The Mic: Issue 37 - Easter '14

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ISSUE 37 APRIL 2014 - FREE

The Mic Awards The advent of Kanye West What you need to hear this year


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THIS YEAR

The Mic Awards

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Fashion and Music

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2014 Albums

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Bowie is Back

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Ones to Watch

NME vs. Brit Awards

What to Wait For

FEATURES 4

With all the glitz, glam and drama 6 of the award season over the last few months, we’ve taken it upon 16 ourselves to give out a couple more titles we reckon have been missed 20 out by all the big names...pg 12 28

MØ Cass The Advent of Kanye Writer’s Spotlight Nottingham Fests


THE MIC IS GOING GREEN(ER) Did you know that The University of Nottingham is currently the second most environmentally friendly campuses in the world? Not bad. After being voted #1 in 2011, UoN has continued to push the boundaries of being green with sustainable transport, wind turbines and rolling leafy parkland that would leave the National Trust green eyed. As the University’s official music magazine, The Mic prints thousands of copies every year and it always has. We felt that it was time to ask, do we really need to? Our marketing boffins have pioneered new and innovative online media tools to finally bring the magazine into the present and right into everyone’s hands. We’re very excited to announce that this 2014 easter special is your first ever 100% digital, and 100% tree friendly issue. Thank you for supporting your university, your local music scene and your planet.

Luke Gallimore Editor-In-Chief


Fashion and Music trends in 2014 By Jaisai Wongpichet Talk a walk through campus and you will realise it is not that hard to make a good guess of what might be on a person’s playlist based on what they ǁĞĂƌ͘ EŽǁ ƚŚŝƐ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ƚŽ ůĂďĞů ƉĞŽƉůĞ ďLJ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ Žƌ ŽƵƞŝƚ ĐŚŽŝĐĞƐ ďƵƚ ŝƚ is undeniable that there are certain key fashion features that people with ƐŝŵŝůĂƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƉƌĞĨĞƌĞŶĐĞ ƐĞĞŵ ƚŽ ƐŚĂƌĞ͘ ŌĞƌ Ăůů͕ ƚŚĂƚ ďŽůĚ ƉƌŝŶƚ ƚͲƐŚŝƌƚ ĂŶĚ statement snapback combo does scream House or Techno enthusiasts. tŝƚŚ ŽƵƌ ĐŽŵŵŽŶ ƌĞŐƌĞƚƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ϵϬƐ ĨƌŽƐƚĞĚ ƟƉƐ ĂŶĚ ŵŝŶŝͲďƵŶƐ ŚĂŝƌƐƚLJůĞ͕ ŝƚ ŝƐ ƐĂĨĞ ƚŽ ƐĂLJ ƚŚĂƚ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ ĐŚŽŽƐĞ ƚŽ ǁĞĂƌ ŝƐ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞĚ ďLJ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ listen to than we’d like to admit. Like how the Beatles sparked the collarless suit trend in the 60s or MC ,ĂŵŵĞƌ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ͚,ĂŵŵĞƌ͛ ƉĂŶƚƐ ŝŶ ϭϵϵϬ͕ ĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚ ϮϬϭϰ ŵĂLJ ŚĂǀĞ ŶŽƚ LJĞƚ ĨŽƵŶĚ ŝƚƐ ƐƚLJůĞ ŝĐŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞ ŝƐ ŝŶĞƐĐĂƉĂďůĞ͘ /ƚ ŵŝŐŚƚ ƐƟůů ďĞ Ă ďŝƚ ĞĂƌůLJ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ďƵƚ ŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ Ă ůŝƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ϰ ƚƌĞŶĚƐ / ŚĂǀĞ ĐŽŵƉůŝĞĚ that are most likely to be big in this year’s music and fashion scene.

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Temples


The Retro/Vintage

^ŽŵĞ ƐƟůů ůŽǀĞ ŝƚ͘ ^ŽŵĞ ĂƌĞ ƟƌĞĚ ŽĨ ŝƚ͘ ^ŽŵĞ ŶĞǀĞƌ ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚŽŽĚ ŝƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƉůĂĐĞ͘ Ƶƚ͕ ƐƚĂƌƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ year with the release of the trippy new band TemͲ ƉůĞƐ͛ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ ͚^ƵŶ ^ƚƌƵĐƚƵƌĞ͕͛ ǁĞ ĐĂŶ Ăůů ĂŐƌĞĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚŝƐ ǀŝŶƚĂŐĞ ƚƌĞŶĚ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ŐŽŝŶŐ ĂŶLJǁŚĞƌĞ ĂŶLJͲ ƟŵĞ ƐŽŽŶ͘ dŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ ŝƚƐĞůĨ ŝƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ͚ŵŽĚͲ ĞƌŶ ƌĞũƵǀĞ ŶĂƟŽŶƐ ŽĨ ƉƐLJĐŚ͛ ;ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐ ƉƌĞƩLJ ĂǁĞͲ ƐŽŵĞ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ǁĂLJͿ ǁŚŝůĞ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ͕ ǁĞůů͕ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ũƵƐƚ ƟŵĞ ǁĂƌƉĞĚ ďĂĐŬ ĨƌŽŵ ƐŽŵĞ ϴϬƐ ƵŶͲ ĚĞƌŐƌŽƵŶĚ ƉƐLJĐŚĞĚĞůŝĐ ƐĐĞŶĞ͘ ǀĞŶ ƚŚĞ ǀŝŶƚĂŐĞ ĂĚͲ ǀŽĐĂƚĞ ďĂŶĚƐ ůŝŬĞ ^ǁŝŵ ĞĞƉ ĂŶĚ WĞĂĐĞ ĂƌĞ ƐƟůů ŝŶ ƉƌĞƩLJ ŐŽŽĚ ĐŽŶƚƌŽů ŽĨ ƚŚŝƐ ďĂŶĚǁĂŐŽŶ͘ / ŵĞĂŶ ůŽŽŬ Ăƚ ƚŚĂƚ ĚĂƉƉĞƌ ϴϬƐ ŽĸĐĞ ƉĂƌƚLJ ƐƚLJůĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŶĞǁ ŚĂŝƌĐƵƚ͘ ^Ž ƌĞƐƚ ĂƐƐƵƌĞĚ͘ zŽƵ ǁŝůů ŶŽƚ ŚĂǀĞ ƚŽ ĨŽůĚ ďĂĐŬ LJŽƵƌ ƉĂƌĞŶƚƐ͛ ǀĞůǀĞƚ ƐŚŝƌƚƐ͕ ŇŽǁĞƌLJ Žƌ ƐƉĂƌŬůLJ blouses just yet.

Swim Deep

Peace Wolf Alice

Blood Red Shoes

The Grunge

DĂŶLJ ǁŽƵůĚ ĂƌŐƵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ŐƌƵŶŐĞ ǁŽƵůĚ Įƚ ƵŶĚĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƌĞƚƌŽ ĐĂƚĞŐŽƌLJ ďƵƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ƐƵĐŚ Ă ůĂƌŐĞ ŐƌŽƵƉ ŽĨ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ǁŚŽ ŝĚĞŶƟĨLJ ƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŝƚ ƚŚĂƚ / ƚŚŝŶŬ ŝƚ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞƐ Ă ƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞ ŚĞĂĚŝŶŐ͘ ϮϬϭϰ ŝƐ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ďƌŝŐŚƚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ grunge rock sound with new bands like Jaws and Eagulls. Wolf Alice hopefully will release an album some ƟŵĞ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ůŽŽĚ ZĞĚ ^ŚŽĞƐ ŝƐ ŐŽŝŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŽƵƌ͊ ^Ž ƚŚĂŶŬƐ ĂŐĂŝŶ ƚŽ <Ƶƌƚ ŽďĂŝŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ĞĂƐŝĞƐƚ ǁĂLJ ƚŽ ͚ƵŶŬĞŵƉƚ͛ ƚŚŝƐ ƐƚLJůĞ ŝƐ ƚŽ ůĂLJĞƌ ŝƚ ƵƉ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ŽůĚ ŽǀĞƌƐŝnjĞĚ ŇĂŶŶĞů ƐŚŝƌƚ ĂŶĚ Ă ƉĂŝƌ ŽĨ ƌŝƉƉĞĚ ũĞĂŶƐ ;ƉůƵƐ ƚĂŶŐůĞĚ ĂŶĚ ƵŶǁĂƐŚĞĚ ŚĂŝƌ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ƚĂŬĞ ŝƚ ƵƉ Ă ŶŽƚĐŚͿ͘ tŚĞŶ ŝŶ ĚŽƵďƚ͕ ũƵƐƚ ƚŚŝŶŬ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŽǀĞƌƐŝnjĞĚ ϵϬƐ ŵŝŶƵƐ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ůŽƵĚ ĐŽůŽƵƌƐ͘ ůƐŽ͕ ĂŶLJƚŚŝŶŐ ƚĂƌƚĂŶ ǁŝůů ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƐĂǀĞ LJŽƵ ĂƐ ǁĞůů͘ ĚŵŝƩĞĚůLJ ƚŚŽƵŐŚ͕ ƚŚĞƐĞ ͚ƌĞƚƌŽ͛ ĂŶĚ ͚ŐƌƵŶŐLJ͛ ǀŝďĞƐ ĂƌĞ ŶŽƚ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ƚŚĞ ŶĞǁ Žƌ ŵŽƐƚ ĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ ƚŚŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞƐĞ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐ ĂŶLJŵŽƌĞ͘ ^Ž ƵŶůĞƐƐ ƚŚĞLJ ŝŶǀĞŶƚ ŵŽƌĞ ǁĂLJƐ ŽĨ ƉƵƫŶŐ ͚ŶĞŽ͛ ŝŶ ĨƌŽŶƚ ŽĨ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ ĂŶĚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĞƌĂƐ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁŝůů ĐŽŵĞ ƚŚĞ ĚĂLJ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƌĞǀŝǀŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĚĞĐĂĚĞƐ ŝƐ ŶŽ ůŽŶŐĞƌ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ;ĞdžĐĞƉƚ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĐŽŶͲ ƐŝĚĞƌ ĐŚĂŶŐŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĐĞŶƚƵƌŝĞƐ ƚŽŽͿ͘ Ƶƚ ƵŶƟů ƚŚĞŶ͕ ŝƚ ŝƐ ƟŵĞ ƚŽ ǀŝƐŝƚ LJŽƵƌ ƚŽǁŶ ŚĂůů͛Ɛ ǀŝŶƚĂŐĞ ŵĂƌŬĞƚ ĨĂŝƌ͕ ŝŵĂŐŝŶĞ LJŽƵƌƐĞůĨ Ăƚ tŽŽĚƐƚŽĐŬ ͛ϲϵ ĂŶĚ ŐĞƚ ƌĞĂĚLJ ĨŽƌ ƚŚŝƐ ŝŶƐƚĂŐƌĂŵͲĮůƚĞƌĞĚ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ


ARCTIC MONKEYS

The Drowners

HAIM

The Rock ‘n Roll tĞ ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ǁŝƚŶĞƐƐŝŶŐ ŵĂŶLJ ŐƵŝƚĂƌ ďĂŶĚƐ ƉĂǀŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ǁĂLJƐ ďĂĐŬ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĐŝƌĐůĞ ƐŝŶĐĞ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ŵŝĚ ϮϬϭϯ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŶ͕ ůĞdž dƵƌŶĞƌ ĞĂƌůŝĞƌ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ŝŶƐŝƐƚĞĚ ĚƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƌŝƚƐ ǁĂƌĚƐ ƚŚĂƚ ͚ZŽĐŬ Ŷ͛ ZŽůů ǁŝůů ŶĞǀĞƌ ĚŝĞ͛͘ ^Ž ϮϬϭϰ ŚĂĚ ďĞƩĞƌ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ZŽĐŬ ͚Ŷ ZŽůů ƌĞǀŝǀĂů ƚŚĂƚ ĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ͛Ɛ ŚŽƉŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ͘ ŽƚŚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ ǁŝƐĞ͕ ůŝƚĞƌĂůůLJ ĂŶLJƚŚŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJƐ ĂŌĞƌƚŚĞŝƌ ϮϬϭϭ ͚^ƵĐŬ ŝƚ ĂŶĚ ^ĞĞ͛ ĂůďƵŵ ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ ,Ăŝŵ ǁŝůů ŐŝǀĞ LJŽƵ ƚŚĞ ƋƵŝĐŬĞƐƚ ŝŶƐŝŐŚƚ ƚŽ ĐŽŶƋƵĞƌ ƚŚŝƐ ƐƚLJůĞ͘ Kƌ ďĂŶĚƐ ůŝŬĞ ƚŚĞ ƌŽǁŶĞƌƐ ŝĨ LJŽƵ͛ƌĞ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ĨƌĞƐŚ͘ ůƚĞƌŶĂƟŶŐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ƐŬŝŶŶLJ ũĞĂŶƐ ĂŶĚ Ă ƉĂŝƌ ŽĨ ƐŚŽƌƚƐ Žƌ Ă ƐŝŵƉůĞ ŵŝŶŝ ƐŬŝƌƚ ŝƐ ŽƉƟŽŶĂů͕ ďƵƚ ƚŚĞŶ ĂŐĂŝŶ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ ƵŶĐĞƌƚĂŝŶ͕ ƐŬŝŶŶLJ ũĞĂŶƐ ĐĂŶ ŶĞǀĞƌ ĚŽ LJŽƵ ǁƌŽŶŐ͘ dŚŝƐ ƐƚLJůĞ ŝƐ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂƐƚ ĚĞŵĂŶĚŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ůŝƐƚ ƐŝŶĐĞ LJŽƵƌ ƐƚĂƉůĞƐ ǁŝůů ŽŶůLJ ĐŽŶƐŝƐƚ ŽĨ ĮƩĞĚ ƚͲƐŚŝƌƚƐ ;ƉƌĞĨĞƌĂďůLJ ĐƌŽƉƉĞĚ ƐůĞĞǀĞƐ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝƚĞͿ ĂŶĚ Ă ĐůĂƐƐŝĐ ďůĂĐŬ ůĞĂƚŚĞƌ ũĂĐŬĞƚ͘ ůƐŽ͕ LJŽƵ ŵĂLJ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ŐĂƌŶŝƐŚ ƚŚĞ ůŽŽŬ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŽŵĞ ĂǀŝĂƚŽƌ ƐƵŶŐůĂƐƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ ĂŶ ĂǁĨƵů ůŽƚ ŽĨ ŚĂŝƌ ŐĞůƐ ƚŽ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ƚŚĞ ƋƵŝī Žƌ ƚŚĞ ƐůŝĐŬĞĚ ďĂĐŬ ŐƌĞĂƐLJ ŚĂŝƌ͘

The Sultry Pop /ƚ ŝƐ ƋƵŝƚĞ ŚĂƌĚ ƚŽ ƐƉĞĐŝĨLJ Ă ĐĞƌͲ tain ‘trend’ for the whole ‘pop’ ĐƌŽǁĚ ƐŝŶĐĞ ŝƚ ŝƐ ǀĞƌLJ ĚŝǀĞƌƐĞ͘ There are probably the most ĐƌŽƐƐŽǀĞƌƐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂŶĚ fashion under this genre and artͲ ists are more likely to end up on ƚŚĞ ĐŽǀĞƌ ŽĨ ĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ ŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞƐ at some point in their career. ,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ ϮϬϭϰ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŽ ƚĂŬĞ Ă darker turn with new faces like ĂŶŬƐ͕ ^ĂLJ >ŽƵ >ŽƵ͕ ĂŶĚ &< dǁŝŐƐ ;ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ >ŽƌĚĞ ďƵƚ ůĞƚ͛Ɛ ůĞĂǀĞ ŚĞƌ ǁŝƚŚ ϮϬϭϯ ĨŽƌ ŶŽǁͿ͘ dŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŝƐ ƟŶŐĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ZΘ ĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐ͕ ŵŽƌĞ ƐƵďƚůĞ͕

BANKS

FKA twIgs

glitchier and sultrier. This is translated ƚŽ ĚĂƌŬĞƌ ĐŽůŽƵƌĞĚ ůŝƉƐ͕ ŵŝŶŝŵĂůŝƐƚ clothes and a lot of monotone. Beware though; monotone is not necessarily just the monochrome black and white combo. That grim look should only be

Say Lou Lou ƌĞƐĞƌǀĞĚ ĨŽƌ ĂƵƚƵŵŶ ĂŶĚ ǁŝŶͲ ter. The key is to keep it clean and simple. A crisp shirt with Ă ůŝƩůĞ ƚǁŝƐƚ ǁŽƵůĚ ŚĞůƉ LJŽƵ go a long way with this trend.

ůƚŚŽƵŐŚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ ĂƌĞ ƉƌĞƩLJ ŵƵĐŚ ŝŶƚĞƌƚǁŝŶĞĚ͕ ĚŽ ŶŽƚ ůĞƚ ƚŚĞ ĐŚŽŝĐĞ ŽĨ ĐůŽƚŚĞƐ Žƌ ƉůĂLJůŝƐƚƐ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ŽŶůLJ ŝĚĞŶƟĮĐĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ LJŽƵ ĂŶĚ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚůLJ ŽĨ ŽƚŚĞƌƐ͘ ƚ ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĚĂLJ͕ ďŽƚŚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƐŚŝŽŶ ĂƌĞ ƚŚĞ ĐƌĞĂƟǀĞ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĞƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚƌŝǀĞ ĨŽƌ ƐĞůĨͲĞdžƉƌĞƐƐŝŽŶ ĂŶĚ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůŝƚLJ͘ ^Ž ǁŚŽ͛Ɛ ƚŽ ƚĞůů LJŽƵ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŽ ǁĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ůŝƐƚĞŶ ƚŽ͍ džƉƌĞƐƐ ĂǁĂLJ͊ EŽƚŚŝŶŐ ŝƐ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƐƚŽƉ LJŽƵ ĨƌŽŵ ƉƵƫŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ͚ůĂƐƚ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͛ ũĂĐŬĞƚ ĂŶĚ shamelessly dance this year away with your secret guilty pleasure.


ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ǁŚĞŶ ϮϬϭϰ Śŝƚ / ŚĂĚ ŽŶůLJ ďƌŝĞŇLJ ŚĞĂƌĚ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ͕ DT ŚĂƐ ƉƌĞƩLJ ŵƵĐŚ ŐŽƚ ŵĞ ŚŽŽŬĞĚ͘ ĞŶŵĂƌŬ͛Ɛ <ĂƌĞŶ DĂƌŝĞ TƌƐƚĞĚ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ĐŽŵďŝŶĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ ĞůĞĐƚƌŽŶŝĐ ƐƚƌĞĞƚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂŶĚ Ă ƐŽƵůĨƵů >ĂŶĂ Ğů ZĞLJ͘ dŚĞ ĂŶŝƐŚ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƚŽŽŬ ŚĞƌ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ ^ŽŶŝĐ zŽƵƚŚ ĂŶĚ dŚĞ zĞĂŚ zĞĂŚ zĞĂŚƐ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝůƐƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ ƐŝŵŝůĂƌŝƟĞƐ /͛Ě ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ĂƌŐƵĞ ƐŚĞ ŐŽƚ ƌŝĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƌƵůĞŬ ĂŶĚ ĐƌĞĂƚĞĚ Ă ŬŝŶĚ ŽĨ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞŇĞĐƚƐ ŚĞƌ ŽǁŶ ƵŶŝƋƵĞ ĂŶĚ ĞŶĞƌŐĞƟĐ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůŝƚLJ͘

Quite simply, her music doesn’t compromise; it’s loud, it’s heavy and it says exactly what everybody else seems to be ignoring.

