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Thursday 18 July, 2013

Swithin’s Got Us Sweltering

Georgina Atherton/Tha-One Feature Writer It remains a standing joke worldwide that the British have a fascination and an inability to cope with any kind of extreme weather condition – summer 2013 is no exception. July 15th is St. Swithin’s Day, and for the first time in my lifetime it became the pinnacle day to determine […]

Thursday 18 July, 2013

Tha-Artist Spotlight: Emily Underhill

Hannah Jelliman/ Tha-One Music Writer Today is just a quick post to introduce you to the lovely singer/songwriter, Emily Underhill. She’s at the beginning of her career but has written some fantastic tunes, from the relaxing to the experimental. Her unique voice gives an edge whilst her interesting use of a variety of instruments displays […]

Friday 12 July, 2013

Tha-Artist Spotlight: Ben Caplan

Hannah Jelliman/Tha-One Music Writer Here’s one for all you folky fans out there, Canadian folk artist Ben Caplan (also often referred to with his band name ‘Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers‘). His website (http://bencaplan.ca/) states that “Ben Caplan is to folklore, what smoke is to bourbon. Perfectly coupled” and I couldn’t agree more, he […]

Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Tha- Artist Spotlight: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Hannah Jelliman/ Tha-One Music Writer Oh faithful readers, I do treat you well! Here’s another fantastic young British musician that I think you should all be listening to. Benjamin Francis Leftwich, despite sounding like a 19th century aristocrat by name, is an acoustic folk singer/songwriter from York. He’s been in many of my folk/chilled play-lists […]

Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Tha-Favourites: Cover tracks

Hannah Jelliman/ Tha-One Music Writer There are thousands (possibly millions) of them out there, when one “artist” copies or creates their own version of somebody else’s song. Don’t worry though, I’m not about to big up a load of YouTube nobodies (don’t get me wrong, there are plenty that are really good, that’s just not […]