“There’s a lot of criticism on the internet about everything so I try to ignore all of it” – An interview with Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms

“There’s a lot of criticism on the internet about everything so I try to ignore all of it” – An interview with Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms In the middle of touring their latest album, Going Grey, The Front Bottoms decided to pop by Portsmouth as one of their dates. I talked pre-show with […]

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Fifty Shades of Abusive Relationships: Why ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is anything but romantic

Fifty Shades of Abusive Relationships: Why ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is anything but romantic Disclaimer: This article discusses reasons why Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t a loving and consensual relationship and refers to things that may make the reader uncomfortable as a result. I’m in no way trying to police people’s literary or film choices, […]

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Review: Frank Turner – ‘1933’

Review: Frank Turner – ‘1933’ In the run-up to Frank Turner’s May 4th album, Be More Kind, Turner and the teams at Xtra Mile Recordings and Polydor Records have purposefully leaked its first track. ‘1933’, written in response to an article referring to the alt-right movement as punk rock, is described by Turner as “a […]

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This Month in Local Live Acts: February

This Month in Local Live Acts: February After the mania that was September and October, January was a much-needed break from gigs. I know, I never thought I’d write those words either, but three back-to-back gigs a week was a lot. Anyway, now that it’s February and I have a dissertation due in two months, […]

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The Edge’s List of 2018: Sigrid

The Edge’s List of 2018: Sigrid If you love incredible talented Scandinavian singers, then you’ll definitely love Sigrid. She’s only 21 years old, and somehow everything she’s done so far has been magical. Her debut single ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ premiered on Radio 1 and was simultaneously made Hottest Record in the World, and her […]

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A Letter to Carrie Fisher

A Letter to Carrie Fisher Dear Carrie Fisher, You strong, incredible woman. I only came to know you and your work a couple of years ago, and how I wish I had known it sooner to have had longer to appreciate all of the incredible things you’ve done – from Star Wars, to screenplays, to […]

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Review: The Front Bottoms – Going Grey

Review: The Front Bottoms – Going Grey With every new release from The Front Bottoms, I find myself resistant and having to remember that bands change and evolve as time progresses. The 2015 release of Back on Top left me very anti-BOT until I realised that actually, it was a very good album and that […]

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