DJ Yoda - 'Breakfast Of Champions'

DJ Yoda - 'Breakfast Of Champions'

Forward-thinking but still like an old-fashioned hip-hop album, ‘Breakfast Of Champions’ retains the magpie ear for unusual and musically rich samples that characterises DJ Yoda’s excellent ‘How To Cut And Paste’ mixtapes. Duncan...

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Cancer Bats - 'Searching For Zero'

Cancer Bats - 'Searching For Zero'

Three seconds into ‘True Zero’, the second track on Cancer Bats’ fifth album, frontman Liam Cormier screams, ”May I remind myself who I really am”. That sense of rediscovery runs throughout ‘Searching For Zero’. Exhausted by heavy...

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Gang Of Four - 'What Happens Next'

Gang Of Four - 'What Happens Next'

When legendary Leeds post-punks Gang Of Four reformed in 2004 for ‘Return The Gift’, they did so with the four-piece original line-up intact. Then their rhythm section left, meaning 2010’s fan-funded ‘Content’ was a Gang Of Two record....

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Catch Me Daddy - Film Review

Catch Me Daddy - Film Review

Catch Me Daddy opens with a middle-aged man snorting cocaine in a grotty caravan. It's the first of a great many bleak moments in this low-budget thriller, conceived as a "modern-day Western set in the Yorkshire moors" by first-time director...

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Hinterland - Film Review

Hinterland - Film Review

This directorial debut from young British actor-director Harry McQueen tells an intimate story of two 20-something friends. Harvey (McQueen) and Lola (Bristol singer-songwriter Lori Campbell in her first acting role) haven't seen each other for...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/2/2015)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (25/2/2015)

Blur - Go Out For a band like Blur, so dedicated to constant evolution, a no-warning comeback takes some delicate navigation as they dip their toes back in the water. Luckily the brilliant 'Go Out' mashes up the scratchy rock insouciance of...

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Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of - Film Review

Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of -...

Stephen Kijak, the man behind this Backstreet Boys doc, also directed 2010 Rolling Stones film Stones In Exile . Kijak's cameras started rolling in 2012, after original member Kevin Richardson rejoined the band, and his film tells a familiar...

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It Follows - Film Review

It Follows - Film Review

It Follows is a low-budget horror film about what is surely the world's worst STD. After suburban teenager Jay ( The Guest 's Maika Monroe) consummates her relationship with Hugh (Jake Weary from TV's Pretty Little Liars ), he informs her he...

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Drake - 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

Drake - 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'

Is Drake flipping off the man with his new mixtape? Surprise-released on iTunes (and briefly hosted for free on Soundcloud before promptly vanishing), the 28-year-old Toronto rapper’s latest is rumoured to be a ruse; a ploy to run down his...

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Maidan - Film Review

Maidan - Film Review

Maidan , the latest film from documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa, is by turns inspiring and depressing, clear-headed and confusing – but then so were the months of protest in Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti, or Independence Square, that began in...

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