One of the best things about working in London is finishing work. That’s when everyone looks at each other over their computer screens at 5.20pm with a quizzical expression which roughly translates as: pub? as if going straight home was ever going to be an option. Of course you’re not going to go straight home. It’s summer, […]
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In February, me and my housemate went to Iceland. It was the weekend after Valentine’s Day, so naturally our trip had all the hallmarks of your average romantic break: music so loud you can’t hear the other person speak, copious amounts of duty free rum, an inability to get out of bed before 1pm, and fancy dinners including […]
It’s really important that we don’t let London’s nightclubs disappear. I look back on a youth spent raving to loud music in a Kings Cross goods yard in an attempt to explain why.
Last week I went to see Daughter at the Kentish Town Forum. They’re a band fronted by Elena Tonra, whose voice is the aural equivalent of securing a free seat on the tube during rush hour when you’re a bit hungover. Yep: she’s that good. I did my usual thing of buying two tickets without checking if anyone wanted […]