Why go to Common People in Southampton?

Festival season is creeping up on us and whilst the temperatures in Britain haven’t exactly risen, it’s time to go and grab a pair of Primark wellies and check your piggy bank for cider money. Festivals will be happening across the UK throughout the summer but on the 27th and 28th of May, the makers... Continue Reading →

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David Bowie: the masks that made the man

The man of many characters is regarded as an “excessively talented and attractive singer/actor with more influence on music than possibly any other musician in the history of time” according to urbandictionary.com, and has managed to stay at the top of the charts for more than thirty years, largely due to his talent for modifying... Continue Reading →

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Interview: Sonic Cartel

I interviewed South London bred rock band Sonic Cartel. Lead vocalist Phil Short gave me the ins and outs of their career so far. How would you describe your sound? We describe our sound as firmly rooted in classic British rock, with a touch of punky grunge and a dash of southern boogie thrown in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: P!nk – Beautiful Trauma

Pop powerhouse P!nk is back with her seventh studio album – a dazzling blend of political and personal tributes. Socially-charged single ‘What About Us’ targets the illusions that governments feed us, and echoes that it’s time to appreciate her for the empowering force that she is. Featuring Eminem on killer track ‘Revenge’, the album is... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Nothing But Thieves – Broken Machine

Loaded with ferocity, Nothing But Thieves’ Broken Machine summons listeners to have a scream-along. Conor Mason’s multifaceted vocals have magnified since their self-titled debut, possessing similarities to Radiohead. ‘Amsterdam’ is razor-sharp as Mason’s voice melts into each guitar riff, whilst the songwriting and instrumentals of ‘Sorry’ are heartrending, telling a tale of irresponsible mistakes and... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Jamila Woods – HEAVN

Jamila Woods' debut album HEAVN oozes soul and meaning. With her sound resembling the likes of Jhene Aiko and Corinne Bailey Rae, Woods encapsulates resilience and protest in such a melodious way. Helped by Chance The Rapper and Saba, the singer probes into the calamity of today's society with particular assiduity to its racial contentions.... Continue Reading →

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