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Today’s student activism is constantly evolving, not declining

The student activist: a headband-wearing, trouser-flaring, banner-bearing pioneer of emancipation throughout our recent history, a period riddled by blatant injustices. This archetype doesn’t stem from nowhere.  It is a fact that the leadership of students was paramount to many pivotal protests of the 20th century. Nevertheless, there is an emerging perception that student activism died […]

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Whitney reveal a mellow and melodic side on ‘You and Me’

Rating: 4/5 stars With the release of ‘You and Me’, Chicago based indie-rockers Whitney uncover a lighthearted and charming layer to their repertoire. Despite being a previously unreleased track from their debut album Light Upon the Lake, Whitney’s most recent single introduces a rapid, danceable energy to their sound that didn’t quite flow through the […]

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Antisocialites: a cold-weather album with a radiant sound from Alvvays

4/5 stars There is something incredibly alluring about Antisocialites. The sophomore effort from Canadian five-piece Alvvays is undoubtedly an album for cold weather, leaving behind the summery melodies that characterised their self-titled debut without neglecting their infectious jangle pop sound, this time coated in a layer of frost. As Molly Rankin narrates the flow of […]

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The National settle into their sound on Sleep Well Beast – almost

4/5 stars Until Sleep Well Beast, The National didn’t know what they sounded like. They are an experienced band, with a career spanning almost twenty years and seven studio albums; but, explains guitarist Aaron Dessner, truly understanding their own sound is only a phenomenon of the past four years. Written and recorded in a new […]