Tags : features

5 Chart-Toppers You Didn’t Realise Were Sampled From Older Tunes

When listening to the radio, there’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you’ve heard a song before but can’t put a finger on who sang it. Only complicating matters, the last 40 years have perfected the trend of splicing and sampling songs, layering old over new. Sampling has played a significant role in the development of […]Read More

‘Chewing Gum’ Takes 7 Years To Break Down, But This

Read our review of Coel’s I May Destroy You here. Michaela Coel’s name has been in circulation quite a bit over the past few weeks following the mammoth success of her new series I May Destroy You. As the writer, producer, director and lead actor in the piece, Coel’s twelve-episode series depicts the fallout and […]Read More

“Focus on What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong” – Inside InHouse

The UK’s first ever prison-made record label, ‘InHouse Records’, have launched a magazine in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The magazine, titled ​Aux, has been released to prisoners to entertain them during their strict lockdown procedures. Aux educates them on music theory and aids them in their pursuit of knowledge. Currently aimied towards the South-East, […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite LGBTQ+ Artists and Allies

June is Pride Month, which is a chance for the global LGBTQ+ community to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, such as marriage equality, and transgender rights. As well as a month dedicated to lobbying for real, lasting change in a quest for intersectional equality, Pride is a […]Read More

Best of the Modfather: The Top 5 Paul Weller Lyrics

William Cooper rounds up the top five lyrics from The Modfather, Paul Weller. Paul Weller, A.K.A, The Modfather, is one of the most talented lyricists and musicians to have ever lived. His seemingly effortless capability to combine words and phrases, and to balance the power of music and lyrics against each other so one doesn’t […]Read More

The Top 10 Debut Rock Albums

As turbulent as the current climate is, all the extra time we’re spending indoors offers an opportunity to practice reflective listening. We’ve revisited some of the best pieces of music history, albums that shaped the landscape of what we listen to today. Here’s a round up of the top ten debut rock albums. 10. Ten […]Read More

5 Albums to Enhance Your Quarantine Routine

I really don’t need to tell or remind you that we’re living in strange times. If you’re anything like me, you became completely desensitised to the word ‘unprecedented’ a month ago, and between the Zooms and painstaking celebrity live streams have been attempting to find some sense of escapism in the dystopia we now call normalcy. […]Read More

What Does the Future Hold for LGBTQ+ Spaces?

It is easy to feel bleak about the future of queer spaces. According to UCL research, 58% of LGBTQ+ bars in London closed their doors between 2006 -2016. The main reason for this was found to be development, the sanitisation and gentrification of the capital. And London isn’t the only place that has been affected; […]Read More

Disco Fever Strikes Again

When we think of disco, we think of Sister Sledge, the Village People and Michael Jackson; groovy basslines and shimmering synths — a call to dance with no regard for tomorrow, in the words of Martha Reeves. Its heyday may seem confined to the faded neon-emblazoned LPs of the late 70s and early 80s, but the […]Read More

Olivia Emily’s Top 5 Alternative Running Tracks

In lockdown, with the government mandating one trip outside per day for exercise, a lot of Britons are picking up running and cycling to resist the ensuing cabin fever. I am one of these people.  I’m a newbie, but I had taken all the steps to prepare myself – buying the right shoes, planning the […]Read More

50 Years On From The Beatles’ Final Album

Let It Be was released fifty years ago on this day (8 May), but the anniversary of the Beatles’ final studio album just serves as another reminder of the generational transcendence and influence of their music.  It also recalls the fractious nature of their demise and the emotionally-charged recording sessions — but regardless, the band […]Read More