How do I become a JOURNALIST? The Telegraph's Alice Vincent tells us her story...

This is certainly a sentiment that Alice has carried into her work at The Telegraph. “Like every traditional print product, we’re having to think about what digital journalism means, and that means my job is pretty exciting at the moment. We’re working out new ways of doing things.” The versatility required by a career in journalism is made obvious when Alice admits that “If you’d asked me five years ago, I would have said that I didn’t want to work online and that I didn’t want to do any news a

Oxford West and Abingdon: Larry Sanders, Green Party

Ahead of Thursday's Election, we spoke to Oxford West and Abingdon Green Party candidate Larry Sanders. Larry Sanders is the Green Party candidate for Oxford West and Abingdon. As a member of a smaller party, life isn’t the easiest when it comes to election season. “We haven’t got the money to get out all the leaflets. The Lib Dems and the Tories are pouring leaflets through the doors, but we’re ...

Oxford West and Abingdon: Mike Foster, The Socialist Party of Great Britain

Ahead of the General Election, Mike Foster, Oxford West and Abingdon candidate for The Socialist Party of Great Britain took some time out to answer some questions we had for him. 1) How has the campaign been going so far? The Socialist Party is standing two candidates in Oxford; Kevin Parkin in Oxford East and myself in Oxford West and Abingdon. We’ve attended many hustings events, which have given us the opportunity...

Oxford West and Abingdon: Nicola Blackwood, Conservative Party

Ahead of Thursday's election, we conducted an email interview with Oxford West and Abingdon Conservative Candidate Nicola Blackwood. How has the campaign been going so far & how has being in such a marginal constituency affected the campaign? In this constituency, every vote counts. I won this seat in 2010 with a majority of just 176, and it has been an honour and a privilege to represent Oxford West & Abigndon, my home, for the past five years...

The man against the Prime Minister

Stuart Macdonald is the man up against David Cameron. No wonder he finds the election campaign “extremely hard work.” “The Tories in particular, and Labour to a lesser extent, have a machine there and massive national support – the Greens haven’t. Towards the end of the campaign I’ll be giving three or four presentations a day and it’s hectic – it’s alright if you’re the PM and are being taken from one to the other in a chauffeur-driven car, but the Greens don’t work like that.” Macdonald does...

Calvin Goldspink on S Club Juniors and lemon trees

Calvin Goldspink’s debut EP, The Lemon Tree, dropped at a few weeks ago. The five tracks each offer listeners a glimpse into different abilities of Goldspink and create the musical variety and mixture needed from a debut LP. The originality of his sound is obvious with ‘Intro’, a very short instrumental piece that encompasses strings and a solid beat in a haunting fashion. It’s unique and unusual, and sets up ‘Lemon Tree’ well, with its layered vocals and hypnotic chorus. ‘Superman’ is likely to...

An Interview with Mallory Knox's Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas is one fifth of Mallory Knox, one of the British alt-rock’s current frontier bands. As the popularity of similar genre groups – Lower Than Atlantis, Young Guns and Twin Atlantic to name a couple – increases, Mallory Knox have found themselves on the front lines of a rapidly expanding genre. “We’re very privileged to be put in the same bracket as those guys. I’m so happy that people like Radio One and Reading/Leeds now put their faith in British rock music. There’s so much talent ...

Getting passionate with Twin Atlantic

The Scottish rock quartet Twin Atlantic released their third and most successful album to date, The Great Divide, earlier this year. They began their European tour at the start of the month, and following their UK October dates I caught up with bearded bassist Ross McNae. The Great Divide hit the UK Rock Chart top spot and made it to number six in the UK Album Charts following heavy coverage from BBC Radio One over the summer. “No.” Ross laughed when I asked if they had anticipated the ...

Meet Netsky; EDM's biggest new name.

Netsky is a name that’s making waves among the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) community. The Belgian producer’s drum and bass albums have been incredibly successful so far, with Netsky bagging number ones for both his 2012 album ‘2’ and his latest single ‘Running Low’ (featuring Beth Ditto) in his home country. Boris Daenen chose the stage name Netsky not too long ago –he’s been in the producing game for almost ten years now. “I started producing when I was 15,” Netsky explained, “Just dance ...

Eagulls spread their wings

Leeds’ next big band has emerged. Although in the incubation stage that comes with a debut album, Eagulls have already impressed both at home and across the Pond, bagging a performance slot on US prime-time show David Letterman. Guitarist Liam Matthews is certainly aware of how well-earned the band’s ongoing success is. Ahead of the band’s October tour, we sat down for a chat with one fifth of the northerners to talk about challenges Eagulls have faced, the recording of their debut album and se

Meet Wisconsin folk sextet Phox

Six-piece American group Phox returned to the UK in August, following the release of their self-titled debut album at the start of this month. The charming record has gained the sextet coverage from a whole host of publications, including the New York Times, as their coverage and fan-base starts to grow. We had a chat with Matt Holmen, who, along with Monica Martin, Jason Krunnfusz, Zach Johnston, Matteo Roberts and Davey Roberts, makes up one sixth of Phox, for a chat about the new album, his...

Laura Welsh's big break.

Laura Welsh is definitely one to watch. Following her successful stint on Gorgon City’s summer dance track, ‘Here for You’ and putting the finishing touches to her debut album, Laura’s certainly on the path to success. In light of the release of her latest single, ‘Break the Fall’, we caught up with the songstress to talk song writing and collaborations. Although only releasing a couple of tracks as singles, Laura is certainly no stranger to putting her own music out there. “It’s been good to...

'Here We Go' again - Lower Than Atlantis return!

It’s been two years since the release of Changing Tune, the third studio album from Watford-based four-piece Lower Than Atlantis. The group, who are newly signed to Sony, are set to release their new self-titled album on September 29th, following an intimate tour and limited festival dates. I caught up with main man Mike Duce to talk about the band’s latest album, Japanese dates and record labels. When we spoke, Mike was fresh from headlining the second day of Radio One Rocks, playing alongside...
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