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Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

Boris Johnson as PM: If you’re not worried, you should

With the elimination of Michael Gove from the Conservative party’s leadership contest, we are down to the final two, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, on whom the Conservative party membership (incidentally, a minuscule slither of the electorate) will vote. Given Johnson’s popularity with party members, it seems as though another old Etonian coronation is inevitable. […]Read More

Super Happy Fun America: The Myth of Straight Pride

This week, a Boston-based group, Super Happy Fun America, applied for a permit with the City of Boston to host a ‘Straight Pride Parade’, so named because, as the group believes, straight people are amongst an oppressed majority. In a world where they are subject to the politically-correct standards of the so-called gay agenda in […]Read More

“A good talking” about bullying in UK and US schools

It’s safe to say that the topic of bullying has been around for a long time. In today’s age of media, we are constantly discussing the evolution of bullying, but are not necessarily reaching any worthy milestones. There a number of questions which are banded about; is “bullying” being thrown around too carelessly and are students just […]Read More

Introducing: Blaenavon

Name: Blaenavon Hometown: The tiny villages of Liss, and Liphook Listen to: Hell Is My Head, Let’s Pray, My Bark Is Your Bite Despite the geographically based name, Blaenavon actually hail from 2 small villages in Hampshire. A youthful trio, Ben Gregory (vocals and guitar), Frank Wright (bass), and Harris McMillan (drums) host their own […]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

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

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

5 New Tracks You HAVE To Hear This Week #4

We’ve all been there – everyone’s experienced the trials and tribulations of finding something new to get your teeth – or rather, ears – stuck into. Maybe your favourite album of the year has just dropped and you’ve played it to death and want something fresh. Maybe you’ve been that busy with Uni, college, work […]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

Electoral Reform and What It Would Mean For The UK

In the days following the General Election, one strand of discontent has been shown to dominate others. The unfairness of the United Kingdom electoral system became evident over the election night, with the number of votes for political parties failing to match seats and therefore the amount of power they now hold as the opposition […]Read More

TV: UK vs US Part 3: The Inbetweeners and The

In the first two entries in this series, I talked about the American adaptations of The Office and House of Cards, and what has made them successful, while so many attempts at bringing shows across the Atlantic have utterly failed. These shows were able to find a unique and original voice while maintaining key elements […]Read More