Xtreme Radio #SSB18 Interviews

At this years Summer Ball, we got the chance to speak to some of your favourite artists. Check out the interviews below. Eleri Angharad &...

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

As the summer term gets under way, it is likely that most of us will be busy with revision, deadlines and exams; with little...

Why you should give the DC extended universe another chance

Aside from Wonder Woman, critics and audiences have not been kind to the DCEU, and this I believe is a misunderstanding of their content....

Is the horror genre still ‘good?’

The horror genre, like many others, is ever-evolving to meet the criteria of its audiences across the world of cinema. As we evolve as...

Titanic: The Last Great Hollywood Epic

I doubt that there are very many of you who have yet to see the cultural phenomenon that is James Cameron’s Titanic. Recently celebrating...

Julia Michaels: An interview with pop’s behind-the-scenes gem

Whether you’ve heard her name or not, chances are you’ve heard her music. Julia Michaels is the song writing mastermind behind chart-smashing hits such...

Look Up

Imagine a bustling town or city centre, with people everywhere. Overhead, there could be the clearest, bluest skies with the warmest sun beating down...

An interview with writer B.A. Hippsley

Former Swansea University, B.A. Hippsley is scheduled to have his first novel – Containment – published on 16th May 2018 by the independent publishers...

Growing Up

A poem by Emily Maybanks

INTERVIEW: Frank Turner on ‘Be More Kind’

by Jake Harvey Frank Turner’s new album ‘Be More Kind’ has finally hit the shelves, and with it comes a refreshed and refined sound from...

FEATURED ARTIST: Tom Grennan

By Jake Causley (Alt-J Show) Injections of soul, indie, and folk styles into the charts have rarely come about in recent times, but Tom Grennan’s...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Search For Everything – John Mayer (2017)

by Jake Causley (ALT-J show, Thursdays 4-6pm) There was only ever going to be one artist I was going to write an album review for....

Getting involved at Festivals – an interview with Tom Parkinson

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK? Ahead of BBC’s...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bicycling by Ananas

by Jordi Juan Iveson Here at Xtreme radio we pride ourselves in providing a platform to showcase both student and local talent. Ananas are a...

REVIEW: Cosmosus EP by Ananas

by Jordi Juan Iveson Ananas are an experimental Lo-fi Neo Soul trio from Swansea. I am featuring their EP as they’re a testament to student...

The Little Prince – a book to return to

By: Emily Maybanks The Little Prince – originally Le Petit Prince – was penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and was first published in 1943. Now,...

Creative Writing – a series of interviews

By: Emily Maybanks Have you ever wondered how your favourite authors can make characters come to life in your mind? Or, maybe you've always felt...

REVIEW: Man in an Orange Shirt

By: Emily Maybanks Man in an Orange Shirt was first shown on BBC Two last summer. A two part series, it was at the heart...

Moonstruck

by Carlos Tseng It’s hard to believe that Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck is now 30 years old. In 2018, the film is still a delight to...

Netflix Binge: Black Mirror

by Alex Udraufski-Osborne The Students' Union elections signal the end of the academic year. That means deadlines, exams, and, ultimately, stress—which all sounds daunting and,...

Fickle Friends: The Globe, Cardiff, 26/02/18

When I first heard Fickle Friends, I was amazed by how captivated I could be by something so joyful, given as I had previously...

Interview: Rejjie Snow

by Will Barnston That is until now. In a rare occurrence, 24-year-old Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow. The catalyst to his career was his 2013 'Rejovich'...

REVIEW: Bad Sounds, 5th February Tramshed Cardiff

By Caleb brown On the 5th of February I had an interview with Bad Sounds as they supported Rat Boy in Tramshed Cardiff alongside Ten...

Cut pretty flowers from their stems

By: Rhys Swainston * disclaimer - contains content that some may find upsetting I walk past the café every day. There is a girl who works there...

The Greatest Showman – why is it doing so well?

By: Emily Maybanks With the recent news that the soundtrack to the film (released in UK cinemas on Boxing Day 2017) The Greatest Showman has...

Interview with Illustrator, Emily Wren

By: Emily Maybanks Living and working in Basel, Switzerland, Emily Wren is a freelance Illustrator and has recently illustrated a short story in Popshot’s recent...

ALBUM REVIEW: Calum Scott – Only Human

By: Emily Maybanks On 9th March 2018, Calum Scott released his debut album Only Human. For those who don't know, Calum Scott is a British singer and...

World Poetry Day 2018

By: Emily Maybanks Today – 21st March 2018 – is World Poetry Day. Poetry is, of course, literary work in which the expression of feelings...

REVIEW: Call the Midwife, Series 7

By: Emily Maybanks *WARNING: contains spoilers!* “Why did I ever start this? I must have been mad!” These are the opening words of Jennifer Worth’s memoir...

