No Spoilers: The Rescue

A beautiful love story that will tug at your heartstrings, making for a cosy and frictionless read. This book isn’t just a romance, it also allows the reader to explore a more intimate love. Sparks yet again has given the world a novel that leaves you wanting nothing but joy and happiness for his characters. It will peak your interest right from the start, and … Continue reading No Spoilers: The Rescue

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”

A Chat with Razorlight’s Björn Agren

Bjorn Agren, a member of the group Razorlight, sat down with ENRG’s Joe Anderson before the group performed at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, opening up for Kaiser Chiefs last Wednesday. Argen was an original member of Razorlight, during it’s formation in 2002. However, in 2010 it was announced that Agren and the group’s bassist at the time, Carl Dalemo, would leave the group because of issue’s … Continue reading A Chat with Razorlight’s Björn Agren

Review: Music To Be Murdered By – Eminem

Rapper Eminem has surprise-released another album. Trying hard to show he’s capable of growth but still has a glimpse of the past on his new album. On his 11th album released at midnight on the 17th of January, he continues to rap about his messed-up family, his haters and his own problems over 20 tracks. The 47-year-old rapper has featured several other artists on his … Continue reading Review: Music To Be Murdered By – Eminem

Picking Favourites with Ten Tonnes

Following the release of his self-titled debut album, I caught up with Ten Tonnes at one of the coolest venues in Glasgow, Saint Luke’s. I met 22-year-old Ethan Barnett, better known as Ten Tonnes, ahead of his headline show at Glasgow’s impressive converted church. He’s busy pouring a brown syrup into a fruit tea and, when I question what he is concocting, he explains that he … Continue reading Picking Favourites with Ten Tonnes

The next generation of rap

Rap has always been a genre of self-expression, allowing artists to freely speak their mind in a way that feels comfortable to them. Women have also been at the forefront of the genre, whether they be the subject of the song or the one performing, yet misogyny is still a major criticism of the genre. Sexually motivated lyrics prove controversial to listeners and can sometimes … Continue reading The next generation of rap

The VanderBlues: Glassroom Session No. 5

In an unconventional 5th Glassroom Session, The VanderBlues crammed themselves into our Journalism studio for a wonderful live set. The VanderBlues are a five piece Indie-Folk band based at Edinburgh Napier University. Their music is upbeat, energetic and thoughtful, focussing on teenage and student life. The young band performed their first show in March last year, and have since sold out headline shows at Sneaky … Continue reading The VanderBlues: Glassroom Session No. 5

A pre-show chat with Super Inuit

Edinburgh-based electro-pop duo Super Inuit supported Swedish group Holy Now at Leith Depot last Friday and I went along for a chat with them before their set. The duo, made up of Brian Pokora and Fern Morris, told me the story behind their name, how they put together their music and what 2019 holds for them. We start by talking about their name. As I … Continue reading A pre-show chat with Super Inuit