A complete and utter shambles. I could end the blog post right there. Whilst 2016 is certainly not the worst year on record as some people have claimed – at least the UK population was not in the middle of a famine, plague or wartime this year – it’s been 12 months full of the unexpected, with surprises and shocks around every corner. I was intending to write this post a few weeks ago, but since then the most morbid events of the year have occurred, all ironically timed around the usually cheery festive period. 2016 will forever be remembered … Continue reading 2016 in a nutshell…
Last week, in the first of a set of features, homing in on the bands you should be checking out next year, I focused on Feverist – this time the radar will be pointed at Thelma Ball! Rather than me telling … Continue reading BAND FEATURE – Bands to look out for in 2017: Thelma Ball!
You know you’re a band with a great future ahead of you when you have helped contribute written music for Netflix transmissions of Peaky Blinders (sidenote: if you want a gritty, high-octane British drama which packs a punch, look no further … Continue reading BAND FEATURE – Bands to look out for in 2017 – Feverist!
Let’s be honest, 2016 will go down as a significantly cultural and memorable year, for reasons which are blatantly obvious. In a few weeks, (because let’s be honest, anything could happen in this whirlwind of a year) I am planning to write up a review and give my take on the events of the last 12 months, but for now here’s a guide of what to look forward to in the upcoming year: Music A variety of both headliners and support groups who I have seen live have been listed as names to look out for by several music magazines. Before … Continue reading What to look out for in 2017!
Undergraduate degrees last three to four years, and like my sixth form years, I thought university would drag on and on, and pass by gradually like a never-ending summer. My time in Year 12 and 13 felt as if it would never end but alas, all things in life cease eventually and so too will the university years of my life soon. I’ve just finished Semester A of my second year, and this more or less marks the halfway point of my degree which is both a frightening but an exciting proposition! I thoroughly enjoyed the first year, and my … Continue reading Woah, we’re half way (through a university degree)
I have a broad range of music taste; my iPod goes from breezy indie classics to grime music, to pop punk bordering on screamo; I feel it’s important to embrace and discover as many music genres as possible. Pierce the … Continue reading GIG REVIEW: Pierce the Veil, Creeper and letlive @ Rock City, Nottingham!
This year I’ve had the chance to see more music live than ever; I’ve been fortunate enough to see bands including Sundara Karma and Busted, with other acts I’ve seen reviewed live on my blog. I hope to make 2017 a jam-packed year for concerts once again, and here are the bands I would like to see live: The Stone Roses – from their new era they have provided the public with two brilliant songs so far, and I’d love to see them perform these and their classics at either Wembley or Leeds. The Maccabees – one of my favourite … Continue reading My fantasy gig list for 2017!
In the past few years, I’ve worked a couple of jobs on the side whilst I’ve studied, which has enabled me to just about afford to watch a handful amount of bands over the past few years. Here is a … Continue reading My favourite photos taken at concerts!
Last Wednesday, I saw Slaves at Rock City – the second concert at the venue in consecutive nights – the duo is becoming regular in my gig calendar. I had previously seen Slaves at Radio One’s Big Weekend last year, … Continue reading GIG REVIEW: Slaves @ Rock City, Nottingham!