• 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

    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…

  • 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,  Media,  Music,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • Lifestyle,  Music,  Opinion

    The Brit Awards 2019 – Celebration for British Music!

    Opening with a parody of Fyre Festival, the 39thBrit Awards took place on Wednesday night at The O2 Arena, London. With huge performances from the likes of Dua Lipa, The 1975 and P!nk, the annual pop event celebrated what was a successful year for British music. Alongside Calvin Harris, The 1975 picked up two Brit Awards this year, for British Album of the Year and British Group of the year. Hailing from Manchester, where several big indie rock bands have come from, 2018 was a big year for the band as they released the third studio album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Following the popular release came a sold…

  • Media,  Music

    Slam Dunk Festival 2019 – Final Artists Announced!

    Today, Slam Dunk announced the final wave artists for the 2019 festival. The stand out names from this announcement are UK pop punk heavyweights, Neck Deep, Boston Manor and As It Is, as well as big names from across the pond in The Plot In You and grandson.   This year’s festival will be the 14th edition of the alternative rock festival, but this year will be the first time that the Leeds date won’t be in the city centre. Instead, the organisers have acquired Temple Newsam Park, a short shuttle bus journey away from the city centre. This move followed a successful trial of the “South” leg of the festival,…