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Algiers – ‘Algiers’

The debut album by Algiers, who formed in Atlanta and currently reside in London and New York, exemplifies the difference between ‘influenced by’ and ‘sounds like’. The trio’s lionising of…

5 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

You know about the big releases each week, but what about those smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar. Don't miss out on the smaller, lesser-known gems which…

Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead – Film Review

In February, Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead was the most illegally downloaded film in the world. It's clear why. This hot-blooded debut from Australian brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner is…

The Goob – Film Review

Writer-director Guy Myhill's first feature is a tale from similar margins as Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant or Ken Loach's Kes. Goob – played with ease by newcomer Liam Walpole…

A Fuller Life – Film Review

Hollywood director Samuel Fuller – known for low-budget films like The Big Red One and Shock Corridor – is remembered in his own words in this documentary. Fuller died in…

Return To Sender – Film Review

Fans of Gone Girl have another chance to see Rosamund Pike playing an icily cool American who suffers violent abuse and has secrets to hide. But, like its central character,…

Danny Collins – Film Review

In 2010, English folk singer Steve Tilston found a letter John Lennon had sent him 40 years earlier, reassuring the young Tilston that future wealth and fame needn't affect his…

Man Up – Film Review

This comedy from The Inbetweeners Movie director Ben Palmer revolves around a blind date gone wrong. When Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes Nancy (It's Complicated actress Lake Bell) for a woman…

Nozinja – ‘Nozinja Lodge’

New Warp signing Nozinja (real name Richard Mthethwa) is a pioneer of Shangaan electro, a South African musical style that originated in his home province of Limpopo and is influenced…

Soak – ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’

Songwriters have long chronicled life on the teen frontlines, from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Jamie T and Laura Marling. This accomplished and eloquent debut from Northern Irish 18-year-old…

Florence + The Machine – ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ Review

It’s fair to say the run-up to the release of Florence + The Machine’s third album hasn’t gone to plan. After three low-key dates in London and San Francisco during…

Girlpool – ‘Before The World Was Big’

Girlpool have a message for anyone who thinks there’s something unappealing about two LA girls lamenting their teenage feelings in earsplitting unison: up yours. Guitarist Cleo Tucker, 18, and bassist…