Fury - Film Review

Fury - Film Review

Brad Pitt is tank captain 'Wardaddy' in David Training Day Ayer's visceral and harrowing WWII drama. The Fury of the title is a Sherman tank deployed behind enemy lines as the Allies push on through Germany in April 1945. We experience the...

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The Babadook - Film Review

The Babadook - Film Review

When widowed mum Amelia (Essie Davis) reaches her wits' end with troubled young son Sammy (Noah Wiseman) she's hallucinating through lack of sleep and plagued by visions of his father who died a violent death in a car accident. Among Sammy's...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (22/10/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (22/10/2014)

Foo Fighters - Something From Nothing Leonie Cooper, writer Big Ups - Not Today ‘Not Today’ picks up where Big Ups left off on their caustic debut album ‘Eighteen Hours Of Static’ earlier this year. The Brooklyn...

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Palace – 'Lost In The Night' EP

Palace – 'Lost In The Night' EP

'Lost In The Night' may only be London quartet Palace's first EP, but it marks them out as possible successors to The Maccabees as sensitive indie boys to swoon over. Like The Antlers if they added a bluesy twang to their melancholy musings, or...

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New Build - 'Pour It On'

New Build - 'Pour It On'

This second album from electropop trio New Build lacks pep. Hot Chip's Al Doyle and Felix Martin and their pal Tom Hopkins have followed their 2012 debut ‘Yesterday Was Lived And Lost’ with a somewhat arduous record. ‘Look in Vain’ is...

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Tweedy – 'Sukierae'

Tweedy – 'Sukierae'

Faced with major upheaval, you naturally reach for the things that defined better times. For Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose wife is battling cancer, that meant collaborating with his drummer son Spencer and making a 20-track album to tackle his...

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Single Mothers – 'Negative Qualities'

Single Mothers – 'Negative Qualities'

In 2011, Single Mothers frontman Drew Thomson quit his band. Then 25, the Canadian moved from the college town of London, Ontario to a place called Swastika to pursue a career in gold prospecting. His fellow miners often smoked crack at work....

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Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – 'Soused'

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – 'Soused'

For a 71-year-old man – an American by birth and a British citizen since 1970 – Scott Walker knows modern music. Ahead of the release of his last album, 2012’s ‘Bish Bosch’, he said: “I try and keep up with so much stuff, whether...

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Björk: Biophilia Live - Film Review

Björk: Biophilia Live - Film Review

Even by Björk's increasingly esoteric standards, 'Biophilia' was a lot for fans to digest when it was released in October 2011. This wasn't just a boring old pop album, she said, but a "multimedia project encompassing music, apps, the internet,...

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Palo Alto - Film Review

Palo Alto - Film Review

"You're young, you don't know why you do things, but there's always a reason," high-school soccer coach Mr B (James Franco) tells student, striker and part-time babysitter April (Emma Roberts). Palo Alto , the Gia Coppola-directed adaptation of...

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