(Not) Your Typical Prototype: a Gwen Stefani retrospective
A couple of months ago, Gwen Stefani scored her first number one album in the States with This Is What The Truth Feels Like, a fan-pleasing record tha...more
The Music That Made Me ft Will Smith and Hole
The musical experiences you have as a child help to forge some of the most important bonds to music you’ll ever make. We’re not just talking abou...more
Ones To Watch: Dot to Dot Festival 2016
Dot to Dot 2016 is to music enthusiasts what Christmas is to little children. The festival comes but once a year, but when it’s here it brings alo...more
Why Feminism is Yet to Affect the Lyrics We Hear On the Radio
50 years ago, sexism and misogyny were in every quote, every household commodity advert, and (nearly) every song. Back then it was a non-issue; it was...more
Why We Need to Regress the Music Scene
The challenge of being a musician hasn’t changed much over the years. Making music professionally is still the same slog: you study your trade, gai...more
Top 10 Songs to Learn to Play on the Guitar
Learning to play the guitar or any other instrument isn’t the piece of cake many self-taught musician make it out to be. Chances are at first you’...more
How Consumerist Culture Has Affected Mainstream Music
Music has been consumable since the 19th Century, when live concerts and ticket sales first emerged. More recently, technology has allowed recording...more
The Gig That Shaped Me: Mogwai
As a yearly dweller of Latitude Festival, I’ve seen some absolute corkers perform at Henham Park: the shouty indie rock of The Twilight Sad, Thom ...more
Ones to Watch at Live At Leeds 2016
To start on a negative note, one of the worst things about inner city festivals and showcases is the trudge between venues and the inevitable let down...more
This Digital State: How the Physical Format’s Dead on its Feet
With Record Store Day approaching its 9th year, it would be easy to assume the listening world is willing to embrace music in a physical format once...more