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Tripartite Festival
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Tripartite Festival

The first night of a tripartite festival celebrating the great British composer kicked off with an unconventional performance of Elgar’s First Symphony. The piece itself is roughly 45 minutes long, and with its many twists and turns, it is rather a daunting listen for most people but the orchestra played beautifully, as you would expect…

Five great music documentaries you can watch on Netflix right now
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Five great music documentaries you can watch on Netflix right now

While Netflix is more well-known for its television and film libraries, it has a rich supply of great documentaries available at the click of a button; from reality trash to the ground-breaking Making a Murderer, there’s something for everyone. However, nothing can quite compare to a good music documentary, they give us a voyeuristic look…

Cat Radio does 24 hour show for RSPCA
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Cat Radio does 24 hour show for RSPCA

By Andy Hignett Cat Radio, the inhouse station radio station of the University of Chester’s Warrington campus raised over £300 for the RSPCA with a 24 hour charity show. The station broadcast continually from 3pm on February 2 to 3pm on March 1 to raise money for the animal charity. The event was hosted by…

Comparing US Trap Rap To UK Grime
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Comparing US Trap Rap To UK Grime

By Patrick Gottlieb. A few months ago now, I happily traded the City of Angels for Warrington to study Journalism and enjoy the amazing scenery and weather the north has to offer. As a huge hip-hop fan, I quickly noticed that I also, unconsciously traded my beloved trap rap for grime. In America, and especially in…

SU Acoustic Night
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SU Acoustic Night

  The University of Chester’s Student Union held its annual acoustic music event for all students, on Thursday 2nd March 2016, all in the name of the PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide) charity. Two of the performers, Edward Browne and Alex Field, two third year students, performed ‘She’s Electric’ by Oasis and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way…

VO5 NME Awards Tour 2017
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VO5 NME Awards Tour 2017

On Friday 17th March Liverpool’s infamous music and theatre venue The Olympia, will play host to this year’s VO5 NME Awards Tour. On the bill this year are Stockport’s favourite Blossoms, who in 2016 had a blisteringly successful year after the release of their number one, self-titled, debut album. Alongside them will be the terrifyingly…

Def Neon – Def Neon (Analogue Trash) Review
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Def Neon – Def Neon (Analogue Trash) Review

There’s something quite encouraging about seeing these sorts of electro-rock duos doing well for themselves. It goes to show that not being able to find a drummer you can get along with really shouldn’t be a deterrent from pushing ahead with making records and playing shows. One such duo is Def Neon, formed from the…

These Smiths and True Order @ The Live Rooms
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These Smiths and True Order @ The Live Rooms

I have been an obsessed listener of Manchester music since I was a braces-wearing, spot-covered 13-year old, so when I found out that two of the city’s greatest bands were being celebrated at the Live Rooms, it was an opportunity you could not pay me to miss. These Smiths have been heralded as the country’s…

Liverpool Sound City announce bumper line up for 2017
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Liverpool Sound City announce bumper line up for 2017

Liverpool Sound City have released their lineup for their 2017 festival. The Velvet Underground, The Human League, Metronomy and The Kooks are all set to headline the festival which has returned to being a four day festival. It will be the only European appearance from The Velvet Underground this festival season. The festival site will…

‘Godfather’ album a fitting send off for Wiley
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‘Godfather’ album a fitting send off for Wiley

Finally, after his acclaimed Snakes & Ladders (2014) the Lord of grime returns for his 11th studio album with the Godfather. Considering this genre is at its peak now, it would only be ideal for the creator of grime to get some of the spotlight. The opener ‘Birds n Bars’ sets the stakes high for…

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