Music & Mental Health: The Antidote To Our Darkest Thoughts

Music has an undeniable power in society and has done for generations now, managing to evoke emotion from performer to listener year upon year. Everyone has songs they listen to when they’re happy or when they’re sad; when they’re full of life or empty beyond belief. In honour of Mental Health Awareness week, I will be looking at the unbreakable bond we as human beings have with rhythmic sounds and the overwhelming impact music can have on our lives; particularly in my case. Continue reading “Music & Mental Health: The Antidote To Our Darkest Thoughts”


Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride: Album Review

Six years is a mighty long time in the music industry; and in the case of Vampire Weekend it has brought about a dawning of maturity and sombre reflection, as can be seen on their new album Father of the Bride. Ezra Koenig has always been an artistically abstract songwriter, but his latest batch of tracks here have seen him take the spiritual journey of life, death and everything in between. Continue reading “Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride: Album Review”


Catfish and the Bottlemen – The Balance: Album Review

On The Balcony, Catfish and the Bottlemen announce themselves as a big emerging British band with a collection of simplistic but catchy anthems designed for singalong moments at live shows. For a debut album this is a solid effort and I’m excited to see what they’ve got nex…….. wait, this isn’t The Balcony?
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