The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin
Patrick Wolf : London E2 Arts Café
Computer-friendly folk wierdness from the 'new Bowie'
Rocking a natural look that's part Calvin Klein hunk, part Pre-Raphaelite street urchin, Wolf seduces this loyal gathering of exotically bedraggled misfits with a captivating set of laptop-enhanced acoustic folk songs. Like, say, Ziggy Stardust-period Bowie, Wolf succeeds in sucking us into his personal Narnia because he's an utterly convincing artist whom we want to believe has experienced all the surreal japes he sings about on 'Bloodbeat' and 'A Boy Like Me'.
As accomplished and addictive as his debut album 'Lycanthropy' unquestionably is, nothing beats witnessing Wolf perform his versatile magic live, when blizzards of electronic noise smother once-delicate songs like 'To The Lighthouse' and Wolf does his spazzy dance, tumbling to the floor, grinning. You would, to look at him, consider him hopelessly unemployable in any other field. But that's fine: in his chosen profession, he's already a star.
A deeply weird and very funny animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill
A hilarious and horrifying true story about the world of competitive tickling, to watch with your mouth agape
Eight tracks of harrowingly stripped- back and intense dance music that’ll have you stomping your feet in no time
An hour-long, largely ambient electronic album by the drummer from Alt-J. It’s decent!