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,Ğƌ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ EŽ DLJƚŚŽůŽŐŝĞƐ ƚŽ &ŽůůŽǁ ǁĂƐ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ϭϬƚŚ DĂƌĐŚ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ƐŚŽǁĐĂƐĞƐ ƚŚĞ ĚĂƌŬ ƐŝĚĞ ŽĨ ŐƌŽǁŝŶŐ ƵƉ ŝŶ Ă ƐŽĐŝĞƚLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƚĞůůƐ LJŽƵ ƚŽ ŵŽǀĞ ŝŶ ŽŶĞ ĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶ ǁŚĞŶ LJŽƵ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ŐŽ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŽƚŚĞƌ͘ zĞƚ ĚĞƐƉŝƚĞ ŝƚƐ ŵŽƌďŝĚ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƵŶƟŶŐ ƉƌĞŽĐĐƵƉĂƟŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ ƐƵĐŚ ůŝŵŝƚĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ƌĞŵŝŶĚŝŶŐ ŵĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ ŵLJ tŝŶĞŚŽƵƐĞ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ƐƵƌƉƌŝƐŝŶŐůLJ ůŽǀĂďůĞ ŝŶ Ă ŬŝŶĚ ŽĨ ͚ůĞƚƐ ŐĞƚ ƵƉ ĂŶĚ ŐŽ ĚŽ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ĐƌĂnjLJ͛ ŬŝŶĚ ŽĨ ǁĂLJ͘ ,Ğƌ ĂůďƵŵ ĞŶĐĂƉƐƵůĂƚĞƐ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ǁŚĂƚ ƌĞďĞůůŝŽƵƐ LJŽƵƚŚ ŵĞĂŶƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŝŶŐůĞƐ ůŝŬĞ WŝůŐƌŝŵ ĞŶĐŽƵƌĂŐŝŶŐ LJŽƵ ƚŽ ůĞƚ ŐŽ ĂŶĚ ŝŐŶŽƌĞ ƚŚĞ ƐLJƐƚĞŵ ĂŶĚ EĞǀĞƌ tĂŶŶĂ <ŶŽǁ ƐƵŵŵĂƌŝƐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĂŶŐƐƚ ŽĨ ƚĞĞŶĂŐĞ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͘ WĂŝƌĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŽŶŐƐ ůŝŬĞ DĂŝĚĞŶ ĂŶĚ 'ŽŶĞ ĂŶĚ &ŽƵŶĚ͕ ŵLJ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂů ĨĂǀŽƵƌŝƚĞ ƌŝŐŚƚ ŶŽǁ͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƚŚĞ ĞŵŽƟŽŶĂů ĂŶĚ ƐĞĚƵĐƟǀĞ ƚŽŶĞƐ ŽĨ >ĂŶĂ ĐƌĞĞƉ ŝŶ͕ LJŽƵ ŐĞƚ Ă ƌĞĂů ƐĞŶƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ďƌŽĂĚ ƚĂůĞŶƚ ŽĨ ǁŚŝĐŚ DT ŝƐ ĐĂƉĂďůĞ͘ / ĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ůŽǀĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ ĐƌĞĂƚĞƐ ŚĞƌ ŽǁŶ ŚĂƌŵŽŶŝĞƐ͕ ŵĞĂŶŝŶŐ LJŽƵ ŐĞƚ ƚŽ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ŚĞƌ ƐŽŌĞƌ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶLJŝŶŐ ŚĞƌ ƉŽǁĞƌĨƵů ĂŶĚ ŵƵĐŚ ŚĂƌƐŚĞƌ ƐŝĚĞ ƚŽŽ͘ dŚĞ ŽŶůLJ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ƐůŽǁƐ ƚŚĞ ǁŚŽůĞ ĂůďƵŵ ĚŽǁŶ ŝƐ ƵƐƚ ĂŶĚ 'ŽŶĞ ĂŶĚ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚŝƐ ŝƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ĚƌĂǁƐ LJŽƵƌ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ƚŽ ŚĞƌ ƐŽŵĞǁŚĂƚ ŶĞŐĂƟǀĞ ůLJƌŝĐƐ͘ ŽŶ͛ƚ tĂŶŶĂ ĂŶĐĞ͕ ŚĂǀŝŶŐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ĐĂƵŐŚƚ ƉƵďůŝĐ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ͕ ŝƐ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ĐůŽƐĞƐƚ ƚŚŝŶŐ ƚŽ Ă ƉŽƉ ĂŶƚŚĞŵ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ ĂŶĚ ĂĚŵŝƩĞĚůLJ ŝƐ ƉƌĞƩLJ ƵŶĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌŝƐƟĐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉĂĐĞ ĂŶĚ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƚƌĂĐŬƐ͘ /ƚ ĚŽĞƐ ǁŽƌŬ ƚŚŽƵŐŚ͕ ƐƟůů ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĞdžƉůŽƌĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ ďĞŝŶŐ LJŽƵŶŐ ďƵƚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ ŽƉƟŵŝƐƟĐ ŽƵƚůŽŽŬ͘ / ƐƵƉƉŽƐĞ ŝĨ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ŝŶŝƟĂůůLJ ŶŽƚ ƚŽ LJŽƵƌ ůŝŬŝŶŐ ƚŚŝƐ ŵŝŐŚƚ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ŵĂŬĞƐ LJŽƵ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌ ŐŝǀŝŶŐ ŚĞƌ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ĐŚĂŶĐĞ͘ KŶĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ ĂďŽƵƚ EŽ DLJƚŚŽůŽŐŝĞƐ ŝƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƚ ĮƚƐ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJ͕ ĞǀĞƌLJ ƐŽŶŐ ƐŽŵĞŚŽǁ ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ ǁŚŝůƐƚ ĮŶĂůůLJ ĐŽŵŝŶŐ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ĞƵƉŚŽƌŝĐ 'ůĂƐƐ͕ Ă ƉƌĞƩLJ ŇĂǁůĞƐƐ ƐƵŵŵĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ŽƵƚůŽŽŬ ŽŶ ĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ͘ dŚĞ ĨĂĐƚ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ͛Ɛ ŚŽŶĞƐƚ͕ ƐŚĞ ƚĞůůƐ LJŽƵ ǁŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ͛Ɛ ƚŚŝŶŬŝŶŐ ŝŶ ŚĞƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ͕ ŵĂŬĞƐ ŚĞƌ ƌĞůĂƚĂďůĞ ĂŶĚ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĂƐŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞƌ ĂůďƵŵ ŝƐ ƐŽ ĐŽŚĞƐŝǀĞ͘ Ƶƚ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐŽ ĂŶĚ ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞ ƚŚŝƐ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ǁŽƌƚŚ ŝŶǀĞƐƟŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĞůƵdžĞ ǀĞƌƐŝŽŶ͕ ŽƚŚĞƌǁŝƐĞ LJŽƵ͛ůů ďĞ ŵŝƐƐŝŶŐ ŽƵƚ ŽŶ ƐŽŵĞ ƉƌĞƩLJ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ ƟŐŚƚ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ ŐĞƚ Ă ƌĞĂůůLJ ŐŽŽĚ ƐĞŶƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƉƌĞŽĐĐƵƉĂƟŽŶƐ ƐŚĞ ŚĂƐ ƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐŽĐŝĞƚLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ͛Ɛ ŚĂĚ ƚŽ ĚĞĂů ǁŝƚŚ ŝŶ ƚƌLJŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞĐŽŵĞ Ă


ǁŽƌůĚ ĨĂŵŽƵƐ ƐŝŶŐĞƌ͘ dŚŝƐ ĂůďƵŵ ŝƐ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ Ă ůŽƚ ŽĨ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝƟŽŶ͘ / ǁĂƐ ĨŽƌƚƵŶĂƚĞ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ƚŽ ŐŽ ĂŶĚ ƐĞĞ ŚĞƌ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ϳƚŚ DĂƌĐŚ Ăƚ dŚĞ ŽĐŬƉŝƚ ŝŶ >ĞĞĚƐ ĂŶĚ ƐŚĞ ĂďƐŽůƵƚĞůLJ ďůĞǁ ŵĞ ĂǁĂLJ͘ KĨ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ ƐŚĞ ǁĂƐ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞ ŐŽŽĚ͕ ďƵƚ ĂŶLJ ĞdžƉĞĐƚĂƟŽŶ / ŚĂĚ ǁĂƐ ƐƵĐĐĞĞĚĞĚ͘ dŚĞ ŽĐŬƉŝƚ ŝƐ Ă ƉƌĞƩLJ ƐŵĂůů ǀĞŶƵĞ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ / ĂůǁĂLJƐ ůŽǀĞ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŝƚ ŵĂŬĞƐ ƚŚĞ ŐŝŐ ƐŽ ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶƟŵĂƚĞ͕ ďƵƚ DT ĂďƐŽůƵƚĞůLJ ŚĂĚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ĞŶĞƌŐLJ ƚŽ Įůů ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ Ă ůŽƚ ďŝŐŐĞƌ ĂŶĚ / ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ƐƵƉƉŽƐĞ ŝƚ ǁŝůů ďĞ ǀĞƌLJ ůŽŶŐ ƵŶƟů ƐŚĞ͛Ɛ ƚŽƵƌŝŶŐ ŵƵĐŚ ďŝŐŐĞƌ ǀĞŶƵĞƐ͘ ^ŚĞ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ƐƚĂŶĚ ƐƟůů ĨŽƌ ŽŶĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ͕ ĐŽŶƐƚĂŶƚůLJ ũƵŵƉŝŶŐ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ĂŶĚ ŬŶĞĞůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ ĐůŽƐĞƌ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ͖ LJŽƵ ĐŽƵůĚ ǀŝƐŝďůLJ ƐĞĞ ŚŽǁ ƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĂƚĞ ƐŚĞ ǁĂƐ ĂďŽƵƚ ŚĞƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ dŚĞ ƐĞƚ ǁĂƐ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞ͕ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ďůĂĐŬ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝƚĞ ǀŝĚĞŽ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ďĞŚŝŶĚ ŚĞƌ ƚŚĞ ǁŚŽůĞ ƟŵĞ͕ ŐŝǀŝŶŐ ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ ĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌ ƚŽ ĞĂĐŚ ƚƌĂĐŬ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ŽŌĞŶ ĚŝƐƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƌĞ ƉŽŝŐŶĂŶƚ ůLJƌŝĐƐ ŽĨ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ƐŽŶŐƐ͕ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ͚KŚ͕ ǁŚLJ ĚŽ ĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ ŚĂǀĞ ƚŽ ŐƌŽǁ ŽůĚ͍͛ ĨƌŽŵ 'ůĂƐƐ͘ Ɛ ǁĞůů ĂƐ Ă ƉƌĞǀŝĞǁ ŽĨ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ĂůďƵŵ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ĐĂŵĞ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ĂƐ ŵƵĐŚ ůĞƐƐ ŐŽƚŚŝĐ ƚŚĂŶ ƚŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ ŝƚƐĞůĨ͕ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ĚƵĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĨĂĐƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ƉƌĞƩLJ ŵƵĐŚ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂƐƚ ƐƚĂƟĐ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ / ŚĂǀĞ ĞǀĞƌ ƐĞĞŶ͕ ƐŚĞ ĂůƐŽ ƉůĂLJĞĚ ŚĞƌ W ŝŬŝŶŝ ĂnjĞ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ &ƌĞĞĚŽŵ ;ηϭͿ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ŝŶŝƟĂůůLJ ŐŽƚ ŵĞ ŚŽŽŬĞĚ ŽŶ ŚĞƌ ǀŽŝĐĞ ĂŶĚ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ ,Ğƌ ůLJƌŝĐƐ ĂŶĚ ĞŶĞƌŐLJ ƉƌŽǀĞ ŚŽǁ ƐŽĐŝĂůůLJ ĂǁĂƌĞ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŽǁ ǁŝůůŝŶŐ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ƚŽ ǀŽŝĐĞ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ŝƐƐƵĞƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ ŚĂƐ͘ /ƌŽŶŝĐĂůůLJ ŽŶ͛ƚ tĂŶŶĂ ĂŶĐĞ ŵĂŶĂŐĞĚ ƚŽ ƚƵƌŶ ƚŚĞ ĞŶƟƌĞ ŐŝŐ ŝŶƚŽ Ă ĚĂŶĐĞ ŇŽŽƌ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ĞŶĐŽƌĞ ƐĂǁ ŚĞƌ ƉĂLJŝŶŐ ƚƌŝďƵƚĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ^ƉŝĐĞ 'ŝƌůƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƐůŽǁĞĚ ĚŽǁŶ ǀĞƌƐŝŽŶ ŽĨ ^ĂLJ zŽƵ͛ůů Ğ dŚĞƌĞ͕ Ă ďĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŝŶŝƟĂůůLJ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĞĚ ŚĞƌ͕ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĂŐĞ ŽĨ ϭϬ͕ ƚŽ ƉƵƌƐƵĞ Ă ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ĐĂƌĞĞƌ͘ hŶĨŽƌƚƵŶĂƚĞůLJ ƚŚŝƐ ƐŽŶŐ ĚŽĞƐ ŶŽƚ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ͕ ďƵƚ / ǁŽƵůĚ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ ŐŝǀĞ ŝƚ Ă ůŝƐƚĞŶ͖ ŝƚ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞůLJ ĐŚĂŶŐĞƐ ƚŚĞ ŵŽŽĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů ^ƉŝĐĞ 'ŝƌůƐ ƐŽŶŐ͕ ďƵƚ ŝŶ Ă ǁĂLJ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƐ ƐƟůů ƐŝŶĐĞƌĞ ĂŶĚ ĞŶĚĞĂƌŝŶŐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂƐ ŝƚ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ďĞ͕ ǀĞƌLJ ƚLJƉŝĐĂůůLJ DT͘ ,Ğƌ ďĂŶĚ ǁĂƐ ĞƋƵĂůůLJ ĂƐ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞ ĂƐ ƐŚĞ ǁĂƐ͕ ŽǀĞƌĂůů ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐ Ă ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ / ƌĞĂůůLJ ĐŽƵůĚŶ͛ƚ ĨĂƵůƚ͘ /Ĩ LJŽƵ ŐĞƚ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ͕ DT ŝƐ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ŽŶĞ ƚŽ ǁĂƚĐŚ͘ ϮϬϭϰ ŝƐ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞ Ă ďŝŐ LJĞĂƌ ĨŽƌ ŚĞƌ͕ ǁŝƚŚ EŽ DLJƚŚŽůŽŐŝĞƐ ƚŽ &ŽůůŽǁ ŵŽƐƚ ůŝŬĞůLJ ďĞŝŶŐ ŚĞƌ ďƌĞĂŬƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ͘ EŽƚ ƚŽ ŵĞŶƟŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĨĂĐƚ ƚŚĂƚ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ŶŽǁ ƚŽƵƌŝŶŐ͕ ŵŽƌĞ ĂŶĚ ŵŽƌĞ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ĂƌĞ ƐƚĂƌƟŶŐ ƚŽ ŚĞĂƌ ĂďŽƵƚ ŚĞƌ͖ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ƚŚĞ ŬŝŶĚ ŽĨ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŽŵĞďŽĚLJ ǁŚŽ ŝƐ ǁŝůůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ďĞ ŚŽŶĞƐƚ ĂďŽƵƚ ŚĞƌ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƐ ŽƵŐŚƚ ƚŽ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ ĂŶĚ ŵĂŬĞƐ Ă ƌĞĨƌĞƐŚŝŶŐ ĐŚĂŶŐĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ŽůĚ ƚŽƉŝĐƐ ŽĨ ƉŽƉƵůĂƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŵŽŵĞŶƚ͘ ,Ğƌ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŝƐ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů ĂŶĚ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝƐĂďůĞ ĂŶĚ / ůŽŽŬ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ ƐĞĞŝŶŐ ŚĞƌ ŵĂŬĞ ŝƚ ďŝŐ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ ĨĞǁ LJĞĂƌƐ ƉĂƐƐ͘ / ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ĚŽƵďƚ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŚĞ ǁŝůů ŬĞĞƉ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚ ŵƵƐŝĐ͕ ďƵƚ / ĚŽ ŚŽƉĞ ƐŚĞ ŵĂŝŶƚĂŝŶƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ƌĞďĞůůŝŽƵƐ ĂƫƚƵĚĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ŚĞƌ ƚŽƉŝĐƐ ĂŶĚ ƐŽƵŶĚ͘ ,ĂǀŝŶŐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚ ǀŝĐŝŝ ŽŶ ŚŝƐ ƚƌĂĐŬ ĞĂƌ ŽLJ͕ / ĞdžƉĞĐƚ ǁĞ ǁŝůů ďĞ ƐĞĞŝŶŐ Ă ůŽƚ ŵŽƌĞ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͘ By Ella Watson

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C.A.S.S /ƚ͛Ɛ ŚĂƌĚ ĨŽƌ Ă ŚĂƌĚ ƌŽĐŬ ďĂŶĚ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ Ă ĨŽŽƚŚŽůĚ ŝŶ Ă ƚŽǁŶ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŝŶĨĂƚƵĂƚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ŝŶĚŝĞ ƌŽĐŬ͘ Ƶƚ ƐŽŵĞŚŽǁ͕ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ǁŚĂƚ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵͲďĂƐĞĚ ďĂŶĚ ͘ ͘^͘^ ŚĂǀĞ ƐǁŝŌůLJ ƐƵĐĐĞĞĚĞĚ ŝŶ ĚŽŝŶŐ͘

WŚŽƚŽ ƌĞĚŝƚ͗ ,ŽůůLJ tŝůĚ

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&ŽƌŵĞĚ ŝŶ ŵŝĚͲϮϬϭϮ ƵŶĚĞƌ ƚŚĞ ŶĂŵĞ ^ĐĂƉĞ'ŽĂƚ͕

&ƌŽŵ ŵLJ ŽǁŶ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ĞǀĞƌLJ ďĂŶĚ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŽ

ƚŚĞ ĨŽƵƌͲƉŝĞĐĞ ĞŶƚĞƌĞĚ ϮϬϭϰ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ŶĞǁ ŶĂŵĞ͕

ĮŶĚ ŝƚ ĚŝĸĐƵůƚ ƚŽ ĚĞĮŶĞ Žƌ ͚ƉƵƚ Ă ůĂďĞů͛ ŽŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ

a new singer and a new lease of life. Hot on the

ŽǁŶ ƐŽƵŶĚ ĂŶĚ ƐƚLJůĞ͘ tŚĞŶ / ƉŽƐĞ ƚŚĞ ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ

ŚĞĞůƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƐĞůĨͲƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ ĚĞďƵƚ

Ă ŚŽƐƚ ŽĨ ĂĚũĞĐƟǀĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƐƵďͲŐĞŶƌĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƚŚƌŽǁŶ

͘W͘ ǀŽůǀĞ͕ / ĐĂƵŐŚƚ ƵƉ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ƚŽ ƚĂůŬ ŵĞ

ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƌŽŽŵ͗ ͚ŐƌƵŶŐLJ͕ ͚ďůƵĞƐLJ͕͛ ͚ŚĂƌĚ ƌŽĐŬ͕͛

ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ŝƚ ŽǀĞƌ : ĂŶĚ ŽŬĞ ĂŶĚ ďŝƐĐƵŝƚƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĚŝƐͲ

͚ŐƌŽŽǀĞ ŵĞƚĂů͙͛ tŚĞŶ ƉƌĞƐƐĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ

ĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ ƚŚĂƚ

ƐŶĂƉƉŝĞƌ ĚƌƵŵŵĞƌ WŚŝů ĂŬŝŶƐ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŽ Śŝƚ ƚŚĞ ŶĂŝů

C.A.S.S are everything a young band should be: passionate, determined, and completely in love with music.

ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ŚĞĂĚ͗ ͚ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ Ă ŐŽŽĚ ƚĞƌŵ ŝƐ ůƵĞƐ DĞƚĂů͛͘ ͘W͘ ŽƉĞŶĞƌ ͚ ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌ dŚŝƐ͛ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ĐŽŶƚĂŝŶƐ ĞůĞͲ ŵĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ ŐƌƵŶŐĞ͘ ŵĞŶĂĐŝŶŐ͕ ŵŝĚͲƚĞŵƉŽ ďƵƚ ƵŶͲ ĚĞŶŝĂďůLJ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ŝŶƚƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ƚŽ ͘ ͘^͘^͕ ŝƚ ƐĞƚƐ ƚŚĞ ƚŽŶĞ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ƌĞƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ͘W͘ ŌĞƌ ƐŽŵĞ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĂͲ

ŚĂƫŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ ŽŶůLJ Ă ĨĞǁ ŵŝŶƵƚĞƐ͕ ŝƚ

ƟŽŶ ^ŝŵŽŶ ĐĂůůƐ ŝƚ ͚ůĂnjLJ͕ ďƵƚ ŝŶ Ă ĐŽŽů ǁĂLJ͙ŝƚ͛Ɛ Ăůů

ƋƵŝĐŬůLJ ďĞĐŽŵĞƐ ĐůĞĂƌ ǁŚLJ ϮϬϭϰ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ

ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ŐƌŽŽǀĞ͛͘ dŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ĨŽůůŽǁƐ͕ ͚ZĞǀŽůƵͲ

ĨŽƌ ͘ ͘^͘^͘ ĂƐƐŝƐƚ WŚŝůů ĞŚĞĂŶ ĚĞƐĐƌŝďĞƐ ŚŽǁ ƚŚĞ

ƟŽŶƐ͕͛ ŝƐ ĂŶLJƚŚŝŶŐ ďƵƚ ůĂnjLJ͘ /ƚƐ ĂŐŐƌĞƐƐŝǀĞ͕ ĐŚƵŐŐLJ

ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ ŽĨ ůĞĂĚ ƐŝŶŐĞƌ ĂŶ ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ ůĂƚĞ ůĂƐƚ

ŐƵŝƚĂƌ ƌŝī ĂŶĚ ŐƌŽǁůLJ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ƌĞǀĞĂůŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŵĞƚĂů

LJĞĂƌ ŚĂĚ Ă ƌĞǀŝƚĂůŝƐŝŶŐ ĞīĞĐƚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ŐƌŽƵƉ͘ ͚,ĂǀŝŶŐ

ƐŝĚĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ͛Ɛ ƐŽƵŶĚ͕ ĐŚĂŵƉŝŽŶĞĚ ĐŚŝĞŇLJ ďLJ

a new guy in made us realise why we got into it in

ĞŚĞĂŶ ŽŶ ďĂƐƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ĂƐƐ ĂĚĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĨĂĐĞͲŵĞůƟͲ

ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƉůĂĐĞ͛ ŚĞ ƚĞůůƐ ŵĞ͕ ĐŽŵƉĂƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŝŵƉĂĐƚ

est of guitar solos.

ŽĨ ĂŶ͛Ɛ ũŽŝŶŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĂƚ ŽĨ EŝĐŬ ƵŐƵƐƚŽ ŝŶ dƌŝǀŝƵŵ͗ ‘he got the blood pumping again’. Although all four

WƌŽƵĚ ĂƐ ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƐ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ŶŽ

ƚƌĂĐŬƐ ŽŶ ǀŽůǀĞ ƉƌĞĚĂƚĞ ŚŝƐ ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ͕ ůĞĂĚ ŐƵŝƚĂƌͲ

ĚŽƵďƚ ƚŚĂƚ ͘ ͘^͘^ ƐĞĞ ƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀĞƐ ƉƌĞĚŽŵŝŶĂŶƚůLJ

ŝƐƚ ^ŝŵŽŶ ĂƐƐ ŝŶƐŝƐƚƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ ǁŚŽ

ĂƐ Ă ůŝǀĞ ďĂŶĚ͘ ͚/ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ƉƌĞĨĞƌ ƵƐ ůŝǀĞ ƚŽ ǁŚĂƚ

͚ƌĞƐŚĂƉĞĚ ƚŚĞ ǀŽĐĂůƐ͙ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŵ ǁŽƌŬ ĂŶĚ ŐĞů

ǁĞ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ ƌĞĐŽƌĚĞĚ͕ ĨŽƌ ŵĞ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ũƵƐƚ ŵŽƌĞ ĞŶũŽLJͲ

ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ͛͘ dŚĞ ĞǀĞƌͲŵŽĚĞƐƚ ǀŽĐĂůŝƐƚ ƌĞůƵĐͲ

ĂďůĞ͛ ƐĂLJƐ ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ͘ ĞŚĞĂŶ ĂĚĚƐ͗ ͚ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽƌĚͲ

ƚĂŶƚůLJ ĂĐĐĞƉƚƐ ŚŝƐ ďĂŶĚ ŵĂƚĞ͛Ɛ ŐůŽǁŝŶŐ ƉƌĂŝƐĞ͗ ͚/

ŝŶŐƐ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŐŽŽĚ͕ ďƵƚ LJŽƵ͛ƌĞ ŶĞǀĞƌ ŐƵŶŶĂ ŐĞƚ ƚŚĂƚ

didn’t know at the start if it would come to anyͲ

ůŝǀĞ ĨĞĞůŝŶŐ͙ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ůŝǀĞ ďĂŶĚ͕ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƉŚLJƐŝĐĂůůLJ

ƚŚŝŶŐ͕ ďƵƚ ǁŚĞŶ / ĂƵĚŝƟŽŶĞĚ / ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ ƉƌŽǀĞ ƚŽ

ĨĞĞů ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ƌĂŵŵŝŶŐ ŝŶƚŽ LJŽƵ͛͘ ,ĂǀŝŶŐ ƐĞĞŶ ƚŚĞ

ƚŚĞ ŐƵLJƐ ƚŚĂƚ / ĐŽƵůĚ ďĞ Ă ĨƌŽŶƚŵĂŶ͕ ĂŶĚ ĞŶũŽLJ ďĞͲ

ďĂŶĚ ƉůĂLJ ůŝǀĞ / ĐŽƵůĚŶ͛ƚ ŚĞůƉ ďĞŝŶŐ ĚƌĂǁŶ ƚŽ ĂƐƐ͛

ing a frontman’.

ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ƐƚLJůĞ͖ ŚĞĂĚ ďĂĐŬ͕ ĞLJĞƐ ĐůŽƐĞĚ͕ ŚĞ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŽ ƐĂǀŽƵƌ ĞǀĞƌLJ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ͕ ĂƐ ŝĨ ĞǀĞƌLJ ƐŽŶŐ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ůĂƐƚ

KŶ Ă ƐŝĚĞ ŶŽƚĞ͕ ĂƐƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŝƐ ďĂŶĚ ŵĂƚĞƐ ƌĞĂƐƐƵƌĞ

ŚĞ͛ůů ĞǀĞƌ ƉůĂLJ͘ ͚&Žƌ ŵĞ͕ ǁŚĞŶ / ŬŶĞĞů ĚŽǁŶ ŝŶ ĨƌŽŶƚ

ŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ŶĂŵŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ĂŌĞƌ ŚŝƐ ƐƵƌŶĂŵĞ ǁĂƐ

ŽĨ ŵLJ ƐƉĞĂŬĞƌ ĐĂďŝŶĞƚ͕ ƐƚƌƵŵ Ă ĐŚŽƌĚ͕ ĂŶĚ ŝƚ ĨĞĞůƐ

ũƵƐƚ Ă ũŽŬĞ ƚŚĂƚ ĞǀĞŶƚƵĂůůLJ ĐĂƵŐŚƚ ŽŶ͕ ŶŽƚ ĂŶ ĞŐŽͲ

ƌŝŐŚƚ ŝŶ ŚĞƌĞ ΀ƉŽŝŶƟŶŐ ƚŽ ŚŝƐ ŚĞĂƌƚ΁͕ ƚŚĞŶ / ĚŽŶ͛ƚ

ƟƐƟĐĂů ĂĐƚ ŽĨ ƐĞůĨͲĂŐŐƌĂŶĚŝƐŝŶŐ͘ ŌĞƌ ŵƵĐŚ ĚŝƐĐƵƐͲ

ĐĂƌĞ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ŬŶŽďƐ ƐĂLJ͛͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ ŽďǀŝŽƵƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞƐĞ

ƐŝŽŶ / Ăŵ ĐŽŶǀŝŶĐĞĚ͘

are guys who really care about what they are doͲ

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ŝŶŐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŶŶĞĐƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƚŚĞLJ ŵĂŬĞ ŝŶ Ă

ĂŶĚ Ă ƉůĂŶŶĞĚ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ ĚĂƚĞ͘ ŶĚ ŝŶ ĂŶ

way few bands do.

ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ͕ ƚŚĞLJ ŶŽƚ ŽŶůLJ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ƐŝŶŐĞƌ͕ ďƵƚ Ă ƚŚŝƌĚ ƐŽŶŐǁƌŝƚĞƌ͘ ͚/ ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůůLJ ǁƌŝƚĞ ƚŽ Ă ƐƚLJůĞ͘ /

dŚĞƌĞ ƐĞĞŵƐ͕ ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ͕ ƚŽ ďĞ Ă ĚŝǀŝĚĞ ƌĞŐĂƌĚŝŶŐ

ŚĂǀĞ ƚǁŽ ǁĂLJƐ ŽĨ ǁƌŝƟŶŐ͗ /͛ůů ĞŝƚŚĞƌ ǁƌŝƚĞ ƚŚĞ ůLJƌͲ

ƚŚĞ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƐĐĞŶĞ͘ ͚/ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůůLJ ŚĂǀĞ

ŝĐƐ ůŝŬĞ Ă ƉŽĞŵ͕ ĐŽƐ / ŚĂǀĞ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ / ǁĂŶŶĂ ƐĂLJ͕

ĨŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŽƵƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĮƚƐ ǁĞůů ŝŶ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ ƐŝŶĐĞ

Žƌ ůŝŬĞ ǁŝƚŚ ͚'ƌĂď /ƚ͕͛ ΀Ă ŶĞǁ ƌĞŐƵůĂƌ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐĞƚůŝƐƚ΁

ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ Ă ƐƚƌŽŶŐ ͞ƌŽĐŬĞƌ͟ ƐĐĞŶĞ͕ ĨŽƌ ǁĂŶƚ ŽĨ Ă

/ ǁƌŽƚĞ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ĮƌƐƚ ĂŶĚ ůLJƌŝĐƐ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ͛͘ ,ĂǀŝŶŐ

ďĞƩĞƌ ǁŽƌĚ͕͛ ĂŬŝŶƐ ƚĞůůƐ ŵĞ͘ dŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ͕ ƚŚŽƵŐŚ͕ Ă

ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ ĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƚĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŐƵŝƚĂƌ ŝŶ ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ ƚŽ

general consensus that the music scene suits more

ƐŽŶŐƐ ǁŝůů͕ ĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ ĞŚĞĂŶ͕ ͚ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ

ŝŶĚŝĞ ďĂŶĚƐ͘ ͚&Žƌ ŵĞ͕͛ ĂƐƐ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐ͕ ͚ŝƚ͛Ɛ ůĞƐƐ ŽĨ

͘W͘ ŵŽƌĞ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ŝŶ ƚĞƌŵƐ ŽĨ

ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƐĐĞŶĞ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ůŝǀĞ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ͘ WĞŽƉůĞ ĂƌĞ

ĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƉĂƌƚƐ͛͘

ůĞƐƐ ǁŝůůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ũƵƐƚ ŐŽ ŽƵƚ ĂŶĚ ƐƉĞŶĚ άϯ ŽŶ Ă ŐŝŐ͘ dŚĞ ƐĐĞŶĞ ŝŶ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ ŝƐ ƐƟůů ŐŽŽĚ͙͛ ƚ ǁŚŝĐŚ

dŚĞ ďĂŶĚ͛Ɛ ĚĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĨĂƌͲƐŝŐŚƚĞĚŶĞƐƐ ŝƐ ĞƉŝƚŽͲ

ƉŽŝŶƚ ĞŚĞĂŶ ĐƵƚƐ ŝŶ͗ ͚͙/ƚ͛Ɛ ũƵƐƚ ŵĂLJďĞ ŶŽƚ ŐŽŽĚ

mised by their decision to change their name from

ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ĨŽƌ ƵƐ ƚŽ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ƐƚĂLJ ŚĞƌĞ ĂŌĞƌ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͛͘

Scapegoat because another band had copyrighted ŝƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ h^͘ dŚĞLJ ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ůĂĐŬ ĂŵďŝƟŽŶ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ͕ ƚŽ

dŚĞ ƚŚŝƌĚ ƚƌĂĐŬ ŽŶ ǀŽůǀĞ͕ ͚^ŝůŚŽƵĞƩĞ͕͛ ďƌŝŶŐƐ ƚŚĞ

ďĞ ŚŽŶĞƐƚ͕ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ŽŶůLJ ǁĂLJ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ƌĞĂůůLJ ŐŽ ĂďŽƵƚ

ƉĂĐĞ ĚŽǁŶ Ă ďŝƚ͖ Ă ƐůŽǁ͕ ŵĞƚĂů ͚ďĂůůĂĚ͛ ƚŚĂƚ ďƵŝůĚƐ

ŝƚ͘ dŚŝŶŬŝŶŐ ƐůŝŐŚƚůLJ ĐůŽƐĞƌ ƚŽ ŚŽŵĞ͕ ĂŬŝŶƐ ŚŽƉĞƐ

ƚŽ Ă ƐŽĂƌŝŶŐ ĐůŝŵĂdž͘ /Ŷ ĐŽŶƚƌĂƐƚ͕ ĐůŽƐŝŶŐ ƚƌĂĐŬ ͚^ǁĂůͲ

ƚŚĂƚ ͚ŝŶ Ă LJĞĂƌ͛Ɛ ƟŵĞ͕ ǁĞ͛ůů ďĞ ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ƐƟůů ŵŽƌĞ

ůŽǁŝŶŐ ŝĐĞ͛ ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƚĞƐ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ ƐůƵĚŐLJ͕ ĚƌĂǁŶͲŽƵƚ

ŵŽŵĞŶƚƵŵ ĂŶĚ ŝŵƉƌŽǀŝŶŐ ĂƐ ŵƵƐŝĐŝĂŶƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŶĞǁ

ǀĞƌƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ Ă ĨĂƐƚ͕ ƉƵŶŬLJ ĐŚŽƌƵƐ͕ ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ ƌŽƵŶĚͲ

ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂů ĂŶĚ Ă ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ ŽĨ ĐůĂƐƐŝĐƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ĨĂŶƐ

ŝŶŐ Žī ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƌĂƐƉŝŶŐ ƌŽĂƌ͘ ĞŚĞĂŶ ƚĂůŬƐ

ůŽǀĞ ƚŽ ŚĞĂƌ͛͘ /Ŷ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĂŶƟŵĞ͕ ͘ ͘^͘^ ŚĂǀĞ ĨŽƌƚŚͲ

ĂďŽƵƚ ŚŽǁ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ƉƵƐŚĞĚ Śŝŵ ƚŽ ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞ ƚŚĂƚ

ĐŽŵŝŶŐ ƐŚŽǁƐ Ăƚ dŚĞ ŽŽŬŝĞ ůƵď͕ ^ƉĂŶŬLJ sĂŶ

ŐƌŽǁů ŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŽŶŐ ŝŶ ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌ͗ ͚ƚŚĂƚ ƚĂŬĞ ǁĂƐ

LJŬĞƐ͕ ĂŶĚ dŚĞ KůĚ ŶŐĞů ƚŽ ŬĞĞƉ ƚŚĞŵ ŽĐĐƵƉŝĞĚ͘

ŐƵŶŶĂ ďĞ ůŝŬĞ Ă ďĂĐŬŝŶŐ ƚĂŬĞ͕ ďƵƌŝĞĚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŵŝdž͕

/ƚ ŝƐ ƌĞĨƌĞƐŚŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ƐƵĐŚ ƉĂƐƐŝŽŶ ĂŶĚ ďĞůŝĞĨ ŝŶ ĂŶ

and we said to him “sing it like you’re really anͲ

ƵƉ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŵŝŶŐ ďĂŶĚ͕ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJ ŝůůƵƐƚƌĂƚĞĚ ďLJ ĂƐƐ͛

ŐƌLJ͕͟ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ďĞĐĂŵĞ ƚŚĞ ƚĂŬĞ ǁĞ ƵƐĞĚ͛͘ sĂƌŝĞƚLJ ŝƐ

ƋƵŽƟŶŐ ŽĨ ŚŝƐ ďĂŶĚŵĂƚĞ͗ ͚WŚŝůů ƐĂŝĚ ƚŽ ŵĞ ƚŚĞ

ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ŬĞLJ ŝŶŐƌĞĚŝĞŶƚ ƚŽ ǀŽůǀĞ͘ ͚dŚĂƚ͛Ɛ

ŽƚŚĞƌ ĚĂLJ͗ ͞ŵƵƐŝĐ ǁĂƐ ũƵƐƚ ĨƵŶ ƚŽ ŵĞ͕ ƵŶƟů / ŐŽƚ

ǁŚĂƚ / ůŽǀĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ W͕͛ ƐĂLJƐ ĂƐƐ͕ ͚ĞǀĞƌLJ ƐŽŶŐ

ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚŝƐ ďĂŶĚ͘ ŶĚ ƐŝŶĐĞ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ LJŽƵ͕ /͛ǀĞ

ŝƐ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ͛͘ ůŽŽŵĮĞůĚ͛Ɛ ŚŽƉĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ŝƐ

ƌĞĂůŝƐĞĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŝƐ ǁŚĂƚ / ǁĂŶƚ͛͘͟ /ƚ ŵĂLJ ƉĂƌƚůLJ

ƚŚĂƚ ͚ĨŽƌ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁŝůů ďĞ Ăƚ ůĞĂƐƚ ŽŶĞ

ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ƚŚĞ :ĂĐŬ ĂŶĚ ŽŬĞ ƚĂůŬŝŶŐ͕ ďƵƚ ƚŚĞ ŵĞƐͲ

song that they like.’

sage of intent is heard loud and clear.

ĞƐƉŝƚĞ ǀŽůǀĞ ŚĂǀŝŶŐ ŽŶůLJ ũƵƐƚ ďĞĞŶ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ͕

By @Alex_Orosa

͘ ͘^͘^ ĂƌĞ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ ĂŚĞĂĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ ƌĞͲ ůĞĂƐĞ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ĚƌƵŵƐ ĨŽƌ ĮǀĞ ƚƌĂĐŬƐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ƌĞĐŽƌĚĞĚ͕

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Dot to Dot

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ůƚŚŽƵŐŚ Žƚ ƚŽ Žƚ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŝƚƐĞůĨ ŝƐŶ͛ƚ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ŶĞǁͲ ƚŚŝƐ ŝƐ ŝƚƐ ϵƚŚ LJĞĂƌ ƌƵŶŶŝŶŐ Ͳ ŝƚ ŚĂƐ ďĞĐŽŵĞ renowned for being the barometer for new and ĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ ĂĐƚƐ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚ LJĞƚ ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞĚ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ status. WƌĞǀŝŽƵƐ ůŝŶĞͲƵƉƐ ƉƌŽǀĞ ƚŚŝƐ͗ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ͛Ɛ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĞƌƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ EŽ dŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŚĞĂĚůŝŶĞƌ >ŽŶĚŽŶ 'ƌĂŵŵĂƌ͕ ĂŶĚ ƌŝƚ ĂǁĂƌĚ ǁŝŶŶĞƌ dŽŵ KĚĞůů͘ &ĞƐƟͲ ǀĂů ŐŽĞƌƐ ŚĂǀĞ ĂůƐŽ ŚĂĚ ƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŶĐĞ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ Ě ^ŚĞĞƌĂŶ͕ dŚĞ yy ĂŶĚ DƵŵĨŽƌĚ ĂŶĚ ^ŽŶƐ͘ dŚĞƐĞ ŝŵƉƌĞƐƐŝǀĞ ůŝŶĞͲƵƉƐ ŚĂǀĞ ŐŝǀĞŶ ƉƵŶƚĞƌƐ ƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŶĐĞ ƚŽ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ŶĞǁ ƚĂůĞŶƚ ďĞĨŽƌĞ ƚŚĞLJ ŐƌĂĐĞ ůĂƌŐĞƌ ;ĂŶĚ ŵŽƌĞ ĞdžƉĞŶƐŝǀĞ͊Ϳ ǀĞŶƵĞƐ͘ dŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ƚĂŬĞƐ ƉůĂĐĞ ŽŶ ŽŶĞ ĚĂLJ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ŵƵͲ ƐŝĐ ǀĞŶƵĞƐ ŝŶ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ͗ ĨƌŽŵ ZĞƐĐƵĞ ZŽŽŵƐ ĂŶĚ ZŽĐŬ ĐŝƚLJ͕ ƚŽ dŚĞ ŽĚĞŐĂ ĂŶĚ ^ƚĞĂůƚŚ͘ /ƚ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽ ĞdžƉůŽƌĞ ŶĞǁ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǀĞŶͲ ƵĞƐ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐ ŶĞǁ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ dŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͛Ɛ headliners look just as promising. Birmingham ŝŶĚŝĞͲƌŽĐŬ ƋƵĂƌƚĞƚ͕ WĞĂĐĞ ŚĂǀĞ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ƐĞĐƵƌĞĚ Ă ƚŽƉͲϮϬ ĂůďƵŵ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĚĞďƵƚ In Love͕

and are in the process of recording a new record. ,ĂǀŝŶŐ ƐĞĐƵƌĞĚ Ă ƐƉĂĐĞ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ŵĂŝŶ ƐƚĂŐĞ Ăƚ ZĞĂĚŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ >ĞĞĚƐ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͕ ĂŶĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ďĂĐŬŝŶŐ ŽĨ ZĂĚŝŽ ϭ ĂŶĚ ED ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ƐƵƌĞůLJ ŽŶůLJ Ă ŵĂƩĞƌ ŽĨ ƟŵĞ ďĞĨŽƌĞ ŵŽƌĞ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ĨŽůůŽǁƐ͘ KƚŚĞƌ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞ tŽůĨ ůͲ ŝĐĞ ĂŶĚ tĞ tĞƌĞ ǀĞƌŐƌĞĞŶ͘ tŽůĨ ůŝĐĞ ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ƐŵĂůů ǀĞŶƵĞƐ ĨŽƌ Ă ǁŚŝůĞ ŶŽǁ ĂŶĚ ůůŝĞ ZŽǁƐĞůů͛Ɛ ƐƵůƚƌLJ ǀŽĐĂůƐ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ĚĞƐĐƌŝďĞ ƚŚĞ ĂŶŐƐƚ ŽĨ ĮƌƐƚ ůŽǀĞ ĂŶĚ ŚĞĂƌƚĂĐŚĞ ŚĂǀĞ ůĞĚ ƐŽŵĞ ƌĞǀŝĞǁĞƌƐ ƚŽ ĐůĂŝŵ ƚŚĞŵ ǁŽƌƚŚLJ ŽĨ DĞƌĐƵƌLJ WƌŝnjĞ ŶŽŵŝŶĂƟŽŶ ŶĞdžƚ LJĞĂƌ͘ tĞ tĞƌĞ ǀĞƌŐƌĞĞŶͲ Ă &ƌĞŶĐŚ ĂůƚĞƌŶĂͲ ƟǀĞ ƚƌŝŽͲ ŚĂǀĞ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ĞƋƵĂůůLJ ƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ƌĞǀŝĞǁƐ͘ They incorporate unusual instruments such as ŐůŽĐŬĞŶƐƉŝĞůƐ͕ ďĂŶũŽƐ ĂŶĚ ƵŬƵůĞůĞƐ ŝŶƚŽ ĚƌĞĂŵLJ ͕ ŽƉƟŵŝƐƟĐ ƐŽŶŐƐ ĂďŽƵƚ ĐŚŝůĚŚŽŽĚ ĂŶĚ ůŽǀĞ͘ dŚĞLJ are set to release their debut album this May. tŝƚŚ ŽǀĞƌ ϯϬ ĂĐƚƐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ĂŶ ŝŶƐĂŶĞ ƌĂŶŐĞ ŽĨ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƚŽ ĚŝƐĐŽǀĞƌ͘ /Ĩ LJŽƵ͛ƌĞ ůƵĐŬLJ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ĮŶŝƐŚĞĚ LJŽƵƌ ĞdžĂŵƐ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ϮϱƚŚ DĂLJ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ǁŽƌƚŚ ĐŚĞĐŬŝŶŐ ŽƵƚ͊ By Priya Thakrar


NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas 2014 ƌƵŶŶŝŶŐ͕ ďĞĂƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ David Cameron, Miley LJƌƵƐ ĂŶĚ sůĂĚŝŵŝƌ WƵƟŶ͘ ĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůůLJ͕ The 1975 were dubbed Worst Band, overtaking pop wonders The Wanted and KŶĞ ŝƌĞĐƟŽŶ.

The well-loved and possibly controversial NME awards were held on 26th February 2014, at the famous O2 Academy Brixton, London. The show was opened by the indie war heroes, Metronomy, performing the song from their newly-released album, >ŽǀĞ >ĞƩĞƌƐ. Other performers included Drenge and The Horrors.

The Horrors gave a debut performance of their ďƌĂŶĚ ŶĞǁ ƚƌĂĐŬ ͚/ ^ĞĞ zŽƵ͛ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĨŽƌƚŚĐŽŵing album ‘Luminous.’ ĞůůĞ Θ ^ĞďĂƐƟĂŶ then perĨŽƌŵĞĚ ĐůĂƐƐŝĐ ƚƌĂĐŬƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ͚/ tĂŶƚ dŚĞ tŽƌůĚ dŽ Stop’ and ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.

dŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ĂǁĂƌĚ͕ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ĞǀĞƌͲƐŽ ƐĞdžLJ :Ăƌvis Cocker, went to ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJƐ for Best Live ĂŶĚ͘ dŚĞ ĨĞĂƌůĞƐƐ ^ŚĞĸĞůĚ ĨŽƵƌƐŽŵĞ ƐƚĞƉƉĞĚ onto stage, and frontman Alex Turner gave his speech: “As the sun sets on awards season for anŽƚŚĞƌ LJĞĂƌ ƚŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ ũƵƐƚ ƚŚĞ ďŝŐ ƚǁŽ ůĞŌ͘ /͛ŵ ƚĂůŬŝŶŐ about the Oscars and the NME Awards. That said /͛Ě ůŝŬĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĂŶŬ dŚĞ ĐĂĚĞŵLJ͘͟ :ŽŚŶŶLJ DĂƌƌ ƚŚĞŶ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ƚŚĞ ůĂĚƐ ǁŝƚŚ ĞƐƚ ƌŝƟƐŚ ĂŶĚ͕ ƚƌƵŵƉing WĂůŵĂ sŝŽůĞƚƐ͕ &ŽĂůƐ͕ ŝīLJ ůLJƌŽ͕ ŝƐĐůŽƐƵƌĞ and Two Door Cinema Club.

By the end of the night the ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJƐ had ƉŝĐŬĞĚ ƵƉ ĮǀĞ ĂǁĂƌĚƐ͕ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ĞƐƚ ƌŝƟƐŚ ĂŶĚ͕ ĞƐƚ >ŝǀĞ ĂŶĚ ĂŶĚ ĞƐƚ ůďƵŵ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐƌŝƟĐĂůůLJ ĂĐĐůĂŝŵĞĚ ͞ D͘͟ KƚŚĞƌ ǁŝŶŶĞƌƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ Belle & ^ĞďĂƐƟĂŶ for the Teenage Cancer Trust OutstandŝŶŐ ŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶ ƚŽ DƵƐŝĐ ǁĂƌĚ͕ Haim for Best /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ĂŶĚ͕ ĂŶĚ Paul McCartney for Songwriters’ Songwriter.

Lily Allen ǁŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĂǁĂƌĚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĞƐƚ ^ŽůŽ ƌƟƐƚ and as she went to collect it, she jokingly stated “This is kind of dumb because David Bowie was in ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ĐĂƚĞŐŽƌLJ ĂŶĚ :ĂŬĞ ƵŐŐ ƐŽ ƚŚŝƐ ŐŽĞƐ ƚŽ LJŽƵ ŐƵLJƐ͕ ŶŽƚ ŵĞ͘͟ :ĞƌƌLJ ,Ăůů ƚŚĞŶ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĂǁĂƌĚ ĨŽƌ ĞƐƚ /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ĂŶĚ ƚŽ ,Ăŝŵ͕ ǁŚŽ have truly shone over 2013-14. The category also included Arcade Fire and Queens of The Stone Age.

