7 things I learned as a ‘workie’

In April this year I went down to London for a month of work experience in journalism. A required part of my MA course, I went to the capital for two separate placements during which I was privy to the goings-on at the features desks across four women's magazines. As you might expect from being… Continue reading 7 things I learned as a ‘workie’

Masters / The dreaded voxpop

I knew throughout most of my undergraduate degree that I wanted to study a Masters degree in magazine journalism, and I think most people around me also knew as I never really shut up about it. However, not everything has been plain sailing so far. For every interview and feature piece, there are also parts… Continue reading Masters / The dreaded voxpop

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

Single Review / Don’t Matter Now – George Ezra

Three years ago, the warm, baritone vocals of singer-songwriter George Ezra cemented him as one of the UK's most loved and best-selling artists. His first hit 'Budapest' was a sleeper, slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular songs of 2014, and with his debut album Wanted On Voyage being an unprecedented success, namely for the man… Continue reading Single Review / Don’t Matter Now – George Ezra

Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore

With yet another change in line-up, Paramore are back with their fifth studio album After Laughter. Following Jeremy Davis’s departure, Hayley Williams and Taylor York are re-joined by Zac Farro, one of the founding members of the band who previously left alongside brother Josh in 2010. With this new line-up comes a whole new style… Continue reading Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore

Single Review: Slow Hands – Niall Horan

Another week, another 1D member’s solo effort. This time, Niall Horan is back a second time round with new single, ‘Slow Hands’, and it’s clear that with this track, Horan is well and truly attempting to shake his seemingly holier-than-thou boyband image. We all know that One Direction were never the most innocent of boybands… Continue reading Single Review: Slow Hands – Niall Horan

2017 / February Round Up

Two months down which means the second attempt at a blog post like this. February has been busy, especially with my 5-day trip home mid-way through and sorting out timetables and classes for my second semester at Spanish university. But of course, with this being a round-up, I should probably just get on with it... Music February… Continue reading 2017 / February Round Up

Single Review / Tired As Fuck – The Staves

Perhaps a profanity in a song title isn’t something we’d expect from indie-folk trio, The Staves, but it’s something they’ve certainly surprised us with. Ahead of a North American tour and headlining Bushstock this summer, the band have released a double-A side single consisting of ‘Train Tracks’ and 'Tired As Fuck'. The latter is a… Continue reading Single Review / Tired As Fuck – The Staves