REVIEW: Taylor Swift – Red

It seems the name on everyone’s lips these days is Taylor Swift; and with good reason too! The cute 22-year-old is one of the top five selling digital music artists worldwide, and boasts an impressive collection of awards, including six Grammies! Taylor’s fourth studio album Red, released on 22 October, was bound to be a […]

REVIEW: Cheryl: My Story

For the first time Cheryl Cole tells all in her only official autobiography. For those of you who don’t know who Cheryl is (you must’ve been hiding under a rock), she shot to fame in TV’s Pop Stars: The Rivals, winning a place in girl band Girls Aloud. Since then, Cheryl has gone on to […]

REVIEW: Twin Atlantic, Glasgow Barrowlands

Twin Atlantic Glasgow Barrowlands – 26/10/12  The self-styled “last hurrah” for latest album Free brought the jock-rock juggernaut back home to Glasgow for a slick and passionate set comprising tracks from their first two studio albums as well as a collection of live favourites and B-sides which introduced a bit of much-needed variety into proceedings. […]

REVIEW: Taken 2

In 2008, retired CIA agent Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) used his ‘particular set of skills’ to kick and punch his way through Europe to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Taken was a box office smash, with Neeson reinventing himself as the new action hero of the 21st Century. Now Brian Mills is back. However, things aren’t […]

REVIEW: Sinister

I love a good horror movie. I also love the nail-biting, edge of your seat, sick-to-the-stomach feelings that come with a particularly good horror movie. So, when I saw the trailer for Sinister, and the words “from the producer of Paranormal Activity and the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, I knew it was […]

REVIEW: Dog is Dead – All Our Favourite Stories

The debut album from Nottingham five-piece Dog is Dead is an assured if uninspired first step into a music industry that has not been kind to indie music of late. In fact, so desolate is the alternative music landscape that five years ago was a cornucopia of opportunity that there really is only room for […]

REVIEW: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Every now and then, you’ll hear someone mega pretentious harp on about the book, the film, the song, the play, the art exhibition, the whatever that changed them. It moved them to their very core. Made them re-evaluate their whole life. It really changed – You get the picture. It’s pretty annoying. But I’m about […]

REVIEW: Ellie Goulding – Halcyon

On 8 October, Ellie Goulding’s new album Halcyon hit the shelves nearly three years after the release of her triple-platinum, number one, debut album Lights which sold one and a half million copies. Many British fans have been chomping at the bit to hear some new material from Hereford-born Ellie, left patiently waiting while she […]

REVIEW: No Doubt – Push and Shove

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? It’s certainly the case for No Doubt, their latest offering Push and Shove, released 21st September 2012, after an eleven year break. The album cover features an interesting, warped portrait of the band, and if that’s not enough to grab your attention, the first track ’Settle Down’ has […]