First Albums – Grace Latter

There used to be a feature on Channel 4...well, I say feature, it was essentially a gap filler between shows after the usual spiel of cheesy ads. It was a series of quick clips of interviews; the channel's biggest stars at that time would all be responding to the same question, one after the other, …

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Five Woodstock Bands – James D. Irwin

Woodstock was a music festival that took place from August 15-17th 1969. It had been two years since the Summer of Love, and less than six months since Richard Nixon had been sworn in as America's first --- but by no means last --- dangerously corrupt Republican President.   1. The Grateful Dead  The Grateful …

Top Five Albums – Chloe Page

Now, this article has been a pretty difficult one to write. Picking five favourite albums when you're a music journalist is a near impossible feat to achieve. After putting my Spotify and iTunes favourites through an almost Hunger Games style elimination process, we have six winners. I know that five was the maximum, but, honestly, …

I’m So Bored of the USA: Five of the best bands from the Canadian punk scene -James Gregory

Who said guitar music was dead? All across America, independent labels like Sideonedummy, Run For Cover and Epitaph ride at the crest of a new wave of punk music. Recent albums by bands such as Modern Baseball, the Menzingers, and the Wonder Years have been released to not only popular triumph, but to relatively impressive …

5 (and a bit) novels about Music – Rebecca Travers

So when asked to ‘write an article about 5 things to do with music,’ my logical conclusion was to consider my top five albums, but I got stuck after Origin of Symmetry and Songs in the Key of Life. Spots 3 through to 5 in my top ten were hotly contended and too difficult to …