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FKA Twigs – ‘M3LL155X’

Pop music is a medium concerned with the creation and projection of personas, and as a general rule, the more you know about the reality behind them, the more finite…

Trainwreck – Film Review

Subversive stand-up Amy Schumer is about to become a seriously big deal. Highlights from her sketch show keep going viral – if you haven't seen her One Direction parody 'Girl,…

Chance The Rapper & Lil B – ‘Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)’

On the surface, Chance The Rapper and Lil B seem an unlikely pairing. Chance, from Chicago, is noted for his crisp arrangements and an eclectic ear best displayed on ‘Surf’,…

The Man From UNCLE – Film Review

Guy Ritchie's transition from maker of gritty British crime flicks like Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels to purveyor of slick Hollywood entertainment continues. The Man From UNCLE, the 46-year-old…

Yo La Tengo – ‘Stuff Like That There’

In 2015, ‘Fakebook’ might sound like a satirical slogan on a T-shirt worn by someone who lives for internet memes, but it wasn’t always thus. Fans of Hoboken, New Jersey’s…

The Bohicas – ‘The Making Of’

Earlier this year, when talking about his band’s single ‘To Die For’, Bohicas frontman Dominic McGuinness told NME, “There’s one bit about a fake gun and that’s the only bit…

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique: ‘Love Is Free’ EP

Back in 2005, it was all so easy with Robyn. An album came out, called ‘Robyn’, which broke her in the UK after years of success in her home country…

Dr Dre – ‘Compton’

Let nobody accuse Dr Dre of not having an eye for a marketing opportunity. For 16 years, the rap mogul has largely conducted his affairs off-mic, building beats for Kendrick…

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

Behold: seven of the best slightly-under-the-radar albums released this week, from the eclectic record collection of The Horrors' Tom Furse to the blissed-out reinvention of Colorado Springs singer-songwriter Night Beds. …

Fantastic Four – Film Review

This is the third attempt to turn Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four superhero crew into Hollywood property as hot as X-Men and The Avengers. A low-budget 1994 indie film called The…

Destroyer – ‘Poison Season’

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar revisits the same song on three separate occasions during 10th album ‘Poison Season’ - his first since 2011’s sax-filled ‘Kaputt’ received rave reviews and turned the Vancouver-based…

Gentlemen Of The Road – Aviemore, Scotland, Saturday August 1

When staging their Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover festivals, Mumford & Sons have always sought out towns and cities off the beaten track. Sometimes, of course, those places are off…