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Copyright or copywrong: the Shape of You case and its implications

We can only hope the decision results in a further backlash against the culture fostered by the Blurred Lines decision and a reduction in the number of frivolous lawsuits against musicians. They are bad for artists, bad for all genres of music, and fundamentally, bad for creativity.

In Harry’s House, there’s room for the romantic

‘Harry’s House’ is a house of several rooms. Of screaming elation, beautiful minutia, and doomed love, all of which make for a complex and emotive listen.

The Smile’s “slightly crazed and uncertain landscape”

The Smile is not Radiohead; they have a new name, a new line-up, and appear to see themselves to be doing something artistically different

Music beyond the M6

In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, musician Sam Fender discussed the importance...

‘Irishness existing in England’: the brilliance of Skinty Fia

I first came across Irish post-punk band Fontaines D.C. when my brother brought me...

Interview: The Sherlocks

On 4th October, Yorkshire indie band The Sherlocksreleased their second album, Under Your Sky, opening at a brilliant Number 13 on the Official Album Charts. Simone...

Review: JOHN

I don’t really know what to expect when I walked in the Wheatsheaf. Music-wise, JOHN is thrashing and discordant, and I was curious to...

Review: Ritual Union Festival Ranked

Ritual Union Festival delivered the goods for the third year on the trot, bringing 45 bands down to Cowley Road for a day of...

Review: Ritual Union Festival Overview

We all know Oxford, right? Home to grandiose museums, lavish theatres, all sorts of student shenanigans and exhibitions, it is a cultural hotbed for...

EGG – A Musical Parable

In early September, the IOC published an article celebrating the life of ‘Father of Modern Olympic Games’ Pierre Coubertin. Whilst highlighting his struggles in launching a...

Review: City and Colour – ‘A Pill for Loneliness’

Dallas Green, the man behind City and Colour, can quite fairly be called an old hand now, having been cracking out albums for 15...

Review: Amber Run

Amber Run, the indie rock band from Nottingham, are on their first ever world tour. After their Oxford gig, which happened on 18thOctober, they’re...

Review: Under Your Sky

‘I want to wake up with you in Wales again and watch that sun go down,’ are the words sung by Kiaran Crook, lead...

Interview: Another Sky

“How would you describe your music to those who haven’t heard it before? -  Being punched in the face then kissed tenderly.” Another Sky, a London-based...

Nu Jazz – How it Began

The evolution of jazz into the present day

Making the Case for Bieber

I doubt you could find many people today who would not recognize those iconic opening notes of, statistically, the most hated song ever recorded – even...

Review: Don’t Call Me Angel

Why Ariana, Miley and Lana's latest release is little more than a cash cow

Review: The Leisure Society at the Bullingdon

Brian Eno likes the Leisure Society. So does Ray Davies. These facts alone are reason enough to persuade anybody to go and see a...

Interview: JOHN

A chat with up and coming band JOHN about Punk, brutalism, and their new album: Out Here on the Fringes

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