EP Review – No Sense Of Groove

by Dare Balogun Reviewing electronic music at time can be very difficult sometimes. Its not like I’m reviewing a band and I can talk about...

If you could see me now

By: Emily Maybanks Based on the lyrics to 'If you could see me now' by The Script. Got to keep myself calm but the truth is...

NETFLIX BINGE – Restrepo

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne March. Here in the Northern hemisphere, it marks the beginning of Spring. The plants begin to make a return, and so do...

Under Milk Wood

As March is the month of St. David's day, the patron Saint of Wales, it would be apt to acknowledge that Wales is a...

WALES AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS: How Green Was My Valley

by Carlos Tseng Critics continue to be outraged at John Ford’s 1941 film about the Welsh valleys beating Orson Welles’ noir classic, Citizen Kane, for...

Interview: Newton faulkner

by Sarah Harris Newton Faulker is a talent of virtuoso standards; carving a path from his Guildford Music Academy education, through the rite of passage...

The Script in Cardiff

By: Emily Maybanks On Tuesday 20th February 2018, Irish trio The Script – consisting of Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power – brought their...

ALBUM REVIEW: AWOLNATION – Here Come The Runts

By Jake Harvey Since AWOLNATION’s debut album ‘Megalithic Symphony’ went Platinum in the US and double platinum in Canada, they have largely gone under the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Beautiful people will ruin your life – The Wombats...

By Alex Evans This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

An interview with Kamand Kojouri

By: Emily Maybanks I caught up with writer and poet Kamand Kojouri; she was born in Iran and brought up in Dubai and Toronto. She...

Album Review: Crush EP – Ravyn Lenae

By Kiera Jones This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

Trac  yr wythnos! ‘Anrheoli’- Yws Gwynedd

by Kezia Mae Dydd Miwsig Cymru Cymraeg yn roi amrywiad o’r caneuon a bands gorau mae Cymru yn cynnig. Mae’n hanfodol i’r rhai sydd diddordeb...

FEATURED ARTIST: Kehlani

By Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

ALBUM REVIEW: SATURATION III – BROCKHAMPTON (2017)

by Tia Williams This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste...

FEATURED ARTIST: Yabadum By Emma Markman Morris

This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music taste through an...

Netflix Binge: 6 Years

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne With February being the month of Valentines day, I got to thinking about relationships, and all the idealised notions, especially for young...

A Classic Romance: Casablanca 75 Years On

by Carlos Tseng Most people will probably already be familiar with Michael Curtiz’s wartime classic, or at least heard of it. But, what is it...

The Greatest Showman

by Emily Maybanks Released on Boxing Day 2017, The Greatest Showman was a feel-good film to end the year with. Directed by Michael Gracey, it is...

Love Yourself Unconditionally

by Emily Maybanks If I could turn back the clocks, I would re-write every line of every stupid love letter that I wrote. Pages and...

Love is not a pair of shoes

by Heavyn Lester It would be nice if finding your true love was just like finding a pair of shoes. You could go to a couple...

The rise of RISE – How Drum ‘N’ Bass exploded in...

by Fin Hardie Rise Swansea is the events team responsible for the smashing of huge Drum ‘N’ Bass events recently in the city. I ask...

Dreams

By: Emily Maybanks Inspired by songs from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman There are a million dreams keeping me awake. A million dreams for the world...

ALBUM REVIEW: Ctrl – SZA (2017)

By Emma Markman Morris This term, Xtreme Radio is proud to present our featured presenter reviews. Each week, a new presenter will show their music...

Top 5 Shows to Relax to

By William Kriesher For us students, Christmas ushers no break, but merely signals the dreaded January exam period, a time when every student prepares themselves...

The Naked Gun

by Finn Basketfield Exam season can always be a tense, stressful time for everyone, no matter the subject or number of exams. That’s why when...

Call Me by Your Name – Review

By Carlos Tseng A triumph at Sundance Film Festival and an even bigger success at Toronto and London, Call Me Your Name offers a nuanced...

Netflix Binge – Atypical

by Alexander Udraufski-Osborne I can’t believe it’s exam season already. It’s like I blinked and suddenly my housemates and I are up to our nostrils...

Astroid boys – interview

The way you fuse punk and grime together produces a very fresh and interesting style, how do you manage to bring it all together? I...

Morrissey: ‘Low in High School’ – Album review

The name ‘Morrissey’ holds various connotations: the vegetarian, the pessimist, the frontman of one of the most influential Manchester bands of our time. A...

Little Mix – Glory Days tour

By Emily Hazell X-Factor winners Little Mix, one of the biggest girl groups in the world, returned to Cardiff in October for two sold out...

18 songs turning 10 in 2018

By: Emily Maybanks I think that nothing makes you feel older than realising that certain songs have been around for more than 10 years. Songs...

