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Jake Bugg – ‘Hearts That Strain’ Review

Ever since Jake Bugg cast aside his co-writers and asserted full control over his music, he’s struggled to find much to say with it. His 2012 debut might have had…

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The War On Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ Review

Imagine, somewhere on the LA airwaves, there’s a station that you can only pick up from a convertible radio after midnight. Its skunk-blasted DJs play nothing but the distant, hazy…

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‘Detroit’ – Film Review

In the summer of 1967, one of the largest riots in the history of the US erupted in Detroit, Michigan. The event that sparked it was relatively small-scale – the…

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PVRIS – ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ Review

Dark, sexy, grown-up – not adjectives you would previously have associated with Massachusetts trio PVRIS, who were until recently poised to clamber their way to the position of electropop-punk heroes.…

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Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Villains’ Review

It’ll come as news to no one that Queens Of The Stone Age man mountain Joshua Homme likes a bit of a boogie. The bequiffed high priest of desert rock…

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Caleb Kunle – ‘Eden’ EP Review

Caleb Kunle is well placed to have a little bit of confidence right now. Having triumphed in our Emerging Artists Project with his stunning entry ‘Another Life', and being whisked…

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‘The Dark Tower’ – Film Review

Stephen King’s 'Dark Tower' series has long been considered ‘unfilmable’. With eight books, totalling 4,250 pages, it’s an enormous work of dense mythology and meta callbacks to the rest of…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard – Film Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard sounds like it ought to sit alongside Snakes On A Plane and Cleaner in Samuel L. Jackson’s enormous CV. In fact, this film’s offbeat humour elevates it…

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Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream’ review

Everything Everything have been pushing society’s death around their plate since their hyperactive 2010 debut ‘Man Alive’. Back then, art-rock’s premier doomsayers were picturing the archaeologists of 20,000 AD trying…

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power’ — Film Review

Just over a decade ago, environmentalist and former-Vice President Al Gore made a movie about climate change. Shocking and gripping in equal measure, An Inconvenient Truth was a smash hit.…

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‘A Ghost Story’ – Film Review

There’s a lot in ‘A Ghost Story’ that would be easy to laugh at. As you’d expect, it’s about a ghost, but not one that looks anything like the human…

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‘Annabelle: Creation’ review

Things children are meant to love have always been great horror fodder, but never more so than in recent years and coming months. We've got clowns (the terrifying-looking latest adaptation…

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