Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Passenger- All The Little Lights: Album Review

Passenger is a British folk rock band formed by Mike Rosenberg and Andrew Phillips, from Brighhrough the use of soothing string accompaniments. 

All The Little Lights, is a 12 track album and comes with a second album complete with acoustic versions. This well rounded album consists of energetic songs, raw emotion and beautiful folk music, leaving you with a comforting musical experience.

The album opens with “Things That Stop You Dreaming” and provides you with a string ensemble, perfectly coupled with Rosenberg’s enchanting vocals. Verses are packed with life’s struggles, yet urge you to be happy, with lyrics including, “If you can’t get what you love, you learn to love the things you’ve got” showing his own life’s philosophical meaning. These feel-good vibes continue throughout the album giving you a unique experience of folk rock music.

The album moves from soulful songs to fast-paced pieces. The last track, “I Hate” is recorded live at The Boderline in London and includes a humorous list of things Rosenberg hates. His lyrics destroy celebrities, social media and the press, providing an underlying social commentary of the nation through this comical yet clever song.

All The Little Lights showcases a powerful collection of songs, music and the wonderful voice of Rosenberg. The music industry is seriously lacking in an authentic band as talented as Passenger.

Rating 9 /10

Evie Chrysostomou

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Sony Sells Playstation 4 At a Cheaper Price Than Microsoft’s Xbox One

At the E3 press conference Sony and Microsoft both unveiled the prices of their new devices and the results are quite a shock! Sony finally revealed their new device and announced that it will be sold at a much cheaper price than its Microsoft rival, the Xbox One.

Sony confirmed that the Playstattion 4 console would be sold for £349 in the UK, which amounts to $399 US dollars. While Microsoft has revealed that its Xbox One device will go on sale at £429 in the UK, and $499 in the US, which is an extremely high price! Sony stated that its console would go on sale during this “holiday season” and has not set an official launch date as of yet.

Microsoft, on the other hand were quick to set a release date for the Xbox One, setting the sale date for November this year. The reception of the Xbox One console however, was nothing to the high excitement that the Playstation 4 produced. Sony tried to set itself apart from Microsoft and opted out of restricting second hand games on the console, allowing any pre-owned games to continue to play on the device. However, Microsoft chose to limit second hand games on its console. This may have contributed to the Xbox One’s unpopularity with consumers, many questioning whether the console is worth buying for such a steep price.

Regardless of the Playstation 4’s cheaper price, an observer at E3 admitted that the Xbox One would still outsell its rival. What do you think? Will Microsoft outperform Sony or is the pricing of the Playstation 4 a bargain?

- Evie Chrysostomou

Monday, 1 July 2013

My face is in TimeOut London

Just found this! My picture is used in London's TimeOut Mag!
You can see me here about to attend London Fashion Week 13!: