Music

Excelling At Music Awards

Excel London is the venue for the BBC Music Awards ceremony which will take place on 12 December this year. Hosted by Fearne Cotton...

An Ode To Indie

“Welcome to indie heaven”, I thought as I entered Old Spitalfields market. I was there for, brace yourself, Hipsters, the Independent Label Market. Like...

The Listener: Gimme Danger

The release of Jim Jarmusch's Stooges biopic Gimme Danger, has prompted me to think about the lack of danger in modern music. I don't expect...

‘Night Thoughts’ From Twilight Zone

Night Thoughts is the seventh studio album by Suede, one of the original Britpop bands from the 1990s. It was released in January this...

Bastille Storm The Heights

Playing the O2 to promote their second album Wild World, around 9pm Bastille came out to a rapturous welcome - made all the more...

Some Like It Rough

Rough Trade. A beacon for the young hipsters and old nostalgics. An institution for the more reckless parts of English music, yet with enough...

Brexists Beware!

Brexit does not have to be Brexist! If Britain backs out of Europe, don't let it taint the atmosphere of what has been an...

The Listener: Is This It For Indie?

In 2016, what is the point of independent record labels. Do they still matter? It’s been nine years since Julian Casablancas started his Cult Records label and 40...

Raw Power

Yak frontman Oli Burslem looms over his synth, as Andy Jones' buzz-bass riff cuts through the air of London's Scala like a heat-seeking missile....

Oxjamming in Dalston with Flying Vinyl’s Finest

As the lights in the backroom of Dalston’s Victoria pub dim to red and Wolf Alice’s ‘Giant Peach’ blasts through the speakers, we are...

Sunflower Bean In Bethnal Green

The New York trio stays polished and keeps it real at the same time, reports Aurora Krogh. “Easier said than done”. Describing how it feels...

Dear Entertainments Officer, Book Us Some Magic, Please!

Aurora Krogh notifies the UEL students' union Entertainments Officer: what we want is The Magic Gang; when do we want them - now! The Magic...

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