‘Ziggy Played Guitar’, And Oh, So Much More

David Bowie has vastly contributed to popular culture as we know it today. ‘But what about The Beatles!?’ I hear you cry. Well I’m sorry, it would still be a resounding no from me (in whatever Simon Cowell voice you imagine in your head). The Beatles were more responsible for the starting of something we…

The Eurythmics: Pioneers of Synthpop

The indomitable 1980s birthed many a cultural phenomenon still popular today, including big hair, leg warmers and the wonderfully addictive Rubik’s Cube. Musically, however, the era produced something even better: synthpop. A combination of the electro sounding synthesiser and mainstream pop, the genre took off at the beginning of the 80s in Germany, Japan and…

Madly In Anger With You- Metallica Documentary

Life in a multi-million-selling, multiple-Grammy-winning, globe-conquering band. It’s a life we’ve all pined after at least briefly at some point in our own mortal existences, but it’s a life that very few of us get to experience firsthand, or even anywhere verging on close-up. Therefore, any kind of exposé of the so-called ‘rockstar’ lifestyle is…

Kate Bush And Her Everlasting Obsession With Literature

At nineteen years old Kate Bush performed on Top of the Pops for the first time, with a song from her debut album ‘The Kick Inside’. The song was ‘Wuthering Heights’, and hence the world was introduced to an artist whose obsessions and interpretations of literature would be hugely influential in shaping who she was….

Willy Mason- Singer/Songwriter, Storyteller, Folk Reviver

No one really understands why it is that Willy Mason hasn’t achieved greater success; having released three albums in the last ten years to modest critical acclaim, it seems strange that he hasn’t shaken the “under the radar” status. This is made even stranger when you do discover his music: each track tinged with his…

Devin Townsend- Long May He Reign

Devin Townsend. To those in the know, the name of this maverick Canadian will spark fevered fanboying or fierce debate. Having spanned a dizzying array of musical styles in 20 years of creativity, this album-churning machine has amassed one of the most devoted fanbases from within and beyond the metal community. Following some success as…

The Legacy of Public Image Ltd

If seventies punk was the barks and snarls of a disenfranchised youth criticising the world around them: politics, music, class struggles and the establishment, then early eighties post punk was the internal frustration that took the same anger but pointed it inwards; criticising the individual and the limitations put on them not only by society…