Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac’s Contempt for His Own Legacy

   On a 1968 episode of William F. Buckley’s chat show Firing Line, Jack Kerouac appeared alongside the poet and singer Ed Sanders, and professor of sociology Lewis Yablonsky to discuss a new radical social...
Democracy

It’s Time to Start Taking Responsibility for Democracy

   In his 1960 inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy famously asked the American people to consider what they could do for their country, as opposed to demanding what their country would do for them....

For the love of the past: Pop Culture’s Nostalgia

    There is that old saying popular amongst the older generations that old music is the best. Of course, every successive generation is impelled to repeat this mantra, firm in the belief that things just...
Dystopian Books
          Aldous Huxley- Brave New World (1932) Aldous Huxley takes a swipe at American egalitarianism in this 1932 dystopian satire. Set in AF 632 (632 years after Henry Ford, responsible for the development of the assembly line technique of mass production), the novel depicts a futuristic ‘World State’ in which technology and science govern the lives of citizens. Sex no longer...

The Sheratons- ‘Better Days’

Bingley’s very own The Sheratons make a noisy entrance with the release of their debut single- ‘Better Days…’ Sounding gritty and youthful; bleak yet spirited,...

Beija Flo: ‘One of Those Things’

Beija Flo overcomes a rare health condition with the release of her debut single- ‘One of Those Things…’ It is always refreshing to hear music...

DENIO- ‘Golden’

  Teeming with energy and bursting with fun-lovin’ brilliance, DENIO return with their latest single- ‘Golden…’ For a group of lads who shared their school days,...
Unless you’re quite the optimist, you’ve probably realised that the world is in a very fragile state. A rise in post-cold war tensions, the danger posed by climate change, and the recent election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States are just a few things stirring the excitement of conspiracy theorists as they speculate over our...

Crybaby Special: ‘Let the Boy Down

With a sound akin to a wild circus fanfare, Kent quartet Crybaby Special will have you in jitters with their latest single- ‘Let the Boy...

L-Space: Space Junk

Scottish three-piece L-Space venture outta space for the release of their latest single- ‘Space Junk…’ The theme of space has long held a place in...

Prowles: High Breed

Alternative four-piece Prowles bring a sinister fairy tale to life with heavy guitars and an animated music video… It is hard not to have respect...
 In the mid 1960’s the city of Liverpool had suddenly become the centre of the world’s attention. Though the city had always been an important landmark as a key gateway for international exports, with the emergence of Mersey beat music and the worldwide explosion of The Beatles in 1962, Liverpool quickly became a place of great cultural and artistic...

EXRCM: ‘Loite’

Having set up base in Berlin, Italian Alternative rock band  EXRCM combine the musical and visual for the release of their debut English EP: ‘Loite…’ Although we...

Shanghai Blues: ‘Tense’

  With a catchy tune or two under their belt and with hype intensifying, London four-piece Shanghai Blues let loose their latest single... Shanghai Blues are a band with a buzz...

Queensburys: ‘Won’t Shut Up’

Rowdy, gritty, and effortlessly cool, Alternative rockers Queensburys hit the right spot with their debut single, 'Won't Shut Up...' If you’re the sort who likes bands...