Authors Posts by Simon Torracinta

Simon Torracinta


Review: The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know

Simon Torracinta digs his teeth into The Twilight Sad's third album

Review: Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu

Simon Torracinta is left nonplussed by Lou Reed and Metallica's utterly bizarre collaboration

Review: Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Simon Torracinta looks at the latest release from longtime (and absolutely singular) artist Tom Waits

Interview: Mazes and Milk Maid

Simon Torracinta discusses the Manchester DIY scene with lo-fi champions Mazes and Milk Maid

Review: Feist – Metals

Simon Torracinta discusses Metals, the recent and lush release by Canadian indie songwriter Feist

Review: Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Cherwell's Music Editor, Simon Torracinta, takes a look at Father, Son, Holy Ghost, the much-anticipated sophomore effort by California-based indie rockers Girls

Review: Jens Lekman – An Argument with Myself EP

Simon Torracinta indulges in Jens Lekman’s first release in more than four years, the delightfully tropical EP An Argument With Myself

Review: Danny Brown – XXX

Simon Torracinta examines Detroit rapper Danny Brown’s fascinatingly unconventional XXX

Review: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne

Bombastic masterpiece or rap-by-numbers money grab? Simon Torracinta takes on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s much-anticipated collaboration

Review: Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Simon Torracinta discusses the sensual new release by Swedish quartet Little Dragon


The appeal of method acting

Many actors go to great lengths in pursuit of an authentic performance

History should have no borders

Oxford’s curriculum is woefully Eurocentric

Football blues take Brookes varsity win

It has been a tough season for the newly promoted Women’s Blues football team. Now playing in the top league in their region, they...

The plight of the struggling high street

Physical shops need to adapt to the times

Should Murray have been disinvited?

Yes: Hannah HealeyThe central argument against no-platforming in universities is a clear one: we should allow debate around controversial topics because it inspires resilience,...