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Interview with musician and Top Boy star Ashley Thomas ‘Bashy’: ‘ I’ve come from grime but I’m now in 2013′, Arts

Interview with musician and Top Boy star Ashley Thomas ‘Bashy’: ‘ I’ve come from grime but I’m now in 2013′

It’s been quite some time since the West-London rapper, Bashy otherwise known as Ashley Thomas graced the music scene with his definitive vocals and epic rhyming style. But he’s making a swift return and he’s doing it in the most memorable way.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 4:00 am

HMS Bestival 2013: review, Arts

HMS Bestival 2013: review

Despite it being the end of our unusually pleasant summer – Bestival was there to close the festival season and welcome Autumn in style this weekend.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 6:18 pm

Interview with Axwell: ‘There’s no point in everyone doing the same thing’, Arts

Interview with Axwell: ‘There’s no point in everyone doing the same thing’

“It was like your last day at school,” Axel Christofer Hedfors tells me as he reminisces about Swedish House Mafia’s final ever gig.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 9 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Bestival’s 10th anniversary: Rob da Bank’s top 10 festival performances from the last decade, Arts

Bestival’s 10th anniversary: Rob da Bank’s top 10 festival performances from the last decade

Ten years ago, festival organisers around the country were kicking themselves when they heard about the new kid on the block.

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 2:40 pm

Incisive interview: Collaborating with Bob Marley’s son, Julian, Arts

Incisive interview: Collaborating with Bob Marley’s son, Julian

West London MC, Incisive, is making a bit of a wave right now

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 6:00 am

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’, Arts

Creating Tim Exile’s ‘orchestral extravaganza’

Tim Exile talks about his forthcoming performance with the Heritage Orchestra, at London’s underground electronic night, Blank Canvas.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 3 September 2013 at 4:00 am

Interview with singer-songwriter Gavin James: ‘I was looking around thinking I don’t want to be in my sixties playing Galway Girl’, Arts

Interview with singer-songwriter Gavin James: ‘I was looking around thinking I don’t want to be in my sixties playing Galway Girl’

Square one can be a lonely place. Trying to make his mark on the mainland right now is Gavin James, who I meet at Dublin’s Morrison Hotel, named after a Doors album but rather more sterile.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 5:00 am

Music and Tyranny: The Rest is Silence, Arts

Music and Tyranny: The Rest is Silence

Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony, performed at the Proms, is an elusive and enigmatic response to the pressures of totalitarianism

By | Arts, Music | Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 6:00 am

Interview: David Stewart: “As much as writing my own material is important, writing and producing for other people are important as well”, Arts

Interview: David Stewart: “As much as writing my own material is important, writing and producing for other people are important as well”

The art of music has always been a form of expression. For some people this expression grows and is strengthened by life time experiences. For others, like David Stewart this expression starts at a young age, almost a way of life, a familiar setting.

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 at 6:00 am

A chat with Lou Vainglorious, Hoodlums’ charismatic frontman, Arts

A chat with Lou Vainglorious, Hoodlums’ charismatic frontman

At the end of July Hoodlums played a packed out show at London’s legendary 100 Club. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work and even more fun, says lead singer Lou Vainglorious.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 2:00 am

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