Kirkbride

I have always loved the escape that a good book provides; whether it’s winter time and you’re curled in your favourite armchair with a hot drink, or you’re lounging on a deckchair by a pool somewhere exotic. The great thing about reading as a hobby is that it is untrammelled by the seasons, the time […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Beth Kirkbride

This week it’s the turn of Editor Beth Kirkbride to describe her life in five songs. It’s tougher than it sounds to pick but she’s narrowed it down to five (and we’re really sorry about the inclusion of Taylor Swift …) Wherever You Will Go // The Calling How many of you can say that […]Read More