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Prey: Unfortunately it Failed to Catch Me

I really wanted to love ITV’s drama Prey; after all with Life On Mars’ John Simm in the starring role plus a feast of great acting talent supporting, the promise of a high calibre series seemed inevitable. Whilst there is no denying the wealth of quality on show from all cast members, in particular…

Peace Serve Up a Live Version of ‘Gen Strange’

Critically acclaimed English rock quartet Peace have unveiled the latest single from their forthcoming album Happy People in a live video at The Pool. The Worcester band was formed by brothers Harry and Samuel Koisser, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce back in 2010. Since then, they have been successfully grooving their way on to the popular music…

Tom Odell Gets Festive with Fearne Cotton

Sussex born singer/songwriter Tom Odell joined radio 1’s Fearne Cotton in a live lounge on 16th November with a flawless rendition of ‘Real Love’ and a brand new original single.

The BBC Refuses to Acknowledge the (Dead) Elephant in the Room

Elephants – incredible, majestic creatures at risk of extinction. They are facing the constant danger of slaughter by poachers, who savagely remove their beautiful ivory tusks for profit, then hack the elephant meat up, to be sold off piece by piece in the local market.

Interview: Harbour

Harbour are a pop-punk band from Toronto, Ontario. Drawing inspiration from old-school groups within the genre, the Canadian four-piece are bringing pop-punk back to its roots with their recent release Grade School Summer, and I was recently able to discuss with them everything from their sound to their highlights of 2014.

Our Biggest Competition Yet

With Christmas rapidly approaching, our good friends over at CTJT have offered one of our lucky readers the chance to study with them. The course, which will be the full NCTJ diploma, usually retails at over £595. The winner will be able to choose from either the magazine or newspaper journalism course.

Album Review: Charli XCX – Sucker

This week Charli XCX’s second studio album Sucker hits shelves in the US and offers fans a smorgasbord of pop inspired by almost every era. Her marmite-like music, mixed with somewhat edgy experimentation has made Charli XCX’s new album Sucker an interesting departure from her first album True Romance.

Beyoncé Launches Short Film: Yours and Mine

Singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles has launched a retrospective short film on her website Beyonce.com. She made the video to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her self-titled visual album BEYONCÉ. The film is in black and white and begins with Beyoncé sitting at a table.

Mystery Illness Sees Tulisa Replace Mel B

The former Spice Girl, and now X Factor judge, Mel B is thought to be suffering from a mystery illness, unknown to the public. This comes just days before this year’s X Factor finale, which will see finalists Fleur, Andrea and Ben battle it out to become the show’s winner.

QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Student Are You?

You may not be able to attend Hogwarts, but if you take our Harry Potter quiz, you’ll at least know which magical witch or wizard best fits your personality.

Peace Release Music Video for ‘World Pleasure’

Peace have returned with a music video to go along with their track World Pleasure. The band took to “the coldest room in the UK” for the video and ‘did their thing’. The overall aesthetic of the music video is very much ‘Peace’ through and through.

Dan Bilzerian Arrested For Making a Bomb

The millionaire playboy, famous for his wild lifestyle documented on Instagram, was arrested on Tuesday night in LA. Reports say that Dan Bilzerian was busted for attempting to make a bomb using materials found in TNT. If he is convicted, he could face up to 6 years in prison.

Interview: Rival Sons’ Jay Buchanan

It’s been a belter of a year for Californian rock and rollers Rival Sons. We were honoured to be able to sit down with vocalist Jay Buchanan to talk about the recording process, life and the universe in general.

21 Purrrrfect Gifts For Any Cat Lover

The cat lover, we all have one in our lives. But what to get them this Christmas? Check out our awesome list of ultimate gifts to make this Christmas purrrrfect for any cat lover.

QUIZ: Which Doctor Who Character are you?

Need to sort out your wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff? Take our quiz to find out which Doctor Who character you are! Allons-y!

Album Review: Felix Champion – This Lateral Life

Scottish four-piece Felix Champion have quite possibly released one of the best debut post-hardcore records to date. This Lateral Life, a stunning 13-song release, is packed with thrilling screams, entrancing melodies, stunning clean vocals and an overall sound that has the band in the running to change the genre in its entirety.

Interview: Janet Devlin

Northern Irish starlet Janet Devlin, who finished fifth in X Factor 2011, talks breaking America, her cult following of fans, working with Newton Faulkner and why she’s trying to break away from her X Factor label.

CM Punk Signs For Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC #181 may have seen “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler beat Johny Hendricks in the main event to become the UFC Welterweight Champion, but Phil “CM Punk” Brooks confirmed the big news that he has signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship on a “multi-fight deal”.

McBusted Tease Music Video for “Get Over It”

Everyone’s favourite pop supergroup McBusted have released a teaser of their upcoming music video for “Get Over It”. The second single off the band’s self-titled debut album, the track is very reminiscent of later years McFly, with its electronic sentiments and danceable melodies.

Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes – Rest in Peace

The death of anyone aged 25 is a tragedy and ultimately a waste of life. The death of a 25 year old that was popular, admired, talented and destined for remarkable things is something that people don’t even want to comprehend. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was one of these people.

Clothes Show Live 2014: The Fashion Event of the Year

If you didn’t visit the biggest beauty and clothing event in Britain this year then you most definitely missed out. Being a girly girl and fashion blogger myself, the Birmingham Clothes Show Live 2014 was like stepping into heaven.

