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How the Vaccines Became an Indie Staple

The Vaccines skyrocketed out of obscurity in 2011 with their debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? and its anthemic indie jams. Almost every single released from the album made its name as an indie classic (Wrecking Bar, If You Wanna and Nørgaard,

Should We Bother Making Music Videos Anymore?

Music video channels almost used to be a part of growing up – you’d flick through with your friends, make fun of their outfits and sing along to your favourite tunes back in the day. But the slow death of music outlets (MTV being the most obvious example) is a reflection of how we no longer care about the visual extravaganza.

Is Fame & Money Counter-Intuitive To Grime?

For decades, grime has prided itself in being the fast-paced lyrical narrative of the black working class, with rappers like Hackney born and bred JME professing how ‘the music originated and will always remain in the streets’. But with the recent success of grime artists such as Stormzy resulting in a move from the urban hubbub of Croydon to the gold-lined streets of Chelsea, are rappers becoming disconnected from the streets they came from?

Gig Review: Two Door Cinema Club: One Trick Pony?

I remember when I first heard TDCC (Two Door Cinema Club) on the radio. It was 2009, I was but a lowly 14 year old, Radio X was still XFM, and I fell in love with a little song called ‘I Can Talk’, which, unbeknownst to this Myspace band, would later come to be the encore for their sold-out comeback tour.