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Book Review: Sharp Objects // Gillian Flynn

Intense. Twisted. Disturbing. It would be incredibly easy to keep listing similar adjectives in an attempt to try and sum up this novel, but the truth is, none of them will ever really do it justice. Sharp Objects is Gillian Flynn’s début novel; she is best known for Gone Girl, which was famously adapted into […]Read More

Book Review: Essays in Love // Alain de Botton

As soon as the final word on the final page of Essays in Love ended, I felt a strong impulse to write about how this book made me feel, so here goes. This book is a rarity. Feeling so content and warm when reading a book happens only on occasion, and this book has been […]Read More

Track Review: With Her // Banoffee

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Banoffee is a solo project from fresh new talent Martha Brown. Delicate and soothing, Banoffee’s track ‘With Her’ has a sort of liquid quality to it; an intriguing combination of synthetic sounds and raw instruments make for a quiet, beautiful record. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/219591270″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Tinged with sadness […]Read More

Track Review: On The Regular // Shamir

Vegas’ sassiest output Shamir is bold, bright and definitely knows how to work a crowd with his electro filled dance numbers. Bursting onto the scene with his debut album Ratchet, his music is a refreshing take on the pounding rhythms of house music to sit alongside his lighthearted R&B style vocals. ‘On The Regular’ is the one of […]Read More

Single Review: I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) // The

Everyone’s favourite supergroup is back. No, not The Last Shadow Puppets *fangirls sit down in disappointment*. I’m of course talking about Alison Mosshart fronted giant, The Dead Weather. They’re back with new single ‘I Feel Love (Every Millon Miles)’, which comes with a stormy music video featuring Alison battling the elements like only she can. […]Read More

Track Review: Come And Get It // John Newman

After taking a step back from the limelight to work on his new album, John Newman is back with a long-awaited taste of his brand new second album, Revolve. You could say it’s pretty good, to say the least. Newman first came into the spotlight after being featured on Rudimental’s single ‘Feel The Love’ in […]Read More

Single Review: Them Changes // Thundercat

Let’s start thematically. We’ll focus on a universal sense of pain, something that highlights the true extent of human fragility. So, where do we look? Well, take it back to 41 B.C and think Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and then move it forward just a little bit to 12th century France and think Heloise and […]Read More

Song of the Week (20th July): Painkiller // The Jacques

As the melodic arpeggio-riff that opens ‘Painkiller’ by The Jacques gently lulls the listener into a melancholic haze, one is instantly drawn in by the raw honesty of the Bristol indie-rock outfit’s latest track release. The minor key used throughout the intro, and indeed the whole piece, highlights the general tone – quiet, suppressed angst. […]Read More

Track Review: Space Age Utopia // Vinyl Williams

Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, keeping up with the gardening or even exercising this summer, Vinyl Williams‘ spacey vibes in ‘Space Age Utopia’ are guaranteed to transport you into a whirlpool of your own imagination and relax you to the very max. The track instantly captivates the listener with the staccato rattling, which is soon […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: 1963 // New Order

‘1963’ is probably one of New Order’s more unexpected hits, released as a B side to their 1987 summer single, ‘True Faith’. Not entirely the most cheery song, but equally not depressing either. The lyrics are particularly dark; with references throughout to domestic violence and matricide, it seems almost wrong that the song is so […]Read More

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s been a long time coming, but Age of Ultron is finally here, there’s been so much hype and anticipation it was becoming overwhelming by it’s time of release. Nevertheless, Did the final product hold up to our expectations? I saw the film twice in cinemas, the first, I was a giddy fanboy and I […]Read More

TV: From Broadchurch to Boredchurch

WARNING: This article contains spoilers [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isToG5_U1Ug&w=740&h=422] The first season of Bafta-winning crime drama Broadchurch was one of the best series TV has seen in recent years. It’s unsurprising that expectations for the second season were high. Unfortunately though, they were not met as the series concluded last night. The second series has followed the […]Read More