Top 3 Fashion Fails

I am not one to hinder anyone’s fashion sense, or to say what’s hot or not, however, there are still things that I consider suicide in the fashion world. Read on for my top three fashion fails and how you can avoid them.

Your How-To Guide To The Classic Cat-Eye Look

The classic cat-eye will simply forever be in style. It is after all the most elegant and sophisticated go-to-look. Unfortunately, not all of us can pull it off. It took me probably a year to master this signature look, so I thought I’d share my go-to guide of how to pull it off.

10 Commandments of Fashion

Do you need any advice on how to dress to impress? Here are my 10 commandments of fashion:
I. Thou Shalt Always Feel Confident: This is the most important commandment of all…

Preston Fashion Show Live: 2014

On Friday October 24th at 12 noon onward Preston held it’s most fanciful Fashion Show, live with dancers from in and around Preston, at the St. George’s Mall. Preston hosts this event annually, as an opportunity for fashion students to reflect on their profession.

Interview: Award Winning Young Business Owner of Black & White Boutique

It takes a lot to run your own business, even more so to make it successful! CultNoise sat down to have a chat with the award winning business owner, Rowena Simmons of online jewellery store, Black & White Boutique.

Travel Back in Time with Antique

Antique is a clothing brand from right here in the United Kingdom. Established in 2010 by friends Max Helyer (You Me At Six) and Henri Pickersgill, the brand has grown leaps and bounds, and the duo hope to keep that growth going with their Ancient Egypt inspired autumn/winter collection.

It’s Time to Sail Away With Cheer Up Clothing’s New Line

Cheer Up is a clothing brand from right here in the United Kingdom. Created by You Me At Six bassist Matt Barnes and Twin Wild’s Edward Thomas, the company has grown from a tiny home-grown operation to one of the country’s most successful.

High (In Taste) Fashion For Autumn & Winter ’14

Something exciting happened to fashion this autumn and winter. A handful of iconic designers took over the reins of equally iconic fashion houses and we all waited in anticipation to see what their visions and interpretations would be for the fall.

Is the Society We Live in Causing More Women to Turn to Eating Disorders in Order to Feel Pretty?

Everyday, we are surrounded by fashion, the media and adverts showing impeccable individuals, with their slim stomachs and toned thighs, whom we aspire to look like. However, is this causing the view on body image to become blurred?

Autumn Winter Fashion Trends 2014

Summer has sadly come to an end. Long gone are the days of denim shorts and band tees, it’s time to dress for the weather! After all, Winter is rapidly approaching.

You Can’t Read This If You Aren’t a Size 6

Now this is a topic that is close to my heart and something I believe incredibly strongly about – I think the entire issue started to really make my blood boil following the aftermath of ‘the‘ photo of The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins, 33, holding a sign outside her cupcake shop that read ‘If you’re thin you can’t come in’.

Ralph Lauren Launch First Ever 4D Fashion Show

Held in Central Park, New York, Ralph Lauren presented its Spring ’15 collection during New York Fashion Week, also marking their first Polo flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

Breaking News – Joan Rivers dead aged 81

Many wondered what it would take to silence the comedienne that spoke her mind religiously and often joked about the suicide of her husband, but Joan Rivers has passed away after a routine throat operation at the age of 81.

Katy Perry and the Importance of Fashion Faux Pas

Last week’s VMAs were a notably tamer affair than the 2013 ceremony, which was perhaps kind of inevitable given that they had the task of following the monstrous media clusterfuck that was #MileyGate or as it’s referred to by certain scholars, ‘Robin Thicke’s last shred of cultural relevance’.

Interview: 10 Minutes with Naomi & Amy, aka Two Shoes, One Pair

Amy-Rose Watts and Naomi Rowland, creators of fashion blog Two Shoes, One Pair, are really making a name for themselves. Having worked previously with such big names as Urban Outfitters and New Look…

Stylelikeu – A Truly Inspirational YouTube Channel

My latest Youtube obsession has been with the channel Stylelikeu, particularly their series ‘Dailies’. It features men and women telling the story of their outfit and a little bit about what they do in their lives. Each person is just so different and incredibly inspiring.

Couture: Red Carpet Questioned at Viktor and Rolf

Paris, France- The continuous clapping that sounded in the background as the models walked down the runway was most deserving- the ability to merge a runway with the clothing whilst conveying a message is not an easy task.

Interview: Caggie Dunlop – Creator of ISWAI

Caggie Dunlop first took our TV screens by storm back in 2011 in the Channel 4 hit series Made in Chelsea. She quickly became everyones favourite Chelsea chic and her departure at the beginning of season 3 was a sad day for all.

Gandys Flip Flops: 2014’s Festival Footwear

Gandys flip flops are a must-have for this summer and any festival essential. The flip flops have been worn by the likes of Michelle Keegan, Jessica Alba, and One Direction’s Niall Horan, as well as collaborations with Accessorize and Made in Chelsea’s Oliver Proudlock’s label Serge DeNimes.

Film Review : ‘Starred Up’

The publicity headlines for Starred Up claim this is a ‘brutal British prison drama’ and, whilst the content may be ‘brutal’, it’s the underlying drama that makes this a far more compelling commentary on ‘Broken Britain’.

