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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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AW trends: Punk

As Sandi Thom sings “I wish I was a punk rocker”, we’re all starting to come round to her point of view now. In the song ‘anarchy was still a dream’, but this season punk has rocked its way into mainstream fashion culture. From head to toe: the bleached hair, mesh tops, tartan kilts and ripped jeans there is the brooding atmosphere of rebellion amongst the fashion world.
Cut out biker boots, originating from that perennially unobtainable Kurt Geiger pair, are practically de rigeur both high-end and in the high street.» >

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Which Century ‘Suits’ You?

The 50s to the 00s represented a half-decade of varied fashions where each century had its own style. This article describes these centuries’ fashions.

In the 1950s, Dior’s ‘New Look’, full skirted and small waist dresses became popular. Shorter trousers, known as pedal pushers, pencil skirts, peplum and mid-thigh Bermuda length skirts were also worn.

The 1960s meant Go-go boots, PVC and psychedelic patterns all became popular. Stilettos, mini-skirts and A-line dresses meant more revealing was more acceptable.» >

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