Abnorm ‘Citrus’ – Single Review

By Amelia Thorpe Newcastle-based alt-rock outfit, Abnorm, open up about bad mental health days in their debut single ‘Citrus’. Released on September 18th, the up-and-coming five-piece kick started their discography with this strong offering, which is packed full of catchy melodies, emotive lyrics, and powerful, Paramore-esque vocals.  Despite having formed just months before the national... Continue Reading →

PRE-RELEASE: Goth Girl – VENUS GRRRLS review

"VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’, delving into the outlandish stereotypes associated with Goth Culture and Witchcraft. Opening with a build of tension between the vocals and drums, the song explodes into a full-frontal, unmerciful chorus that will linger in your head for days".  By Law Emilia VENUS GRRRLS release powerhouse single, ‘Goth Girl’,... Continue Reading →

The music industry, misogyny and the male gaze

By Darcy Nathan Growing up as a young, female music fan in the 00s and 10s was a mixed bag. Whilst we had the progressive changes towards the ‘body positivity’ movement we see today (think Destiny’s Child - Bootylicious, the rise of Kim K, and Sir Mix-a-lot), I also have lasting memories of watching the... Continue Reading →

Georgie – At Home EP review

By Niamh Christian Singer-songwriter Georgie from Mansfield has recently released an incredible 8 track EP with a very relatable title for the current world situation: At Home. Being stuck inside during lockdown has been aa difficult time for many, and Georgie is no exception. Suddenly having to curtail a high profile tour in support of... Continue Reading →

We Need To Stop Using Female-Fronted As A Genre

By Niamh Christian We've all seen in our favourite music magazines, on Spotify playlists, on music television channels: Female Fronted bands. Bands of all different types of genres from pop-punk to metalcore, all in the same playlist. Bands with mostly male members but a female front, standing out as 'feminist' icons in the rock and... Continue Reading →

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