James Bond 24 Revealed: ‘Spectre’

Film director Sam Mendes took to the stage this week to announce that the next James Bond film will be called ‘Spectre’. This will be James Bond’s 24th outing and will be released late in 2015. Mendes had originally said that after his last stint at the helm of a Bond film, the phenomenally successful Skyfall…

QUIZ: How Divergent Are You?

Read all the books? Think you know your stuff? Take this quiz to find out if you’re truly a Divergent mastermind.

Film Review: ‘St Vincent’ by Theodore Melfi

Let me start by saying that I loved this film. It’s a warm poignant cliche-filled pot of loveliness. The plot in a nutshell is a familiar one. Single mom (McCarthy) moves into a new area, where work commitments force her to ask a grumpy neighbour (Murray) to look after her son…

Film Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Since they began in 2012, the film adaptations of The Hunger Games trilogy have been met with great mainstream success, putting them alongside the likes of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. The end is beckoning for Suzanne Collin’s dystopian series, but by splitting the final book into two parts, we’re left with a somewhat lacking opening chapter.

Don’t Miss These Films This Winter Season

Choosing a film is already hard enough for the more indecisive of us – how can we possibly choose now when the cinema is full of new and mostly good releases? In an attempt to help you decide what to watch next, here are the films you should definitely not miss this movie season.

Best Films of 2014

There’s something very satisfying about looking back over the year and picking out highlights, a ‘best of’ if you will. When it comes to something as ethereal as films, it often involves “oh yeah, that one” moments or “was that really this year?”

Film Review: Interstellar

For fourteen years now Christopher Nolan has achieved a near unstoppable success in film, rising to become one of the best directors in the business. Having concluded The Dark Knight Trilogy in 2012, the renowned director has now turned his sights to the realm of science fiction…

Film Review: Beloved Sisters (Die Geliebten Schwestern)

In the day and age of CGI and special effects where everything has to be original and different, Dominik Graf has made a film about the romantic life of the 18th-century German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller (Florian Stetter) that is epic in its scope…

Film Review: Birdman

Roman Polanski once said, ‘Cinema should make you forget that you are sitting in a theatre.’ Alejandro González Iñnaritu’s latest, Birdman, takes you inside a theater and leaves you there. This may be all well and good for the refined New Yorker…

Film Review: Nightcrawler

There’s buzz in Hollywood land saying that when the awards start being given out next year, Jake Gyllenhaal will be finding his name in the hat for a prize. The actor is finally starting to get the attention his talents deserve and gives a mesmerising performance as the creepy Lou Bloom…

Film Review: Fury

The setting of World War II has been used many times in film, with numerous stories of soldiers and civilians retelling the most deadly and widespread conflict in history. With modern films from this category, it’s becoming more and more difficult to offer something which hasn’t been done before.

Film Review: Citizenfour

Following Glenn Greenwald’s No Place to Hide, Citizenfour is the second inside look at Edward Snowden’s disclosures about NSA surveillance. Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the first people Snowden contacted after he decided to turn whistleblower.

Film Review: Fury

In 1998 Steven Speilberg changed how we viewed the Second World War with his multi award winning film ‘Saving Private Ryan’. From its harrowing portrayal of the D Day landings to the graphic scenes of death and destruction, the film exposed the grim reality of the horrors of war.

Film Review: The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks does not only write bestsellers – most of his novels also make it to the cinema. Thus far, there are film adaptations of Message in a Bottle (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Notebook (2004), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Dear John (2010)…

Film Review: Gone Girl

With a variety of great films under his belt, David Fincher has risen to become one of the best directors in Hollywood. After finishing with the recent political drama House of Cards, Fincher has now set his sights on Gone Girl, with impressive results. Gone Girl follows the story of…

Film Review: Gone Girl

It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year; Gone Girl, an adaptation of the best selling novel by Gillian Flynn, hit the big screen this week with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike taking the leads.

Film Review: Before I Go To Sleep

Someone defined ‘chick noir’ as a literary genre of psychological thrillers aimed at women. They explore the dark side of relationships, and they never have a happy ending. After the huge success of The Fifty Shades of Grey, publishers have now embraced the dark side of women’s writing…

Film Review: The Giver

The tale of the dystopian universe is probably as old as sci-fi itself. From George Orwell’s 1984 to Star Wars, their plots chill, thrill and forewarn us of the perils of losing our humanity. The film adaption of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver continues that tradition.

Movie Review: The Riot Club – Political Satire turned Coming-of-Age Story

By turning Posh’s powerful political satire into a coming-of-age story, The Riot Club undercuts the impact of its message.
Somehow, The Riot Club leaves a bad aftertaste.

The Cyber Den – Dave Fennoy Interview

Jake Parr interviews Dave Fennoy, known for roles like Lee from Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Bluebeard from The Wolf Among Us, Rodin from Bayonetta, and much more.

The Cyber Den – Larry Bundy Jr. Quiz

Professional game reviewer Larry Bundy Jr. takes a shot at The Cyber Quiz on retro games, right here on The Cyber Den! Tune in for more great content with the wonderful Jake as your host, only on Siren FM 107.3!

So You Want to Be a Let’s Player?

Let’s Plays on YouTube have become incredibly popular recently, coming from the likes of PewDiePie, Markiplier, JackScepticeye, and the Game Grumps who receive thousands of views per video. Gaming on YouTube has becoming increasingly popular in the last few years, and recently I too became a Let’s Player on my channel The Gaming Metalhead.

