[FEATURE] MUSIC IN LEGOS – VICELAND PREMIERE

Last week I attended a screening of Noisey’s VICELAND documentary in Kamio, Hoxton. The documentary was based on aspiring artists in the Nigerian city of Legos, perhaps most popular in today’s music culture for producing Wizkid, who featured on Drake’s chart topper – and absolute bop – ‘One Dance’. After queuing for 20 minutes followedContinue reading “[FEATURE] MUSIC IN LEGOS – VICELAND PREMIERE”

[INTERVIEW] GETTING UP CLOSE WITH GRYMM

Grymm are a Brighton-based ambient and grunge fusion of fuzzed guitars, reverb and compelling vocal hooks that will take you on an enigmatic journey through each song they provide. I sat down with Morgan, guitarist and vocalist, and Andrew, bassist, before their gig in Brighton, all of us perching on stools of slightly different heightsContinue reading “[INTERVIEW] GETTING UP CLOSE WITH GRYMM”

[FEATURE] THE SCUM KIDS: HOW RATBOY AND GRIME CHANGED YOUTH CULTURE

It was mid 2014 when Rat Boy first came about, and the kids haven’t looked back since. For those of you who weren’t quite old enough to quite fit into the Jamie T era, here’s your answer. But enough of the patronising – what is it about Rat Boy fans that separate them from allContinue reading “[FEATURE] THE SCUM KIDS: HOW RATBOY AND GRIME CHANGED YOUTH CULTURE”

[INTERVIEW] SISTERAY – A BAND FOR THE TIMES

In 2016 we found ourselves in strange and scary times, music and politics have always gone hand in hand so someone needs to be soundtracking this nightmare. From Pussy Riot to the Fat White Family, there are acts making noise. However it can feel at times as though artists are shunning their duty to beContinue reading “[INTERVIEW] SISTERAY – A BAND FOR THE TIMES”

[LIVE REVIEW] SWIMMING TAPES // HELLO 2017

With the new year comes the possibility of lots of fun new artists to keep our earbuds warm through the last leg of winter, so last night I headed over to the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch to see whats what. Very lukewarm start I’d say. So the Old Blue Last have teamed up withContinue reading “[LIVE REVIEW] SWIMMING TAPES // HELLO 2017”

[FEATURE] TRAINSPOTTING: T2 OR NOT T2?

For starters I’d like you to take a second out to admire my very clever title and maybe give me a small applause. It’s always questionable when we hear that beloved, ingenious films are set up for round two. “Who needs more money and why are they trying to ruin something beautiful” are always theContinue reading “[FEATURE] TRAINSPOTTING: T2 OR NOT T2?”

[FEATURE] THE PRICE IT PAYS TO BE KNOWN

The recent hospitalisation of Kanye West has – like anything he does – split the general public in two. Some believing it’s all staged and “just another ploy for attention” whilst the other half believe it’s legitimate and actually accounts for a lot of his recent actions. So this got me thinking. How many musicians,Continue reading “[FEATURE] THE PRICE IT PAYS TO BE KNOWN”