Tag: music

Are we Running out of Music?

Georgia Beith ponders the murky world of music copyright and asks whether we really are running out of songs to write.

What Can the Royal Opera House Do For You?

Always wanted to give the opera a go? Lucy Patterson explains how to get cheap student tickets to the Royal Opera House and why everyone should give it a chance.

The Art of Doing Nothing

Michele Theil talks about ‘doing nothing’ and why it is essential and beneficial to sit back and relax sometimes. 

RHUL hits the Fringe: Singing on Skid Row

Michele Theil heads up to Edinburgh to review an old-school musical with a wonderful cast and crew.

‘Warning Explicit Content’: Is Censorship Needed in the Music Industry?

Censorship is a hotly contested issue and one with a long history of misuse and authoritarian control, but does it still have a place in a 21st century society? Izzy Swanson and Natasha Phillips debate the need for censorship in music. Izzy: against censorship  A quarter of the current top 40 singles on the official UK music […]

Coffee House Sessions: Sonia Stein

The Orbital’s Arts Editor, Joanne Archer, reviews Sonia Stein’s performance at Coffee House sessions. If you are still unfamiliar with Coffee House sessions, you need to rock up at Tommy’s at 5pm on a Monday, order yourself a burger, sit back and enjoy. Each week, a new, up-and-coming artist sets up their makeshift stage on […]

‘La La Land’ and The Vintage Revival

Rhona Reed delves into ‘La La Land’ and the controversial topic of modern-day jazz. Should it be an experimental reinvention, or purely replicate the past? If La La Land proves anything – beyond the fact that Linus Sandgren’s cinematography is genius – it is that we cannot frown at today’s reinterpretations of classic trends. Purchasing […]

McFly: It’s All About Egham

Four-piece boyband McFly have been spotted in Waitrose Egham during their writing trip. Joanne Archer charts the recent developments of the band.

Coffeehouse Sessions: Lee Rasdall-Dove

Sumi Bal drops by Coffee House Sessions to check out Lee Rasdall-Dove This week Tommy’s Kitchen welcomed singer songwriter Lee Rasdall-Dove for the weekly Coffee House Session. At only twenty, he has performed over 150 gigs in one year alone. If this wasn’t impressive enough, some of these venues include festivals such as Bestival and […]

The Carnabys

Ruby Rogers chatted to indie rock band The Carnabys after their gig at the Students’ Union. “Do we think that Jack could fit into your skinny tights?” asks Ben Gittins, guitar player of up and coming indie rock band The Carnabys. We never did find out the answer (maybe next time?) but I quickly realised […]