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How Do We Solve A Problem Like Indie Rock?

'Indie rock' as a label, genre, or aesthetic, doesn't mean anything. I mean it obviously conveys something, but it is broad and undefined, an amorphous category that at times could just as easily be branded as 'other'. If you describe a…

The Sad State of Music Beef in 2017

Picture the scene: It's 2015 and Drake is the undisputed king of rap. He's completely redefined what a rap star could be and is well into his phase of absolute pop superstardom. He has helped flame the careers of Kendrick Lamar, Future, The…

How Kesha Arrived At Rainbow

Last Friday, Kesha made a triumphant return to pop with her latest album Rainbow. The album is a powerful statement on the singer’s journey from broken down to unbreakable, as she continues a legal battle against her producer and alleged…

When Pop Stars Go Nashville

Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift mid-speech at the 2009 VMA’s is one of the most iconic cultural moments of the 21st century thus far. This may appear to some as a complete over exaggeration yet there’s so much more to this…

Art Encounters | Another America

“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” - Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation I’m a little confused. The main reason, and probably the one which all others feed into, is to do with my…