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The Perlys – Yet Death will seize …

We review an album packed full of quacked-up, left-of-the-beat jiggy-pop.

Genre Bending: Jazz Metal

by Phil AherneMetal in its original ‘70s form ran its course through the ‘80s and was overtaken by grunge in the major consumer market....

Album Review: Sworn Vengeance, Severe Torture

by Phil AherneAs far as the death metal genre goes, Dutch destroyers Severe Torture are commendable for their proficiency, but not their innovation. This...

Just a Peep

By Phil Aherne Why do a different version of the show at the Burton-Taylor?Ben: It was mainly to give a better idea of what the...


Mojo Preview – ‘gloriously worded script but male dominated’

Cesca Echlin finds this rendition of Jez Butterworth's play hits comic targets, but also reflects on its male-dominated narrative.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Bake-sale held in protest against Oxford’s gender pay gap

Due to the gender wage discrepancies at the university, from today onwards women in the university are ‘effectively unpaid’ until the end of the year. 

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women

The Band Review – ‘heartwarming and nostalgic fun’

The new Take That inspired musical a great testament to the great British boyband.