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Kate Nash – 12/02/2017

When hearing the name Kate Nash most people think of her as the one-hit-wonder of the Lily Allen-esque tune ‘Foundations’. However, her ability as an artist goes far beyond just being able to produce a quirky tune with a lot of swearing, and it looks as if she’s set to come back with a bang. …Read More

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The XX-I See You

Rating: The London trio have not disappointed with their new album. After teasing fans with the release of two singles, ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say something loving’, the album was finally released January 13th. I See You brings a new sound for the group, although they haven’t completely abandoned the sounds of their previous albums ‘co-exist’ …Read More

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Top 5 Albums of the Year- Alice Mills’ Picks

Head of music Alice Mills takes us through her five favourite albums of 2016   Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool 2016 gave us Trump but it also gave us the return of Thom Yorke. Radiohead’s ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool was released in May and I’m still not quite over it. After removing all …Read More


Top 5 Albums of the Year-Phil Jones Picks

Phil Jones tells us his top five albums of 2016 The Last Shadow Puppets- Everything You’ve Come To Expect After an 8 year hiatus, TLSP returned with a sound bigger, bolder and straight out of their rock and roll fantasies. With the Scott Walker-esque strings replaced with tight basslines and an injection of soul, Turner …Read More

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Top 5 Albums of the Year-Matt Sellars Picks

Kicking off our look back on albums of the year Matt Sellars takes us through his favourite five   Anderson .Paak – Malibu Anderson .Paak has been in the game since the beginning of the decade but it wasn’t until his appearances on Dr. Dre’s Compton in 2014 that he truly entered the mainstream. Malibu …Read More

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Loyle Carner-The Isle of Arran

Rating: With his debut album, Yesterdays Gone, set to be released on 20th January, Loyle Carner is on the brink of stardom.  The first release, ‘The Isle of Arran’, gives us an insight into the raw emotion he shares on the album. Rightfully the song was titled Annie Mac’s hottest record in the world. The South …Read More

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JAWS + Cosmo Pyke + The Lizard- 02/12/16

Rating: After the success of their first LP ‘Be Slowly’ in 2014 the release of ‘Simplicity’ had been long awaited on the indie scene. So much so that you could smell the anticipation on the sweaty kids that piled into Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse to get an earful of the new album live in their hometown …Read More

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JAWS interview

Between support sets from The Lizards and Cosmo Pyke Reef Pearson had the pleasure of catching up with JAWS’ Connor Schofield (vocals and guitar) and Alex Hudson (guitar) before the final set of their whirlwind Simplicity album tour at Birmingham’s Rainbow Warehouse. So last day of the tour, how has it been? Connor: It’s been …Read More

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The Last Shadow Puppets-The Dream Synopsis EP

Rating: After Everything You’ve Come to Expect was released in April, adding another number one album to the ever growing collection of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, the boys embarked on a global tour. Turner grew notorious for unpredictable onstage antics, and Kane confirmed himself to be on par with his bandmate as one of …Read More

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Childish Gambino-Redbone

Rating: On his first full length album in 2011, Donald Glover claims ‘Gambino is a mastermind’ – at the time that seemed like an overstatement. Camp was good, in fact it was one of the first hip-hop records I listened to front to back, and really liked at that. His lyrics were funny, they were …Read More

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