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Interview: BERRIES

Talking to the girls from BERRIES, we realised early on that we are all pretty new to this. The three piece, riff-driven garage rock group made up of Holly, Lauren and Lucie have only been signed to London-based label Xtra Mile Recordings in November, but can already feel things changing for them. “It’s all happening […]Read More

Track Review: Before // Graywave

“It came slowly / from below me” is the introductory line of Graywave‘s latest single, ‘Before.’ It follows the debut single ‘Afternoon’ Escapism,’ released in early 2019, by West Midlands-based Jess Webberly – better known by the alias Graywave. The track is the second single from Planetary Shift, Graywave’s upcoming debut EP. The EP is […]Read More

Why Do We Love Musical Feuds?

When musicians fall out, they do so spectacularly. Often publicly, stars have fought wars of words, had the occasional scrap, and the more recently favoured legal tiff. Even being dead for decades didn’t stop Marvin Gaye (or his estate at least) taking Robin Thicke to court over his extremely problematic chart-topper ‘Blurred Lines’, the issue […]Read More

Taylor Swift: Discography Ranked

Taylor Swift graced the lockdowns of the tumultuous 2020 with two surprise albums in folklore and evermore. Both are worthy of being crowned the greatest release of her nine-album, fifteen-year-long career.  After the fall-out from Swift’s acrimonious departure from Big Machine Records and the subsequent sale of her masters, Swift has stated she will re-record […]Read More

Song of the Week: Foolish Parley // The Lathums

In the last year, The Lathums have established themselves as one of the most promising and exciting bands to come from the Greater Manchester area. The Wigan based outfit have been wowing audiences across the nation with their array of classic British indie music since their formation in 2019. ‘Foolish Parley’ first featured on the band’s […]Read More

What Impact Will TikTok Have On The 2021 Music Charts?

With more time stuck indoors, many of us stumbled upon TikTok in 2020. The social media phenomenon resulted in millions upon millions of people collectively shimmying to some form of viral song in front of our smartphone cameras. Cue 2021 and lockdown 3.0, and it’s a safe bet that the hordes will be returning to […]Read More

BPI 2020 Figures Show Widening Music Industry Income Gap

The BPI announced 2020’s figures for the UK’s recorded music industry this week, and it looks like good news; recorded music consumption rose by 8.2%. People trapped in their homes resembled not so much a captive audience but a willing one, desperate to continue supporting the artists they love. These figures are certainly reassuring for […]Read More

Song of the Week: Egocentric // Death By Unga Bunga

It’s Monday, the first day back after two weeks of annual leave. Just getting out of bed was a struggle, never mind finding the motivation to wade your way through an inbox full of emails that your colleagues sent solely so they’d look productive during that weird week before everyone went on annual leave for […]Read More

Obituary: MF Doom, Elusive and Masterful Rapper

MF Doom, elusive and masterful rapper, has died aged 49. New Years Eve. As many celebrated and waved goodbye to a painful year, 2020 had one last trick up its sleeve. The wife of the underground hip-hop icon MF DOOM announced late into the night that the rapper had died on Halloween of last year. […]Read More

Foo Fighters Release Energetic Single ‘No Son of Mine’

American rockers the Foo Fighters are back with a bang after releasing their latest single ‘No Son of Mine’. The track is taken from Medicine at Midnight, their upcoming album scheduled for release on 5 February 2021. The single promises big things for the band’s new work; with the classic harsh tones of frontman Dave […]Read More

The 20 Best Albums of 2020

Year end lists are always divisive, but perhaps no more so than in 2020: a year that has seen us cling to our favourite records like Rose clings to that bit of wood in Titanic. We’ve all had different experiences this year; many have lost loved ones or seen relationships break down under the strain […]Read More

Interview: Bernardine Evaristo

The arts are far more entwined than many will ever realise – artists of all forms know this. As a music student I couldn’t help but wonder how influential music was to 2019 Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo. Born in South London, she is currently professor of creative writing at Brunel University London and President […]Read More

Meshuggah announce huge tour for 2021 and beyond

The Swedish metal legends Meshuggah have been relatively quiet lately due to the effects of COVID-19 on the music industry. They haven’t exactly been doing nothing this year though. During their enforced break from touring and performing, they’ve been setting some huge plans in motion for 2021 and beyond. A new album is expected at […]Read More