What genre of music will the 2010s be remembered for?

One thing that no music lover will never be able to escape is the idea of people claiming that they ‘were born in the wrong generation’. Whether they desire to be living through the synthpop era of the 80s, Bowie’s glam days in the 70s, or the Britpop battles of the 90s, there is always a section of society which just isn’t content with their contemporary kingpins of the music biz. But the best way to judge a certain decade of music is by assessing what it will be remembered for. This begs the million dollar question of what will…

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Common Dogs Drummer: Connor Jackson

 Connor Jackson, 21, is the drummer for Leeds’ new indie rock band, Common Dogs. Born in the UK and raised in Malaysia, his love for music began at an early age. Now in his second year at Leeds Beckett University, studying Sports Therapy Connor spends most of his spare time sat behind a drum kit.I was born in Croydon in South London where I lived for two months as a baby. My Dad is from Essex and my Mum is Malaysian, after they met they stayed in the UK and had my brother and me, before moving back to Kuala…

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How rock music may be back in business

A recent article written in NME magazine has indicated that rock music has made a return to the charts, but is this a permanent reunion or just a fleeting comeback for the genre? Rock n’ Roll’s last chart heyday was around 2005 to 2008 when bands like The Kooks and The Wombats ruled the roost with their definite articled names and bouncy, post-punk inspired hits like ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way”. Then things started to go a bit quiet around the arrival of the new decade, with critics bemoaning the ‘death’ of guitar…

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