Tag Archives: The Mic

The Yoyo Effect – Rainy Day Music EP

Ben Standring/ August 4, 2018

Experimental Nottingham newcomers offer a rich and eclectic take on psychedelic rock for their debut EP. Over the past five years, Nottingham has made a name for itself for being a city which thrives on the nurturing and promotion of new musical talent and this time it’s the turn of three-piece alternative rock band The Yoyo Effect to take the

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UNICEF LIVE x The Mic on November 30th

Lok Yee Liu/ November 6, 2017

On the 30th November, a charity gig will take place at Spanky Van Dykes showing off the talent of our university with our display of talented local bands. Last year the event raised over £800 and was a great success, so this year it’s definitely not to be missed. The line up so far consists of: Hoodwinker  A mash up

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Unplugged: The Mic’s First Live Event

Lok Yee Liu/ November 22, 2016

Last night we hosted our first live event, showcasing four acts in UoN’s Studio Live. From acoustic indie to spacey experimental, the crowd had a brilliant taste of the variety of talent in our city. Will Rhys Richards opened up the show, performing acoustic covers of our favourite indie songs. He opened with The 1975‘s ‘Chocolate’ to the crowd who responded with

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The Mic Unplugged Tonight!

The Mic/ November 18, 2016

The Mic brings you our first live event of the year – The Mic “Unplugged” (please note that microphones will in fact feature!) The gig is this tonight in The Studio Live next to Mooch. The Lineup is as follows: 19:30 – Will Rhys Richards University of Nottingham Student Will Rhys Richards joins The Mic for our first gig of the

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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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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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Loxy’s Alternative Xmas Playlist

Lok Yee Liu/ December 7, 2015

  It’s that time of year again where the same songs by the same people, wouldn’t it be nice to have an alternative? It’s very easy to get sick of the same old faces singing the same old songs. Here’s a collection of covers and original Christmas songs to make the festive season tolerable and stick it to the commercialistic

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Interview with Lonely the Brave

Shannon Mills/ November 23, 2015

Lonely The Brave smashed their gig at Nottingham’s rescue rooms on Thursday night – to the point I found it difficult to breathe with the overwhelming amount of people who turned up for a growing band still yet to show us everything they’ve got – but I was lucky enough to catch up with Mo and Andrew. Okay guys, so

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Halsey, BADLANDS (Deluxe) – Review

Siobhan Fletcher/ October 20, 2015

21-year-old Ashley Frangipane, better known by her pseudonym Halsey, has burst into the mainstream of the music world this summer with the release of debut album Badlands – follow-up to massive EP Room 93 – the definitive example of a collection of songs self-proclaimed to be about “sex and being sad.” Pegged as a concept album, Badlands debuted at no.

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