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Glastonbury 2015. The Verdict

I struck gold in the frantic game of ‘mash-the-refresh-button’ on October 5th last year. Seeing as 135,000 tickets sold out in just 25 minutes, I can’t help feeling Apollo was looking down kindly on me that day. My prize: a ticket to Glastonbury festival.

Album Review: Oasis

Dig Out Your Soul, Big Brother Records

The Joy of Fingering

by James LoweCaravaggio was one of the first artists to appreciate the power of the guitar. Not surprising really, considering he could brawl with...

Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then Review

By James Lowe ****Ed Harcourt occupies the classically precarious position of being a good singer-songwriter. Such ability isn’t always particularly useful, commercial, or cool. So...

On the Road With the Beat Generation

In 1964, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters arrived in New York City. Travelling with them was Neal Cassady, Denver-born street kid, petty criminal...


The Spotify syndicate

We should be wary of Spotify's control over the music we listen to

‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose