Category: The Scratch

News from the world of The Scratch

TOMORROW: BCU Gig Society launch night!

For a night of live, local music from a multitude of genres, the Eagle and Ball is the place to be. The BCU Gig Society are passionate on helping local musicians and venues come together, and boost the scene they both inhabit. On Friday, March 10, from 19:00, enjoy some fresh, local talent right in the …

By
09 March 2017
Read More

An Interview with… Sugarthief

By Ella Morris   Sugarthief are an indie-pop band based in Birmingham, formed by brothers Jordi and Jack James and including school friends Luke Owen and Reece Downton. I spoke to brothers, Jordi and Jack, before their headline gig at The Victoria.   Tell me how you started the band. Jordi: Well, as brothers, we …

By
07 March 2017
Read More

An Interview with… Anto Sharp

He’s known more so for his catchphrase, “that’s going straight in my basket.” However, I had the chance to interview social media phenomenon, Anto Sharp to find out more about how he’s become big on social media, his other characters, and his future acting aspirations. What inspired you to start filming vines? It all started …

By
07 March 2017
Read More

An Interview with… Tom Walker

Singer-songwriter, Tom Walker, was recently in Birmingham as his sold-out UK tour reached it’s middle of the road. I was lucky enough to have a nice chat with Tom about his current UK tour and latest single, ‘Play Dead’. We also discussed his confirmed place at the ‘Live at Leeds’ festival.   “‘Play Dead’ is really about me and …

By
07 March 2017
Read More

Issue 3 of The Scratch is here!

Issue 3 of The Scratch is finally here! In this issue you can find out the best in local nights out and fashion, as well as sports analysis, the best in up and coming tech and interviews with some fantastic creatives. You can pick up a new issue on campus or read it below. Click …

By
27 February 2017
Read More

Don’t Miss: The Barnyard Bash at the Nelson Inn

Grab your cowboy hat and get ready to dance to your favourite country hits, all for a good cause on Friday February 24 at The Nelson Inn, Burntwood. The Barnyard Bash is in aid of St. Basils charity, giving support to 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Line dancing, live …

By
21 February 2017
Read More

15 Faces of Winona Ryder at the SAG Awards, Applied to the Life of a Student

By Ben Wheatley When it’s only half way through a semester and already that precious student finance has already dried up 2. Then the parents ask you how your financial situation is and you’re like “urm yeah I’m not dead so I guess it could be worse” (Hinting at them “GIVE ME MONEY”) 3. When …

By
02 February 2017
Read More

Search Party: Narcissism in New York

[This article contains spoilers] For all intents and purposes, Search Party is not your average mystery drama. It’s razor sharp, quick witted and atmospheric. The millennial lives of four New Yorkers takes a 360 spin when someone they know goes missing without a trace. When Dory finds out her college dorm mate Chantal is missing, …

By
06 January 2017
Read More

The Biggest Albums of 2016

It’s that time of year again where we get to find out the biggest albums of 2016, and it is no surprise who reigns supreme. 1. Adele – 25     “Hello, it’s me” again! That’s right Adele remains on top for a second year running. Her third studio album, 25 is the biggest album of …

By
05 January 2017
Read More

Nico Rosberg Retirement: The Race for Formula 1’s Most Treasured Seat

By Ben Wheatley So as if 2016 couldn’t throw any more curve balls our way, Nico Rosberg has announced today (December 2nd) that he is to retire from Formula 1 immediately, just 5 days after claiming his maiden world championship. This however isn’t the first time a reigning world champion has called it a day, …

By
02 December 2016
Read More