Authors Posts by Matthew Shribman

Matthew Shribman


Review: The Miners’ Hymns

Jóhann Jóhannsson delivers an avant-garde concept album inspired by the miners of North East England

Sound Distortion

Matthew Shribman deplores the commercialisation of our modern day radio music

The hype being heaped on Imogen Heap

Matthew Shribman talks to singer, songwriter, composer, conductor, filmmaker and earth-lover Imogen Heap

Review: Ellie Goulding at the O2 Academy

The refreshingly quirky vocalist doesn't disappoint, says Matthew Shribman

Interview: Ellie Goulding

"I sometimes worry that I'm lacking stimulation"

Seasick Steve – Man From Another Time

Another batch of raw, authentic songs from the travelling bluesman


70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?