Live Review: Courtney Barnett @ Royal Albert Hall – 4th June 2018

Courtney Barnett’s performance was first supposed to take place at Manchester Academy but the venue had double booked with another act. Albert Hall couldn’t be a more suitable replacement as the former church’s acoustics and Gothic architecture creates a uniquely intimate experience to perfectly accommodate her haunting and introspective second album. The evening begins with…

Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

During the first year of my English Literature degree at the pinnacle of AM, I jokingly compared Alex Turner’s narrative to a tragic hero in a morality play. The tragic hero is defined in Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ as an individual faced with a series of transformative moral dilemmas that will ultimately lead to their downfall. Basically,…