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First Look: Chasing Deer, the London Rock Powerhouse

For many of us the viral video of Fenton the dog chasing deer in Richmond Park was a brief moment in the vastly viral universe of the Internet. For four friends, it became inspiration for their new band, Chasing Deer, which draws its musical inspiration from

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We Chatted to the Midlands’ Answer to James Blake

As a genre, RnB can never seem to sit still. Constantly evolving into something new, its chameleonic form attracts countless emotional, creative, busy minds to listen and produce their own stories. One of those doing just that is Louis Ernest, perhaps better known as Blu Ernest.

New Music Friday: Taylor Swift’s New Empowered Persona

Or is she? Taylor’s new single Look What You Made Me Do from her latest release, ‘Reputation’, opens with a classic Swift-esque Hollywood-style melody that is reminiscent of earlier songs such as The Lucky One, which immediately lets her listeners know that this song is all about Hollywood. The social media blackout, the week-long snake gifs teasing us have all turned out to mean exactly what we thought. Swift is hitting back at all those who commented snake emojis under every single one of her Instagram photos, shedding that image and creating a new image for herself. And, let’s not lie, Swift is the queen of reinvention from her pure country image to her new, bolder, peroxide-blonde look.

Lorde’s Melodrama: Disrupting Pop’s New World Order

Lorde released sophomore album Melodrama this March to much critical acclaim, as it was lauded as one of the best albums of the year alongside Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. So how has the 21-year-old from New Zealand managed this feat? How has she taken pop music and made it have as much of an impact as the raw lyrics of the rap artist from Compton?

Blink-182 Live: The Start of a New Era

Following the release of their first album since the departure of original guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, long time punk rockers Blink-182 start their UK leg of their California tour with a night to remember.

The Amazons Album Review: Rock’s Breath of Fresh Air

The Amazons, indie rock group from Reading (consisting of front man Matt Thompson, guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and drummer Joe Emmett) have released their debut album three years after their initial formation in 2014 and their debut release has all the qualities that a top indie album ought to have.

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.

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