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The Lyrical Vigilantes of the Civil Rights Movement
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The Lyrical Vigilantes of the Civil Rights Movement

October 24th, 2016 | by NUSU
“There is no noise as powerful as the sound of the marching feet of a determined people.” A strong notion from the key figure, Martin Luther King, that echoed throughout the Civil Rights Movement and continues to hold...
Tom Walker – Interview
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Tom Walker – Interview

October 24th, 2016 | by NUSU
Having been recently signed to Sony’s Relentless Records, it is clear to see the talent and potential of Tom Walker. Touring with Coffee House Sessions, his gig in the Men’s Bar of Newcastle University’s Student Union was...
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
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Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

October 24th, 2016 | by NUSU
Extreme metal has a reputation among its detractors for being one-dimensional and exhausting — and apropos for such a difficult genre, Meshuggah is both these things and neither. In the nineties, they led the way for...
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos 
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Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos 

October 24th, 2016 | by NUSU
The variety of Kate Tempest’s work might suggest an artist who’s not entirely sure of herself. You might even think that her work is scattershot, spread across albums (Everybody Down, 2014), novels (The Bricks that Built The...
Sunset Sons Interview
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Sunset Sons Interview

October 24th, 2016 | by NUSU
Ben: So with 12 big shows around the UK coming up this October, how are you feeling about your upcoming tour?  Jed: Pretty buzzed, pretty excited. After a hectic summer full of festivals, we started writing a few new tunes,...
Loyle Carner Interview
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Loyle Carner Interview

October 17th, 2016 | by NUSU
When I met Loyle Carner at the O2 Academy Newcastle, my first impression was that he is shy, quiet and quite normal in fact. There is no braggadocio that one may associate with rappers and hip-hop generally, despite supporting...
Venue-castle: a fresher's guide
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Venue-castle: a fresher's guide

October 17th, 2016 | by NUSU
O2 Academy: What better way to kick off the list than with the Weatherspoon’s of live music venues, the O2 Academy; your one-stop destination for all the questionable cover acts and ‘bands inexplicably still touring despite...
Warpaint: Heads Up
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Warpaint: Heads Up

October 17th, 2016 | by NUSU
Los Angeles based band Warpaint define their genre of music as ‘smooth and smoky’. Whilst that is not a specific genre I was aware of per se, you can’t deny that their music is exactly that. What you also can’t deny, is...
Enjoying the fest-ivities
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Enjoying the fest-ivities

October 17th, 2016 | by NUSU
Creamfields Creamfields. This place is literally heaven for any House and EDM fan. If you’re someone who loves a good night out, a crazy atmosphere with sick music, this place is definitely for you. For anyone who doesn’t...
Slaves: Take Control
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Slaves: Take Control

October 17th, 2016 | by NUSU
Straight outta Kent-Town punk rock duo Slaves have given us a taste of their new work this week, with the release of their second album “Take Control”- but does it live up to the anticipated hype? After the total buzz that...