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Review: Bear Paw: I Need a Reason/ Trail of Empty Bottles and Broken Hearts Bear Paw, music, review, band, Matt Jackson, Kettle Mag
Bear Paw are a melodic Indie band who, despite having only been playing together for six months, have received coverage on Radio 2 and Amazing Radio. The band is made up of Jon Fazal (guitar & vocals), James Hinks (guitar & vocals), Tim Kirby (drums), and Johan Petti (bass). Their newest release is a double A...
Glyndwr University: 10 things you didn’t know about this place.. Glyndwr university, facts, kettle mag, matt jackson
Glyndwr University is situated just over the English-Welsh boarder in Wrexham. It is a relatively new university, having earned its stripes (see the logo!) in 2008. Here are some facts you may (or may not know) about student life at Glyndwr University: It’s Hard To Spell Having spent a year at Glyndwr University - actually...
Ophelia on collaboration and finding your calling Ophelia_0.jpg
South-East-London based Ophelia has already had a good year having performed several times at the Camden Roundhouse. Her new single ‘Don’t Start (This is What I think of You),’ a collaboration with music producer Brijs, looks set to take her year to another level.   ‘Don’t Start’ has already been making moves on the airwaves...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bangor University Bangor uni, kettle mag
Bangor University is situated in the not-so-sleepy Welsh city of Bangor. With only 15,000 local residents but more than 15,000 students, Bangor certainly is a student city. Bangor University is situated in the not-so-sleepy Welsh city of Bangor. With only 15,000 local residents but more than 15,000 students, Bangor certainly is a student city. In...
Afrobeat Summer Anthem: Mr 2Kay’s Summer Girl Samba maxresdefault-5.jpg
British-based artist Mr 2Kay has released his follow-up single ‘Summer Girl Samba’ hot on the heels of his last release ‘Bubugaga.’  British-based artist Mr 2Kay has released his follow-up single ‘Summer Girl Samba’ hot on the heels of his last release ‘Bubugaga.’ ‘Summer Girl Samba’ pays homage to people Mr 2Kay encounters day-to-day and comes in...
As technology evolves, so do Weird Al parodies
Weird Al Yankovic, the king of the parody, has this month returned with his new album Mandatory Fun alongside a marketing campaign involving the release of a new video each day until Weird Al Yankovic, the king of the parody, has this month returned with his new album Mandatory Fun alongside a marketing campaign involving...
The Mojo Fins delivering diversity with Circa
Circa is the third album from Brighton-based band The Mojo Fins. Having been recorded in sunny South Wales earlier in 2013, the album has provided a boost in popularity for the band with singles such as “Introvert” receiving more and more airtime.   In fact The Mojo Fins have already been doing quite well as...
Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo WiiU: It’s Gr-8 fun mario kart kettle.png
In the modern online age it often feels as though the old fashioned gaming ideals of sitting with a bunch of friends playing on the same console, in the same roo In the modern online age it often feels as though the old fashioned gaming ideals of sitting with a bunch of friends playing on...
The best beers to go with the 2014 World Cup
It’s World Cup time and football only means one thing - the beers are flowing! But what are the best tipples for this summer’s biggest tournament? It’s World Cup time and football only means one thing - the beers are flowing! But what are the best tipples for this summer’s biggest tournament? Read on to...
The Summer Ball: Optional or worthwhile event?
Soon after you arrive as a bright-eyed fresher, people start to whisper about what happens at the end of the year at the Students’ Union. Soon after you arrive as a bright-eyed fresher, people start to whisper about what happens at the end of the year at the Students’ Union. As soon as Freshers’ Week...
What is the future for Man United post Moyes?
David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Manchester United after just 10 months in charge leaving veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs in charge of the first team duties for the remainder of the season.& David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Manchester United after just 10 months in charge leaving veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs...
Game Boy: At 25, is it still a phenomenon?
Nintendo’s handheld games console the Game Boy is celebrating its 25th birthday this week. Nintendo’s handheld games console the Game Boy is celebrating its 25th birthday this week. Launched on April 21, 1989, the console has sold more than 118 million units worldwide and gave birth to the popular gaming franchise Pokemon as well as...
The season’s Premier League manager ins and outs
In the business end of the season Chris Hughton became yet another victim of the Premier League's manager-merry-go-round. In the business end of the season Chris Hughton became yet another victim of the Premier League's manager-merry-go-round. Each year we see managers given the chop and time and time again we debate whether it was the...
Nuts: Is its closure a positive step forward?
Feminists everywhere can celebrate now as lads mag Nuts announced that it would be closing. Feminists everywhere can celebrate now as lads mag Nuts announced that it would be closing. The real question is whether or not the closure of the magazine, often the bitter end of contempt from its critics, is a positive step...
Six Nations 2014: My Team of the Tournament
This year’s Six Nations boiled down two a horse race. As much as France would have wanted to look at themselves as title contenders having a chance to get a win on the final day, the English and Irish dominance through the tournament will push their players into the frame.    Full-Back - Mike Brown...
Six Nations: A Round Up Of Week Five Fixtures
Ireland were able to help rugby hero Brian O’Driscoll bow out on a high with only their second win in France in 42 years. The day started with France, England, and Ireland all with a chance to win the competition depending on how the day went.   France needed to win if England lost, England...
North West Derby puts pressure on Moyes, United
Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a strike from Luis Suarez helped Liverpool triumph over North West neighbours Manchester United who had to last the final quarter of an hour with 10 after club capt Two Steven Gerrard penalties and a strike from Luis Suarez helped Liverpool triumph over North West neighbours Manchester United who had...
