Student at Cardiff University studying French and English Literature, with a view to journalism as a career.
Summer 2013: Make it Morocco
If you've been saving that last batch of student loan for a special summer trip, TNS can vouch first-hand for Morocco as the alternative to overcrowded party coastlines.
Soundwave Festival goes on tour with launch parties across Europe
This year, Soundwave Croatia will be showcasing what’s in store for the summer with 15 launch parties throughout Europe.
New Band of the Day: Haiku Salut
Haiku Salut are a modern-pop enigma: their electro influences co-mingle with French composers, head-on and beautifully.
Festival preview: Soundwave Croatia
This summer, leave the wellies at home and head to Croatia's shores for heavy soul DJs, jazz and hip hop from the best of today's labels. You even can do it all on a boat, if you like.
New Band of The Day: Bridie Jackson and The Arbour
They recently signed to Debt Records who live by the mantra, "we donï¿½t care about what sells, we care about what survives." With the Manchester-based label behind them, Bridie Jackson's quartet is set to go the distance.
Interview: Alice Russell
Alice Russell is one to watch on the British soul scene. Set to release her new hip hop-inspired album next month, TNS found out what's behind the music, from being a Catholic choir girl to a 'Sex Machine' fan at the age of nineï¿½
New Band of the Day: Movits!
You may be familiar with electro swing, but what about hip hop swing? What about Swedish hip hop swing?
Festival Review: Rock en Seine
Last weekend saw the best of our generation's rock talent come together in the French capital, with a little continental electro thrown in for good measure at the tenth anniversary of Rock en Seine.
What People Believe: The Oneida Community
The Oneidans: guilt-free sex with everyone, male responsibility for birth control, and generally making a success of yourself. Sounds pretty decent. So where did it all go wrong?
Festival review: Secret Garden Party 2012
TNS headed to the rolling fields of Cambridgeshire for another Secret Garden Party...
Double-ended dildo mistaken for new mushroom species in Chinese village
Last month, a local news station was sent to the village of Liucunbu to report the discovery of a strange new variety of mushroom. It later came to light that this 'mushroom' was in fact a double-ended rubber sex toy.
Comment: Black Swan complaints not justified
Last year, Black Swan received the most UK complaints for its 15 rating thanks to its dark psychological subject matter and (shock horror) homosexual activity.
Top 10 controversial honorary degrees
Universities are entitled to hand out degrees up to a master's level to those who they consider to be an example to society. Read on for our list of ten dubious degree-holders in the public sphere.
Album Review: The Invisible - Rispah
Following their 2009 Mercury nominated debut, The Invisible make a welcome return with their introspective follow-up Rispah, dedicated to lead singer Dave Okumu's late mother.
'Flab jab' only succeeds in feeding the fat mentality
With projected figures showing that in 20 years nearly half of men in the UK will be clinically obese, scientists believe that a 'vaccine' against obesity could be the answer to the epidemic.
Is Cameron right to redevelop the adoption system?
Following statistics that show a decline in the number of children being matched for adoption, David Cameron has called for a review that will speed up the adoption process for babies under one year of age.
New Band of the Day: Foreign Hands
Describing themselves as 'noisy pop', Manchester-based four-piece Foreign Hands are putting themselves on the map.
Does PGD protect future generations, or is it becoming a tool for designing them?
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure that can select an embryo with the fewest deficiencies. This begs the question - what constitutes an undesirable condition? And, in the wrong hands, how dangerous is the potential for exploitation?