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    REVIEWED: TxT – The Dream Chapter: Star

    Big Hit Entertainment have been teasing with videos since the start of the year, and on 4thMarch, Tomorrow X Together debuted with their first EP The Dream Chapter: Star.  For those who are unaware, Big Hit Entertainment are the label who manage Global K-Pop superstars, BTS, and if you haven’t heard of BTS over the past year, then you must’ve been living under a rock. However, TxT are the first artist who Big Hit are debuting since they debuted BTS, so the talent must be there if the label who manage the biggest boy band in the world have debuted them. According to Big Hit, the name of the band…

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    Barn on the Farm Preview: Interview – Hannah Grace

    It is now less than a month away until the barn doors swing open at the annual independent music festival Barn on the Farm. With a line-up boasting masses of emerging talent, singer-songwriter and regular BOTF performer Hannah Grace gave us her time to tell us all about her upcoming performance at the festival this year and her new, exciting project, the Farm Band. Q: Hi Hannah! How are you feeling about playing Barn on the Farm this year? A: I am so excited! I have been going to Barn on The Farm almost every year and it is by far my favourite festival. Q: This will be the third…

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    Introducing… Toby Burton

    Becoming an ‘internet sensation’ seems to be something anybody can do these days, as demonstrated by all the memes and GIFs we see flying around the internet, but what does it take to become an actual, real life sensation? Well Toby Burton, a student here at the University of Huddersfield, may be about to find out. What started as him spending “all [his] spare time working on music” from a young age, has now turned into his songs being made available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Growing up in Sheffield, Burton released his debut EP in November 2014, reaching #80 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Burton…

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    Barn On The Farm Festival: 2016 Line-up

    Barn on the Farm, an independent music festival known for discovering new up and coming artists, have announced more acts to join their already impressive line-up. The intimate festival, which is set on a small Gloucestershire farm, recently announced new additions Dan Croll and Rag n Bone Man, who will both headline the outdoor stage over the weekend. Other new acts include Eliza and the Bear, Fickle Friends, VANT, Port Isla, The Amazons and many more. Plus, for the first time ever, popular veterans of the festival Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Joe Keogh from Amber Run and Hannah Grace will come together to form the Farm Band, who will take…

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    Live At Leeds: 30/04/16

    Live At Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, with a successful day full of live music. The annual festival’s line up boasted 180+ acts, performing on twenty-two different stages across the city. With such a huge variety of bands and artists for the 10,000+ strong crowds to see, there was certainly something for everyone. We headed down to the festival to catch the best up-and-coming artists from across the UK. 2:00pm – Flawes – The Wardrobe The first act we went to see was Huddersfield-based band Flawes. The alternative pop trio performed in the basement of The Wardrobe, a dark venue lit by multi-coloured fairy lights, giving the feeling…

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    5 Seconds Of Summer: Manchester Arena, 23/04/16

    Screaming is part and parcel of going to a live show nowadays, but the sound that comes from inside Manchester Arena for 5 Seconds of Summer’s second night in the city is like nothing else. The Australian four-piece have had a successful few years, having previously supported One Direction on two worldwide tours, gaining them a loyal fan base. Since then, the band have gone on to release two albums and play to larger audiences each year. It’s no surprise then that as the lights come up and the band run on for opening song ‘Carry On,’ the screaming from the thousands of adolescent girls gets unimaginably louder. Comments such…

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    What Does Prince Mean to Someone Born in the 90s?

    Seeing the headline “Prince Dead at 57” was both shocking and tragic. Yet a day later, it seemed that the obituaries and tributes were less about his life as a musician and instead more the impact of his existence. Both of my parents are huge music fans. I was singing Frank Sinatra songs by the time I was four. Sign o’ the Times is a beautiful piece of work, yet in all his significance, Prince was never a prevalent figure in my childhood. The Purple One never seemed to make his way out of the woodwork. Perhaps Prince had lost his relevance in a society he helped so much to…

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    Live At Leeds Preview: Interview – VITAMIN

    If you’re a local in the Leeds area you’ve probably either been to see local band VITAMIN or seen a tonne of posters promoting their many gigs in the city. The group, who met at school, have had a successful career so far, receiving praise from BBC Introducing… and being played on Radio 1 numerous times. We caught up with lead singer Jared to talk about their return to the festival and their upcoming debut album. Q: You performed at Live At Leeds last year – which venue did you play at and what was the atmosphere like on the day? A: We loved Live at Leeds last year! We…

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    Live At Leeds Preview: Venue Guide

    It’s back! Saturday 30th April 2016 welcomes Live at Leeds as it returns to West Yorkshire bringing with it over 73 fresh acts. Headliners include a woman who has recently dominated the charts with her new album I Cry When Laugh and scored 5 UK number one hits since 2014; Jess Glynne. This year it is more than just amazing talent being celebrated, as the annual event has reached its tenth anniversary. Bringing the biggest pop sensations and the freshest talent to the beautiful city of Leeds, the event makes great use of the outstanding venues throughout the city. Approximately 22 of Leeds’ venues will be used as platforms for…

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    Live At Leeds Preview: Interview – Shura

    One of the most highly anticipated artists at this years Live At Leeds Festival is Manchester born singer/songwriter and producer Shura. Having made the longlist on the ‘BBC Sound of’ poll back in 2015, Shura has released a string of successful singles including ‘2Shy’ and ‘Touch’, and her debut album Nothing’s Real is set for release on July 8th. We caught up with Shura before her performance at Live At Leeds to find out how she’s looking forward to the festival. Q: Hi Shura! How are you feeling about playing Live At Leeds this year? A: Super excited about returning to Leeds! I had a great time playing the city…