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TV Review: Cuffs

When the BBC aired an advert for a new, modern police drama called Cuffs, I was unsure. Hadn’t The Bill already set the tone for this kind of thing? Was it wise to create another programme that would see characters tackle crime, criminals and, in some cases, each other? Absolutely. Over the course of its eight episode stint, Cuffs […]Read More

Game Review: Pocket Mortys

Release Date: January 13, 2015 Rating: RP (Rating Pending) Staying true to what makes Rick and Morty a unique show, Pocket Mortys for the mobile device is a Pokemon-like game that is a treat for the fans. One should not be quick to dismiss Pocket Morty as a cheap gimmick, as the game stands out […]Read More

EP Review: Demo // Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs (your guess as to whether this is a Velvet Underground or German literature reference) have released their first EP, and with the description of their music as “psych lo-fi folk”, it immediately sounds like an interesting combination of worlds. The demo includes two songs, ‘Fairy Face’ and ‘The Old Man and The Sea’, […]Read More

Game Review: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (iOS)

Release Date: October, 2005 (Initial) Rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs) 1998 was the year when the criminal underworld of Liberty City would be changed forever thanks to the return of the prodigal son, Toni Cipriani. It was a defining moment in the 3D-era story arch, and gamers could […]Read More

Game At A Glance: Star Wars Battlefront

Title: Star Wars Battlefront Developers: EA DICE What I think: When EA DICE, the main creator behind the Battlefield franchise, announced that they would be helming a brand new Star Wars Battlefront game for next generation consoles, gamers worldwide were expecting one of the best games ever made, especially considering the popularity of previous games on PlayStation 2. […]Read More

EP Review: Hooves of Doubt // Dry The River

Melancholic, smooth vocals drive Dry The River’s latest, and final, EP Hooves of Doubt, in a melodic indie-folk-rock compilation. An EP that sounds like winter – cosy and soothing like flannel shirts and patterned jumpers – it has an interesting vibe that’s a mash-up of Bombay Bicycle Club, Bon Iver and Mumford and Sons at […]Read More

Single Review: To My Surprise // James

The return of Manchester legends James came last month with the announcement of a new album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’, to be released 18th March 2016 and a UK tour throughout May 2016. Following the release of  2014’s ‘La Petite Mort’ came ‘To My Surprise’. With the repetitive back beat keeping time […]Read More

Live Review: EL VY // Electric Ballroom, London 10.12.15

When you end up face to face with Matt Berninger, singing the chorus of ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ by the Fine Young Cannibals with enough irrepressible fervour to make you think he’d been waiting to belt out its lyrics since its release in 1989, it’s difficult to deny that your night out has been a successful […]Read More

Track Review: Junk Food // Findlay

Findlay doesn’t hold back on shit she doesn’t agree with, so it should come as no surprise that her latest installment of grit-pop ‘Junkfood’ voices gripes on a few things. In fact the only gripe it doesn’t seem to have is with having a good time (see the fantastic video below) there’s food all over the place, an […]Read More

Track Review: Lights // Hurts

Upbeat synth pop combined with yearning vocals culminate to form ‘Lights’, a single released from Hurts‘ recent album Surrender. The Manchester duo, comprising Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson, have taken their new album to fresh, uplifting heights, and no track reflects their new direction more so than ‘Lights’. “Do you know what it feels like to […]Read More

EP Review: Charlemagne // Blossoms

Arguably the buzz band of 2015, Stockport five-piece Blossoms just go from strength to strength. Debut EP Blown Rose came out in July and stirred up quite a buzz ahead of their autumn tour. They then went on to sell-out dates all around the UK. The next move of the ever evolving band promised to be the […]Read More

Album Review: Revolve // John Newman

Released earlier this month, Revolve is symbolic of John Newman’s return to the charts; he was hugely successful with Rudimental in 2012 and Calvin Harris in 2014, but now he’s taking the spotlight for himself. This new album is rife with melancholy lyrics, but it’s full to the brim with cheerful brass and strings that […]Read More

Track Review: Give Me Love // Izzy Bizu

Singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu has had quite the musical journey thus far, enjoying an organic rise ever since being found at an open mic night. Brought up on jazz greats, she’s now following in their footsteps swooning thousands at headline shows. Bizu has come in for high praise ever since her Coolbeanz EP dropped in 2013, latest release ‘Give Me Love’ […]Read More

Live Review: Blossoms // O2 Academy, Liverpool, 09.10.15

It’s been a long time (too long) since I was last packed into the smaller room of Liverpool’s O2 Academy for a gig. It’s a lovely intimate, yet still relatively big time setting, despite being stupidly sweaty for sell-out shows. Tonight one of the hottest bands in the UK, Blossoms rolled into town as part of their pretty huge UK […]Read More

Track Review: Under The Lights // Kiings

Sometimes, it takes me a few listens of a song to form a proper opinion on it – I’ll put my ear-buds in and remove any distractions and really focus on the lyrics and the instruments and the way it makes me feel. With this demo from Northern band Kiings, however, it only took me […]Read More