Finally, Lily Allen presented Blondie with the high and mighty Godlike Genius Award. Blondie closed the show with a superb 8-song set, playing classics ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ KŶĞ tĂLJ Žƌ ŶŽƚŚĞƌ͕ zŽƵ 'ŽƩĂ &ŝŐŚƚ &Žƌ Your Right To Party, Call Me and Heart Of Glass. KǀĞƌĂůů / ƚŚŝŶŬ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ŐŽŽĚ ŶŝŐŚƚ͕ ĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ĨŽƌ those who are serious about music, but just want to have some fun.

Some of the less serious awards went to Harry Styles for Villain Of The Year for the second year

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Brit Awards 2014 KŶ ƚŚĞ ϭϵƚŚ &ĞďƌƵĂƌLJ ϮϬϭϰ͕ :ĂŵĞƐ ŽƌĚĞŶ ŚŽƐƚĞĚ ŚŝƐ ĮŌŚ ĂŶĚ ĮŶĂů ƌŝƚƐ Ăƚ dŚĞ KϮ ƌĞŶĂ͕ >ŽŶĚŽŶ͘ ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJƐ, who seemingly made a huge impact on both award ceremonies, opened the show with ‘R U Mine?’. The crowd roared as the torch-lit ůĞƩĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ D ƐĞĂƌĞĚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ŵŝĚĚůĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞ͘ /ƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ƚƌƵůLJ ƐƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ĨŽƌ the audience, and it started the show with a bang. ĞƐƉŝƚĞ ƚŚĞ ĂƩĞŵƉƚƐ ŽĨ ŚŝůĂƌŝƚLJ ďLJ :ĂŵĞƐ ŽƌĚĞŶ ĂŵŽŶŐƐƚ ŽƚŚĞƌƐ͕ / ĨĞůƚ ƚŚĞ ƌŝƚƐ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ƋƵŝƚĞ have the same vibe as in previous years; at least the NME’s humour was classic banter. The highlights of the ceremony however were the ƚǁŽ ĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐ ĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ͗ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ Lorde, Disclosure and Aluna Francis, the second between ĂƐƟůůĞ͕ ZƵĚŝŵĞŶƚĂů and Ella Eyre. They were ƐŝŵƉůLJ ũĂǁ ĚƌŽƉƉŝŶŐ͕ ĂŶĚ / ƚŚŝŶŬ ƚŚĞLJ͛ƌĞ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ we should see more of in the near-future.

dŚŝƐ͕ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ƐĞůĮĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ Prince, a so-called game ŽĨ ͚ǁŚŝĐŚ ŵĞŵďĞƌ ŽĨ KŶĞ ŝƌĞĐƟŽŶ ĐĂŶ ǁĞ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƐƚ ƵŶĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂďůĞ͍͛ ;/ ǁŽƵůĚ ĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƚĞͿ͕ ĂŶĚ the lack of David Bowie ;ĨŽƌ ŐŽŽĚ ƌĞĂƐŽŶͿ͕ ĞƐƐĞŶƟĂůůLJ ƐƵŵƐ ƵƉ ƚŚĞ ƌŝƚ ǁĂƌĚƐ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͘

Overall I think the NME awards definitely trumped the Brits. Now, all we can do is wait and see ŝĨ ĂŶLJŽŶĞ ĐĂŶ ƚŽƉ ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJƐ͕ and whether next year’s Brits host can make it more enjoyable for viewers.

Other performers on the night included Ellie Goulding͕ ĂŶĚ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ƐƚĂƌƐ Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and the absolutely unmissable Beyoncé. The show ĐŽŶĐůƵĚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ŽƉƟŵŝƐƟĐ ǀŝďĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ Pharrell and Nile Rodgers. ĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ŽŶĞ ƚŽ ƉƵƚ Ă ƐŵŝůĞ ŽŶ ƉĞŽple’s faces.

By Gabby Ahmed

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The Mic Awards 2014 With all the glitz, glam and drama of the awards season over the last few months, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give out a couple more titles we reckon have BEEN MISSED OUT BY ALL the big names


MOST CREATIVE: MATT HEALY

MOST CREATIVE: MATT HEALY

/ƚ͛Ɛ ŵLJ ƉĂƌƚLJ͕ ĂŶĚ /͛ůů ĐƌLJ Ɵů ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ͕ LJŽƵ ŵƵƐƚ ƚƌLJ ŚĂƌĚĞƌ͕ ƚŚĂŶ ŬŝƐƐŝŶŐ Ăůů ŽĨ ŵLJ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ͲƉŽǁĞƌĨƵů ƐƚƵī ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƚƌĂĐŬ You ƚŚĂƚ ĐŽƵůĚŶ͛ƚ ĞǀĞŶ ŵĂŬĞ ƚŚĞ ĐƵƚ ŽĨ dŚĞ ϭϵϳϱ͛Ɛ ƐĞůĨͲƟƚůĞĚ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ͘ ǀĞƌLJ ƐŽ ŽŌĞŶ ĂŶ ĂƌƟƐƚ ĐŽŵĞƐ ĂůŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ůŝǀĞƐ ƵƉ ƚŽ ŝƚƐ ŶĂŵĞ ŽĨ ďĞŝŶŐ Ăƌƚ͘ >ĞĂĚͲƐŝŶŐĞƌ͕ ŐƵŝƚĂƌŝƐƚ ĂŶĚ ƐŽŶŐǁƌŝƚĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĚĂƌŬ͕ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ DĂŶĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ ŽƵƞŝƚ DĂƩ ,ĞĂůLJ ŚĂƐ Ă ďƌŝůůŝĂŶƚ ŵŝŶĚ͘ /Ŷ ŝŶƚĞƌǀŝĞǁƐ ǀĞƌLJ ĨĞǁ ĐŽŵĞ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ǁŝƚŚ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƌƟĐƵůĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝŽŶ as himself. A man that wants to create and be creaͲ ƟǀĞ͘ Ɛ ĂŶLJ ĨĂŶ ŽĨ dŚĞ ϭϵϳϱ ǁŝůů ŬŶŽǁ͕ ,ĞĂůLJ ƚĞŶĚƐ ƚŽ ƉƵƚ ƐƵĐŚ ůŝƩůĞ ĚŝƐƟŶĐƟŽŶ ŝŶ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ůLJƌŝĐƐ͕ ŝƚ ĐĂŶ be near impossible to learn them without the aid ŽĨ 'ŽŽŐůĞ͘ / ŬŶŽǁ ŵLJƐĞůĨ ƚŚĞ ĐŚŽƌƵƐ ƚŽ Chocolate ƚŽŽŬ ŵĞ Ă ǁŚŝůĞ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ ŵLJ ŚĞĂĚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ͕ ďƵƚ ŝt’s ĂůŵŽƐƚ ĂƐ ƚŚŽƵŐŚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ Ă ĚĞůŝďĞƌĂƚĞ ŝŵƉĞƌĨĞĐƟŽŶ͘ dŚĞŝƌ ŝŵĂŐĞ ĂŶĚ ƐƚLJůĞ ŝƐ ĚĂƌŬ͕ LJĞƚ ƐŽƵůĨƵů͕ ǁŝƚŚ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ,ĞĂůLJ͛Ɛ ŵĂŝŶ ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞƐ ďĞŝŶŐ ŚŝƐ ŽďƐĞƐƐŝŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ DŝĐŚĂĞů :ĂĐŬƐŽŶ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ŶĞǁĞƐƚ ƐŝŶŐůĞ ^ĞƩůĞ ŽǁŶ͕

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ĐĂƉƚƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚŝƐ͘ ƵƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐ ůŝǀĞ ƐĞƚƐ͕ ,ĞĂůLJ makes a point of telling the crowd that the band ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ĨŽƌ ϭϬ LJĞĂƌƐ ;ŽƌŝŐŶĂůůLJ ƚŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ ͚ ŝŐ ^ůĞĞƉ͛Ϳ͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ ƚŚŝƐ ƟŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĂƐ ŚĞůƉĞĚ ƚŚĞŵ ĞǀŽůǀĞ ŝŶƚŽ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ ŶŽǁ ĂƌĞ͖ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ able to compress their sound into such a compelͲ ůŝŶŐ ďŽĚLJ ŽĨ ǁŽƌŬ͘ ŽƵŶƚůĞƐƐ ĂůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ ďĂŶĚƐ ďĞͲ ĨŽƌĞ ƚŚĞŵ ŚĂǀĞ ǁƌŝƩĞŶ ƐŽŶŐƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƐŝŵŝůĂƌ ĐŽŶͲ cept to the likes of Sex, Chocolate and Girls͕ ďƵƚ ĨĞǁ ĂƌĞ ĂďůĞ ƚŽ ƉƵůů ŝƚ Žī ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŽƌƚ ŽĨ ƌĂǁ ĞŶĞƌŐLJ ƚŚĂƚ ,ĞĂůLJ ĐƌĞĂƚĞƐ͘ dŚĞƌĞ͛ƌĞ ĞůĞŵĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ ƌĞĂů ƋƵŝŶͲ ƚĞƐƐĞŶƟĂů ƌŝƟƐŚŶĞƐƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ƚŽŽ͘ Ğ ŝƚ ƚŚĞ ǀĞƌƚĂŶŐŝďůĞ͕ ĚƌĂŵĂƟĐ ůLJƌŝĐƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ƌŝīƐ Žƌ ƚŚĞ ƵŶŝƋƵĞ ƐƚLJůĞ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ƐŽŵĞǁŚĞƌĞ ďĞƚǁĞĞŶ dŚĞ ƵƌĞ͕ dŚĞ ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶŬĞLJ͛Ɛ ĂŶĚ ůĂĐŬ ^ĂďďĂƚŚ͘ DĂƩ ,ĞĂůLJ ǁĞůů ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞƐ ƚŚŝƐ ĂĐĐůĂŝŵ͕ ŶŽƚ ďĂĚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶ ŽĨ Ă >ŽŽƐĞ tŽŵĂŶ͊ By Mikey Smith


Hottest: tHE nEIGHBOURHOOD (NBD) Formed in 2011, The Neighbourhood hails from the West Coast and consists of band members Jesse ZƵƚŚĞƌĨŽƌĚ͕ ĂĐŚĂƌLJ ďĞůƐ͕ DŝŬĞLJ DĂƌŐŽƩ͕ :ĞƌĞŵLJ &ƌĞĞĚŵĂŶ ĂŶĚ ƌĂŶĚŽŶ &ƌŝĞĚ͘ Notable for their single ‘Sweater Weather’, this band is quick to ĐĂƉƚƵƌĞ ŽŶĞ͛Ɛ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ catchy beats, harmonies and overall inimitable image iŶ ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͘ dŚĞŝƌ ĮƌƐƚ ĂůďƵŵ͕ I Love You, is reminiscent of a kind of ĐŝŶĞŵĂƟĐ ŶŽŝƌ achieved through the dark yet ĚƌĞĂŵLJ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ŚĞĂƌƞĞůƚ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ĂŶĚ ŵĞůĂŶĐŚŽůŝĐ lyrics ƚŚĂƚ ƉĞƌƐŝƐƚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚ͘ DĞĂŶǁŚŝůĞ͕ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐŽŶƐŝƐƚĞŶƚ ƵƐĞ ŽĨ Ă ŵŽŶŽĐŚƌŽŵĞ ĮůƚĞƌ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĚŝĂ ĂĚĚƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƵŶĚĞƌůLJŝŶŐ ƚŽŶĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĞƐƐĞŶĐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ƐĞƫŶŐ ƚŚĞŵ ĂƉĂƌƚ ĨƌŽŵ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ͘ ϮϬϭϰ ǁŝůů ƐĞĞ ƚŚĞ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŶĞdžƚ ĂůďƵŵ #000000 & #FFFFFF͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŝŶŐůĞƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ‘Unfair’ and ‘Silver’ ŚĂǀŝŶŐ ƐŚŽǁŶ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ ŵŽǀŝŶŐ ƚŽǁĂƌĚƐ Ă ůĞƐƐ ǀŽĐĂůŝnjĞĚ ƐŽƵŶĚ͕ ďƵƚ ƐƟůů ƉŽƌƚƌĂLJŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĂďŝůŝƚLJ ƚŽ ŐƌŽǁ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĨĞĂƌůĞƐƐŶĞƐƐ ŝŶ ĞdžƉĞƌŝŵĞŶƟŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ͘ ĚĚŝŶŐ to the list of 2 EPs and 1 album released so far, it is clear that The Neighbourhood ĂƌĞ ĚĞĚŝĐĂƚĞĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ͕ ĂŶĚ ƐŚŽǁ ŶŽ ƐŝŐŶƐ ŽĨ ƐůŽǁŝŶŐ ĚŽǁŶ ĂŶLJƟŵĞ ƐŽŽŶ͘

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HIDDEN GEM: Cause & Affect dŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ Ă ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚ ƚƌĞŶĚ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǁŽƌůĚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŵŽŵĞŶƚ͕ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ŐĂƌĂŐĞ ŝŶũĞĐƚĞĚ ĐŚĂƌƚ ŚŝƩĞƌƐ ŝƐĐůŽƐƵƌĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĨĞĞů ŐŽŽĚ ͚ŶŽ ĚŝŐŐŝƚLJ͛ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ ŽĨ ŽŶĚĂdž ŝƚ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚǁŽ ŝƐ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐŝŶŐůLJ ďĞƩĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŽŶĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŶĞǁ ƐĐĞŶĞ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞ ŝŶ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ ĂƌĞ ŝŶ ĐĞŶƚĞƌ ŽĨ͘ KŶĞ ƐƵĐŚ ĚƵŽ ŝƐ ŽŌĞŶ ŵŝƐƚĂŬĞŶůLJ ŽǀĞƌůŽŽŬĞĚ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ ƚŚĞ ďĂƐƐͲĚƌŝǀĞŶ ĂƵƐĞ Θ īĞĐƚ͘ dŚŝƐ ŝƌŵŝŶŐŚĂŵ ĚƵŽ ŝƐ ŵĂĚĞ ƵƉ ŽĨ ŚƌŝƐ >ŽƌĞŶnjŽ ĂŶĚ <ĂŶĞ ďŽƚŚ ǁĞůůͲĞƐͲ ƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚ :Ɛ ŝŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŽǁŶ ƌŝŐŚƚ͖ ŵŽƐƚ ĨĂŵŝůŝĂƌ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƐĐĞŶĞ ǁŝůů ŝŶƐƚĂŶƚůLJ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞ ŚƌŝƐ >ŽƌĞŶnjŽ ĂƐ “the guy on all those Hannah Wants tracks”. While ƐƟůů ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĚŝƌƚLJ ďĂƐƐͲĚƌŝǀĞŶ ĚŽŵĂŝŶ ŽĨ ,ĂŶŶĂŚ tĂŶƚƐ͕ ĂƵƐĞ Θ īĞĐƚ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ĨƌĞƐŚ ƐŽƵŶĚ ĞŶƟƌĞůLJ of their own – think Boddika but more urban. dŚĞŝƌ ďĂƐƐ ůŝŶĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƐŝŵƉůĞ ďƵƚ ŚĞĂǀLJ ŚŝƫŶŐ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞLJ ďŽƌƌŽǁ ŵŽƌĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƌ ƌĞ ŝŶ ƚĞƌŵƐ ŽĨ ŵĞůŽĚLJ ƚŚĂŶ ƚŚĞLJ ĚŽ ĨƌŽŵ ĂŌ WƵŶŬ͘ hŶĚĞƌŐƌŽƵŶĚ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ŚĂƐ ĐŽŵĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĚƵŽ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ original tune Poppin’ made for those basement ƌĂǀĞ ĐůƵďƐ ůŝŬĞ dŚĞ >ĂĐĞŚŽƵƐĞ ĂŶĚ ŽŐŵĂ ĂůŽŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƌĞŵŝdžĞƐ ŽĨ ,ŝƉͲ,ŽƉ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ůŝŬĞ ^ƚĂŶƚŽŶ

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tĂƌƌŝŽƌƐ͘ dŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƐŽŶŐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ĚƌĞǁ ŵLJ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ ǁĂƐ ^ŶĂƚĐŚ DĂ ƌŽƉƐ͕ ĞƐͲ ƐĞŶƟĂůůLJ Ă ŚŽƵƐĞ ƌĞŵŝdž ŽĨ ŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ ,ŝƉͲ,ŽƉ ĐůĂƐƐŝĐ /ŶƐĂŶĞ /Ŷ dŚĞ ƌĂŝŶ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůůLJ ďLJ LJƉƌĞƐƐ ,ŝůů͕ ďƵƚ with something special added to it. ,ĞĂƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ĨĂŵŝůŝĂƌ ͞ĚŽŶ͛ƚ LJŽƵ ŬŶŽǁ /͛ŵ ůŽĐŽ͍͟ ŝŶͲ tro dropped in their set played at a warehouse club ŝŶ ŝƌŵŝŶŐŚĂŵ ;dŚĞ ZĂŝŶďŽǁ sĞŶƵĞƐͿ ĮůůĞĚ ƚŽ ŝƚƐ ďƌŝŵ ǁŝƚŚ ďƵnjnjŝŶŐ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĂǀĞ ǀĞƚĞƌĂŶƐ ďƵŝůƚ ĂŶ ĂƚŵŽƐƉŚĞƌĞ ƵŶůŝŬĞ ĂŶLJ /͛ǀĞ ĞǀĞƌ ƐĞĞŶ ŝŶ Ă ĐůƵď ďĞĨŽƌĞ͕ ĂƐ ƐŽŶŐ ǁĞŶƚ ŝŶ ƉĂƐƐĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƌĂƉƉĞĚ ŝŶƚƌŽ ĞǀĞƌLJďŽĚLJ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŐŝŐĂŶƟĐ ƌŽŽŵ ũƵŵƉŝŶŐ ĨƌĂŶƟĐůLJ ĂůŽŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ůŽŽƉĞĚ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ĂŶĚ ĨƌĞƋƵĞŶƚ ũĂĐŬŝŶŐ ĚƌŽƉƐ ŽĨ ĂƵƐĞ Θ īĞĐƚ͛Ɛ ŇĂǁůĞƐƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͘ dŽ ƐĞĞ Ă : ƐĞƚ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚŝƐ ĚƵŽ ŝƐ ƚŽ ďĞ ƌĞŝŶƚƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ ƚŽ ŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŽŶĐĞ ĂŐĂŝŶ͕ ƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ďĂƐƐͲ ĚƌŝǀĞŶ ĐŽƵŶƚĞƌƉĂƌƚƐ ,ĂŶŶĂŚ tĂŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ &ƌŝĞŶĚ Within they are wiping the slate clean and rewritͲ ing the way underground dance music is created and heard. By Ben Dungworth


THE ADVENT OF kanye west

On October 23, 2002, Kanye West was driving home from a recording studio in California. But an existing schedule meant he fell ĂƐůĞĞƉ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ǁŚĞĞů͕ ƌĞƐƵůƟŶŐ ŝŶ Ă ŶĞĂƌͲĨĂƚĂů ĐĂƌ ĐƌĂƐŚ͘ /ƚ ůĞŌ Śŝŵ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƐŚĂƩĞƌĞĚ ũĂǁ͕ ƌĞŵĂƌŬĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ŽŶůLJ ŝŶũƵƌLJ ŚĞ ƐƵƐƚĂŝŶĞĚ͘ Ƶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵŽŵĞŶƚ ƉƌŽǀĞĚ ƚŽ ďĞ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ Ă ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƌ ƚŽ ĮŶĂůůLJ ƐƚĂŬĞ ŚŝƐ ĐůĂŝŵ ĂƐ Ă ŵƵƐŝĐ ĂƌƟƐƚ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ŽǁŶ ƌŝŐŚƚ͘

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Kanye West ŬŝĐŬͲƐƚĂƌƚĞĚ ŚŝƐ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĐĂƌĞĞƌ ďLJ ƉƌŽĚƵĐŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ͘ ,ŝƐ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ǁŚŝůƐƚ ǁŽƌŬing for smaller acts during the mid-1990s led him ƚŽ ǁŽƌŬ ǁŝƚŚ &ŽdžLJ ƌŽǁŶ͕ EĂƐ ĂŶĚ ,ĂƌůĞŵ tŽƌůĚ͘ ,ŝƐ ƵŶŝƋƵĞ ƐƚLJůĞ ŽĨ ƐĂŵƉůŝŶŐ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ĨƌŽŵ ŽůĚ ƐŽƵů ƌĞĐŽƌĚƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ Śŝŵ ŽƵƚ ĂƐ Ă ĨŽƌŵŝĚĂďůĞ ƚĂůĞŶƚ͘ ^Ž ŵƵĐŚ ƐŽ ƚŚĂƚ ZŽĐͲ Ͳ&ĞůůĂ ZĞĐŽƌĚƐ ƌĞĐƌƵŝƚĞĚ tĞƐƚ ƚŽ ůĞŶĚ Ă ŚĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ :ĂLJ ͛Ɛ dŚĞ ůƵĞƉƌŝŶƚ͘ ,ŝƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ŽĨ /njnjŽ ;,͘K͘s͘ Ϳ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ ĐůĞǀĞƌůLJ ƐĂŵƉůĞĚ ͚/ tĂŶƚ zŽƵ ĂĐŬ͛ ďLJ :ĂĐŬƐŽŶ ϱ͕ ƉƌŽƉĞůůŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ h^ dŽƉ dĞŶ͘ tŚŝůƐƚ ŚĞ ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚ ƚŽ ĞĂƌŶ ƉůĂƵĚŝƚƐ ĨŽƌ ŚŝƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͕ tĞƐƚ ŚĂĚ ƚŽ ĐŽŶĨĞƐƐ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ͗ ŚĞ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ ďĞ Ă ƌĂƉƉĞƌ͘ ,ŝƐ ďĂĐŬŐƌŽƵŶĚ ĂƐ Ă ŵŝĚĚůĞ ĐůĂƐƐ ĐŽůůĞŐĞ ĚƌŽƉŽƵƚ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ Įƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ŐĞŶƌĞ͛Ɛ ŝŵĂŐĞ͘ ZĞůƵĐƚĂŶƚůLJ ƐŝŐŶĞĚ ƚŽ ZŽĐͲ Ͳ&ĞůůĂ ĨŽƌ ĨĞĂƌ ŽĨ Śŝŵ ĚĞĨĞĐƟŶŐ ƚŽ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ůĂďĞů͕ tĞƐƚ ŐŽƚ ŚŝƐ record deal. But the murmurs of doubt slowly crept into his mind. And then it happened. ^Ɵůů ƌĞĞůŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĂĐĐŝĚĞŶƚ͕ tĞƐƚ ĐŽƵŶƚĞĚ ŚŝŵƐĞůĨ ůƵĐŬLJ͘ ,Ğ ǁĂƐ ƌĞďŽƌŶ͘ /ŶĚĞĞĚ͕ ŚĞ ƐĞŝnjĞĚ ŚŝƐ ŶĞǁ ĞdžŝƐƚĞŶĐĞ ďLJ ƌĞĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ũƵƐƚ ƚǁŽ ǁĞĞŬƐ ĂŌĞƌ ďĞŝŶŐ ĂĚŵŝƩĞĚ ƚŽ ŚŽƐƉŝƚĂů͘ tŝƚŚ ŚŝƐ ũĂǁ ǁŝƌĞĚ ƐŚƵƚ͕ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǁĂƐ ŚŝƐ ͞ŵĞĚŝĐŝŶĞ͕͟ ůĞĂĚŝŶŐ Śŝŵ ƚŽ ǁƌŝƚĞ ͚dŚƌŽƵŐŚ dŚĞ tŝƌĞ͛ ǁŚŝĐŚ ĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚĞĚ ŚŝƐ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƐ͘ ,ŝƐ ŶĞǁ ĂůďƵŵ͛Ɛ ŵĞƐƐĂŐĞ ǁĂƐ ͞ŵĂŬĞ LJŽƵƌ ŽǁŶ ĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐ͘ ŽŶ͛ƚ ůĞƚ ƐŽĐŝĞƚLJ ƚĞůů LJŽƵ͕ ͚dŚŝƐ ŝƐ ǁŚĂƚ LJŽƵ have to do.’” <ĂŶLJĞ tĞƐƚ ǁŽƌŬĞĚ ŚĂƌĚ ĨŽƌ ĞŝŐŚƚĞĞŶ ŵŽŶƚŚƐ͕ ŵĞƟĐƵůŽƵƐůLJ ĐƌĂŌŝŶŐ ŚŝƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƐ͘ ZĞŵŝdžŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞŵĂƐƚĞƌŝŶŐ ŚŝƐ ǁŽƌŬ͕ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƟŽŶ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ĂŵďŝƟŽŶ͘ dŚŝƐ ǁĂƐ ĞdžĞŵƉůŝĮĞĚ ďLJ ŚŝƐ ĂůďƵŵ͛Ɛ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ ďĞŝŶŐ ƉŽƐƚƉŽŶĞĚ ŝŶ ƵŐƵƐƚ ϮϬϬϯ͘ ,Ğ ǁĂƐ ĂĚĚŝŶŐ ƐƚƌŝŶŐƐ͕ ŐŽƐƉĞů ĐŚŽŝƌƐ͕ ĚƌƵŵ ŵĂĐŚŝŶĞƐ ǁŚŝůƐƚ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŽŶ ŚŝƐ ƐŽŶŐƐ͛ ůLJƌŝĐĂů ĐŽŶƚĞŶƚ͘ dŚŝƐ ĂůďƵŵ ǁĂƐ ƚŽ ďƌĞĂŬ ƚŚĞ mould. dŚĞ ŽůůĞŐĞ ƌŽƉŽƵƚ ǁĂƐ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ŝŶ &ĞďƌƵĂƌLJ ϮϬϬϰ ƚŽ ĐƌŝƟĐĂů ĂĐĐůĂŝŵ͘ hƐŝŶŐ ŵĞůŽĚŝĐ ĂŶĚ ƐŽƵůĨƵů ƐĂŵƉůĞƐ ĨŽƌ ŚŝƉ ŚŽƉ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ ĐĂƉƚƵƌĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƉƵďůŝĐ͛Ɛ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ͘ ^ŚŝŌŝŶŐ ĂǁĂLJ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ͚ŐĂŶŐƐƚĞƌ͛ ŝŵĂŐĞ͕ tĞƐƚ͛Ɛ ǁƌŝƟŶŐ ĐŽŶĐĞƌŶĞĚ ƚŚĞŵĞƐ ŽĨ ĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůŝƐŵ͕ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂů ďĂƩůĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞůŝŐŝŽŶ͘ dŚĞ ůĂƩĞƌ ǁĂƐ ĞdžĂŵŝŶĞĚ ŝŶ ͚:ĞƐƵƐ tĂůŬƐ͕͛ ĂŶ ĂƵĚĂĐŝŽƵƐ ƐŽŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ƐĞĞƐ tĞƐƚ ƌĞƋƵŝƌŝŶŐ ĚŝǀŝŶŝƚLJ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ĚĂŝůLJ ůŝĨĞ͘ dŚŝƐ ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚ ƐŽŶŐ ǁĂƐ ŵĂƚĐŚĞĚ ŝŶ ƋƵĂůŝƚLJ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƌĞƐƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ͘ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ͚ ůů &ĂůůƐ ŽǁŶ͕͛ ͚dŚĞ EĞǁ tŽƌŬŽƵƚ WůĂŶ͛ ĂŶĚ ͚EĞǀĞƌ >Ğƚ DĞ ŽǁŶ͕͛ all highlighted and examined societal themes. And

ƚŚĞLJ ĂƌĞ Ăůů ĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐ ŚŝƉͲŚŽƉ ƐŽŶŐƐ͕ ůĂĚĞŶ ǁŝƚŚ ŵĞŵŽƌĂďůĞ ŚŽŽŬƐ ĂŶĚ ŝŶƐƚƌƵŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶ͘ On the 10th Anniversary of his debut album’s reůĞĂƐĞ͕ <ĂŶLJĞ tĞƐƚ ŚĂƐŶ͛ƚ ĨŽƌŐŽƩĞŶ ǁŚĞƌĞ ŚĞ ĐĂŵĞ ĨƌŽŵ͘ ͞dĞŶ LJĞĂƌƐ ĂŐŽ ƚŽĚĂLJ ǁĞ ĮŶĂůůLJ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ǁŚĂƚ ŚĂĚ ďĞĞŶ ŵLJ ůŝĨĞ͛Ɛ ǁŽƌŬ ƵƉ ƚŽ ƚŚĂƚ ƉŽŝŶƚ͗ dŚĞ ŽůůĞŐĞ ƌŽƉŽƵƚ͕͟ ŚĞ ǁƌŽƚĞ͘ ͞/ ƐĂLJ ͚ĮŶĂůůLJ͛ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŝƚ was a long road, a constant struggle and a true labor of love to not only convince my peers and the ƉƵďůŝĐ ƚŚĂƚ / ĐŽƵůĚ ďĞ ĂŶ ĂƌƟƐƚ͕ ďƵƚ ƚŽ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ŐĞƚ that art out for the world to hear. “I am extremely grateful to each and every person along that road who helped, lent an ear, lent their ǀŽŝĐĞ͕ ŐĂǀĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŚĞĂƌƚ ƚŽ ƚŚĂƚ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŽ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐ ƚŚĂƚ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂƌĞ ƚŽ ĐŽŵĞ͘ / Ăŵ honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past 10 years.

“I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of. Ten years later, I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door. The doors may be heavier, but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.”

By WƌĞLJĞƐŚ ŚĂŵƉĂŶĞƌŝ


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,ĂƵůĞĚ ƵƉ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĚĞƉƚŚƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĞƚ͕ ǁĞ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ŽƵƌ ƚĞĂŵ ŽĨ ŵƵƐŝĐ ďůŽŐŐĞƌƐ ƚŽ ŐŝǀĞ LJŽƵ Ă ůŝƩůĞ ŇĂǀŽƵƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŽŶůŝŶĞ ƐŚĞŶĂŶŝŐĂŶƐ ďLJ ďƌĞĂŬŝŶŐ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ the screen into the big wide world of print. :ĂĐŬ 'ƌĞĞŶĂƌĚ ŐŝǀĞƐ ƵƐ Ă ůŝƩůĞ ŶƵĚŐĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŚŝƐ ďůŽŐ ‘Sorry, who again?’͕ ƌĞŵŝŶĚŝŶŐ ƵƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ǁŽŶĚĞƌƐ ǁĞ ŵŝŐŚƚ͛ǀĞ ďƌƵƐŚĞĚ ďLJ ďƵƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ĚŽ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞ ŽƵƌ ƵŶǁĂǀĞƌͲ ŝŶŐ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ͘ dĂŬŝŶŐ Ă ƚƌŝƉ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƟŵĞ͕ <ĂŵŝĂŚ KǀĞƌĂĂ ďůŽŐƐ ‘The Jukebox’ Ͳ Ă ƐƚƌŝĐƚůLJ ƉƌĞͲϵϬƐ njŽŶĞ͘ >ŽŽŬŝŶŐ Ăƚ ƐŝŶŐůĞƐ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ƚŚĞ ĂŐĞƐ͕ ƐŚĞ ĨŽĐƵƐĞƐ ŽŶ ƐŽŵĞ ĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ ƐƚƵī LJŽƵ ŵŝŐŚƚ͛ǀĞ ŵŝƐƐĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ ĚĞĐĂĚĞƐ ŐŽŶĞ ďLJ ʹ ďƵƚ ǁŚŽ ĐĂŶ ďůĂŵĞ LJŽƵ ƌĞĂůůLJ͍ zŽƵ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ǁĞƌĞŶ͛ƚ ĞǀĞŶ ďŽƌŶ͘ ŶĚ ĮŶĂůůLJ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ďůŽŐŐŝŶŐ ƚĞĂŵ ǁĞ ŚĂǀĞ ŶƚŚŽŶLJ :ĂŵĞƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ŚŝƐ ďƌĂŶĚ ƐƉĂŶŬŝŶŐ ŶĞǁ ĨĞĂƚƵƌĞ ‘Hip Hop 101’͘ ŶƚŚŽŶLJ͛Ɛ ďůŽŐ ĚĞůǀĞƐ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ ŽĨ ŚŝƉ ŚŽƉ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ůĂƚĞƐƚ ŶĞǁƐ͕ ƌĞǀŝĞǁƐ ĂŶĚ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƐƉŽƚůŝŐŚƚƐ ƚŚĂƚ look good enough to eat.

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‘I’m sorry, who again?’ dLJƉŝĐĂůůLJ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ďůŽŐ / ǁŽƵůĚ ŐŽ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ĂŶ ĂƌƟƐƚͬďĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ĨŽƌ LJĞĂƌƐ ďƵƚ ŶŽƚ ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ƚŚĞLJ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞ͘ ,ŽǁĞǀĞƌ ĨŽƌ ƚŚŝƐ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ƉƌŝŶƚĞĚ ĞĚŝƟŽŶ ŽĨ /͛ŵ ^ŽƌƌLJ͕ tŚŽ ŐĂŝŶ͍ / ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ / ǁŽƵůĚ ĞdžƉůĂŝŶ Ă ĐŽƵƉůĞ ŽĨ ĞĂƐLJ ǁĂLJƐ ƚŽ ĮŶĚ ŶĞǁ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ǁĂƐƟŶŐ LJŽƵƌ ůŝĨĞ ĂǁĂLJ ŽŶ ^ƉŽƟĨLJ Žƌ YouTube.

1) Use what you already know and like.

dŚŝƐ ŽŶĞ ŝƐ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ĞĂƐŝĞƐƚ ŽŶĞ ƚŽ ĚŽ͕ ďLJ ƵƐͲ ing people you already can’t get enough of listenͲ ŝŶŐ ƚŽ͘ ^Ž ŝĨ LJŽƵ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ĨĂǀŽƵƌŝƚĞ ďĂŶĚ ůŝŬĞ ĂƐƟůůĞ ůŽŽŬ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵī ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞďƐŝƚĞƐ ƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚ LJŽƵ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ůŝƐƚĞŶ ƚŽ͕ LJŽƵ ŵĂLJ ĮŶĚ ƐŽŵĞ ŚŝĚĚĞŶ ŐĞŵƐ ŽĨ ďĂŶĚƐ ĂŶĚ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ͘

ŵŽƌĞ ŽďƐĐƵƌĞ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ƚŽ ƉĂĚ ŽƵƚ Ă ƐŽƵŶĚƚƌĂĐŬ ĮůůĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŽŵĞ ďŝŐ ŶĂŵĞƐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ͘ dŚŝƐ ŝƐ Ă ŐƌĞĂƚ ůĂƵŶĐŚ ƉůĂƞŽƌŵ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĂƌƟƐƚƐͬďĂŶĚƐ ĂŶĚ Ă great way to get a taste of the music they make. /Ĩ ŝƚ ǁĂƐŶ͛ƚ ĨŽƌ ƐŽƵŶĚƚƌĂĐŬƐ ƚŽ ƐŽŵĞ ďŝŐ ďůŽĐŬͲ ďƵƐƚĞƌƐ / ǁŽƵůĚ ŶŽƚ ŚĂǀĞ ĨŽƵŶĚ ŐƌĞĂƚ ďĂŶĚƐ ůŝŬĞ sK͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ / ǁŝůů ŚŽƉĞĨƵůůLJ ĐŽǀĞƌ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ďůŽŐ ǀĞƌLJ ƐŽŽŶ͘

2) Going solo.

4) People you may have already seen.

ŐĂŝŶ ĂŶ ĞĂƐLJ ŽŶĞ͖ ƐŽŵĞƟŵĞƐ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŝŶ ďĂŶĚƐ LJŽƵ ůŽǀĞ ŵŝŐŚƚ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ƚĂŬĞ ƐŽŵĞ ƟŵĞ ŽƵƚ ĂŶĚ go solo and because you may only know them as ƉĂƌƚ ŽĨ Ă ďĂŶĚ ŵĞĂŶƐ LJŽƵ ŵŝŐŚƚ ŶŽƚ ĞǀĞƌ ŚĞĂƌ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵī ƚŚĞLJ ĚŽ͘ &Žƌ ĞdžĂŵƉůĞ ǁŽƵůĚ / ŚĂǀĞ ĞǀĞƌ ŚĞĂƌĚ ŽĨ ƌĂŶĚŽŶ &ůŽǁĞƌ͛Ɛ ƐŽůŽ ƐƚƵī ŝĨ / ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ŬŶŽǁ ŚĞ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂĚ ƐŝŶŐĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ <ŝůůĞƌƐ͕ ƉƌŽďͲ ably not.

3) Don’t be afraid to like Movie/TV soundtracks!

&Žƌ ĐŽƐƚ ƌĞĂƐŽŶƐ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞ ŐƌĞĂƚ ds ƐŚŽǁƐͬDŽǀŝĞƐ ŐŽ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ

dŚŽƐĞ ǁŚŽ ůŽǀĞ ƚŽ ŐŽ ƚŽ ŐŝŐƐ͕ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ĂůǁĂLJƐ ďƌŝŶŐ support acts with them to get you going for their ƐĞƚƐ͘ ^ŽŵĞ ƚŚĞ ďŝŐŐĞƐƚ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ ĂůǁĂLJƐ bring slightly smaller and more obscure acts to ŚĞůƉ ďƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŵ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐƉŽƚůŝŐŚƚ͘ ǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ ǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ ďĞŝŶŐ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŵ ǁŚĞŶ ƚŚĞLJ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚͲ ĞĚ ^ŶŽǁ WĂƚƌŽů ŝŶ ϮϬϭϮ͕ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ ƚůĂƐ 'ĞŶŝƵƐ ĂŶĚ ĂŶ ƌŽůů ƐƵƉƉŽƌƟŶŐ /ŵĂŐŝŶĞ ƌĂŐŽŶƐ ůĂƐƚ EŽǀĞŵďĞƌ ŽŶůLJ ŚŝŐŚůŝŐŚƚƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ƚĂůĞŶƚ ŽƵƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ĚĞĞƉ ǁŝƚŚŝŶ ^ƉŽƟĨLJ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ /dƵŶĞƐ ƐƚŽƌĞ͘ dĂůĞŶƚĞĚ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ǁŚŽ ŵĂLJ ŚĂǀĞ ŶŽƚ LJĞƚ ĨŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƐƉŽƚůŝŐŚƚ ĂƌĞ ŽƵƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞƐĞ ƟƉƐ ĂƌĞ ũƵƐƚ Ă ŶŝĐĞ ƌŽĂĚŵĂƉ ƚŽ ŚĞůƉŝŶŐ LJŽƵ ĮŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŶĞdžƚ ŐƌĞĂƚ thing you can stop listening to.

by Jack Greenard

How to Find Great but Unrecognised Artists


ZŝŐŚƚŽ͕ ƚŽĚĂLJ / ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ /͛Ě ďƌŝŶŐ LJŽƵ ƚŚĞ :ƵŬĞďŽdž͛Ɛ ƵůƟŵĂƚĞ ƉůĂLJůŝƐƚ͘ &Ăƌ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚĞĚ ŽŶͲ ůŝŶĞ ĚŽƐĞ ŽĨ ŽŶĞ ƐŝŶŐůĞ ƉĞƌ ďůŽŐ͕ /͛ŵ ũƵƐƚ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐĞƚ ƐƚƵĐŬ ŝŶ ĂŶĚ ůĞƚ LJŽƵ ŝŶĚƵůŐĞ ŝŶ Ă ŵƵůƟƚƵĚĞ ŽĨ ƉƌĞͲϵϬƐ ǁŽŶĚĞƌƐ͘ ^ƉĂŶŶŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ĚĞĐĂĚĞƐ ƚŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ Ă ƚŽŶ ŽĨ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů ƚƌĂĐŬƐ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ ũƵƐƚ ŵŝŐŚƚ͛ǀĞ ŵŝƐƐĞĚ ƐŽ ĨĂƌ Ͳ ƐŽ ƉůŽŶŬ ƚŚĞƐĞ ŝŶƚŽ 'ŽŽŐůĞ ĂŶĚ ŐŝǀĞ LJŽƵƌ ĞĂƌƐ Ă ƚƌĞĂƚ͘ tŚĞƌĞ ŝĚ KƵƌ >ŽǀĞ 'Ž͍ Ͳ ^ŽŌ Ğůů ;ϭϵϴϭͿ ŐƌĞĂƚ ŵĂƐŚͲƵƉ ďLJ ^ŽŌ Ğůů͕ tŚĞƌĞ ŝĚ KƵƌ >ŽǀĞ 'Ž͍ ǁĂƐ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůůLJ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ďLJ dŚĞ ^ƵƉƌĞŵĞƐ ŝŶ ϭϵϲϰ͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ Ă ĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐĂůůLJ ƌĞǁŽƌŬĞĚ ƚƌĂĐŬ ƚŽ Įƚ ƚŚĞ ƐLJŶƚŚƐ ĂŶĚ ǀŝďĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶĚ͕ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ͛ůů ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ be able to pick out elements of their more recͲ ŽŐŶŝƐĂďůĞ ĐŽǀĞƌ dĂŝŶƚĞĚ >ŽǀĞ ;ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůůLJ ďLJ 'ůŽƌŝĂ :ŽŶĞƐ ŝŶ ͚ϲϰͿ ŝŶ ŝƚ ƚŽŽ͘ dŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ůů ZŝŐŚƚ Ͳ ůǀŝƐ WƌĞƐůĞLJ ;ϭϵϱϰͿ ^ŽŵĞƟŵĞƐ ƉƵƐŚĞĚ ĂƐŝĚĞ ďLJ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ ŚŝƐ ŵŽƌĞ ĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞĚ ƐŽŶŐƐ͕ dŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ůů ZŝŐŚƚ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ commercial song released by possibly the most ĨĂŵŽƵƐ ŵƵƐŝĐŝĂŶ ŝŶ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ͕ ůǀŝƐ WƌĞƐůĞLJ͘ Ɛ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ďĞŝŶŐ ĂŶ Ăůů ƌŽƵŶĚ ďƌŝůůŝĂŶƚ ĞdžĂŵƉůĞ ŽĨ ĮŌŝĞƐ ƌŽĐŬ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ Ă ƚƌĂĐŬ ǁŝƚŚ ŐĞŶƵŝŶĞůLJ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚ ƉůĂĐĞ ŝŶ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ͘ Ɛ ZŽůůŝŶŐ ^ƚŽŶĞ ĂƌŐƵĞĚ ďĂĐŬ ŝŶ ϮϬϬϰ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ŝƐ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ĞǀĞƌ ƌŽĐŬ͛Ŷ͛ƌŽůů ƌĞͲ ĐŽƌĚ ĞǀĞƌ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ͖ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƐƚĞƉƉŝŶŐ ƐƚŽŶĞ ƚŽ Ă ǁŚŽůĞ ŶĞǁ ŐĞŶƌĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŽŽŬ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ͘ tƵƚŚĞƌŝŶŐ ,ĞŝŐŚƚƐ Ͳ <ĂƚĞ ƵƐŚ ;ϭϵϳϴͿ &ŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƌĞĐĞŶƚ ŶĞǁƐ ƚŚĂƚ <ĂƚĞ ƵƐŚ ŝƐ ĐŽŵͲ ŝŶŐ ďĂĐŬ ƚŽ ƉůĂLJ ŚĞƌ ĮƌƐƚ ůŝǀĞ ƐŚŽǁƐ ƐŝŶĐĞ ϭϵϳϵ͕ it’d be rude not to include her in this playlist. ZĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ũƵƐƚ ŽŶĞ LJĞĂƌ ďĞĨŽƌĞ ƐŚĞ ƚŽŽŬ ŚĞƌ ůĂƐƚ ;ǁĞůů͕ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚ ǁĞƌĞ ŚĞƌ ůĂƐƚͿ ƐƚĞƉƐ ŽŶ ƐƚĂŐĞ͕ tƵƚŚĞƌŝŶŐ ,ĞŝŐŚƚƐ ŝƐ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ŵŽƐƚ ĨĂŶͲ ƚĂƐƟĐĂů ĂŶĚ ŝĐŽŶŝĐ ƐŽŶŐƐ͘ н ƐŽŶŐ ĨŽƌ ĚĂŶĐŝŶŐ ƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŽ ǁŚĞŶ ĐůĞĂŶŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŚŽƵƐĞ͕ ƉƌŽŵŝƐĞ͘

The Jukebox

^ƚĂŶĚ LJ DĞ Ͳ ĞŶ ͘ <ŝŶŐ ;ϭϵϲϭͿ dŚĞ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶ ďĞŚŝŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŽĨ ĂŐĞ ϴϬ͛Ɛ Įůŵ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ŶĂŵĞ ;ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚ ƐĞĞŶ͕ LJŽƵ͛ƌĞ ĚŽŝŶŐ ůŝĨĞ ǁƌŽŶŐͿ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵů ĐůĂƐͲ ƐŝĐ ƚƌĂĐŬ ŚĂƐ ŚĂĚ Ă ŶƵŵďĞƌ ŽĨ ĂǁĂƌĚƐ͕ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵů ĐŚĂƌƚ ƉŽƐŝƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ĐŽǀĞƌƐ͕ ŐĂŝŶŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ dŽǁĞƌŝŶŐ ^ŽŶŐ ǁĂƌĚ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϮ͘ &ƵŶŶŝůLJ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ / ǁĂƐ ĮƌƐƚ ŝŶƚƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐŽŶŐ ŝŶ ͚ϵϱ͕ ǁŚĞŶ ŝƐŶĞLJ ƌĞͲ leased a musical short of Timon singing the song ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĨĞǁ ĨƌŽŐƐ ǁŚŝůƐƚ WƵŵďĂĂ ŐĞƚƐ ĞůĞĐƚƌŽĐƵƚĞĚ͕ ŝŐŶŽƌĞĚ ĂŶĚ ŐĞŶĞƌĂůůLJ ŵĂŶŐůĞĚ ďLJ ŶĂƚƵƌĞ͘ ĞĂƵƟͲ ĨƵů͕ ĞŚ͍ :ƵƐƚ >ŝŬĞ ,ĞĂǀĞŶ Ͳ dŚĞ ƵƌĞ ;ϭϵϴϳͿ dŚŝƐ ƐŽŶŐ ŝƐ ĐŚĞĂƟŶŐ Ă ďŝƚ ĨŽƌ ŵĞ͕ ĂƐ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ŵLJ Ăůů ƟŵĞ ĨĂǀŽƵƌŝƚĞƐ͘ ZŽďĞƌƚ ^ŵŝƚŚ ǁƌŝƚĞƐ ůŽǀĞ ƐŽŶŐƐ ůŝŬĞ ŶŽďŽĚLJ ĞůƐĞ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚŝƐ ŽŶĞ͕ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ďĞĞŶ ƋƵŽƚĞĚ ƐĂLJŝŶŐ ŝƐ ĂďŽƵƚ ͞ŚLJƉĞƌǀĞŶƟůĂƟŶŐ Ͳ ŬŝƐƐŝŶŐ ĂŶĚ ĨĂůůŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŇŽŽƌ͘͟ /ƚ͛Ɛ Ă ŐŽƌŐĞŽƵƐ track and a real showcase of The Cure’s talent and ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞ Ͳ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ ŶĞĞĚ ƚŽ ůŝƐƚĞŶ ƚŽ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚ ďĞĨŽƌĞ͘ By Kamiah Overaa


Hip Hop 101: 5 Rappers to Look Out for in 2014 1. Isaiah Rashad

dŚŝƐ LJŽƵŶŐ ƌĂƉƉĞƌ ĨƌŽŵ ŚĂƚĂŶŽŽŐĂ͕ dĞŶŶĞƐƐĞĞ ƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ŚŝƐ ĮƌƐƚ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ͕ ŝůǀŝĂ ĞŵŽ͕ ƵŶĚĞƌ ŚŝƐ ŶĞǁůLJ ƐŝŐŶĞĚ ĚĞĂů ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚͲ ƌĞŶŽǁŶ dŽƉ ĂǁŐ ŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶŵĞŶƚ͕ ŝŶ :ĂŶƵĂƌLJ ŽĨ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶ ŵĞƚ ďLJ ƉůĞŶƚLJ ŽĨ ƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ƌĞǀŝĞǁƐ͘ tŝƚŚ /ƐĂŝĂŚ ĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶLJŝŶŐ ^Đ,ŽŽůďŽLJ Y ŽŶ ŚŝƐ ǁŽƌůĚǁŝĚĞ KdžLJŵŽƌŽŶ ƚŽƵƌ ĂŶĚ ĂŶ ĂůďƵŵ ƐůĂƚĞĚ ƚŽ ĚƌŽƉ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͕ ĞdžƉĞĐƚ ƚŽ ŚĞĂƌ ŚŝƐ ŶĂŵĞ much more.

