[FEATURE] MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT A MEME

Mental illness is not exactly uncommon. According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and mental illness makes up 28% of all diseases in the world – the biggest by far. Going by this, several people you know will have suffered with a mentalContinue reading “[FEATURE] MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT A MEME”

[FEATURE] Why is there a struggle with small venues when live music is booming?

“If small and independent venues were to disappear completely, where would new bands come from? How will we find the new big thing?” Sometimes it is down to location, other times it is lack of public interest and other times it is down to the rise in council rent. All along the country independent musicContinue reading “[FEATURE] Why is there a struggle with small venues when live music is booming?”

London’s Impending Drug Culture Revolution

Three months after the drug related deaths of teenage boys Ryan Browne and Jack Crossley saw the nightclub lose its license for good, the doors of Fabric are open once again. Following a newfound agreement with the Islington council, the world famous venue will start hosting events from early 2017, a decision that sparked hugeContinue reading “London’s Impending Drug Culture Revolution”

[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”

[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”

[FEATURE] THE DEVOLUTION OF METAL

2017, it’s the start of a brand new year. For most, it’s the time to crack on with those new years resolutions, but for some, it’s the anticipation of festival announcements. It’s hard to avoid them right now – Download, Bloodstock and Reading and Leeds have all announced at least one headliner, and with thatContinue reading “[FEATURE] THE DEVOLUTION OF METAL”

[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”

[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?”