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    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…

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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…

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    Interview: Wolf Alice

    “Misogyny and sexism and the way women are treated in almost all industries didn’t just change after the suffragette movement.” As Wolf Alice embark on their biggest UK tour to date earlier, we caught up with bassist Theo Ellis to talk about festivals, awards ceremonies, females in the business and how the band have exploded into the mainstream music scene. Q: Hi Theo! So it’s already been a massive year for the band- a Brit nomination, a Grammy nomination, 6 NME nominations and 2 wins in 2016 SO FAR… that must be an amazing feeling? A: Yeah it’s been pretty cool! We went to all the ceremonies but the NME…

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    Interview: Beach Baby

    Beach Baby are a four-piece band who met at Goldsmith’s College in London. Made up by Lawrence (guitar, vocals), Ollie (guitar, keys, vocals), Shep (drums) and Herc (bass), the band have recently been touring with indie-rock band, Hooton Tennis Club. I caught up with them at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen to talk about their latest single ‘Limousine,’ and to find out how life on the road has been so far. 1. How does it feel to be playing sold out gigs on this tour? BB: Great! We’re very fortunate to be on tour with the Hooton Tennis Club guys and they’re selling out these venues. The London show last night was…

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    Interview: Coasts

      by Emily Davina Carr A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with Bristol guys, Coasts, ahead of their show that evening at Gorilla in Manchester. Here’s what members Chris (vocals) and Ben (drums) had to say. T’HUD: Hey guys, so I asked some people who saw you recently in Leeds supporting The Wombats, what they thought of your sound and one person described it as, ‘if Bastille and The 1975 had a baby’. What would you describe your sound like? Chris: That’s a pretty good comparison to be honest. I guess we’re are an indie/pop/rock/dance band. Ben: Yeah, I think there are elements from…

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    Polar Collective Interview

    Polar Collective are a four-piece boyband based in Ipswich. Formed four years ago after meeting in school, Jake Cardy (vocals), Adam Dodd (vocals, guitar), Ally Newbigging (saxophone, vocals) and Gryphen Ford (drums, vocals) are now on a mission to deliver their poppy sound to every corner of the UK. I spoke to the band about what their journey has been like so far, how the North compares to the South and what’s coming up for Polar Collective. 1. Polar Collective have been together for four years now, where did you meet and what led to you all making music together? Adam: We kind of met at different times really, you…

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    Interview: Beans On Toast

      by Daniel Rourke It’s almost December and for most people that means the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on. However the lead up to December has a completely different meaning for Beans on Toast, as it’s the countdown to his yearly album release. Fresh off the plane from his North America tour with Skinny Lister and punk-folk hero Frank Turner, we caught up with Beans to discuss everything from tour life to his new record Rolling Up The Hill. T’HUD: First up, you’ve just got back off your tour of America, how did that go? Beans On Toast: Yeah, it was great! I’m definitely feeling the jetlag…

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    Interview: The Milk

    Image courtesy of Mike Massaro [source] The road to success can be a tough one and making a name for yourself in the industry can be brutal. For Essex born, soul and funk inspired band, The Milk, this rings true for their beginnings also. “There were a lot of showcases. No one really knows about it unless you do it,” explains drummer Mitch. “The best ones are obviously when they come to a gig and it’s packed out with loads of people cheering you on. But then there are these other moments where they come down to your rehearsal and there are five of you in a room. They’re like,…

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    Interview: Hollie Stephenson

    The fifth week of the Coffeehouse Sessions tour sees seventeen year old Hollie Stephenson take to the stage in our Students’ Union. I caught up with her after her set to chat about how she thought the show went (despite suffering from a slight cold), how she’s finding going fully acoustic for the tour and also about her impressive experiences as a musician so far. You have two days on the tour left after today’s shows, how have you been finding it? It’s a weird experience to be honest, I’m enjoying it but then it’s just really hectic, from one place to the next. It’s just about improving and I’m…

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    V!RG!N

    For most students university is a time of self discovery, growing up and landing on ones own two feet. Of course with all of that comes a lot of socialising, partying, drinking and almost definitely having sex. Sex with mates, sex with new found long term partners, or sex with random people on one of the cash machines on campus… you know who you are. For some of us it is a fun, well-rehearsed game and the tally is rising way into double figures. However others are having to tackle the dreaded first time. The nervousness, the pressure, the hoping that everything goes right. And then it happens, it’s over…