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Let Down For John Lewis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Pumpkins begin to wither and mould, skeletons are packed away, and children begin preparing their Christmas lists. As the evenings become darker, households across the UK snuggle up to watch their yearly serving of stylised consumer programming. Twitter is awash with debate; articles detail the outrage that […]

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Shamrock ‘n’ Roll

Music Editor Darragh Murray reviews Dublin’s premier post-punk outfit, Fontaines D.C. Friday saw Fontaines D.C. takes their rampant guitars to the O2 Academy Edinburgh. Arriving following a two night residence at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, the band continue their UK tour following the success of their sophomore record A Hero’s Death. While their recent album included more […]

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Explaining the inexplicable: Loveless, in retrospect

What did Brian Eno mean when he described My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless as “a new standard for pop?” Pop had always been what it was, popular, because of its universality; its ability to pick the drowning bumblebee from its pool of lust or longing or whatever emotional sap it may flounder in and help things […]

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Coldplay vs. Teletubbies: Who will win and why it doesn’t matter

Both Coldplay and the Teletubbies came out with their respective albums Music of the Spheres and Ready, Set, Go on October 15. At the time of writing, both are vying for the number one position in the charts. But this leaves us the question, who pays attention to the charts anymore? It is certain that […]

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Live Music

Baby Strange at The Caves

As the gig ended, floods of sweaty, exalted teens congregated outside The Caves, pumped from the sound of Baby Strange and their oozing neo-punk energy. Amongst the elf bars and rollies were wide smiles as people felt invigorated by the injection of passionate energy emanated by Baby Strange.  The Caves, with its rustic exposed brick walls and intimate curved interior, created the perfect atmosphere for a crowd this […]

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Let’s talk about ‘I Don’t Want to Talk’

Indie boy band Wallows return with their new single, ‘I Don’t Want to Talk.’ With its fast-paced beat, punctuated by playful harmonica, the track is reminiscent of the perfect road trip, but also takes pains to appeal to the indie teen demographic. Their last EP had a more electronic sound than usual, but ‘I Don’t […]

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Oh, it do be Beabadoobee

Charlotta Sharma reflects on a night at the Liquid Rooms with Beabadoobee. Beatrice Laus, aka Beabadoobee, took the Liquid Rooms by storm last Sunday evening, treating her audience to a long awaited night of 90s inspired alternative rock tunes and acoustic indie anthems. Having been postponed for months, Beabadoobee’s UK tour of her debut album […]

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe is the queen of rock ‘n’ roll

In celebration of Black History Month, Music Editor Ella Cockerill shares the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black and queer icon to whom rock ‘n’ roll owes it all. In the spring of 1964, British students lined the platform of a disused train station outside of Manchester. The venue was busy due to the […]