Tag: Alternative

alt-J’s creative risks pay off on their third LP – Relaxer album review

It’s been five years since alt-J bagged the Mercury Prize for their 2012 debut An Awesome Wave and three years since the Grammy-nominated This is All Yours. Although a blend of geeky, folk/electronica-infused pop remains at the core of their sound, the group push their...

/ 12th June 2017

Is shoegaze back to stay? Let’s hope so – Slowdive album review

A common staple in the life-cycle of music is the re-appraisal of a band’s work – the passing of time can allow an album to breathe, giving it time to settle and find its place in the world after initial...

/ 18th May 2017

Neighbourhood Bests- Matt Corby

  Ever since I heard ‘Breathe’ by Matt Corby after it premiered on an episode of Pretty Little Liars, I downloaded all of Corby’s ‘Into the Flame’ and ‘Resolution’ EP. So, I was pretty excited to see Corby play at...

/ 14th March 2016

Festive Fingers: quirky and quick alternatives

Sometimes you might feel as though all these nail designs are simply not your thing. Maybe because you feel you are not creative enough, or it’s just because you do not have the time or patience – don’t worry, we’ve...

/ 18th December 2014

Boris Johnson – Typical Tory or Credible Alternative?

  Boris Johnson is one of those rare characters in politics that can capture people’s interest, actually make people laugh and believe that politicians are in fact human like themselves. Michael Cockerell’s insightful documentary on Boris’ life showed just this...

/ 28th March 2013