OneRepublic’s ‘Kids’ is Catchy and Anthemic but not Transcendent

OneRepublic have managed to traverse the unpredictable landscape of pop music over the last decade since their debut single ‘Apologize’ propelled the band into the upper echelons of pop stardom. Lead singer and primary songwriter Ryan Tedder clearly has the knack Continue reading OneRepublic’s ‘Kids’ is Catchy and Anthemic but not Transcendent

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Richard Grant

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article discussing Jack Kerouac and Beat culture. The Beats were instrumental in the construction of counterculture, championing the alternative as well as the personal and societal other. The pivotal schism however was the warping of youth culture, sending countless adolescents on near-blind Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Richard Grant

Reviewed: Bon Iver Release Two New Tracks Prior to Third Album 22, A Million

It’s been five years since Bon Iver‘s last album was released, but Justin Vernon has kept himself busy. Vernon has released albums with side projects Volcano Choir and The Shouting Matches as well as working with James Blake and Continue reading Reviewed: Bon Iver Release Two New Tracks Prior to Third Album 22, A Million

‘Power Over Men’ is Classic Jamie T, just not in the way you’d expect

Whether we’re talking about the scattergun ‘Sticks ‘N’ Stones’ or his most previous single ‘Tinfoil Boy’, a track that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Prodigy record, the incendiary Britishness Continue reading ‘Power Over Men’ is Classic Jamie T, just not in the way you’d expect

Cheering for the Anti-Hero: An Interview with Vaud & The Villains

Leggy dancin’ dames. Wayward, womanizin’, drunkard preacher men. The fugitive daughter of a famed European circus knife thrower. Just a brief snapshot into some of the colourful characters that join self-proclaimed charlatan Andy Comeau aka Vaud Overstreet on stage. Comeau initially moved to Hollywood, chasing Continue reading Cheering for the Anti-Hero: An Interview with Vaud & The Villains

Premier League 2016/17 Predictions: Where Will Your Team Finish?

Last season’s Roy of the Rovers style heroics from Leicester City was the most outstanding example of the Premier League’s unpredictability in its illustrious history. But more than that, it caused a reaction from the teams Continue reading Premier League 2016/17 Predictions: Where Will Your Team Finish?

Mercury Prize 2016: Little Room for Unknown Acts as Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 Gain Nods

The Mercury Prize is a list bustling with the odd and eclectic and can often be a launch pad for lesser known acts attempting to traverse the steep incline to pop stardom. Last year was undeniably supportive of that notion Continue reading Mercury Prize 2016: Little Room for Unknown Acts as Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975 Gain Nods

Revisiting a Classic: Frank Ocean’s Brilliant Channel Orange

Prior to perhaps the most highly-anticipated release of the year, We’re going to take a step back and revisit Frank Ocean’s dazzling debut album Channel Orange. Continue reading Revisiting a Classic: Frank Ocean’s Brilliant Channel Orange

The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

‘Daffodils’ is an odd combination of lyricism, production and instrumentation. For Mark Ronson, a pop auteur normally operating in more funk-driven circles, ‘Daffodils’ steps bravely away from the usual algorithm Continue reading The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

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