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: 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 →

SoundCloud: should it stay or should it go?

Berlin-based music streaming service SoundCloud suddenly sacked 40 percent of its staff last week without warning, causing an eruption of allegations that the company was shutting down. However, the chief executive has responded to the commotion, stating that the service is "here to stay". It was reported that SoundCloud only had enough money to last... Continue Reading →

Common People festival 2017

Over the May bank holiday weekend, the producers of Bestival brought music, food, art and entertainment to the heart of Southampton city centre - Southampton Common – for Common People festival and it did not disappoint. I spent my weekend partying with everyone on the common, here’s how I found it. Saturday 27th – Day... Continue Reading →

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