News and Updates

Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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Spotlight: Ignite Paradise

Image: Martin Link [April Wilson | TV Director] So to celebrate releasing the second video for Trident Sessions (Trident Sessions are designed to showcase the University of Hertfordshire’s student-led performers such as bands, solo artists or DJs), here is a throwback to the first band that Trident Media recorded for Trident Sessions: Ignite Paradise! Ignite Paradise are a four piece rock band who met and formed at UH: Tom Allison (bass guitar/ lead vocals) Tom Rumbellow (lea

Interview with Natalia Tena

[Huriyah Quadri, Print Editor | Eleanor Pilcher, Contributing Writer] You might know her as Tonks from Harry Potter or Osha from Game of Thrones, or you might have amazing taste in music and know her as Natalia Tena from Molotov Jukebox; an epic band that released their debut album, Carnival Flower in March 2014 and drew fans in with their unique “gyp-step” (Balkan and Gypsy) sound. Carnival Flower was made using Pledge Music, which allowed fans to “pledge” to the band in ret

Brownstock 2015: Interview with The Hoosiers

Photos by Bill Ahmed [Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] One of the biggest bands of our generation put on a spectacle at Brownstock Festival last weekend – the Hoosiers. Their energetic, highly entertaining and flawless performance, took us on a journey through their discography and reminded us of their unique and nostalgic sound. The boys rocked out to hits, ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Worried about Ray’ before moving on to their latest album, The News from Nowhere, with ‘Fidget Br

Brownstock 2015: Up close with upcomers Youth Club

[Shelby Loasby | Head of Print] One man with a hat, three men with long hair, over thirty tattoos between them and a discography of music influenced by so many different styles; Youth Club are the kind of band that sound mesmerising in recording, and even better live. Their unique, mellow sounds combined with their energetic and flawless performance makes them ones to watch this year as they take to the charts and set to create the “authentic sound of summer.” The Southend ba

Behind the bluegrass scene with Ridgeway

[Lashara van Heerden | Contributing Writer] It started in a pub and it continues in pubs. The Cross Keys pub in Harpenden has a country atmosphere to it. There are thick wooden tables, high backed benches, and all the right country paraphernalia, which decorate the walls. A sturdy wooden bar greets you as you walk in. In the beer garden of the pub I went to meet the three guys from the distinctively bluegrass band, Jerome Maree, James Chapman and George Golding of Ridgeway. T

BlueMoon Spotlight: Hooligan Collective

[Shelby Loasby| News Sub Editor] Sheer madness, utter chaos and contagious energy. These are the only words that can describe the four-piece hardcore punk band, Hooligan Collective. Back in December, BlueMoon was lucky enough to attend Hatfield Rocks! to see Hooligan Collective supporting Zoax and headliners Baby Godzilla. We were able to sit down with the ‘Hooligans’ and get the full scoop on the band; their origins, their inspirations and their plans for the future. Hooliga