ITV Leaders’ Debate: Review

The general election campaign is well and truly underway now after last night’s one-and-only TV debate between the country’s seven main parties vying for our votes in just over a month’s time.  While at times it was a bit of a stramash, with the leaders trying to get their voices heard over the others, in general it was a very interesting piece of political television and what will hopefully be a real spark to what promises to be a powder-keg…

My Top 10 LCD Soundsystem songs

The years go on, I get older and older, but still some things never change – and these are generally the things I truly love.  I still go to watch Ross County win, draw or lose or lose; I still drink Coca-Cola by the gallon; and I still play LCD Soundsystem songs over and over again. It’s four years now since my favourite band played out their swansongs on the hallowed stage at Madison Square Garden, and even though their…

Songs of the Month: March 2015

This has been a month where I’ve broken out the quieter and more lo-fi tunes as much as possible, and they have been great at getting through the busy workload that the end of term always brings! Lisa Mitchell – Neopolitan Dreams A lovely soft song that is amazing at quietening things down, it’s one that was used once or twice in adverts in the late 2000s that just seem to evoke a certain memory of less hectic times that…

House of Cards – Season 3: Review

Major spoilers for seasons 1-3 of House of Cards ahead, read with caution! The rise and fall of TV characters is the essence of a good show, and what keeps us tuned in episode after episode, season after season as we see the stories of those we like or loathe unfold before us.  No show has this idea at its’ heart more than House of Cards, with the fortunes of Frank Underwood being the driving force behind the political drama…

State of the Polls: March 2015

Just like the way March is a turning point in the weather as the seasons transition from winter to spring, March is also the political turning point in the year – as at the end of the month the General Election campaign officially begins and the electioneering hits fever pitch. General Election Over the last month, the Conservatives have closed the nationwide gap between themselves and Labour to make what seemed as though it would be a close General Election…

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