Six Nations: A Round Up Of Week Four Fixtures
The penultimate weekend of the Six Nations saw fierce rivals England and Wales face-off with England hoping to collect the Triple Crown. The penultimate weekend of the Six Nations saw fierce rivals England and Wales face-off with England hoping to collect the Triple Crown. The weekend would also determine whether England or Wales would be...
Five devices that changed the phone market
So with last week’s Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement the Korean company have received a lot of criticism for not having a particularly big leap in innovation, the main design change has be So with last week’s Samsung Galaxy S5 announcement the Korean company have received a lot of criticism for not having a particularly big...
7 ways you know its student election season studentunion.jpg
Love them or loath them, as we head towards March we all start to brace ourselves for one thing—student election season! Love them or loath them, as we head towards March we all start to brace ourselves for one thing—student election season! Suddenly the number of Facebook posts about everyone's favourite mate turns to how...
Six Nations: A Round Up Of Week Three Fixtures
The third week of Six Nations fixtures kicked off with a Friday night fixture which saw Gatland’s Wales ease past France in the most comfortable fixture of the weekend. All eyes however were on Ireland as they looked to extend their hopes of a Grand Slam against England whilst Italy and Scotland battled it out...
Ian Usher: The Man Who Sold His Life on eBay
Have you ever thought of giving it all up and moving to a far-away island in the sun? Well that’s exactly what writer Ian Usher, 50, did, who features in an episode of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5, Friday 21st February, 9pm.    Ian made global headlines in 2008 when,...
Six Nations: A round up of week two fixtures _72850021_mikebrown_0.jpg
Pre-tournament favourites Wales faced the upset of the weekend as they saw their hopes for the Grand Slam slip away to a formidable Ireland side, who on the back of their victory over Italy, m Pre-tournament favourites Wales faced the upset of the weekend as they saw their hopes for the Grand Slam slip away...
Six Nations: A round up of week one fixtures walesrugby.jpg
After the first round of Six Nations fixtures Ireland currently sit atop of the table with tournament favourites Wales in second place and Scotland propping the group up at the other end. After the first round of Six Nations fixtures Ireland currently sit atop of the table with tournament favourites Wales in second place and...
The 6Tinder app: A no go for Windows Phone tinder.png
It's a no go for 6Tinder as the dating application that was on the Windows Store for under 24 hours was removed following a request by the makers of the Tinder app. It's a no go for 6Tinder as the dating application that was on the Windows Store for under 24 hours was removed following...
Man United break club record to sign Juan Mata juanmata.jpg
Manchester United have splashed the cash and broken their record transfer fee to sign Juan Mata from Premier League rivals Chelsea for £37 million. Manchester United have splashed the cash and broken their record transfer fee to sign Juan Mata from Premier League rivals Chelsea for £37 million. The Spanish international is expected to make...
He’s got Ron over on him with the Ballon d’Or
So the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013 has finally been announced and it unsurprisingly went to Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. So the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013 has finally been announced and it unsurprisingly went to Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The fan favourite was in ferocious form...
Can Tesco dominate in the UK tablet market? tescohudl.jpg
The tablet market has seen rapid expansion in recent years. The tablet market has seen rapid expansion in recent years. What started off as a market almost single-handedly dominated by Apple and the iPad has become much more diverse with a something-for-everyone approach. A diverse market Joining Apple initially was Samsung who with their Galaxy...
BA: Should we have connectivity on planes?
British Airways are to relax their rules on mobile technologies following relaxed European Union laws. British Airways are to relax their rules on mobile technologies following relaxed European Union laws. The relaxed rules from British Airways (BA) will mean that European fliers will be one step closer to full data connectivity on flights—something that our...
Can post offices survive in the digital world? canadapost.jpg
Canada Post has announced that they will cease home delivery as deliveries fall and costs rise. Canada Post has announced that they will cease home delivery as deliveries fall and costs rise. The move from Canada Post comes as the business, like many other postal services globally have seen a decline in the number of...
The apps, or lack thereof, on Windows phones
When Nokia announced at their conference that their new flagship app development would be Instagram (Beta) it was met with some mixed reviews. When Nokia announced at their conference that their new flagship app development would be Instagram (Beta) it was met with some mixed reviews. For some users it was a relief, their much...
Tips for when your mobile phone gets stolen
If you get your mobile phone stolen you’d expect a bit of passion from your provider right? I mean they already rake in more than enough money from your bill alone. If you get your mobile phone stolen you’d expect a bit of passion from your provider right? I mean they already rake in more...
Playstation 4 launched live from Covent Gardens
The PS4 launch saw gaming giant Sony break more records for pre-orders.    Sony’s console giant broke the record for Amazon pre-orders, and GAME c The PS4 launch saw gaming giant Sony break more records for pre-orders.    Sony’s console giant broke the record for Amazon pre-orders, and GAME confirmed that they received four times...
Are brands destroying our Christmas traditions?
Every year it seems as though our Christmases are becoming more and more dominated by brands.  Just before Armistice Day social media was already exploding due to the fact that two of our biggest, and now hotly anticipated adverts of the year have been broadcast on prime time TV. That’s right, in the words of...
Ballon d’Or nominations 2013: celebrating the beautiful game. BALE.jpg
It’s that time of year in the footballing world where the beautiful game’s finest gather together to celebrate their achievements in the last calenda It’s that time of year in the footballing world where the beautiful game’s finest gather together to celebrate their achievements in the last calendar year; it’s Ballon d’Or time. The list...
To drink or not to drink? That is the first date question.
Something that goes through everyone’s mind on that first date is whether or not it’s a good idea to have a drink or two. Sometimes having a drink can seem to have a relaxing effect; we’ve all heard of Dutch courage right? But more often than not it doesn’t seem to stop after a drink...