This week Pi TV Sessions are joined by Andy Ruddy, a London based singer songwriter who gives a sublime rendition of his great new track ‘All Our Lives’.
Producer and Editor: Tom Ganley
Assistant Producer: Naomi Pieris
Sound: Adam Pinnock
Director of Photography:Mikko Makela
Cameras: Luke Blackett, Tirion Jenkins, Mikko Makela, Tom Ganley
Credits: Hannah Gillett
Week two of Bloomsbury Theatre features the formidable UCLU Jazz Society. Shafeeq Shajahan reviews I Too Sing America, an insight into the history and music of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Photography by Alex Moyse.
Energetic, soulful and stirring, UCLU Jazz Society presented a brave showcase of talent this week at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Director Michael Skinner strung together a cohesive production, displaying various forms and performance styles of jazz music, capturing the spirit of African American culture and the Civil Rights Movement. Without a doubt, tackling a theme like this is very difficult. …
TIMOTHY ZHA reviews Oneohtrix Point Never’s album, R Plus Seven and praises his performance at Islington Assembly Hall
Before Oneohtrix Point Never’s new album, R Plus Seven, came out, I had no idea what the Oulipo were. Turns out the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle were a group of mostly French-speaking writers, mathematicians and assorted intellectuals who practised constrained writing, composing while self-imposing deliberate specific constraints on the process. They had one particular constraint called S+7 (sound familiar?) in which every noun in a text was replaced with the seventh noun after …
TOM LOVE speaks to UCL professors about what gets them going, musically speaking
Julia Jordan, Department of English
What are your all time top five albums?
The Wedding Present - Seamonsters
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Life Without Buildings – Any Other City
Love - Forever Changes
Who are some of your current favourite artists/bands?
Four Tet, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Callahan, the Mountain Goats, Deerhoof, the Fiery Furnaces, Mission of Burma, Times New Viking.
What was the first album you bought?
Michael Jackson - Bad
Who is a guilty pleasure of yours?
I reject the concept!
Dr Luke Freeman, Department of Anthropology
What are your …
Federico Barni reviews CHVRCHES at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Callum McKean reacts to a Lunchtime Lecture on the study of rap in English Literature.
Ailbhe Ní Earráin reviews Nina Nesbitt’s recent Cats & Carbonara tour ahead of her upcoming gig at the Oval Space, as part of VEVO’s Halloween spectacular.
Rating: ★★★★ (4/5 stars)
Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is one to watch. The Scottish-Swedish artist earned her first UK Top 40 single in April 2013 with summer favourite ‘Stay Out’, and has been enjoying chart success ever since. At only 19 years old, she has toured with the likes of Example and Ed Sheeran (and also features in the music video for Ed Sheeran’s hit ‘Drunk’), as well as …
Rebecca Pinnington gives us the high and low notes of the Freshers’ Showcase that was put on by UCLU Jazz Society.
★★★☆☆ 3/5 stars.
Saturday saw the Jazz Society’s first ever showcase exclusively from its new members, taking us through a variety of jazz standards and starring some fantastic new talents, promising a great year ahead.
Jazz Soc were very successful champions of inclusivity in this show. Every new society member was given ample opportunity to showcase their talent with multiple solos, both pre-determined and improvised. The limited help from old hands in the …