Live Review: Blur (Live at Plymouth Pavilions, 07.08.12)

For the first time in over two decades, Britpop superstars Blur took to the stage in Devon. The concert held at Plymouth Pavilions was one of four “intimate” shows prior to the band playing the Olympic closing ceremony, and intimate was certainly the feeling throughout the experience. Opening with the tongue-twisting track Girls & Boys, … Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Dawn Chorus Ignites (Prima Rosa) – Take Me With You

A thoughtful rendition played on the guitar emerges from a unique creation of what sounds like a cross between an old clock and a UFO landing – This is the unique soundscape that is Dawn Chorus Ignites. Dawn Chorus Ignites was created by Ben Philcox and Mat Cook. This band creates music which is instrumental … Continue reading

Donal Doherty – International Wedding Photographer: Love is Alive and Kicking

Love is “alive and kicking” according to international wedding photographer – Donal Doherty. Doherty isn’t your typical wedding photographer and his story isn’t a common one. Based in Londonderry, Ireland, Doherty was originally a man of business. He had just been short-listed as Entrepreneur of the Year, running both a modelling and public relations marketing agency … Continue reading

McDonald’s Now Serving U18s

So, it’s been and gone. The 21st of March was supposedly going to mark the date in which under 18s were not allowed to purchase McDonald’s. Was I right to assume that this was nothing more than a silly rumour and to write a post outlining this fact? Yes, I think I was very right … Continue reading

EP Review: Edd Lane (Thin Man Records) – The Sailors Escape

“Raise the sails and face the storms, when everything else fails they’ll return to port” These are just a few of the unique lyrics on Edd Lanes recently released EP – The Sailors Escape. Coming from the Westcountry (UK) this is a rare gem in terms of it being a genuinely easy to listen to piece … Continue reading

The MoD Man

Fairly new to a business in which entire nations are affected, Oliver Hakin, an engineering technician apprentice, has given his time to answer questions about his life in the Ministry of Defence. Hakin’s started working for the MoD in 2010 although this was no easy feat. Upon seeing the apprenticeship scheme on the government’s website … Continue reading

McDonald’s Has Stopped Serving Under 18s

Haven’t you heard? McDonald’s isn’t going to be serving happy meals any more! Perhaps this strikes you as outrageous news that didn’t seem to heed a warning. Maybe you just thought that it was some kind of ludicrous joke, or you haven’t even heard about this at all. Today, all over social networking sites there has … Continue reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Jack Cookson – My Eyes Were Blind

This song is the first original composition released by independent British musician – Jack Cookson. ‘My Eyes Were Blind’ is an alternative acoustic-folk track which certainly adds to the appeal of the song as a whole. Upon first hearing this song I was pretty astounded at the quality, especially considering the fact that this isn’t … Continue reading