Charlie Peters

Chris Silverwood’s England are taking brave steps forward

Chris Silverwood’s England are taking brave steps forward in their glorious new banter era by (and whisper it quietly) actually sort of being a bit good at cricket. Sometimes. The banter quality of this South Africa tour cannot be underestimated. In the space off just two tests, the series has...
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Posted Jan. 10, 2020

Laddish bravado, a relic from a bygone era: Scouting For Girls live

The O2 Academy Birmingham looks an incredibly optimistic venue for Scouting For Girls to be headlining in 2019. While their noughties hits have aged well (undeniably better than their increasingly problematic band name), the three-piece have since succumbed to the law of diminishing returns, and have struggled to make an impact since 2012’s tepid The Light Between Us spluttered to number 10 in the album charts.
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Posted Jan. 2, 2020

The England versus South Africa Test Series Preview

Ah, England. Just when you master one format and become ODI world champions, you immediately usher in a brand-new Banter Era in the other. Chris Silverwood’s reign as head coach kicked off in tremendous fashion in New Zealand, with the former Essex man determined to out-do the ECB’s reigning Banter...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2019

It’s time to finally appreciate pop music

Pop music is underrated. It is intrinsically misrepresented, undervalued and underappreciated. This may seem an odd thing to say, given that the phrase quite literally originates from “popular music”, but there is an undeniable trend of shunning pop in favour of more “authentic”, “proper” indie music.
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Posted Nov. 30, 2019