Indiana @ Bodega, 5/02/2014

Jess Salter/ February 26, 2014

  After having to cancel in December due to illness, Indiana rescheduled her homecoming gig to her loyal local fans, for 2 months later, bringing with her a set of striking songs, likely to cause a stir in 2014. The packed out top room of the Bodega Social club waited patiently in front of the electric blue light, behind the

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The Jukebox #3: Jerusalem – Sinead O’Connor

Kamiah Overaa/ February 26, 2014

  You might know Sinead O’Connor best from her recent open letter to Miley Cyrus telling her to stop acting like a prostitute, but I beg of you to give her a real listen, and where best to begin than from the start? The Lion and The Cobra was the debut album of Irish singer Sinead O’Connor back in 1987. Raw,

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Lorde Single Review – Team

Sobia Khan/ February 26, 2014

Straight off of New Zealand’s newest pop sensation’s debut studio album, Pure Heroine,  Team has hit the top ten on iTunes, following on from her number one single, Royals. It was released on September 13th, 2014 and gained vast interest due to the artist’s credibility and versatility which began to flourish from the very first single released off her album.

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Katy B – Little Red

The Mic/ February 23, 2014

24 year old dubstep songstress Katy B once described her hatred for standing out, and her desire to be part of the crowd and this longing is well and truly reflected in her follow-up to Katy on a Mission, Little Red. Simply play a couple of songs from the album and straight away you feel as though you are being

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The Jezabels – The Brink

Katie Harrison/ February 23, 2014

Uncomplicated, unaggressive and unexpected The Brink by The Jezabels offers a moment of calm in the storm of recent new releases. The Australian indie Quartet have managed to yet again weave together a number of non-dominating sounds to form a track that offers the perfect soundtrack to an afternoon with good friends and good music. Incredibly popular in their native

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Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’ Single Review

The Mic/ February 20, 2014

  Once again, Bombay Bicycle Club’s frontman Jack Steadman challenges the stereotype of an indie band by fusing the melodic tune of guitar with a solid dance beat. The quick, fiddly rhythm of Bombay’s recent single Luna will leave you feeling pumped up and ready to go out. This track fits perfectly into the indie-dance approach of the London-native band’s

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Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair EP

The Mic/ February 20, 2014

Speedy Ortiz are about to get huge. The four-piece from Massachusetts released their debut album last year (Major Arcana) to critical acclaim and now follow it up with this EP. Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (who has worked with Pixies, Hole, Dinosaur Jr., and Morphine), Speedy Ortiz stay true to their 90s heroes and have produced a record to show

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Hip Hop 101: Passion and Growth

Anthony James/ February 20, 2014

A new blog on the world of hip hop News Updates Young Jeezy & Rick Ross squash beef Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have finally been able to put aside their issues after years of conflict, which included an incident backstage at the 2012 BET Awards. T.I. claims that he helped bring the two together to sort things out with

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Maximo Park – ‘Too Much Information’ Album Review

Alex Orosa/ February 19, 2014

Maxïmo Park have had the 2000s indie band’s archetypal ‘rollercoaster’ career. Beginning with their 2005 ‘burst on to the scene’ album A Certain Trigger, the Newcastle five-piece went on to greater success with their second album, claiming the number two spot in the charts. Yet on their subsequent effort the band seemed to be dwindling, and lead singer Paul Smith’s

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London Grammar @ Rock City, 31/01/2014

The Mic/ February 19, 2014

  “This is a very special show for us” are the first words London Grammar’s front-woman Hannah Reid says to the crowd before telling us how the band met at UoN, and how the very venue they’re playing is one of their old haunts. Within seconds of the first song, a lengthened version of Hey Now, it becomes obvious that

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