2. Rapsody

hŶĨŽƌƚƵŶĂƚĞůLJ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŶŽƚ ǀĞƌLJ ĐŽŵŵŽŶ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ Ă ĨĞͲ ŵĂůĞ ƌĂƉƉĞƌ ŵĞŶƟŽŶĞĚ ŝŶ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ ŵĞĚŝĂ ďƵƚ ŝƚ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ƵŶŚĞĂƌĚ ŽĨ ǁŝƚŚ EŝĐŬŝ DŝŶĂũ ĂŶĚ >ŝů <ŝŵ ƐŚĂƩĞƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ŐůĂƐƐ ĐĞŝůŝŶŐ͘ EĞdžƚ ƵƉ ŝƐ ZĂƉƐŽĚLJ͕ protégé of the legendary 9th Wonder and signed ƚŽ ŚŝƐ :ĂŵůĂ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ůĂďĞů͕ ZĂƉƐŽĚLJ ŚĂƐ ŵĂĚĞ Ă ůŽƚ of noise recently as she constantly displays her lyrical ability as a phenomenal emcee and her ĐĂƌĞĞƌ ƚŽ ĚĂƚĞ ŚĂƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ƌLJŬĂŚ ĂĚƵ͕ <ĞŶĚƌŝĐŬ >ĂŵĂƌ͕ ŝŐ ĂĚĚLJ <ĂŶĞ ĂŶĚ ZĂĞŬǁŽŶ͘ ZĂƉƐŽĚLJ ŝƐ ĐĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJ ƚƵƌŶͲ ing heads and it’s unlikely to be long before she ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞƐ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŚĞƌ ƌĂǁ ƌŚLJŵͲ ing ability.

3. Krept & Konan

dŚĞ h< ĚƵŽ <ƌĞƉƚ Θ <ŽŶĂŶ ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ƚĞĂƌŝŶŐ ĂƉĂƌƚ ĂŶĚ ĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ h< ŚŝƉ ŚŽƉ ƐĐĞŶĞ ĨŽƌ Ă ĨĞǁ years now and they look ready to take their conͲ ƋƵĞƐƚ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů͘ ,ĂǀŝŶŐ ƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ƐŝŐŶĞĚ Ă ĚĞĂů ǁŝƚŚ sŝƌŐŝŶ D/ ƌĞĐŽƌĚƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ĚƵŽ ĨĂŵŽƵƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƉƵŶĐŚůŝŶĞƐ ĂŶĚ ǁŝƩLJ ǁŽƌĚƉůĂLJ ŚĂǀĞ ďĞĞŶ ĂďůĞ ƚŽ ƐĞĐƵƌĞ ĨĞĂƚƵƌĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ &ƌĞŶĐŚ DŽŶƚĂŶĂ ĂŶĚ ŚŝŶdž ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ƌĞŵŝdž ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƐŵĂƐŚ Śŝƚ ŽŶ͛ƚ tĂƐƚĞ DLJ Time as they look to break into the US rap scene. dŚĞ ƉĂŝƌ ǁĂƐ ĂůƐŽ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ h< ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ƚŽ ĨĞĂƚƵƌĞ ŽŶ ŝĚĚLJ͛Ɛ ZĞǀŽůƚ ds͕ <ƌĞƉƚ Θ <ŽŶĂŶ ĐĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJ ĂƉƉĞĂƌ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ďƌŝŐŚƚ ĨƵƚƵƌĞ ĂŶĚ ĂƌĞ ůŝŬĞůLJ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ŵĂͲ ũŽƌ ŵŽǀĞƐ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͘

4. Lil Boosie

ŶĂŵĞ ŵĞŶƟŽŶĞĚ ŝŶ ŵĂŶLJ Ă ƌĂƉ ƐŽŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƉĂƐƚ ĨĞǁ LJĞĂƌƐ͖ >ŝů ŽŽƐŝĞ ŝƐ ĮŶĂůůLJ ĨƌĞĞ ĂŶĚ ĂƉƉĞĂƌƐ ƚŽ ďĞ ǁĂƐƟŶŐ ŶŽ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ŐĞƫŶŐ ŚŝƐ ĐĂƌĞĞƌ ďĂĐŬ ŽŶ ƚƌĂĐŬ ĂŌĞƌ ŚŝƐ ϱ LJĞĂƌ ƉƌŝƐŽŶ ƐƟŶƚ͘ ŽŽƐŝĞ ǁĂƐ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŚĂƌĚ ďĞĨŽƌĞ ŚŝƐ ŝŶĐĂƌĐĞƌĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝůƐƚ ďĞŚŝŶĚ ďĂƌƐ ŚĞ ǁƌŽƚĞ ŽǀĞƌ ϭϬϬϬ ƐŽŶŐƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ŽŶĞ ĨŽƌ :ƵƐƟŶ ŝĞďĞƌ͘ ůƌĞĂĚLJ ƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚĞĚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵĚŝŽ ĂŶĚ ďŽŽŬŝŶŐ ƐŚŽǁƐ͕ ŽŽƐŝĞ ŝƐ ƐƚƌĂŝŐŚƚ ďĂĐŬ ƚŽ ǁŽƌŬ ĂŶĚ ƐŽ ĞdžƉĞĐƚ Ă ƐůĞǁ ŽĨ ŚŝƚƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ Southern rapper this year.

5. Nipsey Hussle

dŽ ŵĂŶLJ ĨĂŶƐ ŽĨ tĞƐƚĐŽĂƐƚ ŚŝƉ ŚŽƉ͕ EŝƉƐĞLJ ,ƵƐƐůĞ ŝƐ Ă ŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚ ŶĂŵĞ͕ ŚŽǁĞǀĞƌ ŚĞ ŚĂƐ ƐƚƌƵŐŐůĞĚ ƚŽ ďƌĞĂŬ ƚŚĞ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ ŵĞĚŝĂ͕ ďƵƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞ ŽĨ ŚŝƐ ĐŽŶƚƌŽǀĞƌƐŝĂů ΨϭϬϬ ŵŝdžƚĂƉĞ͕ ƌĞŶͲ ƐŚĂǁ͕ ƌĞůĞĂƐĞĚ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ͕ EŝƉƐĞLJ ĂƩƌĂĐƚĞĚ ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ĨƌŽŵ ĐĂƐƵĂů ŚŝƉ ŚŽƉ ĨĂŶƐ ĂŶĚ ĐƌŝƚͲ ŝĐƐ ĂůŝŬĞ͕ ĞǀĞŶ :ĂLJ ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚ ϭϬϬ ĐŽƉŝĞƐ ŽĨ ƌĞŶͲ ƐŚĂǁ͘ dŚĞ ƉƌŽũĞĐƚ ǁĂƐ ĞdžƚƌĞŵĞůLJ ǁĞůů ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ and Nipsey plans to follow up with his highly anͲ ƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚ sŝĐƚŽƌLJ >ĂƉ ĂůďƵŵ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ŝĨ ŝƚ ŝƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵĂŶLJ ĂƌĞ ĞdžƉĞĐƟŶŐ͕ EŝƉƐĞLJ ĐŽƵůĚ ǀĞƌLJ ǁĞůů ďƌĞĂŬ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŵĂŝŶƐƚƌĞĂŵ ůŝŵĞͲ light this year. By Anthony James


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PARKLIFE VS. NO TOMORROW ^Ž ĞdžĂŵƐ ĞŶĚ ŽŶ &ƌŝĚĂLJ ϲƚŚ :ƵŶĞ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŽĸĐŝĂůůLJ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƌƚ ŽĨ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ ĂŶĚ Ăůů LJŽƵ ǁĂŶƚ ƚŽ ĚŽ ŝƐ ƐƚĂŶĚ ŝŶ ĂŶ ŽƉĞŶ ƐƉĂĐĞ͕ ĐŝĚĞƌ ŝŶ ŚĂŶĚ͕ ĚĂŶĐŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ LJŽƵƌ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐƵŶƐŚŝŶĞ ƚŽ ƐŽŵĞ ůŝǀĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ Ƶƚ ǁŚĞƌĞ ĐĂŶ / ĚŽ ƚŚŝƐ LJŽƵ ĂƐŬ͘ tĞůů ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ͛Ɛ ŚĞĂĚŝŶŐ ƵƉ ŶŽƌƚŚ͕ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƐƚĂŶƚůLJ ƉŽƉƵůĂƌ WĂƌŬůŝĨĞ tĞĞŬĞŶĚĞƌ ŝŶ DĂŶĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕ Žƌ ƐƚĂLJŝŶŐ ŝŶ ŐŽŽĚ ŽůĚ EŽƩƐ͕ ĂƐ Ă ďƌĂŶĚ ŶĞǁ ĚĂLJ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ĐŽŵĞƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐĐĞŶŝĐ tŽůůĂƚŽŶ WĂƌŬ͗ EŽ dŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ &ĞƐƟǀĂů͘ Ƶƚ ǁŚŝĐŚ ŽŶĞ ĚŽ LJŽƵ ŐŽ ƚŽ͍

First Up:

The Parklife Weekender

tŚĞŶ͗ :ƵŶĞ ϳƚŚ н ϴƚŚ tŚĞƌĞ͗ ,ĞĂƚŽŶ WĂƌŬ͕ DĂŶĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ WƌŝĐĞ͗ tĞĞŬĞŶĚ dŝĐŬĞƚ άϳϵ͘ϱϬ͕ ĂLJ ƟĐŬĞƚ άϰϵ͘ϱϬ dĂƐƚĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ >ŝŶĞͲƵƉ͗ ^ŶŽŽƉ ŽŐŐ͕ &ŽĂůƐ͕ ŝƐĐůŽƐƵƌĞ͕ ^ dZ<d džƉĞĐƚĞĚ ĐůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ͗ ŵŝdž ŽĨ ŝŶĞďƌŝĂƚĞĚ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ŵŝdžŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ůŽĐĂů DĂŶĐƵŶŝĂŶƐ ĨŽƌ ŽŶĞ ďŝŐ ƉĂƌƚLJ ^ŝŶĐĞ ĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚŝŶŐ ŝƚƐĞůĨ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϬ Ăƚ WůĂƩ &ŝĞůĚƐ WĂƌŬ͕ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŚĞĂƌƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚ ŚƵďƐ ŽĨ &ĂůůŽǁĮĞůĚ ĂŶĚ ZƵƐŚŽůŵĞ͕ WĂƌŬůŝĨĞ ŚĂƐ ƚƌƵůLJ ŵĂĚĞ Ă ŶĂŵĞ ĨŽƌ ŝƚƐĞůĨ ĂƐ Ă ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŶŽƚ ƚŽ ďĞ ŵŝƐƐĞĚ͘ <ŶŽǁŶ ĂƐ ͚ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͛ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů͕͛ ĂƩƌĂĐƟŶŐ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĨƌŽŵ Ăůů ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ ĞŵďƌĂĐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƌƚ ŽĨ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ͕ ŝƚ ŚĂƐ ĞǀŽůǀĞĚ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ƉĂƐƚ ĨŽƵƌ LJĞĂƌƐ͕ ŵŽǀŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĨĂŵŽƵƐ ,ĞĂƚŽŶ WĂƌŬ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ ŝŶ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐĞ ƚŽ ŚŝŐŚ ĚĞŵĂŶĚ͘ ^ƉĂŶŶŝŶŐ ũƵƐƚ ƚǁŽ ĚĂLJƐ͕ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ƚŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŚĂƐ ŝƚƐ ďŝŐŐĞƐƚ ůŝŶĞ ƵƉ ƚŽ ĚĂƚĞ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ^ŶŽŽƉ ŽŐŐ͕ &ŽĂůƐ ĂŶĚ ŝƐĐůŽƐƵƌĞ ďĞŝŶŐ ũƵƐƚ ƚŚƌĞĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƚŽƉ ŶĂŵĞƐ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ďŝůů͘

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DĂŝŶƚĂŝŶŝŶŐ ŝƚƐ ĚĂŶĐĞ ĂŶĚ ĞůĞĐƚƌŽŶŝĐ ŽƌŝŐŝŶƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŚĂƐ Ă ƌĂŶŐĞ ŽĨ ƚŽƉ :Ɛ ĂŶĚ ĂĐƚƐ ĨƌŽŵ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ :ĂŵŝĞ dždž͕ :ŽLJ KƌďŝƐŽŶ͕ 'ĞŽƌŐĞ &ŝƚnjŐĞƌĂůĚ͕ ^ĐƵďĂ ĂŶĚ ŶĚLJ ͘ zĞƚ͕ ĂƐ ƚŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů͛Ɛ ƉŽƉƵůĂƌŝƚLJ ŚĂƐ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚ͕ ŝƚ ŚĂƐ ĂƩƌĂĐƚĞĚ ǁŽƌůĚͲ ĐůĂƐƐ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ĨƌŽŵ ŽƚŚĞƌ ŐĞŶƌĞƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ŶĂŵĞƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ^ŶŽŽƉ ŽŐŐ͕ &ŽĂůƐ ĂŶĚ ĂƐƟůůĞ ŐƌĂĐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂŐĞ͘ /ƚ ǁŝůů ďĞ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚƚƌĂĐŬ ƚŽ ĞĂƟŶŐ ƚŚĂƚ ŚŽƚĚŽŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƌĂŝŶ͕ ǁŚŝůƐƚ LJŽƵƌ ďĞƐƚ ŵĂƚĞ ŝƐ ƚĂůŬŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĂƚ ŐƵLJ ǁŚŽ ͚ůŽƐƚ͛ ŚŝƐ ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƉŽƌƚĂůŽŽƐ͘

tŝƚŚ ŝƚƐ ĐĂƉĂĐŝƚLJ ŐƌŽǁŝŶŐ ĞǀĞƌLJ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ůŝŶĞͲƵƉ ƐƚƌĞŶŐƚŚĞŶŝŶŐ͕ WĂƌŬůŝĨĞ ŝƐ ĨĂƐƚ ďĞĐŽŵŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ EŽƌƚŚ͛Ɛ ĂŶƐǁĞƌ ƚŽ ĞƐƟǀĂů͖ ŵƵĐŚ ŐƌŝƫĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŽŶ Ă ďƵĚŐĞƚ͕ ďƵƚ Ă ǁĞĞŬĞŶĚ ƚŽ ƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌ͘

The New Kid on the Block: No Tomorrow tŚĞŶ͗ :ƵŶĞ ϳƚŚ tŚĞƌĞ͗ tŽůůĂƚŽŶ WĂƌŬ͕ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ άϯϬ͕ ŶĞdžƚ ďĂƚĐŚ άϯϱ dĂƐƚĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ >ŝŶĞͲƵƉ͗ >ŽŶĚŽŶ 'ƌĂŵŵĂƌ͕ ^Ăŵ ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ ůĞĂŶ ĂŶĚŝƚ džƉĞĐƚĞĚ ůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ͗ ^ƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͕ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͙ ĂŶĚ ŵĂLJďĞ Ă ĨĞǁ ŵŝĚĚůĞ ĐůĂƐƐ ĂĚƵůƚƐ ƌĞͲůŝǀŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ LJŽƵƚŚ

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&Žƌ ŽŶĞ ĚĂLJ ŽŶ ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ ϳƚŚ :ƵŶĞ͕ ƚŚĞ ŝĚLJůůŝĐ ŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ ŽĨ tŽůůĂƚŽŶ WĂƌŬ ǁŝůů ďĞ ŝŶǀĂĚĞĚ ďLJ ŵƵƐŝĐͲůŽǀĞƌƐ͕ ĐŚƌŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ EŽƫŶŐŚĂŵ͛Ɛ ŶĞǁĞƐƚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů͕ EŽ dŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ͘ ŽƐƟŶŐ ŽŶůLJ άϯϬ ĨŽƌ ŽŶĞ ĚĂLJ͕ ƚŚĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ƐƚĞĂůƐ ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ WĂƌŬůŝĨĞ͛Ɛ ůŝŶĞͲƵƉ͕ ǁŝƚŚ Ăůů ĂĐƚƐ ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚ ƐŽ ĨĂƌ͕ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ ďŽƚŚ ĨĞƐƟǀĂůƐ͖ >ŽŶĚŽŶ 'ƌĂŵŵĂƌ͕ ^Ăŵ ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ ůĞĂŶ ĂŶĚŝƚ͕ ƵŬĞ ƵŵŽŶƚ ĂŶĚ ƚŽŶ DĞƐƐLJ :Ɛ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŽ ďĞ ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚ͘ ZĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƟŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŵŽĚĞƌŶ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŽĨ ŶŽǁ͕ EŽ dŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŝƐ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ Ă ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ƚŚĂƚ ǁŝůů ďĞ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ LJŽƵƌ ϮϬϭϰ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ͘ /ŶƐƚĞĂĚ ŽĨ ƚĂŬŝŶŐ Ă ƚƌŝƉ ŽŶ Ă ƉĂĐŬĞĚ ŽƵƚ ĐŽĂĐŚ ƵƉ ƚŽ DĂŶĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ũƵƐƚ ƌŽůů ŽƵƚ ŽĨ ďĞĚ ĂŶĚ ǁĂůŬ ĚŽǁŶ ƚŚĞ ƌŽĂĚ ƚŽ EŽ dŽŵŽƌƌŽǁ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ Ă ĐĂƌĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ǁŽƌůĚ͘ dŚĞ ƚƌƵĞ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ŵŝŐŚƚ ŶŽƚ ďĞ ĨĞůƚ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ ŵĂLJ ŐĞƚ ĂŐŐƌĂǀĂƚĞĚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĨŽƵƌƚĞĞŶƚŚ Őŝƌů LJŽƵ ƐĞĞ ǁĞĂƌŝŶŐ Ă ŇŽǁĞƌLJ ŚĞĂĚďĂŶĚ ƚŚŝŶŬŝŶŐ ƐŚĞ͛Ɛ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ŽƵƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ǁŽŽĚůĂŶĚ ĨŽƌĞƐƚ͕ ďƵƚ ĨŽƌ ϯϬ ƋƵŝĚ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ͛ƚ ĐŽŵƉůĂŝŶ͘

