INTRODUCING: Leonora with UNICEF x The Mic Live

Lok Yee Liu/ November 15, 2017

As part of the UNICEF x The Mic LIVE gig, we interviewed solo artist Leonora! What’s the story behind your name? It’s just my middle name and I didn’t want to use my real name (Potter) because of the Harry Potter connotations. I also prefer one word, like Beyoncé! When did you start performing/ when did you realise you wanted

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INTRODUCING: The Long Islands with UNICEF x The Mic Live

Lok Yee Liu/ November 10, 2017

The Long Islands are a three-piece alternative band, which formed in 2015 upon meeting as first years at The University of Nottingham. In 2017, their first record After Hours, named as a testament to how they would meet up in the evenings in order to escape from studies to practice, was released with positive reviews and featured on BBC Introducing

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UNICEF LIVE x The Mic on November 30th

Lok Yee Liu/ November 6, 2017

On the 30th November, a charity gig will take place at Spanky Van Dykes showing off the talent of our university with our display of talented local bands. Last year the event raised over £800 and was a great success, so this year it’s definitely not to be missed. The line up so far consists of: Hoodwinker  A mash up

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Akon brings the Konvict Kartel to Rock City

Lok Yee Liu/ November 3, 2017

There is no doubt that Akon has not gone away, he may have disappeared from the charts but he is there in the form of his infamous ‘Konvict Kartel’ label. Having previously signed on Lady Gaga, Akon is quickly expanding his role as a manager, charity worker and performer – is there anything he can’t do? Self-promotion was evident in the

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We chat to BETSY ahead of her European Tour

Lok Yee Liu/ October 31, 2017

BETSY has confirmed details of a European headline in support of her much-anticipated, self-titled debut album (which will be released on September 29th on Warner Brothers). Beginning at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum on November 23rd – and including BETSY’s biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on November 30. We spoke to the upcoming star ahead of her tour. How

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Hawklords to play The Doghouse

Lok Yee Liu/ October 29, 2017

Following the success of their critically acclaimed UK Top 40 Album Chart release “FUSION” in 2016, Hawklords reset their space-rock clock with the 2017 album release entitled, “SIX” (out October 6th) and an extensive UK tour. From the malevolent maelstrom that is ‘Mind Crime’ and the intoxicating intrigue of ‘Nightside’ to the expansive desolation of ‘Los Cavatina’, this album breaks

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We chatted with Skinny Lister ahead of ‘The Double Trouble Tour’

Lok Yee Liu/ October 28, 2017

This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK. Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music. Together they are given the opportunity

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We Chat to Emily Barker ahead of her Bodega show

Lok Yee Liu/ October 23, 2017

We spoke to Emily Barker, the writer of  ‘Sweet Kind Of Blue’ who plays Nottingham’s Bodega on November 25th. Barker has penned and performed theme songs for BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning television dramas Wallander (starring Kenneth Branagh) and The Shadow Line and for the movie The Keeping Room, as well as an entire musical score for the poignant and well-received 2015 road movie, Hector, starring Peter Mullan. Would you say

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Lok Yee Liu/ October 20, 2017

The days are getting colder and the nights are drawing, but don’t pack your glitter and denim shorts away just yet… the festival season isn’t over! Join Oxjam Nottingham on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Spanky Van Dykes and the Orange Tree for a music festival with a difference and support a great cause. Oxjam Nottingham is a multi-venue music

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An Interview with ROB.GREEN

Lok Yee Liu/ October 14, 2017

Following a spectacular performance at Hockley Hustle, we got to know talented Nottingham artist ROB.GREEN.  
Q: When did you realise you wanted to be a professional singer? I’ve always loved singing and writing music… along with lots of performance styles in general. As I taught myself the guitar and explored other kinds of performance eventually music took over! But I

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