• Editorial,  Featured,  Music

    The Hubbards at Live At Leeds – A Review

    “He’s so cute”, says one woman to a friend at the front, as The Hubbards walk on and lead singer and bassist Reuben Driver begins cracking jokes, hailing from Hull, he jests, “we are from the East Riding of Yorkshire”, which was met with a mixture of cheers from their fellow Hullensians, and grumbles from those from elsewhere. Some songs to note that I recommend for listening were; ‘Just Touch’, ‘Box 42’, ‘Your Love Your Love’, ‘Good When I’m Done’ and ‘Body Confident’. ‘I could do what you want me to just reach out and touch me’, the opening lines to ‘Just Touch, almost invites the audience meet the band…

  • 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,  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…

  • 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…

  • Editorial,  Opinion

    Life in the Care System

    The number of children in care has reached new highs, with 90 young people entering the care system every day and frankly…I’m not surprised.  In the midst of continuous slices to children’s centres and nearby family support services, the quantity of cared for youngsters in England and Wales reached 72,670 in the year prior to March 2017 – denoting the greatest yearly flood of kids in care in seven years. The ascent in youngsters entering care has been put down to issues in family units, for example, destitution, poor lodging and substance abuse, which specialists said can be put down to cuts to local services intended to tackle them. As…