MONTERO by Lil Nas X: “A very powerful message”

Hot off the release of several chart-topping singles, Lil Nas X released his debut album on Friday and has continued to break the boundaries in the rap community.  The self-titled album ‘MONTERO’, which has been in the works for quite some time, was described as a “form of therapy” for the Georgia born rapper. The artist has claimed to be an outcast ever since his … Continue reading MONTERO by Lil Nas X: “A very powerful message”

Star-crossed by Kacey Musgraves: “Her Re-invention”

star-crossed, an adjective meaning thwarted or opposed by the stars, ill-fated. The classic story of star-crossed lovers is that of Juliet and Romeo, two lovers who’re doomed from the start. “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Kacey Musgraves uses the unfortunate ‘star-crossed’ to name her new 15 track album which explores themes of love or lack … Continue reading Star-crossed by Kacey Musgraves: “Her Re-invention”

Review: The Melodic Blue by Baby Keem

Baby Keem – one of the biggest breakout stars of the year – released his long-awaited debut studio album on Friday and continued paving his path through the music industry.  The 16 track LP titled ‘The Melodic Blue’ comes during one of the most exciting periods of the young rapper/producers’ career as he continues pushing his name onto the screens of millions around the world. … Continue reading Review: The Melodic Blue by Baby Keem

Review: Donda by Kanye West

37 days after the initial release date, Kanye West dropped his 10th studio album Donda – in what can only be described as true Kanye fashion.  The hype surrounding not only Kanye as a person but the music he has blessed his fans with over the years, has been utterly breath-taking. Kanye announced that his new project would drop on July 24th, 2021 as a … Continue reading Review: Donda by Kanye West

Tide Lines – Storming Through Ayr

There was truly no greater way to emerge from the lockdown hovel but to attend my first post-covid concert surrounded by my family watching the band that cemented our bond through the long hard months, Tide Lines. Watching the four members dance onto stage and shout, “How are we feeling Ayr” to the eager crowd washed away any bitter notes from the past year. My … Continue reading Tide Lines – Storming Through Ayr

Studio vs Acoustic: Pears by Weston Estate

Named after a nearby neighbourhood, Weston Estate is a 5-member group from North Carolina. The band members are: Srikar Nanduri on guitar, Manas Panchavati, Tanmay Joshi and Marco Luka with the vocals and Abhi Manhass on bass, who also produces their tracks.  A recent track of theirs which has been gaining loads of attention is titled Pears, a lo-fi indie beat paired with wistful lyrics creating a … Continue reading Studio vs Acoustic: Pears by Weston Estate

Pride Month 2021

Pride Month. A time for people in the LGBTQ+ community to come together and be unapologetically themselves. A time where people can look back on legendary figures within the community and see how far the world has come in accepting those for who they are, regardless of their sexuality. When it comes to talking about the LGBTQ+ community, intersectionality should be considered as there are … Continue reading Pride Month 2021

Did You Think by Chloe Payne Review: “A Feel-good Break-up Song”

New and upcoming artist, Chloe Payne is a 23-year-old from Basingstoke, England. Payne has been writing and composing music for the past three years and over time has gained experience from gigs in and out of London. Payne graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music, leaving the music school with First Class Honours. During her degree course she was able to study under Jono McNeil, … Continue reading Did You Think by Chloe Payne Review: “A Feel-good Break-up Song”

Solar Power by Lorde Review: “Sound of the Summer”

New Zealand singer/lyricist Lorde has released her first single in 4 years, and it is exactly what her fans needed entering the summer months of 2021. After a year as stressful as 2020, and months on end being trapped at home, Lorde is asking her fans to forget their tears and to join her this summer. Back in 2017 Lorde released her album Melodrama, with … Continue reading Solar Power by Lorde Review: “Sound of the Summer”

Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice Review: “The prodigious sound”

Wolf Alice are unavoidable within the British indie scene. Winning the coveted Mercury Prize back in 2018 with their second album Visions of a Life whilst also securing a Grammy nomination, the band are no strangers to producing award winning tracks. Blue Weekend begins slow. The opening track, The Beach, commences with a distant drum which transcends into a harmonic strumming layered by Ellie Rowsell’s … Continue reading Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice Review: “The prodigious sound”