Singles of the Week

The festive period has been and gone. The summer seems so far away. Not to worry though, as here at the Panoptic, we are striding forth into 2018 with a blind optimism. We’d like to invite you to join up with us on our own individual musical journeys. This week, we’re treating you to a touch of Jorja Smith; a smattering of Mansionair and a large dollop of Jeff Rosenstock. Enjoy!

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – The problem with benevolent capitalism

Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by socialists and non-socialists alike for its anti-capitalist sentiments following the rapid acceleration of the Industrial Revolution. But with further inspection, Dickens’ glorification of the charitable acts of capitalists highlights not only a pro-capitalist message of the time, but also identifies the ongoing narrative visible in today’s…

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