• 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…