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A catalogue of interviews, artist profiles, and comment pieces, ranging from discussions with fledgling local artists to pondering the big questions, like how easy is it to have a Chinese Democracy on your hands?

A Tribute to Carey Lander (Camera Obscura)

13/10/15

A small tribute to Carey Lander, keyboardist and backing singer for Camera Obscura, who died of bone cancer after raising over £60,000 for Sarcoma UK.

Field Day 2015 Roundup (Hey QT)

12/06/15

Field Day rang in its ninth year in style, with evergreen icons rubbing shoulders with some of this decade’s freshest upstarts. Great bagels, too.

Back with a ‘Bang’: Blur and the Virtue of Ignorance

19/02/15

Blur are the latest players to prove that there’s no matching the seismic clout of a sudden return.

Record Store Day: Yea or Nay?

06/05/14

Why it’s important that we continue to cherish the communal properties of music, even as it becomes less affordable in physical form.

Music Journalism: Where Are We Now?

01/05/14

The death of The Fly – the UK’s “longest serving monthly free sheet” – opens up a worrying issue about the slow death and parallel fetishisation of print media.

The Spotify Issue: As “simples” as it seems?

25/02/14

The streaming service isn’t an ideal model, but perhaps lynchpin detractors should be railing against more integral issues with contemporary record labels.

Local Talent: Lewis J. Smith

25/11/13

Affable, baritone-d troubadour discusses music as a platform for storytelling, and how Kickstarter can rekindle one’s faith in humanity.

New Sounds: Jordan & The Sketcheads

04/09/13

A brief bio on charismatic, gutsy-vocalled Jordan Charles and his sketchy associates.

T in the Park 2013: A Retrospective

26/07/13

Rounding up the highlights of 2013’s bonanza in the Highlands.

Local Talent: Kitty Macfarlane

20/06/13

An interview with the delightful and sprightly Kitty Macfarlane; Warwick’s own folky heroine.

A Tribute to Butterflies On Strings

12/02/13

A send-up of hometown heroes Butterflies On Strings, whose pristine jangle-pop deserves eulogistic commendation.

Finding Comfort in Sound

05/02/13

Why bringing an instrument to university can be proactive, highly therapeutic, and perfect for neighbourly revenge.

“What happened to the album?”

20/05/12

Are short attention spans and compact schedules hindering our enjoyment of albums in their entirety?

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