Dodie, full name Dorothy Clark, has released her second EP ‘You’ today after substantial online buzz. Following on from the theme of previous EP ‘Intertwined,’ ‘You’ exhibits Clark’s mature songwriting ability, conglomerating complex and dark issues with her brand of sunny songwriter-pop. Opener ‘In The Middle’ is a catchy, slick, witty song (“about a threesome”, … Continue reading EP Review: ‘You,’ Dodie
Birchbox are a monthly beauty subscription service where you get 5-6 beauty treats a month, ranging from anything from makeup to fragrance to skincare to haircare. Including shipping, it costs £12.95 a month and is cancellable at any time. When I saw that a free, extra gift of a Benefit mascara trio was included as … Continue reading Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box Review – Is It Worth The Money?
Coppola’s latest film, a Southern Gothic where seven women vie for the attention of a handsome injured soldier in the Civil War, fails to pack a punch – with aesthetics being prioritized over a meandering plot that needed a firm hand. Coppola has always had a distinctive style, which I adore (Lost in Translation is … Continue reading Film Review: The Beguiled (2017) dir. Sofia Coppola
Margaret Atwood has consistently refused to call her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale a science fiction novel, insisting instead that it is speculative. “Science fiction has monsters and spaceships” she said, in an interview. “Speculative fiction could really happen.” Famously, she argued that the material she drew on for her dystopian nightmare were things that were … Continue reading TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale – a dystopian nightmare brought to reality
“I’m sorry I don’t have much banter, I haven’t spoken to anyone but myself for a year” frontman Harry Koisser jokes, clad in full camo print and a ‘choose love’ t-shirt. This could well be true – there’s been a musical absence of a year and a half, with Peace taking some time off from … Continue reading Live Review: Peace, Leeds Stylus
The Dirty Hit tour that Superfood are about a quarter of the way through is immensely important to them as a band – perhaps the most important tour that they’ve ever had to do. Calling it their ‘comeback’ tour may seem clichéd, but that’s really what it is. Years of silence and no new music … Continue reading Live Review: Superfood, Brudenell Social Club
On Thursday night, the Alec Clegg Theatre was home to the first ever performance of Hugo Jones and Josh Kirby’s new writing, ‘Ink Boy’ – a surrealist dark comedy about Gordon, a hapless and uninspired employee who is mistakenly granted seven wishes by a mysterious fairy godmother. Played by Kieran Bose Rosling, the character of … Continue reading Theatre Review: Ink Boy, LUU Open Theatre Society