The Kids Still Stand A Chance: Vampire Weekend @ Islington Assembly Hall 22/03/2019 Review

(Original photo by Terry Filisetti Yoshinaga. Sampled graphics by Vampire Weekend)   There is a moment in the film Almost Famous when the band Stillwater ask young music lover William Miller what he thought of their latest release – his reply: “Incendiary!” There have been few times when I have TRULY felt this way about…
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March 23, 2019 0

Sigrid – “Sucker Punch” (Album review): First-round KO

It feels like Sigrid Raabe, known simply as Sigrid, has been around for forever. Her breakthrough EP, “Don’t Kill My Vibe” came out over two years ago, if you can believe it. Having done the media tours – including a stop at Brixton Academy – her long-awaited debut, “Sucker Punch” has finally arrived amidst a…
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March 8, 2019 0

Maggie Rogers at O2 Academy Brixton: Baddest witch on the planet (Review)

O2 Academy Brixton, London, 19th February 2019 There’s a full moon in the sky on the evening of the 19th February 2019. Luckily for everyone at the O2 Academy Brixton on this night, that means Maggie Rogers’ emotional energy is “through the roof”. We’re in for a special one right here, ladies and gentlemen. Choosing…
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February 26, 2019 0

A Real Londoner’s Guide to the Real London

Having grown up, studied, and worked in London my whole life, I feel like I know the best spots in the city for students on a not-too-tight-but-I’m-not-wasting-my-money-here kind of budget by now. This guide isn’t going to include the very obvious tourist traps, which are still worth visiting but everybody already knows about those. No,…
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February 24, 2019 0

“We’ll Call it Time Well Spent” – 10 years of You Me At Six

On the 6th October 2008, You Me at Six released their debut album “Take Off Your Colours”. Since then they’ve released 5 further albums, all of which hit the top 5 UK records, had a number one album, toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy and Thirty Seconds to Mars, sold out headline tours…
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February 22, 2019 0

The TRNSMT Festival Line-up is Here and None of Us Were Ready For It.

Stormzy, George Ezra, Catfish & The Bottlemen, to name a few…. Well played TRNSMT, you have our attention…

February 21, 2019 0

The King’s Christmas Message

Since becoming KCL Radio’s Station Manager in April, I’ll have you know I’ve enjoyed a little bit of a higher profile. For example, I’ve often heard that I have a voice for radio, which is a lovely compliment. I’m less welcoming of people saying I have a face for radio, but that’s a different matter.…
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December 25, 2018 0

Casanova’s Top 5 Christmas Tunes

It begins with the first murmurings of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”… that’s right, Christmas song season is here. Owing to the seasonality and inherent variety, what is termed as “Christmas music” lends itself to being the most varied genre of music out there. Heck, even “Killing In The Name” is now technically…
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December 20, 2018 0

A Brief Inquiry into… what the 1975’s new album is all about.

Less rock, more pretentious and sounding remarkably like Walk the Moon… With another long long album title are the indie rock band trying too hard? Or being inspired by the likes of Queen and Fall Out Boy? Love it or hate it, here’s the low down on “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships”.

December 1, 2018 0

“Love is what interests me. It’s just that love is indivisible from murder.” Switzerland under review.

  It’s 1995, wrapped in a fury of cigarette smoke sits Patricia Highsmith (Phyllis Logan), pounding at her typewriter. Now a recluse, Highsmith is tucked away in the Swiss alps, soon to be disturbed by an unwanted guest. What unravels to the audience is a psychological game of cat and mouse between Highsmith and Edward…
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November 21, 2018 0