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

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

Single Review / Golden Slumbers – Elbow

It is that time of year again, folks. Yes, the festive season means only one thing: Christmas adverts. In particular, the nation waits in anticipation for the unveiling of the new John Lewis advert each and every year, in the past helping artists to achieve number one singles and simultaneously causing the British public to… Continue reading Single Review / Golden Slumbers – Elbow

Live Review / Craig David’s TS5

Having listened to Craig David as a child and watched his career fade into the abyss, it is a surprise to both you and I that I found myself attending his most recent tour at the O2 Academy. Who would have thought we would see the return of Craig David? In his own words, ‘that… Continue reading Live Review / Craig David’s TS5

Interview / Ady Suleiman

I'm sat at my desk on a rainy Friday afternoon, my conversation counterpart waiting for a lift to a studio in Staines. This time at the other end of the phone is Nottingham-born singer-songwriter Ady Suleiman, who is on the cusp of releasing his long-awaited debut album next year. Having previously won the ‘Breakthrough Act… Continue reading Interview / Ady Suleiman

Single Review / Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

The old Taylor Swift is dead. At least, that’s what she’s telling herself and above all, wants you to believe. In reality, the country-turned-pop star is the same as she ever was - even if she doesn’t realise it - only this time with a new addition: her most controversial single to date, ‘Look What… Continue reading Single Review / Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM

It’s been a long four years, but the wait is finally over: the HAIM sisters are back with their sophomore release, Something to Tell You. Being hailed as a breezy, soft-rock revival, the album sounds a far more polished, glossy effort, which is hard to believe given the high production value on their 2013 debut, Days Are… Continue reading Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM