Articles by: Smcneilly1
I hail from the waiting room that is Lee-on-the-Solent, situated on the sleepy south coast of Hampshire. I love literature, music, film and theatre. Television has its moments too. Currently studying English Language and Literature in Portsmouth.

Foals’ ‘Holy Fire’ Review

February 15, 2013 5:47 pm0 comments
Foals’ ‘Holy Fire’ Review

As suggested by the two singles released at the end of last year, Oxford quintet Foals have shed their math-rock shackles as their third release once again shows them taking a new musical direction. Foals can no longer be seen as the jagged, artsy group whose audience liked to dance […]

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Foals Live Review at Soul Cellar, Southampton

December 13, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
Foals Live Review at Soul Cellar, Southampton

Foals are back. The music scene has been eagerly awaiting their return ever since they undertook their indefinite hiatus of gigs in order to create new record ‘Holy Fire’, which is set for release in February of next year. When they announced this warm-up tour of small venues across the […]

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Tim Carroll’s Twelfth Night Review

December 9, 2012 12:00 pm0 comments
Tim Carroll’s Twelfth Night Review

Stephen Fry once described the works of Shakespeare as being amongst the greatest achievements of humanity, and what better way for him to make his long awaited return to the stage than in the form of one of the Bard’s greatest characters: Malvolio. Fry was, of course, the star of […]

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Melody’s Echo Chamber

December 8, 2012 1:40 pm0 comments
Melody’s Echo Chamber

Melody’s Echo Chamber is the self-titled debut album of classically trained Parisian multi-instrumentalist Melody Prochet. An aptly named title as this beautifully constructed album seems to be just that: a collection of songs where each one wouldn’t seem empty even if played in the largest music venues. Listening to this album is […]

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Bear Cavalry’s ‘Puryss’ Reviewed

November 13, 2012 2:00 pm0 comments
Bear Cavalry’s ‘Puryss’ Reviewed

As always, the 5th of November saw colourful explosions filling the night sky and the burning of an infamous effigy. What also took place this bonfire night was the release of Gosport based Bear Cavalry’s sophomore EP Puryss, released on Alcopop! Records. This four-track firework showcases the band’s ever growing […]

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