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Interview / Luke Pritchard

The National Student gave me the chance to have a chat with The Kooks’ outspoken frontman, Luke Pritchard, about their brand new album, Let’s Go Sunshine. The Kooks’ 2014 album Listen was a drastic change in style for the UK indie favourites, met with mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. Fast forward four years to find that… Continue reading Interview / Luke Pritchard

Album Review / Palo Santo – Years & Years

It has been a long three years of waiting for new material from trio Years & Years, sky-rocketing to popularity and chart heights by winning BBC’s Sound of 2015. Flash forward to present day and the band is quite noticeably different, and with new album Palo Santo, they express a new facet of themselves. They are… Continue reading Album Review / Palo Santo – Years & Years

Live Review / Jessie Ware

My last ever live review for Redbrick... no, you're crying. Jessie Ware is in a league of her own, but more so than ever when it comes to a live show. In support of her powerful third album, Glasshouse, Ware made a long-awaited return to the Birmingham Academy stage to treat us to a master-class of what… Continue reading Live Review / Jessie Ware

Interview / Rae Morris

Sat in her dressing room at Birmingham’s O2 Institute, I met to have a chat with Blackpool singer-songwriter Rae Morris. Fresh from a show in Oxford the previous evening, Morris is calm, collected and steaming her voice to make sure she’s on top form. And I’m not surprised; with a new pop-synth sound and a… Continue reading Interview / Rae Morris

Live Review / Tom Misch

Tom Misch is fast becoming the staple artist on every young 20-something’s Spotify playlists. A multi-instrumentalist working from his bedroom, Misch has since catapulted to glory in recent months, his cult following resulted in a sold out night at Birmingham’s O2 Institute. His fusion of jazz and R&B beats attracted a far more diverse crowd… Continue reading Live Review / Tom Misch

Interview / The Wombats

‘How can we not sort these things out in 2018?’ I am sat, phone in hand, chatting to Dan Haggis, drummer of Liverpool indie-rock band The Wombats, about all things music, politics and the power of the internet age. The adrenaline-fuelled Scousers have recently released their fourth studio album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life,… Continue reading Interview / The Wombats

Opinion / Crossing the Line? Sexual Assault on Trial

Last month the world watched as one of the largest sexual abuse scandals in sporting history finally came to a dramatic end. Since 2016, former Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been publicly accused by over 150 women and girls of sexual assault. The use and abuse of his position that would allow him… Continue reading Opinion / Crossing the Line? Sexual Assault on Trial

Opinion / Zoella’s 12 Days of Extortion

Christmas - a joyous time spent with family and friends, being thankful for the time we have with said loved ones. However, given the consumerist society in which we live, it perhaps comes as no surprise to learn that exploitation is the dish being served for many this festive season. Facing particular backlash in this… Continue reading Opinion / Zoella’s 12 Days of Extortion