Amrit Virdi

NTU MA Magazine Journalism Student and Freelance Journalist

Bylines @ OK! Magazine, London Runway, The Rodeo Magazine, LeftLion etc

Former Editor @ Impact Magazine, The Mic and Empoword Journalism 

Former Formula One Podcast Host @ University Radio Nottingham and SRA Nominee

The 1975: also pretty funny in English

The 1975 have been a defining band for me throughout my youth, and their rollercoaster of experimental releases since 2012 seems to have culminated in a record that harkens back to their roots. It may be one of their best yet. Being Funny In A Foreign Language lives up to how controversial frontman Matty Healy described the album in his interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe – ‘’earnest’’. The record is a massive, cohesive step up from 2020’s Notes On A Conditional Form, which took musical inte

Jackie Hayes and her snappy 'Over & Over'

Jackie Hayes is slowly making her name as one of the queens of angsty, gritty, guitar-led music, and her debut LP Over & Over plays to her strengths. Despite having released numerous standalone singles and EPs since 2017, Over & Over was my introduction to the Chicago-based artist’s music. It is safe to say that it didn’t disappoint, and evidently follows on from the grunge and confident themes of her previous releases. Jackie is assured in the message she wants to put across to her fans in her

I Get It Now: Billie Eilish - 'Happier Than Ever'

Two years ago, we started a feature called ‘I Get it Now’, and honestly, we missed it. Sometimes an album you now treasure was once something you couldn’t bear. We owe a lot to second listens. Billie Eilish is the prime example of an immensely talented young musician catapulted into the spotlight. Winning five Grammy Awards in 2020 – when she was just 17! – for her debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO, I had high expectations for the follow up, Happier Than Ever. The album cycl

Pale Waves get intimate at Rough Trade

Following the release of their third studio album Unwanted, Pale Waves have set out on an intimate record store tour across the UK to meet their masses of fans at signings and perform special acoustic sets for them. They made a stop in Nottingham on 16th August which, despite technical difficulties, proved to be a well-executed intimate performance. Rough Trade is a record store that’s also renowned for hosting small shows where fans get to see their favourite artists on a more personal level.

Cari Cari take us to Kookoo Island

Calling on influences from film scores and praised as the ‘biggest discovery of Primavera Sound Festival’ by Rolling Stone, Cari Cari take their fans to ‘Kookoo Island’ on their upcoming album. I had the pleasure of discussing their origins and musical journey with the duo. To our readers, can you explain a little about the band’s origins? What brought you together as a band to make music? Alexander Koeck (vocals, guitars): I had a band at the time and discovered Steph’s music online. I had a
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