Authors Posts by Simon Torracinta

Simon Torracinta


Review: Theophilus London – Timez Are Weird These Days

Cherwell is unconvinced by the Brooklyn rapper's debut album, following his breakthrough EP earlier this year

Review: Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Cherwell explores the experimental leanings taken by Shabazz Palaces in this debut release

Review: Smother

Wild Beasts return with a cleaner, more atmospheric album

Review: Starf**ker Reptilians

Simon Torracinta reviews the third effort from this Portland synthpop quartet and discovers the perfect summer soundtrack

Review: Antlers Burst Apart

Simon Torracinta looks at the wonderful parts of Burst Apart

Review: w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs

Singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus' solo project tUnE-yArDs yields another album of sonic potpourri; jarring yet irresistible

Review: Colin Stetson – ‘New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges’

Simon Torracinta reviews Colin Stetson's mind-bending solo album

Review: Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids move away from their once distinctive sound in their new album


India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?