October has seen a number of pop and indie’s most prestigious names returning to the fold after significant absences. Two Door Cinema Club returned with their first record in four years, while Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver released our Album of the Month with the exceptional 22, A Million and Lady Gaga delivered her fourth album, Joanne. Big new releases come in the shape of Manchester’s Courteeners, indie/drone rock stars Toy,
Halloween at university is a time of topical costumes, ingenious cocktails, obscene house parties… and ace music. However, if you’re throwing a party this Halloween, or if you simply don’t want to listen to ‘Thriller’ again (however awesome it may be) and want to take over the music for a while, here’s an awesome Spotify playlist of 16 spooky songs from the worlds of rock, indie and hip-hop. Whatever you’re
University has started again, a distinct freshness is in the air, and summer is but a distant memory… it must be September. Never fear, however, because the coming months are stuffed with hotly anticipated releases from some seriously big names in guitar music and beyond. Green Day have a new album out, Pixies’ comeback continues with aplomb, and Two Door Cinema Club and Kings Of Leon even unleash records on
by Ed Biggs August has been a terrific month for music: not least because of the headline-grabbing return of Frank Ocean with not one, but two new albums in the shape of visual project Endless, following two days later on August 20th by Blonde, currently sitting atop the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and many markets around the world.
by Ed Biggs Wow. July went past really quickly, didn’t it? Perhaps it’s been because of news and culture in general seeming to move very, very fast post-Brexit, or maybe it’s been our schedule of two major festivals in the space of three weeks, but there’s barely been time to take stock of July.
by Ed Biggs The world basically seemed to fall apart in June 2016. Brexit, the day many assumed would never come, actually did, and now everybody’s wondering what the actual fuck? Anybody could be forgiven for wanting to give up on the world and retreat to a place where things made more sense.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, here’s a short playlist showcasing the greatest women in the alternative music scene in 2016, ranging from established stars like PJ Harvey and Björk to rising stars such as Courtney Barnett and Lorelei Rodriguez (a.k.a. Empress Of). Happy listening!