Not British enough? Why is Rina Sawayama being denied awards?

This week, news broke that Japanese-British artist, Rina Sawayama is not eligible for the prestigious Mercury prize and the Brit Awards. Since then, social media outlets have been outraged for the singer, who has lived in the UK for over 25 years. The reason behind this verdict? Rina doesn’t hold a British passport, and despite…

Candid Orange Mix Series | Dig B

Dig B kicks off this weekend with a Candid Orange mix. CO001, a blend of club, breaks, bass, trance, speed garage and footwork. Manchester DJ, Dig B, starts off the new mix series for Candid Orange; just in time for your weekend shenanigans. Track list Dolo Percussion – Dolo & The BirdsAnimals Club – Japan…

Empowering Womxn in Music | SOPHIE

by Dara Coker SOPHIE is shape-shifting and illusive. She dodges most interviews and appearances, rarely divulging personal information that tells us about her past. What we do know about SOPHIE is that she was born and raised in Glasgow, and that her music exists only in the present and the future; concerned with immediate feelings…

The Midnight Gospel – Autofiction at its best

by Elliot Francis-Hewett The Midnight Gospel, brought to Netflix by Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward and long-time podcast host Duncan Trussell, takes a quantum leap in terms of what we have come to expect from wacky cartoons; delivering a multifaceted, emotional and introspective journey across worlds.  Cartoons have always been a space for creatives to…

Top 11 music videos you MUST watch

A mere 55% of the world actively watch music videos that artists produce on Youtube. Alongside many melodic escapades lies a story, one that can be ignored with ease when listening to only the audio. Rap lyrics become muffled, key changes are just an upbeat step into another direction and a change in tempo just…

Reality under construction | Homemade review

By Suzie Beckley ‘Homemade’ is a volume of 17 short films made in quarantine by known and lesser-known directors, writers, actors and people. Curated for Netflix by Chilean director Pablo Larrain and produced by Lorenzo Mieli, this short film anthology portrays the theme of “lockdown.” Amongst a great number of new talent, Kristen Stewart even makes…

Why did I sleep on Killing Eve for so long?

When I see entertainment media associated with or containing the words ‘murder’, ‘killing’, ‘crime’ and ‘thriller’ I generally tune out. The world is so depressing as it is, people are being buried in mass graves, the planet is dying, police are routinely murdering Black and Brown people at vastly disproportionate rates to white. None of…