Album Review: Ariana Grande- thank u, next

Cameron Chadwick/ February 11, 2019

Just 6 months after ‘Sweetener’, Ariana Grande follows it up with an effortless blend of pop and R&B, proving she has every right to be the biggest female artist in the world in 2019. The announcement of a new full-length Ariana Grande album so soon after the triumphant and incredibly charming ‘Sweetener’ seemed to many to be a quick cash-grab,

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Album Review: The Japanese House- Good at Falling

Roisin Hickey/ February 11, 2019

Amber Bain, otherwise known as The Japanese House is back with the debut album ‘Good at Falling’ which is being realised on the 1st March 2019.  To celebrate, Bain has said she will be visiting 3 Rough Trade stores across the UK and will be giving an acoustic performance. Notts locals will be pleased to know that The Japanese House

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Busted perform an intimate show at Nottingham’s Rough Trade

Abby Clarke/ February 7, 2019

This afternoon, Busted went down to Rough Trade in Nottingham to perform an intimate set ahead of the album charts tomorrow in which they are in close competition with The Special’s greatest hits for the number one position. Having only announced the show on Monday, and then announcing a second Rough Trade show yesterday, as well as a third in

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Drenge- Strange Creatures Preview/Review

Tom Evans/ January 25, 2019

Drenge’s 3rd studio album, Strange Creatures, due for release on the 22nd February is a thoroughly rambunctious affair characterised by loud, clunky guitars and an intelligent lyrical wit. It’s a record which demands your attention with a smorgasbord of sounds for your earholes: there’s the glitchy, ‘80’s-disco-gone-wrong’ bass-lines, the purgative guitar solos and vocalist Eoin loveless’ unforgiving Derbyshire twang to

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CALI Review- Debut album from Shadows Like Strangers released February 1st

Abby Clarke/ January 25, 2019

The Mic got an exclusive listen to Shadows Like Stranger’s debut album ‘CALI’ which is due to be released on February 1st, after nearly four years in the making. Shadows Like Strangers themselves are still less than a year old but the four-piece pop-punk group from Nottingham have had a successful time, ending last year supporting Lacey at Nottingham’s Rock

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Wolverhampton four-piece “Runaway Hounds” premiere new single: “Nightlight”

Rajan Jandu/ January 4, 2019

“Runaway Hounds”, a four-piece indie-rock band from Wolverhampton, have been steadily building a following in the two years since they debuted. In that time, the two songs they have released (‘Rattlesnake’ and ‘Sophie’) have been met with great enthusiasm. As a result, and due to a coordinated social media campaign, their third single ‘Nightlight’ has dropped surrounded by a lot

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Album Review: Muse-Simulation Theory

Alex Ollier/ December 11, 2018

With the release of ‘Simulation Theory’, Muse brings their highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Muse was formed by Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard in 1994, in Devon. After producing a highly critically-acclaimed discography, they have managed to build themselves a continuously growing fanbase, spanning the world. Over the years they have won many awards, including two Grammy awards for

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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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Album Review: Beans on Toast- A Bird in the Hand

Cameron Chadwick/ November 12, 2018

While the classic Beans on Toast formula is alive and well on ‘A Bird in the Hand,’ indie folk stalwart Jay McAllister’s latest record is at its best when it trades his trademark political jibes for honest confessionals. A stalwart of the British indie folk scene, Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ made his name from delivering brutally direct political statements (see:

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Album Review: Black Peaks-All That Divides

Sean Hubbard/ October 3, 2018

Black Peaks’ excellent follow up to their exquisite 2016 debut ‘Statues’ had high expectations from its announcement with lead single “Can’t Sleep”, which serves as the album opener. This track demonstrates the evolution of the band’s sound and sets the tone for the rest of the record, with all their individual parts melding together as a whole led by Will

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