Music

Music: Miguel’s ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’

Music: Miguel’s ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’

Music October 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm Comments

R&B HAS BEEN stagnating over the past few years, especially when it comes to male R&B singers such as Usher, R. Kelly, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo. Their quality and their relevance in the current music cultureRead More

Music: Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’

Music: Tame Impala’s ‘Lonerism’

Music October 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm Comments

AS YOU might have deduced from the name, this is an album about isolation. On 2010’s Innerspeaker, Tame Impala told us that ‘Solitude is Bliss. Here, they seem to have done a bit more thinking andRead More

Music: Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’

Music: Wild Nothing’s ‘Nocturne’

Music October 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm Comments

    IF YOU LOOK up ‘Nocturne’ in a dictionary, it is defined as a musical composition which emits an evocative romanticized depiction of the night. It’s a nicely fitting title, then, for Wild Nothing’s dreamRead More

Music: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Music: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Music September 17, 2012 at 11:52 am Comments

TO TALK about Frank Ocean without addressing him publicly coming out as bisexual a week before his album Channel Orange is difficult. Within the traditionally homophobic hip hop/R&B scene, this is not just a statement aboutRead More

Music: Have The xx Beaten Second Album Syndrome?

Music: Have The xx Beaten Second Album Syndrome?

Music September 17, 2012 at 11:45 am Comments

In 2009, The xx stormed into the view of the mainstream with their debut album xx. It won the Mercury Prize, reached platinum sales in the UK, and has sound tracked your TV advertisements and montagesRead More

Unless you’re a fan of standing uncomfortably in wellies for almost nine hours straight, Reading is not for you

Unless you’re a fan of standing uncomfortably in wellies for almost nine hours straight, Reading is not for you

Music September 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm Comments

Bands start performing at twelve and don’t stop all day until past midnight. The atmosphere, though, is unlike anything you’ve experienced, says Alex Davies.

Wallis Bird’s ‘Wallis Bird’

Music March 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm Comments

One of the first things that you notice about the self-titled third album of Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird is that it’s not quite like anything you’ve heard before. In the first thirty seconds, the false senseRead More

‘Ceremonials’ Florence + the Machine

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

‘CEREMONIALS’ is the title of Florence + the Machine’s eagerly awaited second release. It comes two years and six singles after their remarkably successful first album ‘Lungs,’ and has created understandably high expectations for their follow-upRead More

Why rage against the chart?

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

NOT since 2004’s re-release of the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ has the Christmas number one chart spot not been all about The X Factor. Even when Rage Against The Machine took the crownRead More

Are The Wombles making a comeback?

Are The Wombles making a comeback?

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

A FEW weeks ago I was given the chance to interview The Wombles about their upcoming Christmas single and album. No one’s heard much from them over the past few years and as they’re going toRead More