Why Are Movies Based on Video Games Terrible?

Hollywood is guilty of cranking out some truly terrible movies based on video games just to make a quick few (million) dollars. But why are they so dreadful? Every movie gets shunned by websites like Rotten Tomatoes and MetaCritic with palsy scores, yet they (usually) make a profit by gullible fans who stroll into the cinema in hopes that…

The Cyber Den – Frank Klepacki Interview

Jake Parr interviews voice actor Frank Klepacki, who is better known as the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed soundtracks for the Command and Conquer series! Jake discusses with Frank the beginnings of his career, working on the Command and Conquer games, and the upcoming real-time strategy Grey Goo by Petroglyph Studios.

The Cyber Den – Highlight Reel

This highlight reel compiles some of the best moments in The Cyber Den radio show, including goofy snippets from the show and some fun chats on the interviews.

News: Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft has purchased Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion, it has been revealed. Rumours of the deal have been circulating since last week, but remained conjecture until the news broke on the company’s official site yesterday.

Exclusive Interview: Rich Hill-Whittall of Super Icon Games

Super Icon Ltd have had a turbulent history with their latest game – Life of Pixel. Originally appearing on the PlayStation Mobile platform, Sony refused the development of a sequel, crushing the London-based indie developer’s hopes. A failed Kickstarter campaign did little to soften the blow, so when Super Icon…

The Cyber Den – David Bateson Interview (Agent 47)

David Bateson, welcome to The Cyber Den, “your weekly dose of tech ‘n’ games”, on Siren FM 107.3! This interview stars professional voice actor David Bateson, better known as the voice of the Silent Assassin Agent 47 from the iconic Hitman series!

The Cyber Den – Jon St. John (Duke Nukem) Interview

Jon St. John, welcome to The Cyber Den, “your weekly dose of tech ‘n’ games”, on Siren FM 107.3! This interview stars professional voice actor and disk jockey Jon St. John, better known as the voice of the ultimate badass Duke Nukem!

WWE 2k15 Roster Revealed

2k games have revealed a list of some of the playable characters for their upcoming WWE 2k15 game. The roster includes, as you would have expected, all the stars of the current WWE roster; the face of the company John Cena…

Sony Conference – Gamescom 2014

Welcome one and all, as we continue our coverage of Gamescom 2014 with a live blog of the Sony conference! Check back here shortly before 6pm BST for the the full scoop on all things PlayStation. The live blog will be right below this text.

Microsoft Conference – Gamescom 2014

Welcome one and all, as we kick off our coverage of Gamescom 2014 with a live blog of the Microsoft conference! Check back here shortly before 1pm BST for the the full scoop on all things Xbox. The live blog will be right below this text.

Skyrim: What’s All the Fuss About?

If you haven’t already guessed by the title, prepare yourself for some heretical words; I don’t really care for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Trust me; I’m as surprised as you are.

Announcement – Gamescom 2014 Coverage

We at CultNoise are proud to announce that, on Tuesday August 12th, we will be live blogging both the Microsoft and Sony conferences at Gamescom 2014.

5 Reasons to Look Forward to Killing Floor 2

Back in 2009, Tripwire Interactive released the genre-defining co-op hoard shooter, the original Killing Floor, and with fans having 5 years of waiting behind them (9 years if you count the 2005 Unreal Tournament mod), the aptly named sequel has…

WarioWare: Twisted! Retro Review (Game Boy Advance)

During the days of the Game Boy Advance the UK never got their hands on WarioWare: Twisted!, so we never had the chance to twirl and spin away this brilliant game (unless you bagged it from online). Who knows, maybe Nintendo will port it to the Virtual Console for the UK to play on the Wii U…

The Simulator Problem

Just over a year ago, the PC gaming community was graced with Surgeon Simulator, a game which was originally created in a 48 hour game jam and was then built upon, and made in to a full release.

A New Doom Game: Five Awesome Ideas

Humanity is doomed. Bethesda has revealed a teaser trailer for a new Doom game at E3, as well as offered invites to try out the Doom Beta (once it’s released) within copies of the latest Wolfenstein game. As a long-time Doom fan, here are a few suggestions…

Why Modern Military Shooters are Dreadful

I love a good first-person shooter, but I cannot stand modern military shooters (MMS). Here’s why…

Bulimia Nervosa: A Vicious Cycle

“I feel helpless and powerless over my weight and life. I hate my body and I hate myself. I don’t feel like I have control over anything.” This is a typical justification of someone suffering from Bulimia Nervosa, an eating disorder characterised by periodically consuming large amounts of food and then attempting to remove the food from the body by purging.

Beauty Review: Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist

BY EMILY WALTON | December 1, 2014 I like to mess around with my hair, but...

Product Review: MultiVAPE – A Smoking Alternative

BY MAL MCGINLEY | November 29, 2014 The multiVAPE, manufactured by multiCIG...

NYC Gets Tough With ‘Man Spread’

The urban dictionary describes the term ‘Man Spread’ as follows: “When a dude sits down on a chair and spreads out his legs to make a V shape with them.”

Do You Look Better In Photos or In Person?

It wasn’t until a few days ago when I was told I look better in person than on my photos that I stopped to think; why am I still wasting my time turning the brightness up and down a million times and testing out filters if it doesn’t actually make me look any better?

Ipsy: November 2014 Glam Bag!

BY KAITLIN WALSH | November 14, 2014 For years now I have heard so much...

Your How-To Guide To The Classic Cat-Eye Look

The classic cat-eye will simply forever be in style. It is after all the most elegant and sophisticated go-to-look. Unfortunately, not all of us can pull it off. It took me probably a year to master this signature look, so I thought I’d share my go-to guide of how to pull it off.

12 Ways to Achieve a Positive Mental Attitude

BY ALEX MATTHEWS | November 4, 2014 “All that we are is the result of...

Mental Health Awareness – Putting Anxiety into the Spotlight

BY MICHELLE TAYLOR | October 10, 2014 Every year in May, Mental Health...

The Next Big Thing in Beauty… Paper Makeup?

BY LAURA STELFOX | October 8, 2014 Yes, you have read that right, paper make...

Beauty Review: Seventeen Back Lash mascara

BY LAURA STELFOX | October 6, 2014. On a recent trip to Boots to pick up a...

Welcome to Europe’s First Mermaid Academy

BY LAURA STELFOX | October 1, 2014 Have you always dreamed of being a...

It’s Time to Sail Away With Cheer Up Clothing’s New Line

Cheer Up is a clothing brand from right here in the United Kingdom. Created by You Me At Six bassist Matt Barnes and Twin Wild’s Edward Thomas, the company has grown from a tiny home-grown operation to one of the country’s most successful.

Beauty Review: Balance Me ‘Moisture Rich Face Cream’

BY MADDI BLACK | September 30, 2014 A couple of years ago I picked up a...

Is the Society We Live in Causing More Women to Turn to Eating Disorders in Order to Feel Pretty?

Everyday, we are surrounded by fashion, the media and adverts showing impeccable individuals, with their slim stomachs and toned thighs, whom we aspire to look like. However, is this causing the view on body image to become blurred?

Hospices and The Needs of Dying People

BY MARLEEN STRUIK | September 25, 2014 Public health care is one of the...

You Can’t Read This If You Aren’t a Size 6

Now this is a topic that is close to my heart and something I believe incredibly strongly about – I think the entire issue started to really make my blood boil following the aftermath of ‘the‘ photo of The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins, 33, holding a sign outside her cupcake shop that read ‘If you’re thin you can’t come in’.

Losing Weight Is Not That Hard (For Katie Hopkins)

BY MAL MCGINLEY | September 2, 2014 So Katie Hopkins has agreed to a reality...

My First Tattoo And Advice On Getting Your Own

BY ISABEL NICHOLLS | August 28, 2014 On Friday 22nd August, my life changed....

Beauty Review: Brazilian Hair Straightening

For as long as I could spell ‘Bleach’ I have been dying, styling and straightening my hair. It ended up turning into a big frizzy mess and the only way to stop the frizz would be to straighten it, which would exasperate the frizziness. I was in a frizzy rut and had pretty much given up on ever having bouncy, soft, shiny hair ever again.

Peace Serve Up a Live Version of ‘Gen Strange’

Critically acclaimed English rock quartet Peace have unveiled the latest single from their forthcoming album Happy People in a live video at The Pool. The Worcester band was formed by brothers Harry and Samuel Koisser, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce back in 2010. Since then, they have been successfully grooving their way on to the popular music…

Tom Odell Gets Festive with Fearne Cotton

Sussex born singer/songwriter Tom Odell joined radio 1’s Fearne Cotton in a live lounge on 16th November with a flawless rendition of ‘Real Love’ and a brand new original single.

Interview: Harbour

Harbour are a pop-punk band from Toronto, Ontario. Drawing inspiration from old-school groups within the genre, the Canadian four-piece are bringing pop-punk back to its roots with their recent release Grade School Summer, and I was recently able to discuss with them everything from their sound to their highlights of 2014.

Album Review: Charli XCX – Sucker

This week Charli XCX’s second studio album Sucker hits shelves in the US and offers fans a smorgasbord of pop inspired by almost every era. Her marmite-like music, mixed with somewhat edgy experimentation has made Charli XCX’s new album Sucker an interesting departure from her first album True Romance.

Beyoncé Launches Short Film: Yours and Mine

Singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles has launched a retrospective short film on her website Beyonce.com. She made the video to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her self-titled visual album BEYONCÉ. The film is in black and white and begins with Beyoncé sitting at a table.

Single Review: CARALIS – Clicks In

Formed in the later months of 2014, CARALIS are an electronic-indie duo from London. With talent and a love of music holding them steady, members Dan Frau and John Merriman are determined to bring something new to the table and manage to do so with their debut single, “Clicks In”.

Gig Review: Robbie Boyd

BY JAKE COLLINS | December 13, 2014 I’d never really heard of Robbie...

Peace Release Music Video for ‘World Pleasure’

Peace have returned with a music video to go along with their track World Pleasure. The band took to “the coldest room in the UK” for the video and ‘did their thing’. The overall aesthetic of the music video is very much ‘Peace’ through and through.

Interview: Rival Sons’ Jay Buchanan

It’s been a belter of a year for Californian rock and rollers Rival Sons. We were honoured to be able to sit down with vocalist Jay Buchanan to talk about the recording process, life and the universe in general.

Molly Drag Set to Release Debut Album

BY CLARE FITZGERALD | December 9, 2014 London, Ontario slowcore musician...

Album Review: Eric Paslay – Eric Paslay

BY JOE MCINDOE | December 9, 2014 After co-writing country number...

Album Review: Felix Champion – This Lateral Life

Scottish four-piece Felix Champion have quite possibly released one of the best debut post-hardcore records to date. This Lateral Life, a stunning 13-song release, is packed with thrilling screams, entrancing melodies, stunning clean vocals and an overall sound that has the band in the running to change the genre in its entirety.

Interview: Janet Devlin

Northern Irish starlet Janet Devlin, who finished fifth in X Factor 2011, talks breaking America, her cult following of fans, working with Newton Faulkner and why she’s trying to break away from her X Factor label.

Live Review: Kensington – Metropool, Hengelo

BY MARLEEN STRUIK | December 8, 2014 At the moment, Kensington is the most...

Lily Allen Hits Out At Fleur East’s X Factor Cover

Lily Allen has condemned X Factor contestant Fleur East’s song selection. This comes after East took on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”.

Song Review: Lifehouse – ‘Flight’

BY MARLEEN STRUIK | December 5, 2014 It was back in 2001 when their first...

McBusted Tease Music Video for “Get Over It”

Everyone’s favourite pop supergroup McBusted have released a teaser of their upcoming music video for “Get Over It”. The second single off the band’s self-titled debut album, the track is very reminiscent of later years McFly, with its electronic sentiments and danceable melodies.

Live Review: James Blunt at Echo Arena, Liverpool

It’s almost 10 years since English singer/song-writer, James Blunt stormed the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with his number one hit ‘You’re Beautiful,’ but the 40-year-old shows no signs of slowing down. This week he brought his worldwide ‘Moon Landing’ tour to Liverpool, and didn’t disappoint as he and his crew appeared on stage in space suits.

Up-and-Coming: This Legend

BY CLARE FITZGERALD | December 3, 2014 Meet This Legend, a punk rock band...

Interview: Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More

Texan rockers Nothing More (a.k.a. NoMo) are hot stuff right now; a successful Download Festival appearance earlier this year, coupled with a support slot on tour with fellow Americans The Pretty Reckless and the UK’s own Heaven’s Basement, have catapulted them further into the public consciousness than they could have hoped for.

News: EE Announce the End of Orange Wednesday Deal

Film lovers on EE received a shock Thursday, as the mobile company announced the end of its Orange Wednesday cinema deal. The promotion is to end on the last Wednesday of February 2015, the 25th. The two-for-one offer has been popular with customers since its release in 2003.

Dan Bilzerian Arrested For Making a Bomb

The millionaire playboy, famous for his wild lifestyle documented on Instagram, was arrested on Tuesday night in LA. Reports say that Dan Bilzerian was busted for attempting to make a bomb using materials found in TNT. If he is convicted, he could face up to 6 years in prison.

FA Cup: Worcester Draw at Scunthorpe

An early second half goal from midfielder Daniel Nti ensured that Vanarama Conference North side Worcester City earned a 1-1 draw against League One side Scunthorpe United in an often cagey affair at Glanford Park.

Lily Allen Hits Out At Fleur East’s X Factor Cover

Lily Allen has condemned X Factor contestant Fleur East’s song selection. This comes after East took on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”.

James Bond 24 Revealed: ‘Spectre’

Film director Sam Mendes took to the stage this week to announce that the next James Bond film will be called ‘Spectre’. This will be James Bond’s 24th outing and will be released late in 2015. Mendes had originally said that after his last stint at the helm of a Bond film, the phenomenally successful Skyfall…

Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes – Rest in Peace

The death of anyone aged 25 is a tragedy and ultimately a waste of life. The death of a 25 year old that was popular, admired, talented and destined for remarkable things is something that people don’t even want to comprehend. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was one of these people.

Giraffes Need Loving Too

Think of the most iconic endangered species and I’m pretty sure that you won’t come up with the giraffe. A giraffe is hard to love in reality, something you might point and laugh at, but not an animal that would make your heart explode in an orgy of cuteness in the same way that a baby panda bear might if it looked at you right.

Parents Announce Birth of Son Following Sex Change

The parents of a 19-year-old Brisbane boy have re-announced their son’s birth in today’s Courier Mail, following their son’s sex change. Check out the heartwarming announcement here, which has been widely shared on social media.

Sam Smith Touched by Story of Deaf Dutch Girl

19-year-old Vera van Dijk was born deaf, but after she got a Cochlear Implant two years ago, she is now able to hear a few tones. The telephone company Vodafone wanted to “help people do things for the #First time”, so they got in contact with Vera to make her ‘#Firstconcert’ happen.

NYC Gets Tough With ‘Man Spread’

The urban dictionary describes the term ‘Man Spread’ as follows: “When a dude sits down on a chair and spreads out his legs to make a V shape with them.”

News: Two Die After Tragic Transplant Operations

Darren Hughes, aged 42, and Robert ‘Jim’ Stuart, aged 67, both died after each being given a kidney from the same deceased donor…

S Club 7 Bring It All Back in 2015

“There ain’t no party like an S Club party.” Yes, it’s official! Nostalgic teenagers and twenty-somethings across the country have rejoiced at the news that in 2015, S Club 7 will be reuniting for a UK tour. The arena tour was announced shortly after the band’s recent…

Humans Land on Comet for First Time Ever

Today saw a landmark moment for the European Space Agency when the Philae lander became the first ever spacecraft to successfully land on a comet.

