• Featured,  Mental Health,  Music,  Opinion

    How K-Pop Taught Me To Love Myself

    The term “music saved my life” is a term which is thrown around a lot. For me, my mental health hasn’t been incredibly stable, but music is one thing that has helped me a lot in that sense. I’ve always been an “emo” and loved pop-punk/alt-rock and a lot of that sort of music has helped me through different things, for example, You Me At Six helped me through heartbreak, Knuckle Puck helped me through toxic relationships whilst nothing, nowhere helped me through times of loneliness. However, something which can be seen as unusual for an “emo” has helped with my mental health, and that is K-Pop, in particular BTS,…

  • Lifestyle,  Music,  Opinion,  Uncategorized

    Most Anticipated Albums of 2019

    We are nearly four months into 2019 and we have already had some big albums released this year. We’ve had Bring Me The Horizon’s Amo, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and Juice Wrld’s Death Race for Love. But there are still plenty of releases scheduled for the rest of the year. Here are three of the most anticipated albums expected for 2019.   BTS – Map of the Soul: Persona If you haven’t heard of BTS by now then maybe you’ve been living under a rock. They’ve won endless amounts of awards and currently hold 5 Guinness World Records. Their last record, Love Yourself: Tear reached number 1 spot in the US…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Liverpool duo Her’s have died on tour in the USA

    This story is developing and will be updated should more information come available. NME and other sources have reported that Liverpool band/duo Her’s have died while on tour in the US, their record label have confirmed. The duo, made up of Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading were reportedly travelling to a gig in the early hours of yesterday (March 27th), when they were involved in a road collision. Both members of the band, and their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrektson were fatally injured in the collision. The band’s label, Heist or Hit, in a statement wrote: ‘We are all heartbroken.’, they continued to say that ‘the pair were one of the…

  • Editorial,  Music

    Leeds Festival 2019.. A Quick Preview

    Another year, another summer of festivals. But one of the biggest festivals close to us is Leeds Festival 2019 and this year’s line-up is quite a big one. There is a larger variety of bands compared to previous years, so here’s a quick overview of the line-up! Headlining on the Friday is none other than Foo Fighters. Despite heading Glastonbury in 2017, the Seattle rockers are long overdue an appearance at Reading & Leeds and this year, fans finally got their wish. Dave Grohl is seen as god amongst rock fans, so the excitement is certainly there for many. Meanwhile, headlining on the Saturday is The 1975 and this headline…

  • Editorial,  Mental Health

    Mental Health.. Why The Mainstream Media Are Letting Us Down.

    This topic is certainly one that can be quite personal to some people, and is one which can be quite sensitive. However, that shouldn’t mean that it should be ignored. Everyone has been affected by mental health, whether they be a sufferer themselves, or know someone who suffers. But the mainstream media are letting us down, big time. I write this article in response to the outpour of headlines, tweets and posts I have seen about the death of Mike Thalassitis. I opened Twitter on the day of his death, and the majority of tweets I saw by news outlet didn’t actually mention his name, but only that he’s a…

  • Music

    Live at Leeds 2019: What To Expect

    It’s no doubt Live At Leeds 2019 is set to be one of the biggest yet. With names like Kate Tempest, BRIT Critics Choice winner Sam Fender, and Sundara Karma all set to play, it’s no surprise that the festival has been renowned for its ‘unrivalled discovery’ of new talent and award winning music. With a vast array of talent spread across a large number of Leeds’ greatest venues on the 4th of May, including The Wardrobe, The Key Club, Refectory, and the O2 Academy, Live At Leeds really is a festival to go to if you want a day of amazing music and chill vibes. Inviting a stellar cast…

  • Editorial,  Music

    My Best Gig Experiences

    As a music journalism student, and as a fan of music in general, I have attended many many gigs in my lifetime. But certain artists have provided experiences which have left me feeling a different way compared to other gigs. This article will go through my top five gig experiences. Eminem – Leeds Festival 27/8/17 Where else to start. Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady, “The King of Rap.” Eminem is arguably the biggest artist who I have seen perform live and seeing him live was something that I’ve wanted to tick off my bucket list for a long time. My view wasn’t great as the crowd stretched so far back, but…

  • Editorial,  Featured,  Music

    Cinematic, retro, romantic guacamole: an interview with Izzy from Black Honey

    I caught up with Izzy from Black Honey, a band from Brighton taking the music scene by storm recently, being penned up for Live At Leeds this year, headlining Poltimore Festival and more recently announcing a new tour across Eastern Europe. The band are doing extremely well across the UK, their self-titled debut album reached 33 in the UK album charts, several music video releases, including their most recent ‘Crowded City’ from the album. Hi Izzy! First of all, let’s get down to the basics. What did you want to be when you were younger? I really wanted to be a stuntman, like an acrobatic person, jumping out of cars…

  • Beauty,  Featured,  Lifestyle,  Opinion

    Less is More: The Beauty of Minimalism

    We live in a consumerist society, and that is no news to anybody. But do we really need what we think we do? Will the fifth pair of sneakers make you happier? Will the newest smartphone bring you the joy you are seeking for? It might do. But only for a short period of time. And then what? You will want more. It’s like an addiction you don’t realise you have because it is portrayed as the ordinary. Look around you – what exactly, out of all the things you own is useful? And how much of it is there without any purpose whatsoever? I recently watched a movie Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important…

  • Events,  Huddersfield,  University

    The Get Involved Awards: Results!

    It was the 1st Get Involved Awards on Friday evening, hosted by our very own Student Union Activities officer Jake Rodgers. We have over 22000 student and 624 registered committee members who help to smoothly run the outside lives of the students. Sometimes we can forget to say thank you to all those working hard to make a student’s life exciting and fulfilling.   This was the main reason for this event, to say a big massive Thank You to everyone from sports clubs, societies, academic clubs, and even volunteering.   1) The first award was the event or trip of the year award for societies, and the Nominees were the Drama Society for their…