Category Review

Why Roy Lichtenstein Still Matters

by Francesca Peak. Originally published on Mouth London Next month will see Lichtenstein: A Retrospective take over the Tate Modern for a three-month stint showcasing 125 of Lichtenstein’s pieces, both his instantly recognisable paintings and lesser-known sculptures. A friend on Twitter responded to this news by asking ‘Why does Lichtenstein get a whole exhibit for ‘art’ I […]

Deck the Screen

by Ramsey Marwan Every year around Christmas time, it’s not unusual to sit in front of the telly, trawl through the never-ending, poorly executed melodramatic Eastenders specials and eventually resort to a DVD. America is the natural home of Christmas commercialisation and with this, Hollywood has provided some real crackers (pun intended) over the years […]

Will.i.am and Britney Spears – Scream and Shout

by Francesca Peak Two reality singing shows collide as Britney and William join forces. Yes, William, because I refuse to use his poor grammatical skills. In the opening spoken section, Britney seems to be speaking with a robotic English accent, which is more hilarious than anything. Before too long we’re back to the ‘Britney bitch’ […]

How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Lana del Rey

by Francesca Peak I first came across Lana in October 2011 with the release of Video Games which I liked, a bit. I didn’t want to listen to it more than a couple of times, but it was okay. There was no doubt her vocals were captivating, unique and unlike anything else that had come along in […]

The Weeknd – Canada’s Hottest Artist Right Now

by Francesca Peak I was first introduced to The Weeknd by my then-boyfriend, who made me listen to House of Balloons a few weeks after it was released in March 2011. It turned out to be possibly the best thing he ever did for me. I don’t even know how to describe the first time I heard High for […]

The ‘Twilight’ Saga: A Fictionalised Reality

By Jennifer Billot This post was inspired by the fact that the final Twilight film has just been released. Can we all breathe a sigh of relief and get on with our lives? I do not care about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s relationship drama. Now that this last film is done, Stewart can go […]

American Anthems

by Francesca Peak  The other night on TV (they all merge into one) I saw an advert for American Anthems, which is exactly what it says on the tin. Out of interest, I investigated the tracklist and was pleased with the array of American rock tunes – Journey, Huey Lewis and the News, Boston, Foreigner and […]