One Direction Snap Up Three European Music Awards

The Brit boys spoils included wins for Best Pop act and Live act. Despite also picking up the award for Biggest Fans, Directioners were forced to settle for pre-recorded messages of thanks, as the band had other plans and could not attend the event at Scotland’s Hydro arena.

The Internet’s Best #Sandwichgate Tweets

Following this morning’s #sandwichgate hilarity, we have compiled a selection of the best tweets to arise from the Daily Mail front page headline. You can check out our original article here, in which you’ll find our own attempt at proving the newspaper wrong.

#Sandwichgate is Why We Love the Internet

The Daily Mail awoke to a social media storm this morning, following today’s controversial (and somewhat hilarious) front page headline. The newspaper, known for their scaremongering and slight xenophobia…

Keira Knightley in Topless Feminism Protest

In her own personal protest against the photoshopping of women’s bodies, Keira Knightley decided that she would bare all for the world to see in her recent shoot for Interview Magazine.

New John Lewis Christmas Ad Pulls at Heart Strings Again

The festive countdown is truly on once the John Lewis ad has been released, and with a running theme of powerful and emotional storylines, this year’s advert is no different.

UK’s First Cereal Café Opening in December

Belfast twins, Alan and Gary Keery, are set to open UK’s first ever cereal café in London, Cereal Killer Café. The Café will open on December 10 on Brick Lane in the Shoreditch area and will serve over 120 types of cereal from all around the world, 20 types of…

Charles Lindbergh Can Inspire Richard Branson

BY GARETH EDWARDS | November 5, 2014 Back in 1927 a kid named Charles...

FA Cup: Worcester Draw at Scunthorpe

An early second half goal from midfielder Daniel Nti ensured that Vanarama Conference North side Worcester City earned a 1-1 draw against League One side Scunthorpe United in an often cagey affair at Glanford Park.

CM Punk Signs For Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC #181 may have seen “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler beat Johny Hendricks in the main event to become the UFC Welterweight Champion, but Phil “CM Punk” Brooks confirmed the big news that he has signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship on a “multi-fight deal”.

FA Cup: Blyth Spartans knock out Hartlepool

A goal in the 90th minute by Jarrett Rivers gave non-league Blyth Spartans a famous 2-1 win against League Two Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.

Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes – Rest in Peace

The death of anyone aged 25 is a tragedy and ultimately a waste of life. The death of a 25 year old that was popular, admired, talented and destined for remarkable things is something that people don’t even want to comprehend. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was one of these people.

Sting Makes His WWE Debut at Survivor Series

A packed out crowd in St. Louis saw an amazing debut to WWE from WCW legend Sting, and a career defining match from Dolph Ziggler saw Team Cena defeat Team Authority, and in return end the reign of terror known as The Authority.

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton is World Champion

Under the lights of the Yas Marina Circuit, Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi GP and his second World Driver’s Championship as his team mate Nico Rosberg suffered issues with his car.

England Beat Scotland in Glasgow

England took the lead just after the half an hour mark, when Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere hit a perfect pin-point cross in the direction of his Arsenal team mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who glided the past David Marshall into the Scotland goal.

TV Review: Lucha Underground – Episode Three

Before this week’s Lucha Underground started, we were shown a recap of the past two episodes featuring the biggest stories going on in the company and last week’s brutal attack from Chavo Guerrero Jr. on near enough anyone around him.

Euro 2016 Qualifying: England Maintain 100% Record

Euro 2016 Qualifying: In a battle of the top two placed teams in Group E, a brace from Danny Welbeck and a penalty from Wayne Rooney to give England a 3-1 against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium.

Euro 2016 Qualifier: Scotland take Ireland down at Celtic Park

A splendid strike from Wigan’s Shaun Maloney gave Scotland a huge win at home against the Republic of Ireland in front of around 60,000 fans at Celtic’s Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow.

TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2 Review

The second annual Knockouts Knockdown “One Night Only” event was aired in the United States on the 7th of November, and in the United Kingdom a couple of days ago.

FA Cup First Round Recap

The FA Cup first round has come and gone but it has gifted us with yet again more cup upsets, more local heroes and more teams dreaming of making it to the third round for a glamour tie.

Formula One: Rosberg Wins the Brazilian GP

The FA Cup first round has come and gone but it has gifted us with yet again more cup upsets, more local heroes and more teams dreaming of making it to the third round for a glamour tie.

Wayne Rooney: The Footballer the Fans Love to Hate

For every footballing hero there’s just as many villains. Those pantomime soccer-bad-boys who rather than cheer at, we jeer at, every time they touch the ball.

FA Cup: Warrington Town Claim Scalp of Exeter City

Another classic moment in FA Cup history last night, as non-league Warrington Town beat League Two side Exeter City at Cantilever Park in front of 2,500 people.

TV Review: Lucha Underground – Episode Two

The second edition of Lucha Underground aired on the El Rey Network this week. The episode started with a recap of last week’s action to give any new viewers a basic idea of what is to be expected of the programme, and of course what happened in the last episode.

