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Al Horner

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 
Watch NY Punks The So So Glos' New Video For 'Diss Town' - Premiere

Amid the 13 adrenaline-charged, scalpel-sharp dissections of 21st century America on Bay Ridge scrappers The So So Glos’ recent third album ‘Blowout’, ‘Diss Town’ is maybe the darkest – a wispy fog of dread rising from beneath its breezy Replacements-ish garage-punk guitars, like smoke from a drain. You won’t find a gang of prouder New Yorkers than the four-piece, made up of brothers Alex and Ryan Levine, half-brother Zach Staggers plus guitarist Matt Elkins, as anyone who follows the band on Twitter will tell you.

 

Dan Brightmore

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

 
Liam Neeson Talks Playing A Private Eye In Moody Thriller 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' - Q&A

The former Jedi and star of Taken Liam Neeson plays private eye Matt Scudder in his latest thriller based on the detective novels by Lawrence Block. The actor spoke about the demands of doing fight scenes in his sixties at a Q&A following a special screening of the film in London. He's playing a tree in his next movie but don't laugh, or he will "find you". A Walk Among the Tombstones is a cracking old school '70s-style thriller.

 

Al Horner

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

 
Premiere - Boston Trio Krill Debut Killer New Track 'Peanut Butter'

Krill are a trio of Boston goofs whose nervous, wiry grunge treads a tightrope walk between screwball hilarity and moments of devastating melancholy - for every lyric about feeling “like a turd spinning in flushing water” (‘Turd') there’s a line like the one at the bruised, twitching heart of ‘Fresh Pond’, squawked nasally over scrappy Built To Spill guitars: “when I go home, I look out the window but all I see sometimes is the window pane.” New track 'Peanut Butter' carries on where the slacker-rock rough and tumble of December's 'Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears' EP left off,

 

Barry Nicolson

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

 
Scottish Indie-pendents - Meet The Scot DIY Bands And Labels Who Stand Apart

Even to a native, Edinburgh at the height of festival season can feel like a foreign country: the streets are thronged with tourists, shop windows filled with shorthand tartan Scottishness, the air thick with the drone of bagpipes. Meanwhile, onstage at the Queen’s Hall, Kenny Anderson – aka King Creosote – is singing about another foreign country: the past. Anderson’s new album, ‘From Scotland With Love’, is a soundtrack to Virginia Heath’s film of the same name, old footage edited to tell the story of Scotland’s industrial history.

 

Ben Hewitt

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014

 
Gary Barlow And Cee Lo Green: A Twitter Non-Apology Is Not A Get-Out Clause For Acting Like A Dick

Sorry doesn’t seem to be the hardest word at all lately; not at the rate that popstars have been flinging it around so lightly. The latest culprit is Gary Barlow, who has apologised for investing in an alleged tax avoidance scheme. “With a new team of accountants we are working to settle things with all parties involved ASAP,” he wrote on Twitter. “I want to apologise to anyone who was offended by the tax stories this year.” Ah, yes. ‘I’m sorry for any offence taken.’ Truly, never has a more maddening phrase been uttered.

 
 
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