Despite having a name that suggests otherwise, SOPHIE is a male music producer based in London. The dance pop artist has preferred to remain anonymous, although, in a rare interview, he told Pitchfork that he chose the alias because “it tastes good and it’s like moisturiser”. If you think that’s bizarre, wait until you hear his music: a poppy and euphoric sound with high-pitched vocals over the top.Continue Reading "Bands to Watch: SOPHIE"
Katie White and Jules De Martino are better known as The Ting Tings, an indie pop duo from Salford in Greater Manchester. The pair, who met through a mutual love of Portishead, are best known for their single “That’s Not My Name”, which stormed to the top of the Official UK Singles Chart in 2008. The track was taken from their debut album “We Started Nothing”, which peaked at #1 on the Official UK Albums Chart.Continue Reading "Bands to Watch: The Ting Tings"
Mark Gatiss, best known for his role in “The League of Gentlemen”, gave a talk at Carmel College in Darlington on Friday, December 5th, 2014.Continue Reading "Mark Gatiss: Closure of Darlington Arts Centre is a ‘real loss’"
Ed Sheeran has been named as the most streamed artist worldwide in 2014, with his album “X” being streamed over 430 million times since it was released in June 2014.Continue Reading "Ed Sheeran named as most streamed artist of 2014"
Jessie Ware is a South London-born pop/r&b singer/songwriter who first came to prominence in 2011 when she appeared as a featured artist on SBTKRT’s self-titled album. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until a year later, when she released her debut studio album “Devotion”, that she cemented her place within the music industry.Continue Reading "Bands to Watch: Jessie Ware"
April 2015 will mark ten years since LEGO Star Wars was released – the first title developed by TT Games using the LEGO licence. In that time, we have seen numerous blockbuster film series receiving brick makeovers, including the likes of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones; though few have proved as popular as LEGO Batman. Following the success of his previous outings, The Dark Knight returns in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.Continue Reading "Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham"