The Beast from the East has subsided. This is the Round-Up written from the ground up!
This week, a great publication has shut the door on its print version. STOP! DON’T FRET. You’ll still be able to get a copy of TenEighty. We’re talking about NME and its groundbreaking music coverage being shifted slightly to a digital-only platform going forward, which is sad for all the magazine collectors out there.
There is something very special about holding a physical copy of a magazine and reading it, which TenEighty are big fans of too. That’s why we do our print version every year during Summer in the City. It’s special to us and we hope you enjoy it too! Something to look forward to 2018.
Like a sheepdog with an owner who forgets to lock the sheep pen’s gate a lot, this is another Round-Up! Enjoy!
MY VERY HONEST INTERVIEW w/ James Corden | Caspar Lee
Caspar Lee has done a lot of big interviews with a lot of big celebrities and this one with James Corden is no different, as the star promos his new movie, Peter Rabbit.
Caspar channels his inner Peter Rabbit with his choice of outfit for the interview. With a rabbit onesie and some really good rabbit makeup, he shamelessly riffs off The Late Late Show’s “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”. (Guests have to answer questions they might not want to answer and have to eat gross things.) This time it was with carrots, get it?!
James Corden has knowledge and an affinity for the YouTube space – which few mainstream celebrities have and that comes through, especially in the outro. The genuine way in which James talks about Caspar is wonderful to see. Here’s to more mainstream celebs being like this!
BRITAINS WORST TWITTER ACCOUNT | ImAllexx
Brexit is a thing that’s brought out the worst in a lot of people, maybe “your da or ma”? Alex Elmslie talks about THE Twitter account that succinctly represents all that is wrong with the “Britain is for the British” people, the EDL, etc.
Alex dissects all that is wrong with it in this video and does so in a way that’s quickly become his known style. The fact that the Twitter account @BarryShentonGB is a parody almost doesn’t matter because of what it represents, the satire is so pitch perfect.
We love what Alex does and this is another video that shows that off in a wonderful way.
My life is a mess and I’m not mad… Here’s how I’m fixing it! | musicalbethan
In recent times, there have been a few videos like this one from Bethan Leadley. When you change yourself to become a better person it’s good to take note of what you are doing and how it is going. This is something that YouTube is good for, using videos in a diary-like way. This is an update video that talks about real issues and topics.
Bullet journaling is something that is super helpful, but can definitely seem overwhelming, the way that Bethan talks about it puts it into perspective about what it was originally meant for, organizing your life.
She goes on to talk about her music and the changes that she’s made to that part of her career. (Watch the video to find those out!) Health issues that have plagued her in the past have subsided and that is great to hear from someone who we miss from our sub boxes on a regular basis.
You do you Bethan and we’ll be here to hear about it!
In Bed With Jack Whitehall – Birthdays | Marcus Butler
You may have seen in recent weeks that comedian Jack Whitehall has started a channel and increased his online presence in a real way. He will be fronting a World Cup show for YouTube this summer as an example of one of his moves into the online space.
As part of his push, he has done a sketch with Marcus Butler, where Marcus is not happy about the way Jack wished him a happy birthday. It transcends into talk about social validation in the online age. This sketch was written by Marcus himself and the production value is top notch.
We’re looking forward to seeing what the two of them can do in the future.
homer is where the heart is | Ant (mrheavyhand)
Ant Lightfoot lives and breathes for slippers. YouTube is for people to tell us their secrets, amongst other options, and this is Ant’s. This is the sort of video that works perfectly for YouTube and its feels like a throwback in the best possible way.
A wonderful video that shows someone off as a creator that is highly engaging and funny. Ant is one of those people who has content that should be rewarded with a higher subscriber count than he currently has.
As a final thing, we love a pun here at TenEighty, so the title is gold!
Gary C loves Winnie the Pooh, did you know that? Well, he does and with that love went to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to see the exhibition of A.A. Milne’s work, which is filled to the brim with nostalgia and wonderful artistry. It’s great to see Gary seemingly so happy to talk about a subject that he finds great happiness in, as he does with a number of things. He showcases some of his Pooh art that we love and want see more of in the future.
Doug Armstrong sings his heart out in celebration of Disney with a medley of some of our favourites from recent films, like Let It Go from Frozen and You’re Welcome from Moana. This celebration of Disney is done in a way that we’ve not seen before, singing whilst actually in Disney World really sold the happiness that you feel being there.
Hannah Hadfield bought a load of clothes from the site Zaful, which is known for super cheap clothes. This haul shows them off to try and tell her audience whether buying from Zaful is worth doing. She speaks about the clothes in a clear and concise way that tells us all we need to know and her personality makes a haul video engaging in a great way when it could have just joined the rest of that genre.
Cameron Sanderson has released a new cover and this time it’s the Marshmello and Lil’ Peep song, Spotlight, which was sadly released after the death of Lil’ Peep. Cameron’s voice really suits the vibe of the original song while being different enough that it stands by itself as a good performance.