Fareeha Noorani

Warwick’s music appreciation societies – part 2

RockSoc Bradley Warner, Social Secretary RockSoc is a society aimed at those with common interests in a wide range of rock and indie music, from punk pop to heavy metal. We’re a socially active society, with a bar social every Tuesday and a society event every Friday or Saturday. We’re...
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Posted Oct. 10, 2018

Pride Part 1: Past and Present

This time of year has come around far too quickly, but I’m not complaining. I’ve done first year, and having been at Warwick until a few weeks ago, I missed a lot of Pride-related events in my city. But while I was unable to attend the spectacle that is Birmingham...
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Posted Jul. 21, 2018

The Vaccines Part 1: album review

Potentially one of the most well-known – and well-loved – British indie rock bands to have emerged from the past ten years, The Vaccines have just released their fourth album. Combat Sports is a thirty-three-minute jaunt in a classic three-chord Vaccines way, at times vibrant and surprisingly heartfelt. As a...
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Posted Jun. 1, 2018

“Music is no longer a fringe movement” 

According to figures from UK Music, the music industry contributed over £4.4 billion pounds (GVA) to the British economy in 2017. That same report revealed that 30.9 million people attended a concert or a festival last year, and that almost 150,000 people in the UK are in employment sustained by music....
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Posted May. 22, 2018

Coffee House Sessions: Miles Goodall

It’s not every day you meet a fresh-faced lad who could be both your halls neighbour (not at Warwick, because they don’t teach music here) or your friend who’s semi-famous on social media. This is Miles Goodall, a 22-year-old part-time student and singer-songwriter originally from Liverpool (well, Southport actually, but...
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Posted Mar. 30, 2018

Georgia and the Vintage Youth take us down memory lane

Georgia Crandon is a 22-year-old musician from Loughton, in the heart of Essex. She doesn’t go by her name – “if you search ‘Georgia’ on the internet, the state comes up” – and having gigged as a solo singer-songwriter from the beginning of her career almost three years ago, she’s...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2018

Coffee House Sessions present Geejay

Gina Jane, 24 and Jacob Lobo, 25, are from the outset an unassuming pair of friends, and they happen to make good music. While Lobo was brought up in and attended an independent school in the UK’s capital – on scholarship – Jane is a country girl from the village...
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Posted Mar. 6, 2018

Where are all the musicals?

Though La La Land may have swept up a plethora of awards and critical acclaim, there has been little to no follow-up with the film musical seemingly still a novelty. Where are they? Are audiences into them? Or are we just tired of them and only go because of other reasons such...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2018

Leon of Athens brings Greek indie-pop to the UK

Brought up in Greece, Leon of Athens aka Timoleon Veremis has been in the music industry for over 10 years, and his accomplishments are a tribute to it. Having taken piano and guitar lessons from the age of four, playing to students comes naturally to him: he performed both at...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2018

Ralph Taylor’s unpretentious simplicity characterises his music

What’s common between Suffolk-born Ralph Taylor’s dress sense, his music and his temperament? Each is as unpretentious as the other, though one would realise this only in a sequential fashion. His set is comprised of himself and his guitar, and echoes the incredibly successful simplicity which characterises his music. It’s...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2018

Coffee House Sessions: The Tailormade

The Tailormade are a boyband, but not in the conventional sense. The band in question is the now London-based threesome Jack Frimston, Matt Pickersgill and Aaron Murphy. Originally crossing paths at university, the trio has been touring a number of universities and seeing fresh faces like their own from just...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2018

Coffee House Sessions Thursdays: Skinny Living

Comprising four members, two guitars and a cajon, Skinny Living have shared responsibility of vocals, though Ryan Johnston as the frontman takes the lead in both this role and in answering my questions later. He’s from Belfast, something I quickly pick up on when he begins to speak, while the others...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2017