2013
09.08

From Official Nintendo Magazine.

Valentine’s Day is a special time of year to share with the one you love. Since, to any self-respecting reader, that will be your favourite console, ONM are here to celebrate the occasion with a list of Nintendo’s most unconventional romances.

Many of the Big N’s ever-magical adventure games open themselves up to a save-the-world-get-the-girl scenario – it’s the basis of virtually every Mario and Zelda game. Behind the scenes and between the lines, however, there are a fair few relationships that don’t quite live up to the fairytale stereotype… Continue reading “Nintendo’s Top Bad Romances” »

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2013
07.09

From Terrorizer magazine, October 2013.

‘It’s amazing to be here!’ bellows Mark Osegueda, while his Death Angel bandmates smile at the Bloodstock Open Air festival crowd before them. It’s a sentiment several acts will repeat this weekend and at the rest of the summer’s events but, for some, it will be rehearsed, disingenuous and, in places, untrue. As the words come from this ebullient frontman, however, it’s hard not to take them seriously, Continue reading “Death Angel: Divide Then Conquer (Feature)” »

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2013
05.10

A selection of album and live music reviews from publications including Rock Sound, Terrorizer, Drowned In Sound and Brig, 2011-2014. This post is subject to being updated.

Continue reading “Selected Music Reviews, 2011-15” »

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2012
10.22

From WheelScene magazine, January 2012.

Alter Bridge got game. Your average rock chick is likely to swoon at the mention of singer Myles Kennedy, with his lovely hair and sweet voice, while guitarist Mark Tremonti is a renowned influence on the YouTube masses of bedroom shredders. But there is, of course, more to them than what this writer words as abhorrent sexism and disdain for the online generation. Continue reading “Alter Bridge: Friends With Benefits (Feature)” »

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2012
10.22

From Brig, November 2011.

The kids are united: The King Blues.

Jonny ‘Itch’ Fox finishes off a hamburger in an underground dressing room in the heart of Glasgow, happily reminiscing about the people he has met on his recent travels. A few hundred miles may separate him from his native London but, apparently, very little distinguishes the inhabitants of each city from another.
‘People are different everywhere. There are nice folk and dicks no matter where you go.” he laughs, swivelling his chair away from the mirror. Continue reading “The King Blues: ‘We’re powerful now more than ever’ (Feature)” »

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2012
09.30

From Ragnarok Radio, November 2010.

GingerGinger is one of those musicians who you can tell couldn’t be doing anything else with his life. Riffing his way onto the UK Britrock scene in the early ‘90s with The Wildhearts after earning his chops in glam outfit The Quireboys, he has since graced the world with musical projects almost too numerous to list, leaving behind a scorched trail of drugs, fights and broken Kerrang! office equipment. Continue reading “Ginger: Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (Feature)” »

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2012
09.29

Academic essay discussing introductory ideas about social media and Web 2.0, 2010.

Over the last number of years, the Internet has been implemented as a significant part of today’s society. In 2009, over 70% – 18.31 million – of households in the United Kingdom had access to the World Wide Web. The communicative, collaborative possibilities of such an interconnected world are highlighted through the growth of social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Continue reading “Social Media: An Introductory Essay” »

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2012
09.22

Yashin Feature

From Rock Sound magazine, June 2012.

YashinThe year is 2001. The place is the Barrowland ballroom, Glasgow. A young man by the name of Kevin Miles looks up at Papa Roach, the band performing in the two thousand-capacity venue. Taking in the size of the place, the height of the ceiling and the crowd, the aspiring musician dreams of one day playing with his heroes such as that evening’s headliners. Continue reading “Yashin Feature” »

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