Weezer – White Album Review

Gabriel Burrow/ April 19, 2016

It’s no secret that the turn of the century heralded a decline in the quality of Weezer’s discography – songs like “Beverly Hills” didn’t really bring Rivers Cuomo’s perceptive, witty, and above all relatable best to bear. This latest “White Album” is their fourth self-titled studio album and the best of the bunch save their blue-backed debut. This time the

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The Coral – Distance Inbetween – Review

Archie Banks/ April 15, 2016

The Coral are not just back – they’re back in a big way. A sold-out tour involving seemingly reinvigorated performances, a bundle of festival appearances lined up across the summer and, in the midst of it all, the release of their first album in two years in ‘Distance Inbetween’. First impressions, this album appears to be good. The more it

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ZAYN ‘Like I Would’ Review

Becky De Laurenzy/ April 15, 2016

‘Hey what’s up?/It’s been a while.’  You heard. He’s back. Exactly one year after his infamous departure from the boyband phenomena One Direction, Zayn Malik (now just ‘Zayn‘) coincidentally released his first solo album Mind of Mine as well as his second single Like I Would. Following the huge success and critical acclaim of debut single Pillow Talk, how does it compare? The track itself

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Review: Alan Walker – Faded (Tiesto Remixes)

Luke Matthews/ April 8, 2016

It’s a shame that Tiësto’s once glowing, coveted career has come to this. Making minor tweaks to one of 2016’s hottest tracks and perhaps the revival that EDM’s been seeking does not work any wonders.  Alan Walker has done a fantastic job in crafting such a beautiful, wide-reaching song that has appealed to each and every continent and radio channel

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Kano ‘Made in the Manor’ review

Ashley Kippax/ March 27, 2016

2016, the year in which Grime music is the next best thing- could there be a better time for Kano to make an appearance? Clearly not because this grime veteran is back, bigger and better than ever before with the release of his new album ‘Made in the Manor’. This exclusive album, featuring the likes of Grime legends Giggs and

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Bloc Party – ‘Hymns’: New band, new sound

Jacob Fear/ January 24, 2016

Their fifth studio album signals a fresh lineup for Bloc Party – drummer Louise Bartle replaces the virtuoso Matt Tong, whilst the band add American Justin Harris on bass to fill the gap left by Gordon Moakes. Do the new additions to the band bring promise for the future?  In an interview with Annie Mac back in October, Kele stated that

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Nottingham’s latest up-and-coming talent Tusk release first track ‘Dull Ache’

Luke Matthews/ January 8, 2016

Nottingham’s freshest approach to the indie scene has been signed, sealed and delivered today in the form of student 4-piece, Tusk. Our university has seen a wealth of talent emerge over the last few years.  Take London Grammar, arguably one of the greatest bands to be born out of Nottingham’s thriving music scene, won an Ivor Novello Award and sold a top 5 album in

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New Order – ‘Restless’ Single Review

Tushara Rose/ November 13, 2015

In the spring of 1980, days before their first US tour and at the height of their career, the lead singer of Joy Division, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. The remaining band members decided to continue playing together, and later that year officially became New Order. With their unique blend of heavy synthesisers, techno beats and rock guitar lines, the band

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Nothing But Thieves, ‘Nothing But Thieves’ – Review

Luke Morenas Jones/ October 29, 2015

When Essex five-piece Nothing But Thieves announced the release of their debut album, they did so with the sort of anticipation that can fuel an explosive rise or trigger a sudden fall. For months they had been backed by radio royalty in Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton and Annie Mac – not to mention featuring on the soundtracks of our acronym-sharing

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