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London music scene behind Brighton & Manchester

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor When it comes to live music one would assume that England’s capital is the home to the best music scene. Surely the size of the city and diversity of culture means it would beat others in the UK? Well according to a new report that isn’t the case. Despite London having larger venues such as Wembley research reveals Brighton has over three times as many venues per person as London. The capital is in danger...

Top 24 Noel Gallagher quotes

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Looks like Noel isn’t having anything to do with the Ice Bucket challenge his brother set him, maybe it is clogging up his Facebook news feed and it is starting to wear a bit thin, who knows? Well as ever it is a great excuse to put together his best quotes from over the years. 1.On frivolous purchases: “I had built for me a customized 1967 Mark II Jaguar convertible at a cost of £110,000,...

The World Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 56th Birthday

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk With a new album, hologram performances and still more controversy than you can shake a stick at, the media hype around Michael Jackson lives on over five years after his death. However, as what would have been his 56th birthday approaches (29th August), we've taken the opportunity to look back at Michael's top ten fashion trademarks. From his iconic penny loafers, to that red leather 'Thriller' jacket, and his now unforgettable white 'Smooth...

Top 22 Liam Gallagher quotes

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Liam Gallagher took up the ice bucket challenge and decided to call out his estranged brother Noel to throw some cold water over himself, but this is likely to fuel the fire between the warring siblings. But what better opportunity to revisit some of Liam’s greatest quotes. Let’s av’it 1. On footballers: “ Balotelli’s a character but he needs to sort his napper out. I like characters – if the world was full of fucking...

Second Stage Highlights

By Alex Lodge After a busy summer of dragging my carcass around various festival sites it's time to sit back and reflect on everything I've seen and heard. The main stage at any festival is sometimes great, though often hit and miss. The headliner draws a huge crowd and we all get to have a nice singalong and all that, but we all know that the smaller stages are where the real magic happens. Brand new bands like Jungle, busting...

Notting Hill Carnival Style Guide

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk A London institution, the Notting Hill Carnival has developed a mixed reputation, however, revellers descend en masse year after year to enjoy the music, food and parade. If you’re heading to West London this bank holiday weekend, make sure you stand out by taking inspiration from these carnival looks… If you’re on your feet all day - dancing, walking, and just generally having a great bank holiday weekend - give your tired tootsies...

Three ‘Real’ Festival Fashion Essentials

By Leanne Dempesy, fashion writer @leanneysbabble It might be coming up to the end of music festival season here in the UK for this year, but with there still a couple of big ones coming up this weekend (Creamfields and Reading/Leeds festival) I thought it might be a good time to talk about ‘real’ festival fashion. Now, don’t get me wrong; I love denim shorts, floral headbands and tassels as much as the next person but let’s be real; you’re...

10 New Bands To See At Reading & Leeds

By Jonathan Hatchman,music writer The August Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us, once more, thus proving inevitable that thousands of people will descend upon Richfield Avenue in Reading, and Bramham Park in Leeds for three days of live music played across two of the nation's most popular music festivals. Featuring a lineup that hosts plenty of big names, including headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182, as well as Paramore, Jake Bugg, Disclosure and more....

Reasons why Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda is the worst song ever

By Alex Lodge @alexlodgemusic  I could go on and on about racial stereotyping, drug references influencing children, overt sex references influencing children, the glorification of alcohol and guns, but I’m sure the outrage brigade will cover off all of these points soon enough. They don’t really bother me that much anyway as if they did I wouldn’t be able to listen to Mobb Deep ever again. What really bothers me about this heinous song / video combination is that it’s...

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