Emily’s five favourite festive tunes

By: Emily Maybanks With less than 20 days to go until ‘the big day’, I thought I would share my five favourite Christmas songs, including...

A Weekend with Dylan Thomas

By Gwen Miles On the first weekend of November, I made my way into the centre of Swansea to get involved in a celebration of...

Zach Meyer – Questions & Answers

By: Emily Maybanks I recently picked up a copy of Popshot – an illustrated magazine full of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. What really...

Tinsel and Glitter

By: Michael Jenkins This isn’t real. This is necessary. Come with me through the brick and rat exposed arches of Hafod’s Copperopolis in an industrial century...

Swansea’s club scene

by Fin Hardie Swansea may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of ground-breaking music events, but the scene has been...

Interview: Michael Malarkey

by Sarah Harris To millions of vampire fanatics around the globe Michael Malarkey is first and foremost Enzo, the uber-charming bloodsucker and fan-favourite on hit...

Review: London Grammar

by Will Barnston Recently I ventured all the way from Swansea up to Edinburgh as I had tickets for one of my all-time favourite bands,...

Review: King Nun

by Erin Allwood King Nun are a London four-piece alternative rock band currently on the rise with increasing demand on the indie scene. Having toured...

The Room: So bad, it’s good

by Josh Price There are some films that are made for you and a group of friends to stay in and ridicule together. Perfect for...

Blade Runner 2049

by W. B. Kriescher Blade Runner (originally modelled on Port-Talbot’s steel works at night) is a classic! The original film is not only action-packed but...

Krampus: The Christmas Devil

by Finn Basketfield With Christmas just around the corner, we all begin to indulge in those same holiday traditions: hanging up the tree, Christmas songs...

Nothing She Can Do

By: Emily Maybanks

A letter to my 19 year old self

By: Emily Maybanks

Superhero

By: Emily Maybanks A spoken word creative writing piece, inspired by The Script's music.

Hungover Glory: The sequel to Drunken Glory

By: Emily Maybanks  Read Drunken Glory here.   I open my eyes and immediately shut them after being blinded by bright sunlight flooding through the tiniest gap...

World Gone Mad

By Emily Maybanks Talking about how I feel about the new Bastille single called ‘World Gone Mad’, which was released on Thursday 9th November 2017,...

Review: American Made

by W. B. Kriescher “What a film!” The most recent masterpiece in Tom Cruise’s arsenal of outstanding films, American Made, is about the struggle between...

Netflix Binge: Bates Motel

by Guto Griffiths To keep in line with this frightful time of year, why not watch a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s thrilling, Psycho? Psycho is still...

Review: It

by Lauren Lewis Thirty-one years have passed since the first publication of Stephen King’s bestseller IT and finally, the newest adaption of the book has...

Synonym of fear

by Emily Maybanks 31st October 2011… Halloween Young and sweet, I was seventeen Still a child, full of innocence With a craving for independence So much I didn’t but...

Listen to your daughter

by Gemma Woodhouse Humans are weird creatures. Investing years of a child’s life teaching them how to talk, write and draw. Sending them to drama...

Emily speaks about Swansea Student Media

Emily Maybanks speaks about Swansea Student Media and how it has helped her develop new skill and confidence.

Emily talks about Il Divo

  Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover group. There’s Sébastien Izambard who is a French singer-songwriter; Baritone, Carlos Marìn from Spain; Tenor, Urs Bühler...

Wild World – Interpretations of 8 Bastille songs

By Emily Maybanks Talking about my interpretations of eight of my favourite Bastille songs, including Glory - the lyrics of which inspired a piece of...

The Script: Freedom Child – Important Messages

By Emily Maybanks Irish pop-rock trio The Script have returned with their fifth studio album called Freedom Child which was released on 1st September 2017....

World Mental Health Day 2017

Emily Maybanks talks about issues surrounding mental health and touches on her own experiences.

The Horror of a Blockbuster

by Josh Price With Hollywood churning out blockbuster after blockbuster, it is no surprise that the hunt for new directors is in full swing. However,...

Review: Abba Forever

By Carys Svendsen Now I know what you’re thinking: how could there possibly be a review for a tribute act for one of the most...

Swansea Fringe: The Preview Review

By Rory James The Swansea Fringe Festival cometh, and it promises to showcase talented performers, poets, musicians and comedians, all from the local area. The...

Preview: ABBA Forever @ Swansea Grand Theatre, 7th September

By Carys Svendsen ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows. It’s enjoyed by  theatre audiences from...

Wolf Alice interview

Xtreme radio's Alex Evans speaks to Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice ahead of their show at the Muni Arts Centre. Alex: How...

Twin Town comes home to Singleton Park

By Alex Evans After 20 years, the cast and director of cult Swansea film Twin Town reunited in Singleton Park to celebrate its anniversary. The event...