Tag Archives: new album

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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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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Durand Jones and the Indications@ Rough Trade 19/01/2019

Daisy Carter/ January 22, 2019

Saturday night saw Rough Trade graced with the presence of Durand Jones & The Indications- a soulful five-piece from across the pond who were visiting Notts as part of a mini European tour ahead of the release of their second LP, ‘American Love Call’. The band met as students at Indiana University and originally didn’t expect to pursue music as

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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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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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Interview with Clean Cut Kid

Bethan Fletcher/ November 27, 2018

I sat down with Clean Cut Kid (minus Mike due to a sore throat, so being on vocal rest!) ahead of their sold-out show at the Bodega to chat about going independent and taking complete creative control over their new music. So you’ve just started the UK tour, how’s it going so far? Absolutely amazing. It’s been a year since we

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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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Barns Courtney@ The Maze 06/11/2018 + Interview

Bethan Fletcher/ November 7, 2018

Still jet-lagged, but fueled by ample amounts of coffee, I sat down with Barns Courtney ahead of his sold-out gig at The Maze. So, you’ve just finished touring with the Wombats over in America, how was that? Oh man it was a lot of fun, the dates were really solid, one after another. I always really love playing support gigs,

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Interview with Bad Sounds

Arthur Joustra/ November 7, 2018

Arthur: It’s great to meet you, How’s the tour going so far? Callum: It’s been great, hands down the best tour we’ve ever done, I think mainly because we’re touring with our friends; Indoor Pets and Dylan Cartilage- bands that we genuinely like. It’s just been really fun and all the audiences have been really up for it. Emily: On

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