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    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…

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    REVIEW: The Punisher Season 2

    MARVEL / NETFLIX STARRING: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Giorgia Whigham, Floriana Lima, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart Reviewed by Charlie Pickard Season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher is now streaming. Season 1 was released in November 2017 – both seasons of this phenomenal show are well worth your time. (You should not watch Season 2 unless you have seen Season 1, as it follows directly on.) As with the first season, the writing, directing and acting are all exemplary. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot and his writing team have crafted an engaging story that is dark, gritty and violent. Never dull nor too fast, it is well-paced and always…

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    Live At Leeds: 30/04/16

    Live At Leeds celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, with a successful day full of live music. The annual festival’s line up boasted 180+ acts, performing on twenty-two different stages across the city. With such a huge variety of bands and artists for the 10,000+ strong crowds to see, there was certainly something for everyone. We headed down to the festival to catch the best up-and-coming artists from across the UK. 2:00pm – Flawes – The Wardrobe The first act we went to see was Huddersfield-based band Flawes. The alternative pop trio performed in the basement of The Wardrobe, a dark venue lit by multi-coloured fairy lights, giving the feeling…

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    University Lecturer releases latest novel (Review)

    One of our great and powerful leaders (okay, University Creative Writing Lecturers) has released his first collection of short stories. We like to think that we inspired him, improved his writing ability, pushed him to succeed even. (However in reality, he was probably pretty talented before arriving at the University). Michael Stewart has had previous success with his novels ‘King Crow’ and ‘Café Assassin’ along with his poetry collection, ‘Couples’. The new short story collection named ‘Mr Jolly’ is set to propel the award winning author further in to a sparkling career. There are 15 stories within ‘Mr Jolly’ and all have a compelling insight into the human condition. This…

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    Wolf Alice: Manchester Academy, 10/03/16

    After six NME award nominations, one Grammy and a Brit nomination in 2016 so far, indie-folk rockers Wolf Alice embarked on their UK tour just last week playing to sold out venues across the country. Initially forming as an acoustic duo back in 2010, consisting of sullen and sultry lead singer Ellie Roswell and guitarist Joff Oddie, the band soon realised they needed a fuller sound, and recruited bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey. Their debut album, My Love is Cool, went to number two in the UK album charts; the four-piece are bringing back 90s grunge with a sense of delicacy to a totally new audience. As the…

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    Rudimental: O2 Apollo, 08/03/16

    Although outside the popular Manchester venue it feels like the middle of winter, once the doors open and the venue starts filling up, the atmosphere inside is like something of a festival. Excited fans run to the front to get a good view of the band, young girls are scantily dressed as though the sun is beating down on them and people are sitting high above the crowd on each others shoulders, ready for the sold-out final night of Rudimental’s UK tour. The three-and-a-half thousand capacity venue is a small crowd for the drum and bass group, who hail from Hackney, especially compared to the size of audiences they’ve faced…

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    Enter Shikari: Victoria Warehouse, 25/02/16

    by Chloe Ross St Albans-based four-piece Enter Shikari brought their astounding live show to Manchester as part of their biggest headline tour to date and it’s safe to say they brought the house down. The night begins with The King Blues, who have recently made a comeback after almost four years out of the limelight. The London boys offer a delightful mix of reggae and ska influences, with a bit of angsty punk thrown in for good measure. They put on a fantastic show playing with a massive amount of energy and passion. The band are a perfect opener for Enter Shikari, with a political rant from frontman Itch against…

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    Coffeehouse Sessions: The Step

    Oliviero Fello and Stefano Donato arrive on stage both carrying guitars, Donato, a rustic-looking acoustic and Fello, a fluorescent pink electric. It’s a caricature of their music, an illusion of one taking lead, a precedence over the other. Rather than a clash of artistic natures however, this is a partnership of minds. The two met in London in 2013 – three years on, they are going strong as indie-pop duo The Step. In a swift descent of spiralling guitar interplay, Fello and Donato level in their acoustic atmosphere in a meeting of the soaring elasticity of the electric guitar with the delicate strum of the acoustic, a display of companionship…

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    Coffeehouse Sessions: Bella Figura

    With an open-armed warmth and earnest introduction, Bella Figura take to the stage represented only by seasoned frontman Justin Gartry (guitar, vocals), left to deliver the band’s self-proclaimed ‘heavy guitar grooves’ solo and unlevered, without right-hand men Mikey Cooper (bass, vocals) and Jack Morford (drums, vocals). The dulcet tones and caressed strum of the guitar relay hazy notes of reminiscence, effortless daydreams conveyed into music. The deep sincerity of Gartry’s voice echoes a muted euphoria, hollow with meaning – almost spoken-word, with its gentle striking quality that impacts without immediacy. The music has the makings of a modern-day classic rock, with hushed Hendrix-inspired riffs, fine-tuned to an acoustic wavelength purposely…

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    Coffeehouse Sessions: Jack Conman

    The return to uni after the Christmas break always brings a number of things, usually deadlines, the January blues, and more deadlines; this year, however, also sees the return of the Coffeehouse Sessions tour, delivering a variety of musicians from all over the world to our doorstep, offering a welcome acoustic interlude to our Wednesday lunchtimes. Starting the year off is Warren Records-signed artist Jack Conman, with his unique, percussive instrumentation. The folk singer/songwriter is, on face value, indistinctive from his peers – undeniably talented yes, but with that same familiar, husky accent and an adept approach to his guitar playing. But Conman is acutely aware of this – his…