Music

The Poppy Enigma

March 2, 2020

YouTube is a platform that can take average people to stardom in a split second, but it is also a haven for odd and disturbing online content. Since its conception in 2005, YouTube has created celebrities like Justin Bieber, Bo Burnham and Carly Rae Jepsen; it’s no wonder people use the platform to launch their careers.

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Miss Anthropocene marks a new era for Grimes

March 2, 2020

Claire Boucher, an artist under the stage name of Grimes, has come a long way since first exploding into the wider public consciousness with 2013’s indie-electro-pop breakout album “Visions”.

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Emo never died – The subculture making a comeback

February 17, 2020

You might recall a phase that people went through where their fringes covered their eyes, eyes were caked in dark black eyeliner and they wore fingerless gloves everywhere they went. That was what we called the emo phase or subculture. Emo fashion is associated with skinny jeans, studded or sometimes spiked belts and converse.

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Changing the face of rap music

February 5, 2020

Within the male-dominated world of rap music, a number of female rappers have risen to the forefront of popular culture, subverting industry norms and challenging our perception of the genre within modern society. 

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How celebrities are shaping politics

December 11, 2019

Stormzy has pledged his support for Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn as the UK general election fast approaches, but should musicians and other celebrities be promoting election candidates?

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After all, Liam’s our Wonderwall

December 11, 2019

Irish-British rock’n’roll star and former Oasis lead singer, Liam Gallagher, came to Dublin to continue his UK and Ireland tour on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th to promote his latest album Why Me? Why Not 

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The wonder of listening to international music

November 27, 2019

The idea of listening to music in a different language has been around for a long time. One of the first forms of it was opera: a dramatic theatre performance accompanied by an orchestra and singers. Some of the most famous operas are Italian, French and German; but that didn’t stop them becoming famous worldwide.

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Earl Sweatshirt leaves fans wanting more with latest album release

November 13, 2019

It’s difficult to pin down where Earl Sweatshirt belongs in 2019’s music scene. His critically acclaimed album, “Some Rap Songs”, from last year was a departure from his earlier more mainstream efforts, featuring few hooks and more introspective streams of consciousness over abrasive production.