All posts tagged in artists

  • September 26, 2020By Aly Balakareva

    Perhaps, it’s hard for me to imagine The Neighbourhood ever changing. However, in their new album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones, I awaited something more from the band that has gifted us with gems such as “Sweater Weather”, “Daddy Issues” and others. Uninspired and bland, it is an album that fails to provide the listener with the same … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/reviewing-the-neighbourhoods-chip-chrome-the-mono-tones-is-this-all-the-band-has-got-in-store/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 25, 2020By Lily Waywell

    As if there wasn’t enough Sherlock Holmes related content, Harry Bradbeer and Jack Thorne have now adapted Nancy Springer’s novel Enola Holmes. The story follows the life of Sherlock Holmes’ youngest sibling, Enola and her life after the disapperance of her mother. Now I must begin by saying, I have very mixed feelings regarding this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/murders-mysteries-and-sherlock-holmes-little-sister-a-review-of-netflixs-enola-holmes/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 14, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    We live in a gilded age of fame — or is it a cage? Some would say that we’re soaring on an upward trajectory when it comes to social media and that the latitude of influencers is ever-spreading and ever-ripping, throughout society. We have never been more intimate with each other. We have never had … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/should-celebrities-be-held-to-higher-standards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 30, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    A cappella, in a nutshell In an era rife with EDM, autotune, “whisperpop,” and other musical paraphernalia, where does a cappella find itself amidst all this cacophony? Literally meaning “without musical accompaniment,” a cappella is music stripped down to its bare bones, piercing through all the technological accessories we have today and manipulating humanity’s most … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-deep-dive-into-the-world-of-a-cappella/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 21, 2020By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for clarity and length. Best known for their hits, “All I Want” and “High Hopes,” the Irish indie rock band Kodaline has released its first single of 2020. After finishing up their UK tour, the band dropped “Wherever You Are,” which takes inspiration from being on tour and away from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kodalines-drummer-vincent-may-jr-talks-first-single-of-2020-and-upcoming-album/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 20, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Foals are not afraid of releasing a double-record: what is often considered to be a risk, is overturned with the release of “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2”. Unflinchingly, the band ignores the fear of going all-out on the first record and instead, they save the best for last. The band’s frontman, Yannis … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/2019-is-the-year-of-foals-enswbl-part-2-track-by-track-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 25, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    I’d grown up watching Ryan McCartan on Disney Channel, starring in the sitcom Liv & Maddie as Diggy. I’d been a streamer on Spotify when he released his first EP, “The Opposite”, and a watcher of the 2014 off-broadway version of Heathers: The Musical with McCartan as JD. So when the opportunity arose to interview … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-conversation-with-ryan-mccartan-on-rh-goes-pop-seventh-avenue-and-scotland-pa/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: Responses have been revised for length and clarity. Kimberly Douglas, better known to her fans as “Kihmberlie,” is a 23-year-old from Southern California who has amassed nearly 90k followers on Instagram and over 50k on Twitter. Known as the girl both in front of and behind the camera, Kimberly blows away her audience … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-khimberlie-the-girl-behind-and-in-front-of-the-camera/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Satica Nhem, a first-generation Cambodian-American artist, songwriter and poet, released her latest single “Son of a Gun” and her 5-track sophomore EP  dear april, ily on August 9th. Called Sati for short, she mostly writes R&B-influenced pop tunes and attempts to incorporate more alternative influences for her artist project. According to her, if there’s anything that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/saticas-sophomore-ep-dear-april-ily-depicts-her-vulnerability-and-growth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 13, 2019By Lily Waywell

    Editor’s Note: Article has been edited for length and clarity! At only 23, up-and-coming artist Elijah Boothe has already worked his way into three creative industries: film, fashion and music. Boothe was most recently featured in Lapalme Magazine and R.LEGACY Magazine, in which he was noted as a “Rising Young Hollywood” star to watch. He … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-up-and-coming-actor-musician-and-model-elijah-boothe/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 11, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Fresh off their Coachella performance and release of their single “Keep On Calling”, Niiko x SWAE are back at it again with “Summer Love (LINDZ)”. Both members of the artistic duo grew up heavily influenced by music until discovering their passion for EDM. Not only does the band enjoy creating original music, but they are … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/niiko-x-swae-on-coachella-new-releases-and-performing-live/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 4, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    On Thursday, August 1, a six-member federal jury in LA ruled that Katy Perry was guilty of copying a Christian rap song, “Joyful Noise” by Flame, in the 2013 hit “Dark Horse”. As punishment, Katy Perry and her collaborators — Perry, co-writer Sarah Hudson, Capitol Records, and producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Cirkut —  … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/katy-perrys-2-8-million-copyright-case-of-dark-horse-sparks-criticism/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read