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


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?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off

Exclusive: Jude Law to speak at Union

The BAFTA-winning actor will appear with Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, to promote the initiative, which works for an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence worldwide

Oxford historian discovers new letter sent by suffragette

The letter was written in 1905 by Annie Kenney, the first suffragette to be imprisoned in the campaign for the vote