Blame Miss Barclay Review

Let me pre-face this with I am not a musical connoisseur. I have never studied music, I played the drums for a few years but I was shit. I probably shouldn’t be reviewing an album, but I am. Because I don’t see Blame Miss Barclay as an album, I see it more as a piece…

Flowers for Algernon- Book Review

Flowers for Algernon is the first novel by American author Daniel Keyes. Originally published in 1959 as a short story, it was later expanded into a full-length novel, which was published in 1966. It has since become renowned as a classic, both of the science-fiction genre and of American literature in general. The story is…

Euro 2016 Review

So it’s over. The teams have all gone home, some in jubilation, some in despair. But what have we learned? We’ve learnt that Cristiano Ronaldo will probably become a manager who screams at his players and pushes them back onto the pitch when they’re injured. Iceland’s thunder-clap will become a fashion around the footballing world….

Premier League Review Part 2

NEWCASTLE What a nightmare. A team with so much history brought down by a bitter rival. Newcastle were poor for much of the season and deserved to go down, but sadly for them it was by the hand of Sunderland. Steve McClaren had no answers at the start of the season other than pulling positives…

Chronicle: Runescape Legends

If you’re one of the lucky ones who’re immune to Runescape’s charms and don’t enjoy wasting away your life for a virtual cape and bragging rights, then don’t leave just yet, I think you’ll be surprised by just how creative and enjoyable Runescape Legends can be. As someone who can’t help but get a little…

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Publication date: September 10, 2013 Publisher: US: St. Martin’s Press UK: Macmillan Pages: 459 Target audience: Young Adult This review contains a few spoilers. I’d been into Waterstones looking for books countless times and each time I was drawn to one in particular: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’d pick it up, read the blurb and stare at it with uncertainty before…

Sigur Rós at the Fly By Nite Complex, Redditch, 30th May 2016

In 2013, I was lucky enough to see one of my favourite artists, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, at Wolverhampton Civic Hall. The band were touring in support of their soon-to-be-released seventh studio album Kveikur, and they played a diverse set of old and new material, including most of their best-loved songs. Although the band…

Radiohead- “A Moon Shaped Pool”Album Review

After a five-year absence, hugely influential English art rock band Radiohead have returned with their ninth album, entitled A Moon Shaped Pool. I was at first worried that the album could never live up to the insane amounts of hype from the band’s obsessively devoted fanbase, and would be crushed under the weight of expectation….

Rocket League Review

My rocket-boosted car flies through the air as a sudden heavy metal guitar riff plays. The musical notes forcing their way from my exhaust pipe as two opponents are left in the dust. The ball is high in the air, about to descend and I notice the player NoSCoPe69 coming in for the same ball,…

The Last Shadow Puppets- “Everything You’ve Come To Expect”

Ever since its long-anticipated release a few weeks ago, I’ve been listening a lot to The Last Shadow Puppets’ second album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, and felt compelled to write a piece on it. A brief bit of background for those unfamiliar with The Last Shadow Puppets: they are a British rock duo (alongside…

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

With the coveted title of Game of the Year 2015, and some much anticipated content just over the horizon, Witcher 3 has not left my sights since its release almost a year ago. I’m still finding new places to explore, new side-quests to complete and, with the recent addition of New Game+, a whole new…