Jessica Brassington

Journalist

An online journalist with a strong focus on culture and society.

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Paris Music Fix
Jessica Brassington explores Paris' music scene in a show full of interviews, music and a run down of the week's best gigs across the
Let's Talk About Periods - Impakter
The word taboo, throughout history, has had a broad spectrum of meanings: forbidden, magic, frightening and untouchable are just a few examples of how the word has been...
The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: An Interview with Dr. Nikolay Anguelov - Impakter
For the everyday consumer, there is a wealth of information about eco-friendly and sustainable fashion: websites and magazines dedicated to sourcing ethical brands and retailers...
INTERVIEW: JONES - The Metropolist
London-based singer-songwriter JONES (a.k.a Cherie Jones) is on the verge of releasing her debut album, New Skin, a collection of soul inspired, pop hooks with the added bonus...
Can Donald Trump Really Afford to Ignore Climate Change? - Impakter
The vote has been cast, democracy has spoken and Donald Trump is set to be the United States of America's 49 th President. A little hard to believe for some but a momentous...
INTERVIEW: Anna of the North - The Metropolist
Anna of the North, made up of Norwegian-born, Anna Lotterud, and New Zealand-born, Brady Daniell-Smith, is a band beautifully and cautiously crafted. With no set plan or clear...
Indie Record Labels: Stemming the Tide of Change - Impakter
The modern music landscape has become a complicated subject since the commercial use of the internet altogether causing major changes and developments for the entire industry....
INTERVIEW: Thom Sonny Green - The Metropolist
The call to Thom Sonny Green went through on a warm Wednesday afternoon and after he finished describing the view from the balcony of his London flat he added how lucky he felt....
INTERVIEW: Mac Quayle - The Metropolist
Both Emmy and Grammy nominated, Mac Quayle is a composer at the top of his game and currently writing the score for Mr Robot season 2. With season 1 recently made available as a...
Defining Afro Roots Music | Rocky Dawuni | African Roots
Originally a term created to outline the scope of music influenced by the continent of Africa, the term "Afro Roots" has become much more understood and defined as part of...
INTERVIEW: Alex Somers - The Metropolist
Alex Somer's latest artistry is hauntingly beautiful, a soundtrack that effortlessly glides from track to track telling its own story, yet also fulfils its duty to perfectly...
REVIEW: River Tiber - Indigo - The Metropolist
Indigo is a twelve track project of pure luxury; a synth driven, R&B infused collision of sounds further layered with various, unassuming instruments and soulful harmonies. More...
INTERVIEW: Braids - The Metropolist
Recently releasing their latest EP, Companion, and fresh from a small tour around the UK including a Glastonbury appearance, Braids are a band that has steadily grown in stature...
REVIEW: Cat's Eyes - Treasure House - The Metropolist
The Horror's frontman, Faris Badwan, recently commented that 'Cat's Eyes isn't really a band' but rather 'two people responding to each other.' The idea that their music 'never...
INTERVIEW: Cullen Omori - The Metropolist
Cullen Omori, previously frontman of now defunct Chicago indie-rockers Smith Westerns, seems to be doing everything right in establishing himself as a solo artist. Following on...
Peacefire: An interview with Rocky Dawuni - Impakter
Rocky Dawuni is well known across Africa and the world for his infectious Afro Roots sound and humanitarian activism. His dedication to spread his message of love, positivity,...
Music and Broadening Horizons: Mr Flash Talks Vision and Changing Perspectives. - Impakter
Gilles Bousquet, or as he's better known, Mr Flash, seems to be very content with the direction his music is taking at the moment. It has been nearly two years since his...
INTERVIEW: Kristin Kontrol - The Metropolist
It has been an interesting and challenging transition for Dum Dum Girls' lead singer, Dee Dee, aka, Kristen Welchez. Her new solo project, Kristin Kontrol, is a step in a new...
INTERVIEW: Gabriel Bruce - The Metropolist
Gabriel Bruce created something of an enigma around himself early on in his career, with his first 7 inch accompanied by a lengthy Dada-influenced illustrated book discussing...
The Example of Venezuela: How Water Mismanagement Led to Disaster - Impakter
Mismanagement of water resources around the world has meant that today more than one billion people lack access to decent water and risk their lives because of sanitation...
INTERVIEW: Lawrence Rothman - The Metropolist
Mr Lawrence Rothman, the haunting, disquieting and fascinating enigma, with his unique blend of music, visual art and alter-egos, is due to release his debut album, The Book of...
CoderDojo: An Interview with Bill Liao - Impakter
is just one of the many inspiring, but vital projects, philanthropist, Bill Liao has spearheaded over his expansive career and each one exists to provide solutions to...
INTRODUCING: Lake Komo - The Metropolist
The grungy basement venue of Manchester's Soup Kitchen was packed with familiar faces last Saturday night to welcome back Lake Komo. The budding sonic-pop band made up of Jay...
Why International Women's Day doesn't represent all women - The Metropolist
International Women's Day (or International Working Women's Day as it was originally named) was first celebrated in New York in 1909; a day to mark the strike led by the...
Clang Music: A Revolution is Coming - Impakter
Salim Kraatz and Grigorii Posner, two old schools friends, after collaborating on various projects, were ultimately lead to the idea of Clang, a streaming service inspired by...
Peacefire: An Interview With Aloe Blacc - Impakter
is an artist renowned for creating music to represent the underdog in society; an artist that has championed various causes including Malaria No More, UK and supported charter...
Brexit, Cameron and Boris Johnson: Just a bit of playground bickering? - The Metropolist
after speculation Boris Johnson and David Cameron were in dispute, coincidentally about the Lisbon Treaty, Boris Back in 2009 confirmed to The Guardian that his relationship...
ALBUM REVIEW: Wild Nothing - Life of Pause - The Metropolist
The Wild Nothing project, a group spearheaded by song-writer Jack Tatum, returns in full LP form this Friday with the release of Life of Pause. The music falls somewhere between...
SoundCloud Weekly: 5 tracks you need in your life - The Metropolist
A playlist of cleverly woven genres and evocative songwriting that serves to satisfy a whole host of human emotion. From expressive songwriting to the perfect bass injection,...

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