Taylar Quinn

Taylar is a writer with a passion for music, film & TV. She also enjoys reading, art and gaming.

Over the past two years, the covid-19 pandemic has affected many industries and businesses, forcing many to adapt and change how they operate, or risk closing altogether – including the tattoo industry. Tattooing has been around for thousands of years at this point, but the tattoo industry as we know it didn’t come about until tattoos began to become more mainstream in the 1970s and 80s. The tattoo industry, a relatively young industry, like many suffered during the pandemic with many shops being forced to close permanently due to the financial strain caused by the lockdowns, but how exactly has…

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Never Let Me Go is the new studio album released by hit band, Placebo. Their first release since 2013, the highly anticipated Never Let Me Go was released on 25th March 2022. Most people have probably already heard of Placebo, even if you don’t listen to that sort of music. The British rock group were formed by lead vocalist-guitarist Brian Molko and bassist-guitarist Stefan Olsdal in 1994, at the time when Britpop began to take over from grunge. Placebo stood out amongst other bands at the time due to their androgynous appearance, music that openly discussed themes of sexuality, mental health and drug…

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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘punk-rock is dead’, right? Whether it is or not, the phrase can easily be applied to other subcultures and sub-genres of music, certainly for the emo/scene subcultures of the early 00s. While they were never mainstream or massively popular by any stretch of the imagination, emo and scene were thriving subcultures in the 00s – considered the last true subcultures by some. But by the late 00s and early 2010s, their popularity had majorly declined and had begun to break down, with many of the bands and artists central to the subcultures disbanding, going on…

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Have you ever found yourself getting bored of listening to the same songs over and over again? Bored of your music library? Getting out of a music slump can be a difficult loop to get out of and despite the wide range of options available nowadays, it can sometimes be difficult to find new and exciting music to listen to. The number of options can be overwhelming and many people, myself included, often find themselves listening to a small selection of their favourites. Finding new music all depends on what it is you’re looking for; are you looking for music…

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 17th March. What started as a Roman Catholic Feast Day for St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has become universally recognised as a celebration of Irish culture and is now celebrated worldwide. History of St. Patrick’s Day Born sometime late in the 4th Century, St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. As with many figures of the time, many stories about St. Patrick are false and not much is known about his life. Many scholars believe he was born in Wales, not Ireland, and how he came to be in…

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The next two months are a promising time for book lovers. With plenty of exciting and diverse books set to be released, there’s something for everyone. Here is a quick look at some of the main highlights for March and April: March The Way Spring Arrives Yu Chen & Regina Kanyu Wang – March 8th – The Way Spring Arrives is a collection of short stories written, edited, and translated by a female and nonbinary team. It features a collection of Chinese science fiction and fantasy stories that have never been published in English before and represents the past and…

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Profit Sharing is when employees are given a percentage of the company’s profits, some sources consider it a type of retirement plan or a reward system for employees. Fairly common in America, surveys indicate between 19-23% of companies have offered profit sharing in some form since 1963. There are several different types of profit-sharing plans, different ways to go about them, and they all vary on how they calculate the amount given to employees. It all depends on the industry and size of the business. Essentially, the variations in profit-sharing schemes can be understood by looking at two things: how…

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The Dream is the fourth studio album from British indie-rock band Alt-J. Formed in Leeds in 2007, the group’s debut album was released in 2012, going on to win a Mercury Prize. Since then, their success has continued with their second album going straight to no.1 in 2014 and their third album also being nominated for a Mercury Prize. Known for work that can get quite dark at times, the band often reference historic events or popular culture in their work, and this album is no different. The Dream does get dark and doesn’t shy away from difficult topics, from…

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One of the most popular indie-rock artists today, Mitski is known for her emotionally honest and vulnerable song writing, that speaks to the complex and deep nature of human experiences and that has inspired a large cult following of dedicated fans. Laurel Hell in this sense is no different: an album of transformation, the exhaustive feeling of creative-burnout but also coming back from that and hope. It’s hard to believe that this album almost never happened. After years of hard work, almost non-stop touring and releasing of albums, Mitski had reached her limit and made the decision to step back…

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Since it’s release 26 years ago, Scream has become iconic in the slasher genre. It’s a classic and one that any fan of slasher films has probably seen a million times. Its villain Ghostface has become infamous: it’s generated parodies, tv remakes and a huge fanbase, of which I count myself apart of. The success of the franchise is what made the 5th instalment so highly anticipated, but this success also came with pressure. Not does Scream (2022) have to contend with the love fans have of the original, but it is also the first in the series without Wes…

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