What We Learnt from The BRITs

Lok Yee Liu/ February 24, 2018

It might not be as flashy as the VMAs or the Grammys, but the BRIT awards ceremony has become an annual staple of British telly. Those with a snooty attitude loudly dismiss it as a boring reflection of the mainstream; you can’t deny there is a lot to be learnt from the event. Yes, it’s deliciously extra and its filled

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Interview with Husky Loops

Lok Yee Liu/ January 1, 2018

Husky Loops are about to set off on their first UK tour. We had a chat with Danio from the band and got to know them ahead of it. How did the band/ you form? We formed in London 2/3 years ago, we’re all from the same place (Bologna) and we decided to start a band together in London. Pretty

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Beat The Streets Line Up Revealed

Lok Yee Liu/ December 11, 2017

Beat the Streets – the all-day music festival fundraiser in aid of the homeless – has secured a stellar line up of the biggest artists to come out of the city’s music scene in recent years. Sleaford Mods, Ferocious Dog, The Invisible Orchestra, Lawnmower Deth, Rolo Tomassi, Kagoule and Eyre Llew have all come on board for the charity festival

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Nelly and Sir the Baptist at Rock City

Lok Yee Liu/ December 4, 2017

Sir the Baptist’s provocative name has an equally profound history, because behind his art and work there is a preacher and maker of social change. He claims to ‘talk about revolution’ and ‘accountability’ for not spreading awareness on issues of discrimination and religion.  He goes on to promote the notion of ‘An Urban Monk, a culturally enlightened person, an almost

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Interview with The RPMs

Lok Yee Liu/ November 29, 2017

Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs are back and all revved up with a chunkier and funkier sound than before. They have announced a new batch of Autumn and Winter dates in support of their forthcoming single recorded with Gethin Pearson, a talented and creative producer, mixer

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INTRODUCING: Tinned Astronaut with UNICEF x The Mic Live Sessions

Lok Yee Liu/ November 25, 2017

Firstly, what are your roles in the band? George: I’m George Smith, the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist. My little brother Arnie Smith plays lead guitar and he’s living in Manchester at the moment. Matt is our bassist and he’s studying music tech at BCU. Jim: I’m Jim and I play drums! What’s the story behind your name? G: Well,

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Lok Yee Liu/ November 21, 2017

Nottingham’s Music Community Comes Together to help the Homeless The music community of Nottingham is coming together to present a one-day charity festival to raise vital funds to support homeless people in need. Beat the Streets will take place on Sunday 28 January 2018 with more than 80 national and local acts playing more than 10 stages in venues across the

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INTRODUCING: Hoodwinker for UNICEF x The Mic Live

Lok Yee Liu/ November 20, 2017

We met up with new band, Hoodwinker for a chat ahead of the UNICEF x The Mic Live gig on the 30th November! Firstly, what are your roles in the band? So we have Will who sings and plays guitar, Sam who is on drums, Lukas who plays bass  and Harry who plays guitar and does backing vocals. This is our first

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James Blunt: Is He As Sharp As Once He Was?

Lok Yee Liu/ November 19, 2017

Nostalgia is always a winner in a comeback tour – but can it really prolong a musical career? Although it’s debatable to whether James Blunt’s 3-month stint around the world was purely fuelled by the success of Back to Bedlam in 2005, it is certainly a key factor in his popularity. Blunt has spent a considerable effort (see his twitter)

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We get to know Tiggi Hawke on her UK tour

Lok Yee Liu/ November 16, 2017

We get to know Tiggi Hawke following her gig at Nottingham Trent. How did you start making music? Almost as an accident! I started writing music properly when I was 15, I did some work experience with a company in London and everything just kinda started from there. I still work with the people I met back then, 2 of

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