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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Baxter Dury - 'It's A Pleasure'

Baxter Dury - 'It's A Pleasure'

It’s been three years since Dury’s debut ‘Happy Soup’. What made it such a charming record was his knack for wrapping kitchen-sink dramas in candyfloss, but that trait sparkles only intermittently on ‘It's A Pleasure’. Standout...

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Mark Lanegan Band – 'Phantom Radio'

Mark Lanegan Band – 'Phantom Radio'

Despite writing much of ‘Phantom Radio’ on a phone app called Funk Box, Mark Lanegan boasts a melodic elegance more commonly associated with a classical orchestra. On his latest album, the gravel-voiced 49-year-old uses gospel and blues...

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These New Puritans – 'Expanded (Live At The Barbican)'

These New Puritans – 'Expanded (Live At The...

These New Puritans have made their name with disregard for convention and a pursuit of unexplored sounds. On last year’s chilly ‘Field Of Reeds’, however, the London trio’s neoclassical interests edged them towards Radio 3, a trend they...

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Andy Burrows – 'Fall Together Again'

Andy Burrows – 'Fall Together Again'

Andy Burrows' career has taken many paths since he gave up on Johnny Borrell and left Razorlight in 2009, including a recent stint behind the skins for another much-loved comedy character, David Brent, and his band Foregone Conclusion. 'Fall...

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John Lydon - Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored

John Lydon - Anger Is An Energy: My Life...

“The king is gone but he's not forgotten,” Neil Young once sang, “This is the story of a Johnny Rotten…” Well, here are 500 pages in Johnny’s own words. John Joseph Lydon’s new autobiography isn’t just about his incarnation as...

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The Coral - The Curse Of Love

The Coral - The Curse Of Love

Wirral space cowboys The Coral are currently on one of those extended hiatuses, so it's a neat trick to pull a 'new' album out of the can to keep the embers glowing. Recorded between 2005's 'The Invisible Invasion' and 2007's 'Roots & Echoes',...

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Jane Weaver – 'The Silver Globe'

Jane Weaver – 'The Silver Globe'

On the fringes of Manchester’s independent rock scene for over two decades now, Jane Weaver’s solo albums have largely been folky affairs. Experimentation has always been present, though, and on ‘The Silver Globe’ it becomes the definitive...

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