LJ :ĞƐƐ ^ĂůƚĞƌ


Ones to Watch in 2014: The Other Tribe dŚĞ KƚŚĞƌ dƌŝďĞ ĂƌĞ Ă ϱͲƉŝĞĐĞ ďĂŶĚ ĨƌŽŵ ƌŝƐƚŽů͕ ĐŽŶƐŝƐƟŶŐ ŽĨ ƐŝŶŐĞƌ :ĂŵĞƐ ,ŝůů͕ ďĂƐƐŝƐƚ DŝůĞƐ DĞƚƌŝĐ͕ ĚƌƵŵŵĞƌ KůůŝĞ tŚŝƚĞ͕ ŐƵŝƚĂƌŝƐƚ ůĞdž KůĚƌŽLJĚ ĂŶĚ DĂdž ůĞĂƌLJ ŽŶ ŬĞLJƐ͘ / ĐĂƵŐŚƚ ƵƉ ǁŝƚŚ :ĂŵĞƐ͕ DŝůĞƐ ĂŶĚ DĂdž ďĞĨŽƌĞ ƚŚĞLJ ƉůĂLJĞĚ Ă EĞǁ zĞĂƌ ƐŚŽǁ Ăƚ ZĞƐĐƵĞ ZŽŽŵƐ ŝŶ :ĂŶƵĂƌLJ͕ ƚŽ ƚĂůŬ ĂďŽƵƚ Ă ϮϬϭϯ ƚŚĂƚ ƐĂǁ ƚŚĞŵ ƉůĂLJ Ă ŵƵůƟƚƵĚĞ ŽĨ ĨĞƐƟǀĂůƐ͕ ĂŶĚ Ă ϮϬϭϰ ƚŚĂƚ ŝƐ ĨƵůů ŽĨ ƉƌŽŵŝƐĞ͘ WůĞŶƚLJ ŽĨ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ǁŽŶ͛ƚ ŚĂǀĞ ŚĞĂƌĚ ŽĨ LJŽƵ͕ ƐŽ ĐĂŶ LJŽƵ ŐŝǀĞ ƵƐ Ă ƋƵŝĐŬ ƌƵŶͲĚŽǁŶ ŽĨ ǁŚŽ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ͍ :ĂŵĞƐ͗ tĞůů͕ ďĂƐŝĐĂůůLJ ǁĞ͛ƌĞ Ă ϱͲƉŝĞĐĞ ďĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ plays dance music. zŽƵ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ Ă ƋƵŝƚĞ Ă ƌĞƉƵƚĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ ŚĂǀŝŶŐ ĞŶĞƌŐĞƚͲ ŝĐ ůŝǀĞ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞƐ͕ ŚŽǁ ĚŽ LJŽƵ ŐŽ ĂďŽƵƚ LJŽƵƌ ƐŚŽǁƐ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ tĞůů͕ ŽƵƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ŝƐ ƐƵŝƚĞĚ ƚŽ ůŝǀĞ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐͲ ĞƐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ ƉůĞŶƚLJ ŽĨ ƉĞƌĐƵƐƐŝŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ǀŽĐĂůƐ͘ tĞ do try to get the audience to respond to the music; we want to be a part of what they’re doing and we want them to be a part of our performance. /͛ǀĞ ƐƚƌƵŐŐůĞĚ ƚŽ ĚĞĐŝĚĞ ĞdžĂĐƚůLJ ǁŚĂƚ ŐĞŶƌĞ ŽĨ ŵƵƐŝĐ LJŽƵ ƉůĂLJ͕ ƐŽ ŚŽǁ ǁŽƵůĚ LJŽƵ LJŽƵƌƐĞůǀĞƐ ĚĞͲ ƐĐƌŝďĞ ŝƚ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ ƌŽĂĚůLJ ƐƉĞĂŬŝŶŐ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ͘ Ƶƚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŐŽƚ Ă ůŽƚ ŽĨ ƚƌŝďĂů ŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ƚƌLJ ĂŶĚ ǁƌŝƚĞ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ǀŽĐĂůƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ĐĂŶ ƐŝŶŐ ĂůŽŶŐ ƚŽ͘ tĞ ůŝƐͲ ƚĞŶĞĚ ƚŽ Ă ůŽƚ ŽĨ ƚƌŝďĂů ŵƵƐŝĐ͕ ĂŶĚ ůĞdž ƐƚƵĚŝĞĚ ŝƚ ĚƵƌŝŶŐ ŚŝƐ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĚĞŐƌĞĞ Ăƚ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ ƐŽ ǁĞ ĐŽŵͲ ďŝŶĞĚ ŝƚ ǁŝƚŚ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ ǁĞƌĞ ĚŽŝŶŐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ƟŵĞ͘ KƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ƚƌŝďĂů ŵƵƐŝĐ͕ ǁŚĂƚ ŬŝŶĚ ŽĨ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĚŽ LJŽƵ ŐƵLJƐ ĞŶũŽLJ ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ ƚŽ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ tĞ͛ǀĞ ƌĞĂůůLJ ďĞĞŶ ůŽǀŝŶŐ ĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ ĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŽƵƚ ŽĨ ŝƌƚLJďŝƌĚ ƌĞĐŽƌĚƐ ůĂƚĞůLJ͘ ƌƟƐƚƐ ůŝŬĞ ĂƚƐ ǀĞͲ

ƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ͕ :ƵƐƟŶ DĂƌƟŶ ĂŶĚ ŽŶĚĂdž ĂƌĞ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞ really good music. zŽƵ ŐƵLJƐ ŚĂĚ Ă ƉƌĞƩLJ ďƵƐLJ ϮϬϭϯ͕ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞƌĞ LJŽƵƌ ŚŝŐŚůŝŐŚƚƐ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ tĞ ŚĂĚ Ă ƌĞĂůůLJ ƉĂĐŬĞĚ ϮϬϭϯ͕ ďƵƚ / ƚŚŝŶŬ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ ƉĂƌƚ ǁĂƐ ƉůĂLJŝŶŐ Ăƚ DĂůůŽƌĐĂ͕ /ďŝnjĂ ĂŶĚ 'ůĂƐƚŽŶďƵƌLJ ƐŽ ĐůŽƐĞ ƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ΀ϮϱƚŚ :ƵŶĞ͕ ϮϲƚŚ :ƵŶĞ ĂŶĚ ϮϴƚŚ :ƵŶĞ΁͘ dŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ Ăůů ŐƌĞĂƚ ƐŚŽǁƐ͘ tĞ ĂůƐŽ ƉůĂLJĞĚ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ŐŝŐƐ ŝŶ Ă ƌŽǁ ǁŝƚŚ ĂŶ ĂƐƟůůĞ͕ ƐŽ ǁĞ ŐŽƚ ƚŽ ŬŶŽǁ Śŝŵ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚĞ͛Ɛ Ă ƌĞĂůůLJ ĐŽŽů ŐƵLJ͘ ^Ž ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĂƚ ŵĂŶLJ ĐŽŶĐĞƌƚƐ͕ ĚŽ LJŽƵ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ĨĂǀŽƵƌͲ ŝƚĞ ƉůĂĐĞ ƚŽ ƉůĂLJ Ăƚ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ dŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ Ă ĐůƵď ŝŶ ƌŝƐƚŽů ĐĂůůĞĚ Dojo that we used to play at a lot. :ĂŵĞƐ͗ dŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ Ă ƉůĂĐĞ ĐĂůůĞĚ Start the Bus [in BrisͲ ƚŽů΁͕ ǁŚĞƌĞ ǁĞ :͛Ě Ă ůŽƚ ŽĨ ĐůƵď ŶŝŐŚƚƐ ǁŚĞŶ ǁĞ ǁĞƌĞ ƐƚĂƌƟŶŐ͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ Ă ŐƌĞĂƚ ƉůĂĐĞ ƚŽ ƉůĂLJ ŝƚ ĂŶĚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ǁŚĞƌĞ ǁĞ ŐŽƚ ƚŽ ǁŽƌŬ ŽŶ ŽƵƌ ůŝǀĞ ƐŚŽǁƐ͕ ƐŽ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ĂůͲ ǁĂLJƐ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŽ ŐŽ ďĂĐŬ ĂŶĚ ǀŝƐŝƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ͘ zŽƵ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ Ă ǀĞƌLJ ĚŝƐƟŶĐƟǀĞ Ăƌƚ ƐƚLJůĞ ŽŶ Ăůů LJŽƵƌ W ĐŽǀĞƌƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ĂůƐŽ ƉƌĞǀĂůĞŶƚ ŝŶ LJŽƵƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǀŝĚĞŽƐ͘ tŚĞƌĞ ĚŝĚ ƚŚĂƚ ĐŽŵĞ ĨƌŽŵ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ dŚĞ ĂůďƵŵ Ăƌƚ ŝƐ ĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŵĂĚĞ ďLJ Ă guy called Hicks. He’s painted a wall of a restaurant ŝŶ >ŽŶĚŽŶ͕ ƐŽ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ŝƚ ĂŶĚ ďĞ ůŝŬĞ ͚ŽŚ ůŽŽŬ͕


ŝƚ͛Ɛ ŽƵƌ ǁĂůů͛͘ dŚĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ǀŝĚĞŽƐ ĂƌĞ ĂůǁĂLJƐ ƌĞĂůůLJ ĨƵŶ ƚŽ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ͕ ĞƐƉĞĐŝĂůůLJ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ǁĞ ŐĞƚ ƚŽ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ƚŚĞŵ during the day. ƚ ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĚĂLJ͕ ǁŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ ƉĂƌƚ ĂďŽƵƚ ďĞŝŶŐ Ă ďĂŶĚ͍

James: It’s got to be the live shows. tŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŝŶ ƐƚŽƌĞ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϰ ĨŽƌ LJŽƵ ŐƵLJƐ͍ DŝůĞƐ͗ tĞůů͕ ǁĞ͛ƌĞ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŐŽ ŽŶ Ă ĨĞǁ ƚŽƵƌƐ͕ ƉĂƌͲ ƟĐƵůĂƌůLJ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƉůĂLJ ƐŽŵĞ ƐŚŽǁƐ ĂďƌŽĂĚ͘ tĞ͛ƌĞ really looking forward to playing in the snow in the ůƉƐ ůĂƚĞƌ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͕ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ Ă ĨĞǁ ĨĞƐƟǀĂůƐ ůŝŶĞĚ ƵƉ͘ ŶĚ /͛ŵ ŶŽƚ ƚŽŽ ƐƵƌĞ ŝĨ ǁĞ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ƐĂLJ ƚŚŝƐ͕ but we might also be playing a secret gig in a really ĐŽŽů ǀĞŶƵĞ ƐŽŵĞƟŵĞ ŝŶ Ɖƌŝů͘ tĞ ĐĂŶ͛ƚ ƐĂLJ ǁŚĞƌĞ ŝƚ ŝƐ LJĞƚ͕ ďƵƚ ŝƚ͛Ɛ Ă ďŝŐ ŵĂŶƐŝŽŶ ĨƵůů ŽĨ ƚĂdžŝĚĞƌŵŝĞĚ ĂŶŝŵĂůƐ͘ /͛ŵ ƉƌĞƩLJ ƐƵƌĞ ƚŚĞƌĞ ǁĂƐ Ă ŐŝƌĂīĞ ŚĂŶŐŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĐĞŝůŝŶŐ͕ ƐŽ ŝƚ ƉƌŽŵŝƐĞƐ ƚŽ ďĞ ĂŶ ĂŵĂnjŝŶŐ atmosphere. DĂdž͗ tĞ͛ǀĞ ŐŽƚ Ă ΀ĚĞďƵƚ΁ ĂůďƵŵ ĚƵĞ ƚŽ ĐŽŵĞ ŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ǁĞ͛ƌĞ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŵŝŶƵƚĞ͘ /ƚ͛ůů

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probably be about 70% new material too. ^ŽƵŶĚƐ ƉƌĞƩLJ ĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ͕ ƚŚĂŶŬƐ ĨŽƌ ŐŝǀŝŶŐ ƵƉ ƚŚĞ ƟŵĞ ĂŶĚ ŐŝǀŝŶŐ ƵƐ ĂŶ ŝŶƚĞƌǀŝĞǁ͘ DŝůĞƐ͗ EŽ ƉƌŽďůĞŵ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ďĞĞŶ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ Ă ůĂŝĚ back one for a change. tŝƚŚ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞƐ ĐƌĂŵŵĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ĞŵƉŚĂƟĐ ĞŶͲ ĞƌŐLJ͕ ĂŶĚ Ă ǀŝďƌĂŶƚ͕ ĞƵƉŚŽƌŝĐ ĂŶĚ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ƐƚLJůĞ ŽĨ ŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƵŶĚĞƌƉŝŶŶŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ͕ dŚĞ KƚŚĞƌ dƌŝďĞ ǁŝůů ĐĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJ ďĞ ŽŶĞƐ ƚŽ ǁĂƚĐŚ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϰ͘ By Max Saito


10 REASONS TO HANG ON UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR tŚŽ ƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƌƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ǁŚĞŶ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ŵƵƐŝĐ ǁĞďƐŝƚĞƐ͕ ŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŽƵƚůĞƚƐ ƉŝƚĐŚĞĚ ƚŽ ƵƐ ƚŚĞƌĞ ƚŽƉ ŶĞǁ ĂƌƟƐƚ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͍ Z D D Z͍ ZŝŐŚƚ͕ ǁĞŝƌĚůLJ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ŝƚ ƐĞĞŵƐ ƐŽ ůŽŶŐ ĂŐŽ ĂŶĚ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ Ă ŚĂŶĚĨƵů ŽĨ ƚŚĞƐĞ ͞ƐƉŽƚůŝŐŚƚĞĚ͟ ĂƌƟƐƚƐ ĂŶĚ ďĂŶĚƐ ƐĞĞŵ ƚŽ ďĞ ƐůŝƉƉŝŶŐ ďĂĐŬ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĨŽƌŵĞƌ ŽďƐĐƵƌŝƚLJ͘ ŶĚ ƚŚŝƐ ŝƐ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ ďƵƚ Ă deep shame. KŌĞŶ ƚŚĞ ĐĂƐĞ ŝƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞƐĞ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞ Ă ǁŚŽůĞ ůŽƚ ŽĨ ďƵnjnj ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞŵ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƌƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝůĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ďĞŚŝŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƐĐĞŶĞƐ ƚŽ ůŝǀĞ ƵƉ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ŚLJƉĞ͕ ǁĞ ŐĞƚ ďŽƌĞĚ ŽĨ ǁĂŝƟŶŐ ƵŶůĞƐƐ ƚŚĞLJ ĐĂŶ ĐĂƵƐĞ ƐŽŵĞǁŚĂƚ ŽĨ ĂŶ ĞĂƌƚŚƋƵĂŬĞ ŝŶ ŽƵƌ ĞĂƌƐ Žƌ ůŝƩĞƌ ƚŚĞŵƐĞůǀĞƐ Ăůů ŽǀĞƌ ƐŽĐŝĂů ŵĞĚŝĂ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƚĞƌͲǁĞď Žƌ ĚŽ ĐƌĂnjLJ DŝůĞLJ ĂŶƟĐƐ͘ Ƶƚ ĚĞĂƌ ƌĞĂĚĞƌƐ͕ ŚĞĂƌ ŵLJ ŽŶĞ ƉůĞĂ͗ , E' KE ͲͲ d > ^d hEd/> d, E K& d, z Z͊ ^ŽŵĞƟŵĞƐ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ ĂƌĞ ǁŽƌƚŚ ƚŚĞ ǁĂŝƚ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ ŵLJ ƉŝĐŬ ŽĨ Ă ĨĞǁ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƚŚĂƚ / ƉƌĞĚŝĐƚ ǁŝůů ƐƟůů ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞ ŽƵƌ ĂƩĞŶƟŽŶ ĐŽŵĞ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌ ϮϬϭϰ ƌĞŐĂƌĚůĞƐƐ ŽĨ ƐƵƉƉŽƐĞĚ ĐŚĂƌƚ ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐ ďƵƚ ƉƵƌĞůLJ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ƚĂůĞŶƚ ĂŶĚ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƚŚĞLJ ƐĞƌǀĞ ƵƐ ǁŝƚŚ͘

ELLI INGRAM dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ϭdžƚƌĂ Ͳ ,Žƚ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕

^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ ^ŽďĞƌ W͕ ͛ ĂǁŚĂ ͕ tŚĞŶ /ƚ tĂƐ ĂƌŬ /Ĩ ŝƚ ǁĞƌĞ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ĨŽƌ >ĂƵƌLJŶ ,ŝůů ĂŶĚ ŵLJ tŝŶĞŚŽƵƐĞ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ŚĂĚ Ă ƐĞĐƌĞƚ ůŽǀĞ ĐŚŝůĚ͕ ůůŝ ǁŽƵůĚ ďĞ ƚŚĂƚ ĞƉŝĐĂůůLJ ĐŽŶĐĞŝǀĞĚ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ƐƉĂǁŶ͘ EĞĞĚ / ƐĂLJ ŵŽƌĞ͍ ^ŚĞ͛Ɛ ĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ͕ ŚĂŶĚƐ ĚŽǁŶ͊ ,ĂŝůŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƌŝŐŚƚŽŶ͕ ůůŝ ŝƐ Ă ƚƌƵĞ ϵϬ͛Ɛ ďĂďLJ͕ LJĞƚ Ă ŬŝŶĚƌĞĚ ũĂnjnjLJ ƐŽƵů ĂŶĚ ŝƐ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞůLJ ĚĞƐĞƌǀŝŶŐ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ŚLJƉĞ ĂŶĚ ĂƌŐƵĂďůLJ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞƐ ŽŚ ƐŽ ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ͘ ,Ğƌ ƐŽƵŶĚ͕ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ƐƚLJůĞ ĂŶĚ ůLJƌŝĐĂů ĐŽŶƚĞŶƚ ĞƋƵĂůƐ ŚĞƌ ǀĞƌLJ ďŽůĚ ŝŵĂŐĞ͕ ƌĂƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ƵŶĚĞƌǁŚĞůŵƐ ŝƚ ΎĐŽƵŐŚ Ͳ >ĂŶĂ Ğů ZĂLJΎ͘ ,Ğƌ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ƚĞĂŵ͕ &Ğůŝdž :ŽƐĞƉŚ ĂŶĚ ƐƚŽŶ ZƵĚŝ ĐŽŵƉůŝŵĞŶƚ ŚĞƌ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJ ǁŝƚŚ ǀĞƌLJ ƐŵŽŽƚŚ͕ ƚƌŝƉƉLJ ŶŽƵǀĞĂƵ ZΘ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ ƐŽ ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ ƐŚĞ ďƌŝŶŐƐ ŽƵƚ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ƐƵƌĞůLJ ŬĞĞƉ ƵƐ ĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶĞĚ͘ /Ĩ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŶŽƚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ͕ ƐŚĞ͛ůů ďĞ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐ Ăƚ >ŽǀĞ Ždž ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ŝŶƐƚĂŐƌĂŵ ƉŽƐƚƐ ǁŝůů ŶĞǀĞƌ ĐĞĂƐĞ ƚŽ ĂŵĂnjĞ͘

KWABS. dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ DdsͲ ƌĂŶĚ EĞǁ ϮϬϭϰ͕ dŚĞ 'ƵĂƌĚŝĂŶ Ͳ EĞǁ ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂLJ͕ ϭdžƚƌĂ Ͳ ,Žƚ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ

ŽǀĞƌ͗ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ͕ >ĂƐƚ ^ƚĂŶĚ͕ tƌŽŶŐ Žƌ ZŝŐŚƚ ; ĞŶ WĞĂƌĐĞ ZĞŵŝdž фф z ^^͊​͊​͊​͊Ϳ >ĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ ǀŝƌƚƵĂůůLJ ŶŽ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ĐŽƵůĚ ďĞ ĨŽƵŶĚ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ ŐƵLJ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŚŝƐ ŶĂŵĞ͕ <ǁĂďƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚŝƐ ĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ ƐŽŶŐ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ͘ / ƐƚƵŵďůĞĚ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ Śŝŵ ǁĂůŬŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƌĞĞƚƐ ŽĨ >ŽŶĚŽŶ ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƌĂĚŝŽ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ŵLJ ŚĞĂĚͲ ƉŚŽŶĞƐ ĂŶĚ Ăůů ŽĨ Ă ƐƵĚĚĞŶ͙ Z/dKE >> hW /E zKhZ & >/< t, d͊ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚĞĚ ůŝŬĞ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ / ĐŽƵůĚ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJ ƌĞĐĂůů͘ ^ŽŵĞŚŽǁ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ǁĞŝƌĚ ĐŽŵďŝŶĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ >ƵƚŚĞƌ sĂŶĚƌŽƐƐ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ϴϬ͛Ɛ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ <ǁĂďƐ͛ ǀŽŝĐĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŚŝŐŚůLJ ŝĚĞŶƟĮĂďůĞ ƵƐĞ ŽĨ ĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐ ŬĞLJďŽĂƌĚ ƐLJŶƚŚƐ ;ďĂƌĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŵĞ͕ /͛ŵ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞͲ ǁŚĞƌĞ ŐŽŽĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚŝƐͿ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĞĂƌůLJ ϮϬϬϬ͛Ɛ ĐŽŵĞĚŽǁŶͬŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͘ /ƚ ũƵƐƚ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ŵĂŬĞ ƐĞŶƐĞ LJĞƚ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ͊ ŶLJǁĂLJ͕ ĨĂƐƚ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ :ĂŶƵĂƌLJ ϮϬϭϰ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ŐŽƚ ďƵĐŬĞƚ ůŽĂĚƐ ŽĨ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ LJŽƵŶŐ <ǁĂďĞŶĂ ĚũͲ ĞƉŽŶŐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ďĞŝŶŐ ƟƉƉĞĚ ůĞŌ ĂŶĚ ƌŝŐŚƚ ĨŽƌ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ͘ dŚĞ tƌŽŶŐ Žƌ ZŝŐŚƚ W ŝƐ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ ŽƵƚ ĂŶĚ ŝƚƐ ďĞĂƵƟͲ ĨƵůůLJ ĚĂƌŬ ĂŶĚ ƌŝĐŚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ƚŽ ŬĞĞƉ ƵƐ ǁĂŝƟŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ŐĞƫŶŐ ƌĞĂĚLJ ĨŽƌ ƵƐ͘ /Ĩ LJŽƵ ŚĂƉƉĞŶ ƚŽ ďĞ ŚĞĂĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ tŝƌĞůĞƐƐ &ĞƐƟǀĂů͕ >ĂƟƚƵĚĞ Žƌ dŚĞ ^ĞĐƌĞƚ 'ĂƌĚĞŶ WĂƌƚLJ ƚŚĞŶ K EKd D/^^ ,/^ ^ d͊

DENAI MOORE dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ dŚĞ dĞůĞŐƌĂƉŚ Ͳ EĞǁ &ĂĐĞƐ

^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ dŚĞ >ĂŬĞ͕ ǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ͕ 'ŽŶĞ ĞŶĂŝ ŝƐ ϭϵ ĂŶĚ ƐƟůů Ă ĨĂŝƌůLJ ŶĞǁ ŶĂŵĞ ďƵƚ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ĨĂƐƚ ŐĂŝŶŝŶŐ Ă ŚŝŐŚ ƉƌŽĮůĞ ĨĂŶ ďĂƐĞ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ WůĂŶ ͕ dŽŵ KĚĞůů ĂŶĚ >ŝĂŶŶĞ >Ă ,ĂǀĂƐ͘ ŶĚ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ Ă ĨĂŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ůĂƩĞƌ ƚǁŽ ĂŶĚ ŚĂǀĞ ƐĞĞŶ ƚŚĞŵ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵ ůŝǀĞ ƚŚĞŶ ŝƚƐ ƋƵŝƚĞ ůŝŬĞůLJ ƐŚĞ ŽƉĞŶĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƐŚŽǁ LJŽƵ ĂƩĞŶĚĞĚ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ͛ƌĞ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ĨĂŵŝůŝĂƌ ǁŝƚŚ ŚĞƌ ƐŽŽƚŚŝŶŐůLJ ŚŽŶĞƐƚ ǀŽĐĂůƐ͘


ELLI INGRAM dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ϭdžƚƌĂ Ͳ ,Žƚ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕

^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ ^ŽďĞƌ W͕ ͛ ĂǁŚĂ ͕ tŚĞŶ /ƚ tĂƐ ĂƌŬ /Ĩ ŝƚ ǁĞƌĞ ƉŽƐƐŝďůĞ ĨŽƌ >ĂƵƌLJŶ ,ŝůů ĂŶĚ ŵLJ tŝŶĞŚŽƵƐĞ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ŚĂĚ Ă ƐĞĐƌĞƚ ůŽǀĞ ĐŚŝůĚ͕ ůůŝ ǁŽƵůĚ ďĞ ƚŚĂƚ ĞƉŝͲ ĐĂůůLJ ĐŽŶĐĞŝǀĞĚ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ƐƉĂǁŶ͘ EĞĞĚ / ƐĂLJ ŵŽƌĞ͍ ^ŚĞ͛Ɛ ĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ͕ ŚĂŶĚƐ ĚŽǁŶ͊ ,ĂŝůŝŶŐ ĨƌŽŵ ƌŝŐŚƚŽŶ͕ ůůŝ ŝƐ Ă ƚƌƵĞ ϵϬ͛Ɛ ďĂďLJ͕ LJĞƚ Ă ŬŝŶĚƌĞĚ ũĂnjnjLJ ƐŽƵů ĂŶĚ ŝƐ ĐŽŵͲ ƉůĞƚĞůLJ ĚĞƐĞƌǀŝŶŐ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ŚLJƉĞ ĂŶĚ ĂƌŐƵĂďůLJ ĚĞƐĞƌǀĞƐ ŽŚ ƐŽ ŵƵĐŚ ŵŽƌĞ͘ ,Ğƌ ƐŽƵŶĚ͕ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ƐƚLJůĞ ĂŶĚ ůLJƌŝͲ ĐĂů ĐŽŶƚĞŶƚ ĞƋƵĂůƐ ŚĞƌ ǀĞƌLJ ďŽůĚ ŝŵĂŐĞ͕ ƌĂƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ƵŶĚĞƌǁŚĞůŵƐ ŝƚ ΎĐŽƵŐŚ Ͳ >ĂŶĂ Ğů ZĂLJΎ͘ ,Ğƌ ƉƌŽĚƵĐͲ ƟŽŶ ƚĞĂŵ͕ &Ğůŝdž :ŽƐĞƉŚ ĂŶĚ ƐƚŽŶ ZƵĚŝ ĐŽŵƉůŝŵĞŶƚ ŚĞƌ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJ ǁŝƚŚ ǀĞƌLJ ƐŵŽŽƚŚ͕ ƚƌŝƉƉLJ ŶŽƵǀĞĂƵ ZΘ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ ƐŽ ǁŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ ƐŚĞ ďƌŝŶŐƐ ŽƵƚ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ƐƵƌĞůLJ ŬĞĞƉ ƵƐ ĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶĞĚ͘ /Ĩ ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŶŽƚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ͕ ƐŚĞ͛ůů ďĞ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐ Ăƚ >ŽǀĞ Ždž ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐƵŵŵĞƌ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌ ŝŶƐƚĂŐƌĂŵ ƉŽƐƚƐ ǁŝůů ŶĞǀĞƌ ĐĞĂƐĞ ƚŽ ĂŵĂnjĞ͘

KWABS. dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ DdsͲ ƌĂŶĚ EĞǁ ϮϬϭϰ͕ dŚĞ 'ƵĂƌĚŝĂŶ Ͳ

EĞǁ ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂLJ͕ ϭdžƚƌĂ Ͳ ,Žƚ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ͕ >ĂƐƚ ^ƚĂŶĚ͕ tƌŽŶŐ Žƌ ZŝŐŚƚ ; ĞŶ WĞĂƌĐĞ ZĞŵŝdž фф z ^^͊​͊​͊​͊Ϳ >ĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ ǀŝƌƚƵĂůůLJ ŶŽ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ĐŽƵůĚ ďĞ ĨŽƵŶĚ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ ŐƵLJ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ŚŝƐ ŶĂŵĞ͕ <ǁĂďƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚŝƐ ĂǁĞƐŽŵĞ ƐŽŶŐ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ͘ / ƐƚƵŵďůĞĚ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ Śŝŵ walking the streets of London listening to the radio ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ŵLJ ŚĞĂĚƉŚŽŶĞƐ ĂŶĚ Ăůů ŽĨ Ă ƐƵĚĚĞŶ͙ Z/Ͳ dKE >> hW /E zKhZ & >/< t, d͊ ^Ɖŝƌŝƚ &ĂĚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚĞĚ ůŝŬĞ ŶŽƚŚŝŶŐ / ĐŽƵůĚ ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJ ƌĞĐĂůů͘ ^ŽŵĞŚŽǁ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ Ă ǁĞŝƌĚ ĐŽŵďŝŶĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ >ƵƚŚĞƌ sĂŶĚƌŽƐƐ ƐŽƵŶĚƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ϴϬ͛Ɛ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ <ǁĂďƐ͛ ǀŽŝĐĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŚŝŐŚůLJ ŝĚĞŶƟĮĂďůĞ ƵƐĞ ŽĨ ĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐ ŬĞLJďŽĂƌĚ ƐLJŶƚŚƐ ;ďĂƌĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŵĞ͕ /͛ŵ ŐŽŝŶŐ ƐŽŵĞǁŚĞƌĞ ŐŽŽĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚŝƐͿ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƚŚĞ ƐŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĞĂƌůLJ ϮϬϬϬ͛Ɛ ĐŽŵĞĚŽǁŶͬ ŚŽƵƐĞ ŵƵƐŝĐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͘ /ƚ ũƵƐƚ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ŵĂŬĞ ƐĞŶƐĞ LJĞƚ ŝƚ ǁĂƐ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ͊ ŶLJǁĂLJ͕ ĨĂƐƚ ĨŽƌǁĂƌĚ ƚŽ :ĂŶƵĂƌLJ ϮϬϭϰ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ŐŽƚ ďƵĐŬĞƚ ůŽĂĚƐ ŽĨ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ LJŽƵŶŐ <ǁĂďĞͲ ŶĂ ĚũĞƉŽŶŐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ďĞŝŶŐ ƟƉƉĞĚ ůĞŌ ĂŶĚ ƌŝŐŚƚ ĨŽƌ ŐƌĞĂƚ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ͘ dŚĞ tƌŽŶŐ Žƌ ZŝŐŚƚ W ŝƐ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ ŽƵƚ ĂŶĚ ŝƚƐ ďĞĂƵƟĨƵůůLJ ĚĂƌŬ ĂŶĚ ƌŝĐŚ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ ƚŽ ŬĞĞƉ ƵƐ ǁĂŝƟŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ŐĞƫŶŐ ƌĞĂĚLJ ĨŽƌ ƵƐ͘ /Ĩ LJŽƵ ŚĂƉƉĞŶ ƚŽ ďĞ ŚĞĂĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ tŝƌĞůĞƐƐ &ĞƐƟǀĂů͕ >ĂƟͲ ƚƵĚĞ Žƌ dŚĞ ^ĞĐƌĞƚ 'ĂƌĚĞŶ WĂƌƚLJ ƚŚĞŶ K EKd D/^^ ,/^ ^ d͊

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dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ dŚĞ dĞůĞŐƌĂƉŚ Ͳ EĞǁ &ĂĐĞƐ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ dŚĞ >ĂŬĞ͕ ǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ͕ 'ŽŶĞ ĞŶĂŝ ŝƐ ϭϵ ĂŶĚ ƐƟůů Ă ĨĂŝƌůLJ ŶĞǁ ŶĂŵĞ ďƵƚ ƐŚĞ ŝƐ ĨĂƐƚ ŐĂŝŶŝŶŐ Ă ŚŝŐŚ ƉƌŽĮůĞ ĨĂŶ ďĂƐĞ ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ WůĂŶ ͕ dŽŵ KĚĞůů ĂŶĚ >ŝĂŶŶĞ >Ă ,ĂǀĂƐ͘ ŶĚ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ĂƌĞ Ă ĨĂŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ůĂƩĞƌ ƚǁŽ ĂŶĚ ŚĂǀĞ ƐĞĞŶ ƚŚĞŵ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵ


CHANCE THE RAPPER

dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ^ŽƵŶĚ ŽĨ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ED ϰϬ EĞǁ ĂŶĚƐ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ^y^t ƌĞĂŬŽƵƚ DƵƐŝĐĂů ĐƚƐ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ ĐŝĚ ZĂƉ ; ůďƵŵͿ͕ ŽĐŽĂ ƵƚͲ ƚĞƌ <ŝƐƐĞƐ ŚĂŶĐĞ ƚŚĞ ZĂƉƉĞƌ͕ ŵƵĐŚ ůŝŬĞ ƚŚĞ ZŽLJĂů ůŽŽĚ ŝƐ ĂŶͲ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ ĚŽŶ͛ƚ ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐĂůůLJ ŚĂǀĞ ƚŽ ǁĂŝƚ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ĨŽƌ͘ ,Ğ͛Ɛ ŚĞƌĞ ŶŽǁ ĂŶĚ ϮϬϭϰ ŝƐ ƋƵŝƚĞ ůŝƚĞƌĂůůLJ ŚŝƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ƚĂŬŝŶŐ͘ DƵĐŚ ůŝŬĞ ŚŽǁ ϮϬϭϯ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ŽĨ <ĞŶĚƌŝĐŬ >ĂŵĂƌ ŝŶ ƌĂƉ͕ / ƉƌĞĚŝĐƚ ƐŝŵŝůĂƌ ƚŚŝŶŐƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ŚŝĐĂŐŽ ŶĂƟǀĞ ŚĂŶĐĞ͘ ŶĚ ŽŶ ƚŽƉ ŽĨ ƚŚĂƚ͕ ĂƌƌĂĐŬ KďĂŵĂ ŝƐ ŬŝŶĚĂ ƐŽƌƚ ŽĨ ŚŝƐ ͚ĨƌŝĞŶĚ͛͘ :ĂLJͲ ŝƐ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ƚŚĞ ŽŶůLJ ŽƚŚĞƌ ƌĂƉƉĞƌ ƚŚĂƚ ĐĂŶ ƐĂLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŽ / ĐŽƵŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ĂƐ ĂŶ ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞŵĞŶƚ͘ >LJƌŝĐĂůůLJ͕ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ƐƵƉĞƌ ǁŝƩLJ ĂŶĚ ƐŝůůLJ ƐŽ ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŚŝƐ ĚĞďƵƚ ĂůďƵŵ ĨƌŽŵ ůĂƐƚ LJĞĂƌ͕ ĐŝĚ ZĂƉ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ďĞ ĞĂƐLJ ĞŶŽƵŐŚ͘ ,ŝƐ ŶĞdžƚ ĂůďƵŵ ŝƐ ŚŝŐŚůLJ ĂŶƟĐŝƉĂƚĞĚ ďLJ ,ŝƉ ,ŽƉ ŚĞĂǀLJǁĞŝŐŚƚƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŝƐ tŝƌĞůĞƐƐ ƐĞƚ ŝƐ ƐĞƚ ďĞ ƉƌĞƩLJ ƚƌŝƉƉLJ ƚŽŽ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ŬŶŽǁ ǁŚĂƚ / ŵĞĂŶ͘

DARLIA dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ED ϰϬ EĞǁ ĂŶĚƐ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ͕ dŚĞ 'ƵĂƌĚŝĂŶ

EĞǁ ĂŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ĂLJ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ ĂŶĚLJŵĂŶ͕ YƵĞĞŶ ŽĨ ,ĞĂƌƚƐ͕ Nepalm / ŐƵĞƐƐ /͛ŵ ƋƵŝƚĞ ƐƚƵƉŝĚ͕ ŵĂLJďĞ ƐůŝŐŚƚ ŽĨ ŚĞĂƌŝŶŐ Žƌ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ͕ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ǁŚĞŶ / ĮƌƐƚ ŚĞĂƌĚ ĂŶĚLJŵĂŶ ďLJ ĂƌůŝĂ / ũƵƐƚ ƉƌĞƐƵŵĞĚ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ ƐŽŵĞ ĐŽŽů > ƌŽĐŬĞƌƐ Žƌ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ͙ ^Ž LJĞĂŚ / ǁĂƐ ǁƌŽŶŐ͕ ƚŚĞLJ͛ƌĞ ĨƌŽŵ ůĂĐŬƉŽŽů ďƵƚ ďĞƩĞƌ ƐƟůů͕ ĂƐ ƚŚĞLJ ŇLJ ƚŚĞ ƌŝƟƐŚ ƌŽĐŬ ƌĞǀŝǀĂů ŇĂŐ ƚŽŽ͊ z z͊ tŚĂƚ / ůŝŬĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ ƚƌŝŽ ŝƐ ĂƐŝĚĞ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ŚĞĂǀLJ ŚŝƫŶŐ ƐƵƉĞƌƐŽŶŝĐ ŶŽŝƐĞ ƚŚĞLJ ŵĂŬĞ͕ / ůŽǀĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ǀĂƐƚůLJ ƐƉƌĞĂĚ ůLJƌŝĐĂů ĐŽŶƚĞŶƚ͕ ĨƌŽŵ ͚EĂƉĂůŵ͛ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ůŝĐĞ ŝŶ tŽŶĚĞƌůĂŶĚ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĞĚ ͚YƵĞĞŶ ŽĨ ,ĞĂƌƚƐ͛͘ dŚĞLJ͛ƌĞ ŚŽŽŬƐ ĂŶĚ ƌŝīƐ ĂƌĞ ŝŶĨĞĐƟŽƵƐůLJ ĐĂƚĐŚLJ ƐŽ / ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ƚŚŝŶŬ LJŽƵ͛ůů ƐƟůů ďĞ ƐŝŶŐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞLJ͛ƌĞ ƐŽŶŐƐ ĐŽŵĞ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͘

THE ORWELLS

dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ED ϰϬ EĞǁ ĂŶĚƐ ĨŽƌ ϮϬϭϰ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ dŚĞ ZŝŐŚƚĞŽƵƐ KŶĞ ;фK, z ^Ϳ͕ ŝƌƚLJ ^ŚĞĞƚƐ͕ KƚŚĞƌ sŽŝĐĞƐ W ĞĨŽƌĞ / ƐƚĂƌƚ͕ ĐĂŶ / ũƵƐƚ ƐĂLJ͕ dŚĞ ZŝŐŚƚĞŽƵƐ KŶĞ͕ ƚŚĂƚ ƐŽŶŐ ƌŝŐŚƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĞdž͊ tŚĂƚĞǀĞƌ͕ / ũƵƐƚ ƐĂŝĚ / ǁŽŶ͛ƚ ĂƉŽůŽŐŝƐĞ͕ ŵŽǀŝŶŐ ƐǁŝŌůLJ ŽŶ͘ Ƶƚ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ͕ ŽŶĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ͕ ƚŚĞƐĞ ŐƵLJƐ ĂƌĞ ůŝŬĞ /',d E͊ dŚĞLJ ůŽŽŬ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚǁĞůǀĞ͕ ŽŬ ŵŽƌĞ ůŝŬĞ ĮŌĞĞŶ ďƵƚ ƐĞƌŝŽƵƐůLJ td&͊ dŚĞLJ ŐŝǀĞ ŵĞ ƐĞƌŝŽƵƐ ůĂĐŬ <ĞLJƐ͕ <ŝŶŐƐ KĨ >ĞŽŶ ;ĮƌƐƚ ĂůďƵŵͿ ĂŶĚ dŚĞ ^ƚƌŽŬĞƐ ;ŵŽƐƚ ĐĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJ ĮƌƐƚ ĂůďƵŵͿ ǀŝďĞƐ͘ /͛ŵ ũƵƐƚ ƐŽ ĐŽŶĨƵƐĞĚ͊ Ƶƚ ƚŚĞLJ really are a breath of fresh air but apparently they ŚĂǀĞ ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ďĞĞŶ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƐŝŶĐĞ ϮϬϭϮ͙͘​͘ &D>͊ dŚĞLJ ǁĞƌĞ ůŝŬĞ ^/yd E /E >KKD/E' ϮϬϭϮ͊ dŚĞ ŵŽƌĞ / ĨŽƵŶĚ ŽƵƚ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚŝƐ ƐƵƉĞƌ ƚĂůĞŶƚĞĚ ďĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŵŽƌĞ / ƋƵĞƐƟŽŶ ǁŚĂƚ Ăŵ / ĂĐƚƵĂůůLJ ĚŽŝŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ŵLJ LJŽƵƚŚ͘ ^ĞƌŝŽƵƐůLJ͕ t, d͍͊ ŶLJǁĂLJ͕ ƚŚĞƐĞ ƐƵƉĞƌ LJŽƵŶŐ ĚƵĚĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƐĞƚ ƚŽ ƚŽƵƌ ǁŝƚŚ ƌĐƟĐ DŽŶͲ ŬĞLJƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ^ƚĂƚĞƐ ƐŽ ŝƚ ǁŝůů ďĞ ĞdžĐŝƟŶŐ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ǁŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ ƉŝĐŬ ƵƉ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĂƚ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ǁŚĞŶ ƚŚĞLJ ĞǀĞŶƚƵͲ ally come here to entertain us. How are you not ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ĂŵĂnjĞĚ͙͍ 35


EUGENE QUELL

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dŝƉƉĞĚ ďLJ͗ ŝůůďŽĂƌĚ ϭϰ ƌƟƐƚƐ ƚŽ tĂƚĐŚ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ůĂƐŚ Ͳ EĞdžƚ tĂǀĞ ůĂƐƐ KĨ ϮϬϭϰ ^ŽŶŐƐ ƚŽ ŚŽůĚ LJŽƵ ŽǀĞƌ͗ dĞŵƉĞƐƚ͕ tĂŝƟŶŐ 'ĂŵĞ ďLJ E<^;ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚͿ ͕ >ĞƐƐŽŶƐ dŚŝƐ ŐƵLJ ĂůŵŽƐƚ ĚŝĚŶ͛ƚ ŵĂŬĞ ŵLJ ůŝƐƚ͘ /ŶƐƚĞĂĚ ŽĨ Śŝŵ / ǁĂƐ ƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐ ƚŽ ƉƵƚ ĂŶ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞ ŚĂƐ ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ ĨŽƌ͕ E<^͘ E<^ ŝƐ ƋƵŝƚĞ ŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞ Ăůů ƚŚĞ ƐĂŵĞ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ŬĞĞƉ LJŽƵƌ ĞLJĞƐ ƉĞĞůĞĚ ĨŽƌ ŚĞƌ͖ ďƵƚ / ŚĞĂƌĚ dĞŵƉĞƐƚ ďLJ ^ŽŚŶ ĂŶĚ ƋƵŝƚĞ ůŝƚĞƌĂůůLJ ƐƚŽƉƉĞĚ ŝŶ ŵLJ ƚƌĂĐŬƐ͘ ^ŽŚŶ ŝƐ Ă ƐƵƉĞƌ ƚĂůĞŶƚĞĚ ƐŝŶŐĞƌͬ ƐŽŶŐͲ ǁƌŝƚĞƌ ĂŶĚ ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƌ ďĂƐĞĚ ŝŶ >ŽŶĚŽŶ ĂŶĚ sŝĞŶŶĂ͘ /Ŷ ŵLJ ŽƉŝŶŝŽŶ͕ ĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚ ŚŝƐ ǀŽŝĐĞ ŝƐ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞůLJ ĞƵƉŚŽƌŝĐ͕ ŝƚ͛Ɛ ƚŚĞ ĚŝĐŚŽƚŽŵLJ ŽĨ ĐŽŵƉůĞdžŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ǀĂŐƵĞŶĞƐƐ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ůLJƌŝĐŝƐŵ ĂŶĚ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƌĞĂůůLJ ŵĂŬĞƐ Śŝŵ Ă ƐƚĂŶĚ ŽƵƚ ŐĞŶŝƵƐ͘ ǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐ ǁĞ Ăůů ůŽǀĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ůŝŬĞƐ ŽĨ :ĂŵĞƐ ůĂŬĞ ŝƐ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ͛ůů ůŽǀĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ^ŽŚŶ͘ ŶĚ ƚŚŝƐ is not me saying that they similar in the type of muͲ ƐŝĐ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞLJ ŐŝǀĞ ƵƐ ďƵƚ ŝƚƐ ŵŽƌĞ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ĞŵŽƟŽŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵƵƐŝĐ ĞǀŽŬĞƐ ƚŚĂƚ ƉŝƚĐŚĞƐ ƚŚĞŵ Ăƚ ƐŝŵŝůĂƌ ůĞǀĞůƐ ŽĨ tKtE ^^͘ ĂƐŝůLJ ŚĞ͛Ɛ ŐŽƚ ƚŚĞ ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ǀŽŝĐĞ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ͛Ě ǁĂŝƚ Ă ϭϬϬϬ LJĞĂƌƐ ĨŽƌ Śŝŵ ũƵƐƚ ƚŽ ĮŶŝƐŚ Ă ŶŽƚĞ͘ ^ŽŚŶ͛Ɛ ĂƌƟƐƚƌLJ ŝƐ Ă ŶĞǁ ƚLJƉĞ ŇĂǁůĞƐƐŶĞƐƐ ǀĞƌLJ ǁĞůĐŽŵĞ ŝŶ ϮϬϭϰ͘ ,ŝƐ W ĐŽŵĞƐ ŽƵƚ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ϳƚŚ Ɖƌŝů ĂŶĚ ŚĞ ǁŝůů ďĞ Ăƚ &ŝĞůĚ ĂLJ ĨĞƐƟǀĂů ŝŶ :ƵŶĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ŵĞĂŶ ƟŵĞ ŇŽĂƚ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ŚŝƐ ŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů ƐŽŶŐƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞŵŝdžĞƐ ŽŶ his soundcloud. ^Ž ƚŚĂƚ͛Ɛ ŵLJ ůŝƐƚ͕ ŽĨ ĂƌƟƐƚ ƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůLJ ŐŝǀĞ ƵŶƟů ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞŵ ƚŽ ŝŵƉƌĞƐƐ LJŽƵ ĂŶĚ ĐůĞĂƌůLJ ƚŚĞƌĞ ĂƌĞ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ŵŽƌĞ LJŽƵ ĐŽƵůĚ ĂĚĚ ƚŽ ƚŚŝƐ ůŝƐƚ ďƵƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞƐĞ ϭϬ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞ͛Ɛ ĂďƐŽůƵƚĞůLJ ŶŽ ǁĂLJ LJŽƵ ĐĂŶ ĐĂůů ϮϬϭϰ Ă ĚƵůů LJĞĂƌ ŝŶ ŵƵƐŝĐ͊ By Stephanie Ete36


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