Music review: The Blinders – “the brave new world we’ve been waiting for”

I’d been waiting for this gig for months – I imagine this is how weird people feel about Christmas. After seeing The Blinders back in August at Fieldview Festival – on a tiny, unassuming stage – I was completely sold, and I barely moved during their set. I was pinned to my position, voluntarily being… Continue reading Music review: The Blinders – “the brave new world we’ve been waiting for”


Review: The Hound of The Baskervilles – “British comedy at its best”

The Hound of The Baskervilles is probably one of the most well-known and best-loved Sherlock Holmes tales. The latest take on it in Cirencester ties in murder mystery with superstitious folk law and farce. Raising the curtain on The Barn Theatre’s second season comes a cross-over of farcical adventures, superb use of wordplay and fabulous entertainment… Continue reading Review: The Hound of The Baskervilles – “British comedy at its best”

Album review: Art Theefe’s ‘Dig Deep’ – “a really enjoyable and compelling listen”

I haven’t listened to an album like this in a while. It’s great that so many musicians are experimenting with various technologies to explore new sounds – genres are blending and crossing over more and more these days. So, it was interesting to listen to Oxford-based band Art Theefe’s latest album ‘Dig Deep’ (release date:… Continue reading Album review: Art Theefe’s ‘Dig Deep’ – “a really enjoyable and compelling listen”

Music review: Palm Rose’s EP ‘Daydreams’ – “It’s a stunning listen”

I saw these guys for their first live performance – I was left mesmerised. Throughout their first gig Palm Rose had a combination of minimal stage presence, drifting riffs and spine-tingling guitar chimes, with their lead singer’s, Adam, enchanting vocals at the helm. All of the latter are still very present in their new EP, Daydreams… Continue reading Music review: Palm Rose’s EP ‘Daydreams’ – “It’s a stunning listen”

Jordan Allen “smashed their set” at The Cellar, Oxford

If you’ve heard their demos and seen them on YouTube, forget everything you know about Jordan Allen – you haven’t heard them properly until you’ve seen them live. This is what is great about The Cellar; whilst waiting for a band to start they’re most likely already in the crowd with you. Called up for… Continue reading Jordan Allen “smashed their set” at The Cellar, Oxford

REVIEW: Punk Rock Yoga at The Jericho Tavern

By a chance encounter I met Australian-born yoga instructor, Jo Smith, at the relaunch of The Jericho Tavern last year. I had no idea that months later I would be seeing her again in the same room to try out one of her yoga classes. I know what you might be thinking, “who isn’t a… Continue reading REVIEW: Punk Rock Yoga at The Jericho Tavern

Review: A Cure For Wellness

A Cure For Wellness has been on my radar since the first trailer came out – Hollywood’s long-awaited sophisticated psycho-thriller – and I was eager to see director Gore Verbinski’s comeback to horror since his remake of The Ring. The film fixates on self-discovery and for our protagonist Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), his journey begins as… Continue reading Review: A Cure For Wellness

Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Released to cinemas in January this year, I slightly panicked at the now-limited listings for Hacksaw Ridge. At just over £10 pound a ticket, I often ask myself: “is this something I have too see on the big screen, or shall I wait for the DVD?” Luckily for me, I had my newly purchased Cineworld… Continue reading Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Lost in Swindon?

[Opinion] // Best venues to visit in Swindon, according to me // I moved back to Swindon in October 2015 and I won't lie I've been a hermit for most of it, and/or retreated back to London for long weekends. Naturally a small town cannot realistically compete against the capital city, but I often find myself… Continue reading Lost in Swindon?

Review: The Hop Inn

// Where: 7 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon // It’s a casual Sunday afternoon in Swindon, and to my surprise, a lovely one at that. After two cups of coffee and some light reading, I left Darkroom Espresso, met a friend, and we made our way up Victoria Rd. Unfortunately Swindon town venues do not… Continue reading Review: The Hop Inn