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New Artist of the Week - Ella Mai

This week’s new artist is singer Ella Ma who is known for her classic R&B nineties style. The half Jamaican, half Irish singer has gone through major changes to get to where she is today. Raised in South London, Mai attended a theatre school to study theatre performance. However, at the age of 12 she moved to Queens, New York. She explains how she was “plunked on the other side of the ocean out of her comfort zone”. The blossoming artist transferred to a Music University to peruse her career. Ella then went on to create her own version of Fetty Wap’s 679 which was then recorded and posted onto Instagram. Little did she realise the video would go viral! Ever since then Mai’s music career has

Blackbear - 'Cybersex' - Album Review

Matthew Tyler Musto, or, as many people know him as ‘blackbear’ (uncapitalized due to his preference) has been a successful yet very controversial artist to say the least. He was first noticed on the radar after co-writing Justin Bieber’s ‘boyfriend’ and found his initial claim to fame after the release of his song ‘IDFC’ off of his first full length album ‘Deadroses’ released in 2015. The artist is known for his fire beats and depressing stories told through his music and ‘Cybersex’ exemplifies this. However, I feel that the album was overall very mediocre. As a massive blackbear fan I was expecting the album to show the artists growth since his previous album ‘digital druglord’ however,

The King Blues unleashed Anarchy in Manchester.

The King Blues unleashed Anarchy in Manchester The Hackney based band, brought their unique style of punk-rock and spoken word to Manchester’s Club Academy last night. They were bursting with angst and their aggressive tracks instantaneously induced a swirling pit of chaos. Typically, their songs have a political agenda, as did the Kings and Queens of Punk-rock in the 70s, but before they could play anything the supports warmed up the room. First up were two poets, who frequent the bar Jimmy’s, in the Northern Quarter. Alex Slater and Rosie Fleeshman are really quite close, with each other featuring in the other’s poetry- despite performing individually, with different themes and style

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – 'Who Built the Moon?' - Album Review

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon? Review “If you can’t beat them, join them.” A saying Noel Gallagher has clearly followed after recently collaborating with former rival – Damon Albarn, on the recent Gorillaz track ‘We Got the Power’, Back in the days of Britpop was the famous on-going feud of Blur vs. Oasis, but since the breaking up of Oasis, the public have had a different choice to make; Liam or Noel? While Liam is sticking to his roots of rock n roll with oasis-esque hits such as ‘Wall of Glass’, Noel is taking inspiration from Albarn’s experimental ways, which is carried strongly throughout the new album “Who Built the Moon?” This album is a euphoric, unique and

Matt Terry - 'Trouble' - Album Review

Matt Terry has just released his debut album "Trouble" on November 24th. After winning X Factor UK in 2016 a lot people, including myself, believed that this was the end of the road for the Bromley-born singer, but, boy, did he prove us wrong. The 14-track record is proof that Matt Terry is here to stay and is not taking no for an answer. Including singles "Sucker for you", "The thing about love" and the remix for "Súbeme la radio" with Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul, this album marks Matt Terry's launch into the music industry and gives us a peek into his romantic life. Now, Terry wasn't well-known in the X Factor days for his up-tempo, EDM-infused covers, so, naturally, the album begins w

Jaden Smith - ‘Syre’ - Album Review

Jaden Smith is known by many for various reasons like being Will Smith’s son, a controversial meme and as a musical artist/actor. Many are quick to criticize Jaden as an artist as many are under the assumption that he is only famous or known due to the high profile of his father however, it is undeniable that from what we have seen so far, he has a much more promising career than his father. In his newly released debut album ‘Syre’ (entitled after his middle name) Smith collaborates with artists ‘A$AP Rocky’, ‘Willow Smith’ and ‘Raury’ to create what he believes to be his “confessions” on “808’s” and has sold more than 20,000 albums in the first week of release and is currently 24th in the

Nothing But Thieves - Gig Review

Their album may be named ' Broken Machine', but on Wednesday the 8th of November, Nothing But Thieves put on a perfect performance. The band formed in Essex in 2012, and consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Conor Mason, guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, guitarist and keyboardist Dominic Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. At 9 pm, after fantastic support acts such as Darlia and July Talk, the stage went black and the crowd went silent, in awe of what was to come. Flashing lights and smoke poured over and all you could see were silhouettes of the band members arriving on stage. Erupted cheers echoed through the Albert Hall and the first song of their set, 'I'm not Made By De

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