England Name Squad Against Slovenia and Scotland

Roy Hodgson has picked a 26 man squad for the 2016 European Qualifying match against Slovenia at Wembley, and the friendly against Scotland in a fortnight’s time.

Sports Welsh Premier League: New Saints vs. Airbus UK Broughton

This past weekend was one where some of the biggest names in English, German and Swiss football battled against each other and it was no exception in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League as The New Saints and Airbus UK Broughton played…

Formula 1: Hamilton Makes it Five Wins in Five

On the six year anniversary of his maiden Individual World Championship triumph, Lewis Hamilton won his fifth grand prix in a row as he won the United States GP in Austin, Texas.

The New Revolutionary Form of Professional Wrestling

Lucha Underground is a new innovative form of Mexican lucha libre wrestling from Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) as they blend the Mexican style of wrestling with the experimental American independent circuit to provide exciting entertainment…

Prey: Unfortunately it Failed to Catch Me

I really wanted to love ITV’s drama Prey; after all with Life On Mars’ John Simm in the starring role plus a feast of great acting talent supporting, the promise of a high calibre series seemed inevitable. Whilst there is no denying the wealth of quality on show from all cast members, in particular…

The BBC Refuses to Acknowledge the (Dead) Elephant in the Room

Elephants – incredible, majestic creatures at risk of extinction. They are facing the constant danger of slaughter by poachers, who savagely remove their beautiful ivory tusks for profit, then hack the elephant meat up, to be sold off piece by piece in the local market.

Mystery Illness Sees Tulisa Replace Mel B

The former Spice Girl, and now X Factor judge, Mel B is thought to be suffering from a mystery illness, unknown to the public. This comes just days before this year’s X Factor finale, which will see finalists Fleur, Andrea and Ben battle it out to become the show’s winner.

QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Student Are You?

You may not be able to attend Hogwarts, but if you take our Harry Potter quiz, you’ll at least know which magical witch or wizard best fits your personality.

QUIZ: Which Doctor Who Character are you?

Need to sort out your wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff? Take our quiz to find out which Doctor Who character you are! Allons-y!

QUIZ: Which Vampire Diaries Character Are You?

Mystic Falls is full of vampires, werewolves, and witches — so where do you fit in? Take our Vampire Diaries quiz to find out.

Very British Gangsters: The Peaky Blinders

magine sitting at the commissioning meeting and the producers having to begin their pitch by explaining how they came by the title. How it comes from the name of the Birmingham gang that acquired a reputation for using a razor blade hidden in…

What Bill Cosby Has Taught Me

There comes a time when I need to say something. I must say something about the whole Bill Cosby situation. This past couple of weeks or so I have learned several things. I learned that Cosby is a rapist.

5 Awesome Breaking Bad Gifts for Fans

The show that took the western world by storm; Breaking Bad had us hooked from season one right through to the very end…

Archer, Season 6: Coming January 2015

You know a show has a concrete following when memes about the show start springing up everywhere. Animated spy comedy Archer has been going for five seasons, and despite coming to a well-rounded and even touching conclusion earlier this year, fans have…

TV review: The Knick – A Bloody Good Set of Characters

The Knick ticked all the right boxes when TV executives were looking to green-light a new show. Big name yet admired actor in Clive Owen? Check! Hollywood director disillusioned with the movie business? Check!

‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ Sneak Peak

Christmas is coming! The nights are getting darker earlier, the supermarkets are filling their shelves with unhealthy treats and I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here is heading back to our screens. We’ve all seen the advert that has been aired over the last couple weeks…

TV Review – Doctor Who Series 8: Episodes 5-8

I feel as though I’m getting to the stage where I’m growing out of Doctor Who. It was originally created as a children’s show, after all. Either that, or this series is seriously going downhill.

Nancy Birtwhistle wins The Great British Bake Off

After ten weeks of signature bakes, technical challenges and showstoppers, Nancy, Richard and Luis went spoon to spoon in the grand final of The Great British Bake Off.

Raven speaks her mind with Oprah

Raven-Symoné first came onto our screens in the hit TV sitcom The Cosby Show at just 3 years old! She went on to star in her own, self named Disney sitcom, appeared in movies and sang on broadway.

TV Review – Made in Chelsea: New York Episode 6

You know when life catches up with you and you don’t seem to have the time to do the things you love anymore? When you have ten million extra responsibilities to take on and tons of work to do and personal problems to deal with? Sounds like a clichéd excuse for not getting things done on time, but that is genuinely my reason.

A Final Walk Along The Boardwalk Empire

As Boardwalk Empire draws to its inevitable conclusion, let’s celebrate the beginning of the end of this landmark series. Like its epic predecessor The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire sits alongside the greats in television drama. In Nucky Thompson, Steve Buscemi has…

Are You the Ultimate FRIENDS Fan?

Are you the ultimate FRIENDS fan? Come take part in our super fun quiz to find out! All you have to do is tell us which characters said the following quotes.

TV Review – Doctor Who Series 8: 4. ‘Listen’

Moffat finally pulled it out of the bag with ‘Listen,’ the best episode so far this series. There was no mention of Missy’s paradise, the current story arc, but this fact was all but forgotten in the midst of this enthralling episode.

TV Review: Houdini

Channel 4 aired the two-part miniseries, chronicling the rise and demise of the illusionist-turned-escape artist Harry Houdini which concluded on Sunday, September 15.

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