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The Grammys: Is it just all pop?

Whilst receiving the second-ever Dr Dre Global Impact Award at this years Grammys, Jay-Z stated:“Some of you going to go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed, some of…

Debunking the myth of Rockism

Rockism is the belief that Rock music is above other genres due to its innate authenticity and artfulness. It elevates guitar-centric, album-oriented music, a niche dominated by straight white men.…

The reunion of Pulp

Yes, the rumours are true: Pulp are getting back together. Jarvis Cocker and Co. are embarking on a series of live gigs, including one just down the road at TRNSMT…

What’s the point of the Grammys?

The Grammys’ long history of overlooking underappreciated albums in favour of the most popular choice has not ended with this year’s ceremony – but 2023 is a step in the…

Remembering Ravi Shankar

How did the auspicious and evocative sounds of sitar, native to India, become marred with Western pop of the 1960s? We have the legendary virtuoso sitarist Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury, more…

What Happened to Bedroom Pop?

Bedroom Pop is most commonly associated with a particular brand of lofi indie pop, one that gained traction in the late 2010s and spread across the internet like wildfire throughout…

The artistic genius of Mercury Prize winner Little Simz

On October 18th, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo aka Little Simz won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her critically acclaimed 2021 album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. After winning the Brit…

“I cried power”: Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement

Aged eleven, as she took to the stage to give a piano recital in her hometown, Nina Simone saw her parents being kicked out of their front row seats to…