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Interview: Frank Turner @ 2000 Trees 2019

Cameron Chadwick/ July 15, 2019

2000 Trees is somewhat of a heartland for Frank Turner fans. Characterised by his consistent appearances and the iconic ‘Camp Turner’ at the entrance to the main campsite, there’s a certain folk music undertone to the Gloucestershire heavy rock festival. Turner performed three sets in total this year – the announced main stage Thursday headline show with The Sleeping Souls,

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The Mic Editor’s Top 10 Albums of 2019 So Far

Cameron Chadwick/ July 1, 2019

At the precise halfway point of 2019, The Mic’s editor-in-chief takes a look at the standout releases of the year so far. 10. Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel A raucous and highly-acclaimed debut from the Dublin upstarts, Fontaines D.C.’s Dogrel is a raw and hard-hitting look at aspiration and adolescence in the context of working-class Ireland. The opening track Big instantly

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Acoustic Rooms Monthly – June 2019

Cameron Chadwick/ July 1, 2019

The Mic has reached the end of a very successful musical and academic year seeing a massive variety of talented local artists every week at Acoustic Rooms and those special featured artists from further afield. We have given you a run-down of the happenings at each night including special birthday celebrations and jazz jams, and, now the university year is

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Album Review: DMA’s – MTV Unplugged

Lucy Gray/ June 30, 2019

Following a marvellous second studio album in 2018, a lively promotional tour, and a number of sold out shows in early 2019, this MTV Unplugged album seems to sum up what a year it’s been for DMA’s. Now with the release of such a prestigious album, the trio join the likes of Nirvana, R.E.M., and Oasis (to name but a

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Album Review: Bastille – Doom Days

Robyn Walford/ June 20, 2019

‘Doom Days’ pretty much sums up the feeling that most of us hold about the world in its current state. Headlines are turning ever bleaker and the world is seemingly a darker place than it has been in a long time. This is ultimately what Bastille’s third album is trying to capture. However, in a time of sadness and madness,

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Review: Download Festival, 14th – 16th June 2019

Sean Hubbard/ June 20, 2019

Another drizzly Download Festival is now in the books but even the dismal weather and the mud couldn’t stop 90,000 metalheads from having a great time at Donington Park at the weekend. With headliners as varied as Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool’s first performance at Download in 12 years, there was something for everyone. Away from the main stage also

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EP Review: Exchecker – Exchecker

Ben Standring/ June 19, 2019

Cheshire-based hip-hop collective deliver an impenetrable statement of intent on their blossoming sophomore EP. Hip-hop has invariably been an illusive genre to conquer since the illustrious first golden age of the genre transformed music worldwide in the late 1980s. With its diversity, incalculable temperament and sweeping lyrical mindset, the brand has undergone more changes in its history than the presenters

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Album Review: Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy

Alex Barston/ June 16, 2019

This Friday (21st June) sees the return of Hot Chip with their seventh studio album ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ their first since 2015. The London-based indie-tronica quintet famed for earlier songs such as ‘Over and Over’ and ‘Ready for the Floor,’ deliver an album celebrating joy and happiness while pursuing the melancholic approach of pain and toil which it

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Single Review: Honey Gentry – Daydream Baby

Ben Standring/ June 12, 2019

Honey Gentry’s storm of ethereal, DIY enchantment provided poetic justice to those desiring artistic integrity when her debut EP Moonlight was released last year. Her passion for life’s non-tangible aspects alongside the adoption of the Honey Gentry alter ego have made the singer-songwriter an enticing prospect in a world dominated by predictable pop music. Despite a slight 6-month gap in

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Interview: Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari

Sean Hubbard/ June 9, 2019

Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds played a short acoustic set at Rough Trade on Sunday in support of his new book ‘Dear Future Historians,’ which is a collection of all the Shikari lyrics, including essays explaining them. This is the second edition of the book, and this time round includes the lyrics from the most recent Shikari album ‘The Spark.’

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