It’s raining soup and I’ve got a fork, or why the world needs Half Man Half Biscuit – Poppy Bristow

It’s the 25th of December, 2014, and a fifteen-year-old incarnation of me is tearing the wrapping from a very special present. I am probably the only fifteen-year-old girl in the country to receive this particular gift for Christmas and I am innocent of the profound effect it will have on my life. The present is a …

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September Shuffle – Rebecca Travers

Well hello there autumn! It’s time for another embarrassing or wonderful musical shuffle courtesy of my itunes and its ability to make me look shamefully cool or terribly nineties. Let’s just pray for a limited amount of cheesy party classics and Disney songs. Song 1: Do you wanna? - Franz Ferdinand Ha! From their 2005 …

Everyone Needs Music – Joe Chapman

Music is as old as hearing. No visual art or theatrical performance can quite outdo the whimsicality and ineffable power of the trained voice or instrument. Spirituality and transcendence have long been associated with music... and the very word implies it as something that actually stands on the threshold of something supernaturally brilliant.[1] “Tell me, …

Video Game Music – What’s the Deal? Chloe Page

Anyone who's played video games, console, PC or handheld, will likely remember a tune from their favourite games. Sometimes even just a jingle will stick with you, like the 'ding' a player hears in Mario games when you collect a coin. But why have music in games at all? We lived for decades with silent …

August Shuffle – Rebecca Travers

Well, it’s that time again readers. It’s time to delve into my musical archives via itunes to see if this is the month it wants to humiliate me or whether it makes me look endlessly cool with unusual indie bands. Probably the former. Let’s dig in! Song 1: Don’t stop the party – Pitbull Oh …

Jazz vs Blues: What’s the Difference? – Chloe Page

So earlier this week I was sat with my friends in an aesthetic brown and beige toned coffee shop surrounded by bean themed paintings and leather chairs. We were just shooting the breeze over some brews of various temperatures when I heard the music change from mellow easy listening to jazz. I fazed out of …