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EXTINCTION REBELLION – FIGHT FOR LIFE

Last month, the UK experienced its hottest day in February ever recorded- the first-time winter temperatures had ever exceeded 20⁰C. But whilst downplaying narratives of cornetto-crunching families on beaches were occupying the front pages of the national media, there lay a darker side to the reporting.

Some responded with facts that put this heatwave into a suddenly terrifying context, one of these being that this is just another ‘hottest day on record’ badge to add to the sash of the 21st Century.» >

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A live review of The Orielles.

Last Wednesday, on the second stop of their UK headline tour, local promoters ‘Heavy Pop’ bought Halifax-born four-piece band The Orielles to grace The Facebar in Reading town centre. It would not be unfair to say that The Orielles are my favourite band playing music right now, and for good reason. Their music is exciting, energetic, and melodic, whilst managing to maintain a unique quality within a scene where it can often be so easy to sound like everyone else. Since the release of their album a year ago, they have been climbing ladders all over the place. There has been a buzz surrounding them after they succeeded in hitting No. 16 on Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year 2018, and also making the cover of the fabled underground ‘So Young’ magazine. Now they are embarking on a largely sold-out headline tour, which suffice it to say, made me look forward to seeing them perform.

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