Bangity Bang Pt. 2: Brent Faiyaz ★★★★

Life is funny sometimes: you spend a damn eternity picking out twenty songs for The Bang Playlist, and then Brent Faiyaz turns up with the sexiest album of 2020 – Fuck the World. Faiyaz’s latest album is a great option…

A very biased review of The Slow Rush –★★★★

Whether because of his uncanny resemblance to Jesus, or his penchant for penning some of the most exciting music of the decade, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has come to acquire somewhat of a cult status. After the huge success of…

The Beaver’s sex playlist: bangity bang

Illustration by Raphaelle Camarcat I Said-a-Bang, Bang, Bangity Bang, I Said-a-Bang Bang Bangity Bang DISCLAIMER: Although some songs may appear on both lists, this is not my sex playlist. Mine has way more Shakira. As the in-house music review writer,…

Closed circle: Mac Miller’s posthumous album is tragically beautiful

The accidental overdose of Mac Miller in September 2018 is one of the few celebrity deaths that shook me to my core. Just a month after the release of his fifth studio album, Swimming, Miller’s death felt like it came…

The World of Keith Haring

Keith Haring, like so many others, died from AIDS in 1990. His work as a visual artist throughout the 1980s remains instantly recognisable, and has influenced everything from fine art to classroom doodles.  Haring’s presence in the New York creative…

Your 2019 musical Advent Calendar, sorted

Advent calendars might be the best thing about December. The childlike joy of getting that daily chocolate is a reminder of home. As you move through each day, take a listen to these songs. Each has been tailor-fitted to the…

Looking back on Two Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History

As summer comes to a close, it seems appropriate to look back on Two Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History. Released in 2010, Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird, and Sam Halliday’s indie-pop album received mixed reviews from critics, including a 67% Metacritic…

Album Review: Loraine James – For You and I (2019)

Upon first listen, Loraine James’ album comes to us rather more like a fledgling EP. It feels too zig-zaggy; ill considered perhaps. But that is the wonderful thing about such a deeply personal hour of music. The unstructured feel is…

Jack Wippell on music, cults and losing his religion

I met Jack for our interview on the sixth-floor terrace of the shiny new Centre Building. It’s a peaceful bit of campus, with wildflower planters and plenty of sunshine. Jack, with his blond hair and guitar in hand, looked like the type of guy who would start playing Wonderwall without the slightest provocation at a house party. Thankfully, he has a bit more profundity to him than that.

Finding EDEN

For someone who doesn’t walk to Tesco alone, I found myself in a rather interesting fix when I realised I would be going to a concert – alone. The tickets had been booked before I even got my university acceptance…