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UNDER THE INFLUENCE – DEATH

WORDS : ROB KENT Sometimes getting the recognition and true status you deserve does not happen in the moment when it is deserved. It occurs after events...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE : Bury Tomorrow – Portraits

WORDS : JOSH ABRAHAM When Bury Tomorrow exploded onto the Southampton music scene it was a clear indication that there was something special there.  Even when the band...

FESTIVALS: NOT FORGOTTEN – THE STORY OF 2000 TREES

WORDS : ALISDAIR GRICE James Scarlett, 2000 Tress organiser talks crowdfunding, personalised portaloos, and the newly announced 2000 Screens online festival. “There’s nothing I...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE KILLERS – HOT FUSS

WORDS: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD From the fabulous land of Las Vegas, Nevada to glittering global hitmakers The Killers have become one of the biggest bands around in 21st century...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: GLASSJAW – EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SILENCE

WORDS : EMANUEL MATOS Detached from hardcore punk's early days in the Lower East Side and Queens, Long Island's relationship with underground music is perhaps New York's...

Under the influence: Nirvana- In Utero

Words: Karley Myall Nirvana, a band that reigned in the 90s like no other, one that was truly a huge revolution within the music industry. That created an...

HOW GLASTONBURY HAS CHANGED THE IDEA OF A FESTIVAL FOREVER

WORDS: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD  Glastonbury Festival has long been a staple amongst British live music culture. From its humble beginnings in 1970, with the birth of the one pound...

Under The Influence: Skunk Anansie – Paranoid and Sunburnt

WORDS : GUGULETHU KAMALO It’s been 25 years and it's just as relevant as ever. It’s 1995 Windows has come out with the revolutionary Windows 95 and a young...

Under the Influence : Deftones – White Pony

Words : Harry Higginson Limp Bizkit’s infamous Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water was the most commercially successful nu-metal record of 2000. Dominating the airwaves, ‘Rollin’’...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – BLOSSOM

WORDS: OTTO BALFOUR The year is 2015. On a note of bittersweet nostalgia, the world was rotating in a simpler fashion. Whilst still having notable tragedies plague...

KULTURE : Rejecting the status quo – The relationship between alternative music and the...

WORDS : ELEANOR FORREST Hip hop and alternative music are an unlikely creative duo that both musicians and fans can’t seem to get enough of. The cross-genre collaborations...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: CRO-MAGS – ALPHA OMEGA

WORDS : EMANUEL MATOS Cro-Mags's 1992 record Alpha Omega would be considered an anomaly by most standards - A third album where the debut vocalist returned...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: PVRIS – WHITE NOISE

WORDS : TASH WEST It’s a difficult thing to do, creating an album that feeds off so many varieties of genre and yet somewhat manages to create an...

KULTURE : Protest Songs – The Power of Music in Politics

WORDS :  HARRY HIGGINSON Right now, protest seems to be the defining word of 2020. Perhaps a few weeks ago this idea would have seemed absurd, but with...

KULTURE : ARE RECORD STORES READY TO RE-OPEN?

WORDS : KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD Even without a global pandemic, it's no secret that sales of vinyl records have drastically demised over the past decade given the staggering...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE : DEATH – AN ODE TO A BAND CALLED DEATH

WORDS: ROB KENT Three brothers sat down one evening in their family home in Detroit, Michigan to witness four men from Liverpool, known as The Beatles, perform...

Under The Influence: Rage Against The Machine – Self-Titled

WORDS : SEAN HUBBARD Rage Against The Machine are the most important band of the last 30 years.  Just about every single punk band talks about inspiring a...

10 Artists Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

WORDS : LUCA CESCON Alongside most of the world, the music industry has come together in support of Black Lives Matter after the murder of George Floyd...

HOW SLAM DUNK HAS IMPACTED UK ROCK, POP-PUNK, EMO AND ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS

WORDS: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD Slam Dunk Festival has cemented itself as a central pillar to the UK’s rock, pop-punk, emo and alternative music festivals. From beginning its life in...

Festivals: Not Forgotten – TOP 10 SLAM DUNK MOMENTS FROM OVER THE YEARS

WORDS BY: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD Slam Dunk Festival has had its fair share of memories over the years. Slam Dunk, which is currently held in UK towns Leeds and...