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WE ARE UNSEEN. The UK music webzine run by students, for students. We aim to provide an online forum where artists from across the globe can get their music reviewed and out there in the music-verse; allowing music lovers to access new and exciting bands they may never have heard of...until now.
Whether it’s up and coming bands or more established artists of the industry, UNSEEN is the place to go for live, album and EP reviews, alongside interviews with some of the biggest names and some of the quirkiest features.
Created in 2010 by students Amy Durrant and Lauren Peel, UNSEEN has grown into a webzine which prides itself on the individual style of its writers and its very smart looking strawberry tucked into the logo. Finding new music is our passion and bringing it to you is our love.
So get to know the UNSEEN team! Our loveliest regulars are listed below. We’d love to welcome you to the family.
WE ARE UNSEEN. Keep it Red, White and Green.
Matt studies English Language & Linguistics at The University of Sheffield. He is a firm favourite of the Indie/Alternative music scene, although anything that’s not Justin Bieber is likely to get his attention. He has been a guitarist for the Birmingham-based, Indie band Black Jeans since 2010, and has attended various high-profile festivals with them; though only as a spectator for the time being. Having written for various regional and national publications, Matt’s main aim within the next three years is to establish himself as an up-and-coming journalist/writer on a national level. Aside from music journalism, Matt enjoys watching films, playing guitar and drinking Jack Daniel’s.
Cameron is a second year English student at King’s College London. He is inclined towards classic rock and punk but does have a soft spot for the pop music of the 1980s. He enjoys writing reviews and getting to praise his favourite songs in The Sexy Seven feature. Cameron also likes to write for Politics Student and is trying to establish himself as a poet. With his free time, Cameron takes pleasure in reading Batman comics, enjoying a glass of Pepsi and wishing that he were Flash by name, FLASH by nature. Woof.
Joe Williams is a third year English and Philosophy student at Sheffield University. He was raised in South East London on a diet of punk rock, The Rolling Stones and 80s independent music. Since taking the unusual decision to learn the tuba aged 8, he has been involved in playing a variety of instruments and styles of music; spanning jazz, classical, funk and rock bands. As a result, he’s fascinated by the way music comes together, and the tiny details that make up a great song. Joe’s other interests include cycling, writing short fiction in his bedroom at 3AM, Russian Avant Garde Art, and Leeds United.
Ellie is a second year Journalism student at the University of Sheffield. She watched Yellow Submarine as much as Disney films when she was younger, which led her love of quirky music. Her music taste spans generations – Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Smiths to The Vaccines and Hot Chip (with lots of things in between). She enjoys creative writing and hopes one day to be an author as well as a journalist. She wrote a poem every day for a year in 2011. As well as this she likes reading, is a self-confessed Harry Potter nerd and wishes Mini eggs were sold throughout the year.
Rachel Smith is a third year English Literature and French student at the University of Sheffield. When her nose is not in books, she enjoys pina coladas and Club Tropicana (especially when the drinks are free). Rachel enjoys jazz, electronica, metal (the hair kind, though she is not picky), blues and the oeuvre of Fleetwood Mac. Writing and playing her own music as well as singing in a rock band, Rachel is interested in the composition of music, as well as harbouring an unhealthy obsession with lyrics. Music aside, her loyalties lie with gin, cats and social networking.
Steph is a third year English Literature student at the University of Sheffield. Brought up in a musically-boned family, she soon came to realise that music is one of life’s most important ingredients. The voice is Steph’s favourite instrument, belonging to choir after choir throughout her life, and ultimately achieving her Grade 8 singing with distinction in 2010. Her appreciation of musical and generic diversity means her iPod is a puzzling device, ranging from Folk-Rock to Rap Metal; but she is all-ears to new suggestions. Steph’s enthusiasm for music is equalled with her love of writing, and she particularly enjoys writing reviews and features for WAU. She likes Tess of the D’Urbervilles, long distance running, and eating anything covered with chocolate.