Katie Melua @Royal Concert Hall 03/12/2018

Olivia Morel/ December 5, 2018

I can only describe my experience as an absolute dream, as I had the opportunity to see Katie Melua grace the stage of the Royal Concert Hall last Monday. With the best seats in the house (a few feet away from the stage right in the centre of the crowd), I was able to feel fully immersed in the warm

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 03/12/18

Patrick Donnelly/ December 4, 2018

Kicking off the night was Elliot Willaims. Undeniably a strong singer – confident and loud, with an indie-rock style – he got the attention of the room straight away. Although strong, he could use some more variety in his singing and guitar playing – some songs were hard to distinguish from others. There were some nice switches between strumming, picking

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Interview with Beans on Toast

Cameron Chadwick/ December 3, 2018

Indie folk champion Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ released his 10th studio album ‘A Bird in the Hand’ on the 1st December (an annual birthday tradition). A sweet and honest record about family, growing up and the bright side of life, you can read my thoughts on it here. This year, he marks the occasion this year with a performance of

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Yazmin Lacey @Rescue Rooms 28/11/2018

Skylar Hurd/ December 1, 2018

On Wednesday the 28th of November, Yazmin Lacey performed at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham as the last stop of her UK Autumn Tour. The gig had such a cosy vibe, mainly created through how warm and genuine Lacey was. As soon as she walked on to the stage, I could see members of the audience throughout the room start smiling,

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Interview with Maggie Rogers

Jessica Austin/ November 30, 2018

Maggie Rogers is currently supporting Mumford & Sons, who are on tour promoting their new album ‘Delta’. Maggie opened her set with “On + Off”, taken from her debut EP ‘Now That the Light Is Fading’. She played a range of songs, from some taken off her first EP to those that will appear on the new album. Maggie’s enthusiasm,

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Clean Cut Kid @The Bodega 25/11/2018

Isobel Harmer/ November 30, 2018

After 12 months of working tirelessly in their own homemade studio, indie-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid return to the intimate stage of The Bodega for a sold-out show as part of their ‘Give Love’ tour and ahead of their upcoming second record. First to the stage is fellow Liverpool-based five-piece, Peach Fuzz. With charismatic frontman Nathaniel Cummings sporting some metallic

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Holy Moly and the Crackers @The Bodega 22/11/2018 +Interview

Rebecca McDonald/ November 30, 2018

Midway through their UK tour, Holy Moly and the Crackers bought their unique blend of indie-folk rock to The Bodega last Thursday. Before their show, we had an opportunity to catch up with Conrad Bird, one of the band’s founders. First of all, and I’m sure you get this all the time, but why the name? Yes, we do get

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Album Review: The 1975- A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

Abby Clarke/ November 30, 2018

On Friday 30th November- The 1975 released their third studio album ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’. The album takes the listener on a journey of deep and powerful emotion intermixed with fun, catchy pop songs as well as demonstrating the bands musical expertise. Opening the album is self-titled “The 1975” which is a short piano piece with some highly

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Conjurer @ The Loft 23/11/2018 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ November 28, 2018

Conjurer kicked off their UK tour supporting Conan in Nottingham Trent’s The Loft last Friday in their usual blistering fashion, opening with “Choke”, the first track from this year’s outstanding ‘Mire’, and continuing with tracks from that album and their debut EP ‘I’, including “Scorn” and “Hadal”. From the very start their pounding energy got the initially static crowd quickly

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Interview with DH Lawrence and the Vaudeville Skiffle Show

Alex Melnikov/ November 28, 2018

Ahead of their show at The Running Horse, I interviewed Al Rate of the DH Lawrence and the Vaudeville Skiffle Show, a group with roots in both Skiffle and Americana music. Al may also be known to some as a teacher at the University’s School of Health Sciences. The band has a rather unique name, how does it represent your

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