Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Becomes Fastest Ever Song To Surpass 100 million Spotify Streams

Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Becomes Fastest Ever Song To Surpass 100 million Spotify Streams

The reigning Queen of Pop has done it again. By now you’ve surely heard of Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’, the song changing the way we all view our ex-relationships and changing the planet tbh. Ariana has been a force to be reckoned with this year, and she’s just getting started. ‘thank u, next’ has become the fastest song to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify, snatching the title from Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’,…

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Review: The Wombats Latest Single ‘Oceans’

Review: The Wombats Latest Single ‘Oceans’

The Wombats are back with the Extended Version of their fantastic fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. Following on from the previously released ‘Bee-Sting’ the lads have dropped the nostalgia infused, 80’s inspired track ‘Oceans’ From the get go, the glossy synth is incredibly reminiscent of Bowie, namely ‘Let’s Dance’, the overuse of synths works really well, the disparity between intense vocals and instrumentals to relaxed synth beats sorta relates to the ebbs…

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Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Sigrid is no stranger to Manchester, she’s been here time and time again, for festivals and for her own shows alike, and everytime she sells out, brings a huge crowd and ensures that everyone has a damn good time dancing to some of the finest pop music around. This week, as part of her almost-entirely, sold out UK tour, Sigrid stopped for two packed nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a small venue oft overlooked by…

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The enduring strength of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Rooms on Fire’

The enduring strength of Stevie Nicks’ ‘Rooms on Fire’

Everyone loves Fleetwood Mac, to the point where they’re becoming just as embodied in the culture of millennials as they are in generations before us. You can stop anyone in the street and they’ll have a favourite song by Fleetwood Mac, and likely a personal connection to it to boot. Fleetwood Mac’s lyricism transcends time and generational boundaries, as it’s all real, it’s not farfetched and every single person can relate to their words. Not…

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Ned Dylan’s single, ‘Life’s a Rave’

Ned Dylan’s single,  ‘Life’s a Rave’

The official music video for ‘Life’s a Rave’ – the first single from 17-year-old Ned Dylan’s debut album has just dropped. Produced by Wizard (M.I.A./Wiley/Chemical Brothers/Chase & Status/Alabama 3), Gordon Raphael (the Strokes/Regina Spektor/Alabama 3) and Mike Freear (Slamboree), ‘Life’s a Rave’ has a lot to live up to? Does it? Starting with the video, it’s a rather simple affair but still manages to give you a high budget feel. After all, nothing has to…

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A Star Is Born’s ‘La Vie en rose’

A Star Is Born’s ‘La Vie en rose’

Everyone’s talking about A Star Is Born, myself included. This third reimagining of a classic Hollywood story has everybody absolutely enamoured with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, even more than we were before. A lot of us have stanned Lady Gaga since ‘Just Dance’ and have been in love with Bradley Cooper since ‘The Hangover’. This film saw Gaga making her feature film debut, as well as Cooper going behind the camera for the first…

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Music and Drag At Their Finest -Alaska’s ‘Come To Brazil’

Music and Drag At Their Finest -Alaska’s ‘Come To Brazil’

From Pittsburgh to sold-out theatres all over the world, Alaska Thunderf*ck5000, better known as ‘Alaska’, is absolute drag royalty. Alaska gained widespread fame after competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5, the season that is still lauded as the best season of the main show. Alaska ended up placing as a runner-up for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar, and her and boyfriend, Sharon Needles (Winner of Drag Race season 4) became the power couple of the…

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Spotlight: Why ‘The Man’ is the defining song of The Killers

Spotlight: Why ‘The Man’ is the defining song of The Killers

As Genius describes it, ‘”The Man” is a meditation on modern masculinity- complete with a disco-rock beat”. Today I’m making ‘The Man’ by The Killers as my spotlight track. Do I have a whole host of reasons for this that I’m going to bore you with? Of course, but first, let’s discuss the song and the background of it a bit. ‘The Man’ was dropped in June 2017 as The Killers first track back in…

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Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced findings that approximately 38% of global music consumers access their music through illegal means. Results were found by looking into 20 of the world’s biggest music markets, including the United Kingdom. Music is more accessible than it ever has been as of 2018 but this has not stopped those who wish to pirate music from doing so. Breaking down the piracy, you’ll find 32% of…

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Kanye West to lunch with President Trump

Kanye West to lunch with President Trump

The nightmare continues. The statement ‘I miss the old Kanye’ has probably been uttered more times than can be counted over the last few days, from posting pictures of himself in an infamous ‘Make America Great Again’ cap, to SNL cutting off Kanye discussing his admiration for Trump to the audience after his performance and the name change to ‘Ye’, to the White House confirming that Mr. West will be visiting President Donald Trump this…

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