Paddington - Film Review

Paddington - Film Review

Paddington Bear's first ever big screen adventure arrives in the midst of an unlikely controversy. The British Board of Film Classification initially cited "mild sex references" as part of the reason for its PG rating, but following a complaint...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (26/11/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (26/11/2014)

Peace - Gen Strange Peace’s second album might be taking longer than expected, but ‘Gen Strange’ is a sign that it’ll live up to ‘In Love’. Frontman Harry Koisser takes his cues from Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie, mixing surreal...

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AC/DC - 'Rock Or Bust'

AC/DC - 'Rock Or Bust'

‘Rock Or Bust’ was made in tragic circumstances, as founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young (not featured here) succumbed to early-onset dementia. It is not, it may or may not surprise you, a piano-lead lament to the ultimate horror of losing...

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Horrible Bosses 2 - Film Review

Horrible Bosses 2 - Film Review

Horrible Bosses 2 is a classic comedy sequel: it tries to recreate the infectious camaraderie and constant lolz of the original, which became a surprise box office smash back in 2011, but never fully succeeds. First time out, our ham-handed...

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Fugazi - 'First Demo'

Fugazi - 'First Demo'

For a certain generation of punk rock fan, Fugazi weren’t so much a band as a belief system. The Washington DC band's lean, righteous rocking was bound inextricably to their ethical stance, which preached social justice, sobriety and...

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Gala Drop - 'II'

Gala Drop - 'II'

The Balearic Islands meet Detroit on Gala Drop's first album in six years, after a chance meeting in Lisbon between the Portuguese collective and Motor City expat Jerrald James, aka Jerry The Cat. Primarily a percussionist, the some-time...

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Kelis - 'Live In London'

Kelis - 'Live In London'

Released in April, ‘Food’ – Kelis’ full-band, indie-soul album – was never going to deliver a smash like 2003’s ‘Milkshake’, but it was a wonderful record, expertly produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and ripe for playing...

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - 'Gone Girl' OST

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - 'Gone Girl' OST

This is Reznor’s third soundtrack for director David Fincher, and 'Gone Girl''s narrative is matched perfectly by the Nine Inch Nails man and regular collaborator Atticus Ross. The seemingly idyllic life of a married couple (played by Rosamund...

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Sleaford Mods - 'Tiswas' EP

Sleaford Mods - 'Tiswas' EP

Despite being the mouthpiece for one of the most talked-about British acts of 2014, Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson only packed in his day job last month. For the foreseeable future, then, ‘Tiswas’ will be the Nottingham duo’s last...

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Kid Wave - 'Gloom' EP

Kid Wave - 'Gloom' EP

Londoners Kid Wave might be one of Heavenly's latest acquisitions but they're less inclined towards mind-altering swathes of psychedelic noise than the majority of the label's roster (see: Toy, Temples, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). There are...

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