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Review: Granta Magazine

Around this time last year, I was writing a Christmas list and looking for something a bit more imaginative to put on it (something that gets harder with each year). I decided I would ask for a subscription to a renowned literary journal. As you do. Granta is a long standing and widely read literary […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Big Mouth’ Strikes Again

Adolescence is a topic that is rich for comedy, but the balance needs to be right. Playing the crude card is a way to get an easy laugh, but it’s more difficult to twist conventions and make crude clever. The likes of the American Pie franchise, and latterly TV programmes such as The Inbetweeners and […]Read More

TV Review: Atypical Series 1

It’s highly possible that there are people who think Atypical romanticises autism, however in reality what Netflix have done is epitomise the life changing path of a typical teenager. For sure, being 18 years old and seeking a full time ‘practise girlfriend’ alongside his avid interest in the Antarctic, is not the perfect scenario for a […]Read More

Album Review: Double Dutchess // Fergie

Pop royalty Fergie Ferg is (finally) back with her new album Double Dutchess, and for Fergie fans, it is a sight to behold. It’s been a long time coming, as her fandom has waited a whole 11 years for her second album to drop, which is as long as most of us ’90s kids waited […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E7 – ‘The Dragon and

At almost 80 minutes long, The Dragon and The Wolf still only just manages to cram in everything needed to tie up all the season’s loose ends. It was managed thanks to a dialogue-driven episode that saw reunions, revelations and resolutions galore, but still left enough questions to leave us in a state of perpetual […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E6 – ‘Beyond the Wall’

The stakes get higher and the fighting fiercer in the penultimate instalment of what we must surely all now acknowledge as the most enjoyable TV show of all time, ever; Game of Thrones. However, whilst the quality of the show’s production or the scale of its action sequences cannot be questioned, have the writers decided to forego logic and plausibility in favour of pure entertainment?Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E5 – ‘Eastwatch’

After last week’s episode, it’s hard not to feel a bit underwhelmed by ‘Eastwatch’. “Where were the explosions?” you might be tempted to shout, petulantly, “more fire!”. This is understandable; last week we were given lots of pay-offs. Arya reunited with Sansa and then Bran; Jon and Dany went spelunking; Brienne and Arya had a […]Read More

Short Film Review: ‘Sandals’

Here at The Indiependent, we are always aiming to support independent and up-and-coming artists, and the first short film from Kennedy Space Club; entitled Sandals, is to put it simply, cool as hell. It’s safe to say this bunch of young creatives have their heads firmly screwed on, and Sandals exhibits a unique way of […]Read More

EP Review: Closest Stranger // Two Ways Home

Two Ways Home produce country music with an authentic American sound – a couple of years back they released their EP Better Days, which received critical applause and acclaim all around. Two years have passed and they have now released another four-track collection, the Closest Stranger EP, making it their third release. The folky duo […]Read More

EP Review: Masquerade // Vida

It can at times verge on the impossible to tell in our post-physical, PR-saturated music world just how authentic the buzz around ‘that’ new band really is. It’s hard not to question who exactly is whipping up the latest frenzy: label, blogger, friends in the industry or, just perhaps, the band themselves? Vida, a quintet from […]Read More

Song Series Review: Steve Lacy’s Demo // Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy has done a lot considering his age: he’s 18 and helped co-produce a Grammy nominated album called Ego Death and produced for many contemporary singers/rappers, including Kali Uchis, Isaiah Rashad and TWENTY88. He’s the the guitarist and vocalist for The Internet, whose members all have solid foundations, together and separately: last month Syd dropped […]Read More

The Turner Prize 2016: Bottoms Up Or A Load Of

As a rule, the historic Turner Prize (established in 1984 for any medium of visual art) has always attracted criticism, if not controversy. This year’s exhibition was no different, with accomplished art critic Michael Gove railing against its ‘ugliness, nihilism and narcissism’ in a Twitter tirade which also succeeded in misspelling the name of the […]Read More

Book Feature: The Bizarre Comedy of The Bedsitting Room

“The contents of this book defy description”, writes the play’s editor, Bernard Miles. Spike Milligan and John Antrobus’ absurdist comedy first hit the stage back in 1963, both bewildering and delighting its audience members. Yet it should not be treated merely as nonsense; Milligan and Antrobus’ madness conceals great method within. Maybe I’m deluded in […]Read More

Single Review: Cling // Brooders

After their ferocious debut single Haze was unleashed, Leeds-based trio Brooders have hit back with a second offering in the form of Cling. Honing in on their neo-grunge sound tinged with psychedelia, Cling is a track that’s a little bit slower, though packs just as much punch as their previous single. Beginning with nasally and […]Read More