“I think making hip hop is implicitly political”: Watsky on politics and poetry

As Americans head to the polls, Nasim Asl sat down with spoken word artist come rapper, George Watsky, to talk politics and poetry. As far as hip hop artists go, George Watsky is unusual. His journey to the genre has been a weird one. He brought out a collection of poetry and performed as a spoken […]

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Oxford West and Abingdon: Mike Foster, The Socialist Party of Great Britain

1) How has the campaign been going so far?   The Socialist Party is standing two candidates in Oxford; Kevin Parkin in Oxford East and myself in Oxford West and Abingdon. We’ve attended many hustings events, which have given us the opportunity to voice an alternative to the status quo. I’ve been impressed by the […]

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Calvin Goldspink on S Club Juniors and lemon trees

Calvin Goldspink’s debut EP, The Lemon Tree, dropped at a few weeks ago. The five tracks each offer listeners a glimpse into different abilities of Goldspink and create the musical variety and mixture needed from a debut LP. The originality of his sound is obvious with ‘Intro’, a very short instrumental piece that encompasses strings […]

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An Interview with Mallory Knox’s Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas is one fifth of Mallory Knox, one of the British alt-rock’s current frontier bands. As the popularity of similar genre groups – Lower Than Atlantis, Young Guns and Twin Atlantic to name a couple – increases, Mallory Knox have found themselves on the front lines of a rapidly expanding genre. “We’re very privileged […]

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Bottling success – Catfish and the Bottlemen wow with ‘The Balcony’

2014 has definitely been the breakout year for now-four piece Catfish and the Bottlemen. Between their 30-odd festival appearances, multiple video releases, earlier and upcoming tours and the impending release of debut album The Balcony, the Llandudno based group have seen their popularity and presence on the music scene eventually rocket. Long standing fans have […]

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