Author: samanthahall

  • The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Rokit Vintage

    The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Rokit Vintage

    The difference in clothing worn between cities and towns doesn’t just affect the people living in them, but affects the businesses trading there. Vintage fashion is something that’s been huge over the past few years – yet unfortunately, in recent days, some of our beloved vintage fashion traders up and down the country have had […]

  • The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Romany Anderson

    The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Romany Anderson

    After chatting with Sam Thompson last week about how he feels about the idea that there’s a big city/small town clothing divide, I spoke with Romany Anderson to hear another voice on the matter. Originally from Stockton but now studying history of art at Goldsmiths, living in London has allowed her to see the potentially […]

  • VIDEO RELEASE: Safe To Swim release video for “Friends”

    VIDEO RELEASE: Safe To Swim release video for “Friends”

    Safe To Swim have now shared a video for their latest single, ‘Friends‘. The single, released on 2nd November, is taken from the band’s upcoming EP which is set to be released in Spring 2019. A full review of the track itself is here.

  • The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Sam Thompson

    The Big City/Small Town Clothing Divide: Sam Thompson

    From my own experience, frequently and unfortunately, the classic small town mentality is that different (in any context) is wrong. However, to say that everyone in a small town thinks this would be very much untrue, and to say that everyone living in a big city is as accepting as we would like them to […]

  • SINGLE REVIEW: Bamboo – CHILDCARE

    SINGLE REVIEW: Bamboo – CHILDCARE

    South London based four piece, CHILDCARE, return with latest single ‘Bamboo’. Released November 9th, ‘Bamboo’ is something just a little bit different from the softcore-pysch band’s previously released material. The single sees Emma Topolski swap her bass for Ed Cares’ usual lead vocalist position and it’s gorgeous.

  • SINGLE REVIEW: Sleepwalking – Streets Of Roya

    SINGLE REVIEW: Sleepwalking – Streets Of Roya

    Taken from their upcoming debut EP, ‘Sleepwalking‘ is Streets Of Roya‘s “most intimate offering to date”. Project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Wepsi, Streets Of Roya excel in beautiful sounds and vocals, creating an escape for listeners and tumbling them into a mystic haze.

  • SINGLE REVIEW: Friends – Safe To Swim

    SINGLE REVIEW: Friends – Safe To Swim

    Brighton four-piece, Safe To Swim, are back on the scene with a brand new single, ‘Friends‘. Released on 2nd November, the track was “inspired by speaking to a couple of friends who had tragically lost someone very close to them“. Despite the unfortunate inspiration, the track is flighty and catchy from the off. Glistening guitars […]

  • SINGLE REVIEW: Suis-Je Cool? – The Van T’s

    SINGLE REVIEW: Suis-Je Cool? – The Van T’s

    Alt. “90’s dream”, The Van T’s, embody the idea of empowerment. Glasgow based and female fronted, the band are well known for fearless and powerful tracks such as ‘Blood Orange’ and ‘Fresh Meat’. Despite the band being pretty quiet on the music releasing front since 2017, they’ve still bagged plenty of slots at 2018’s festivals […]

  • BAND REVIEW: Thin-Skinned

    BAND REVIEW: Thin-Skinned

    Brian Eno coined and began using the term ambient music in the late 70’s. In the liner notes of his 1978 album, Music For Airports, he describes ambient music as being “an atmosphere, a tint…intended to induce calm and a space to think”. Combine this idea of ambience with a dollop of shoe-gaze and a […]

  • SINGLE RELEASE: Baby You’re A Haunted House – Gerard Way

    SINGLE RELEASE: Baby You’re A Haunted House – Gerard Way

    Ex-My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way, is back for the first time since 2016 with his latest spooky release: Baby You’re A Haunted House. Appropriately released just in time for the Halloween season, the track is about our inner ghosts and how it feels being in love while dealing with our own demons. It’s fuzzy, […]