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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

When the Fun Stops, Stop: The Problem with FIFA

Once a year, EA release the latest instalment of its flagship game, FIFA, which seems to thrive on compulsive gaming habits. The danger is that such mechanics eventually inspire a lifestyle that very quickly becomes hard to go back on. It’s all too easy to arrange a commute around new content or a weekend around an online league. Eventually, payday can quite easily finance a summer sat inside, waiting for the release of a few blue cards.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

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

Album Review: The Chaos and the Harmony // Brightlight City

Brightlight City are full of energy. Influenced by Reuben, and Hundred Reasons, they add their own brand of math rock to bring a refreshing, invigorating listen. The positive chemistry is evident on their debut album The Harmony and the Chaos.  The album shows that Brightlight City are talented songwriters. Lyrically ‘Feast on Fear’ tackles the […]Read More