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Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

The Irish quintet are no longer the underdogs who were crying about being ‘Boys in the Better Land’. Despite the musical stardom that has come since Irishness gladly remains at the beating heart of their illustrious discography. The rich and heartfelt lyrics of Grian Chatten combined with catchy bass lines has resulted in their best work yet and proves that their fame is well deserved. … Continue reading Album Review: Skinty Fia by Fontaines DC

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The Downfall of Kanye West

From 22 time Grammy winning sensation to being banned from the very same awards , how did Kanye West’s “greatest of all time” reputation take such a tumble into chaos? Tracing his career all the way back to his roots, we watch a mentally ill man with a fair share of personal trauma become less and less fit for a life of fame. So why do the media persist in portraying his character as a joke to the public? And – perhaps more importantly – is it such a laughing matter? Continue reading The Downfall of Kanye West

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Singles’ Round Up: ‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles

If Harry Styles’ last record was “about having sex and feeling sad,” the very same sentiment could be used to describe ‘As It Was,’ written by Styles alongside his skilled collaborators Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson, who both produced the track, and moving into “eighties-style synth-pop, in the vein of A-Ha or Depeche Mode.” “It’s not the same as it was” gives the impression that … Continue reading Singles’ Round Up: ‘As It Was’ by Harry Styles

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Culture Comforts: One Direction

As the end of second term arrives, along with upcoming exams and deadlines to be met, so do risingstress levels. Recently I’ve fallen back into early 2010s cheesy music, in particular One Direction.Numerous memories are relived in their short 3 minute songs. Listening to One Direction’s “Best SongEver” reminds me of dancing in the kitchen with my two One Direction mad primary school best friends … Continue reading Culture Comforts: One Direction

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Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

Depending on the side of TikTok you are on, you may or may not have heard this song already. “No Romeo” is an upbeat pop song by upcoming artist Dylan who has recently released her EP on Spotify. The lyrics are jam packed with all the things your friends tell you when you are ignoring the red flags in a relationship – the kind of … Continue reading Singles’ Round Up: “No Romeo” by Dylan

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Interview: Okay, Bye

Ahead of their first date of their headline UK tour, Co-President and Online Editor Senthur Shanmugarasa sat down with lead singer Grace at the Lilac Bakery in Exeter St Thomas. Hey! How’s it going? How does it feel to be headlining your first tour? It’s actually not our first tour! When we were a two piece and just before Brexit, Tom and I did 10 … Continue reading Interview: Okay, Bye

A Performer’s Promise

The recent tragic events at Astroworld – Travis Scott’s annual festival in Texas – has left many questioning the responsibility of an artist for their audiences’ safety. People attending concerts expect and deserve not to worry about being in danger for various reasons, but should the finger be pointed at the performing artist? Continue reading A Performer’s Promise

Culture Comforts: Michael Buble’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’

As November draws to an end and the evenings are getting progressively darker and colder, I can’t help but open my Spotify playlist to the first track of Michael Bublé’s Christmas Album, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’. You may recognise the song from everyone’s Instagram and snapchat stories in the last couple of weeks as the backdrop to pictures of the Christmas … Continue reading Culture Comforts: Michael Buble’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’

Review: 30 by Adele

Adele is back. 30 is her fourth studio album and has been one of the most anticipated releases in recent years. Six years since 25, it reflects on her life during this period, including her split from her husband (it’s about “divorce, babe”, as she remarked during a recent Instagram live), and both sonically and emotionally, it is her most daring album to date. 30 … Continue reading Review: 30 by Adele