Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain

20th February 2014, the day that would have been Kurt Cobain’s 47th birthday.  At the height of Nirvana’s immense fame Kurt’s intense lyrics, unique voice and incredible stage charisma truly cemented his place as the voice of a generation. When Kurt Cobain died in 1994, I was 7. It wasn’t until the age of 15 that I was given my first taste of Nirvana by an ex boyfriend in the form of the track Lithium, and I never looked back. Slowly but surely I began to work my way through Nirvana’s back catalogue, falling under the spell which had captivated…

MUSIC || …& From This Day Forward They Shall Be Known As… McBusted

What I Go to School For,You Said No, Crashed the Wedding… if you’re on the same length of wave as I your little heart will be skipping a beat while you reminisce back to the time where Busted reigned supreme. Busted made up of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson were my pop generations introduction to guitar driven music with lyrics which made love and relationships a lot more fresher and teenage friendly than the ballads of their musical boyband rivals. I was 14 when Busted came about. I was a part of their “so noughties it hurts” E-Team…

MUSIC || An Interview With The Ratells

It’s been a busy year for the Sheffield based 4 piece band The Ratells.  They’ve been recording, they released a single, Twitcammed (somewhat shamefully unsuccessfully), sent three million hundred tweets, drank a small ocean of rum and to top that off they’re preparing to pack up their instruments (and leather jackets) to embark on their first headline tour. The week ahead will see the boys (comprising of Ash, Ben, Danny and Sam) living life on the round again.  The tour begins in Leeds and then continues on to a show in a different city every day for a week (concluding…

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