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Rigor Mortis – Film Review

You don't have to have seen 1985's Mr Vampire or its myriad sequels and spin-offs to enjoy Rigor Mortis – a very meta tribute to those films featuring one of…

Force Majeure – Film Review

On their skiing holiday in the French Alps, Swedish couple Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are eating with their children on a restaurant balcony when an…

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…

Django Django – ‘Born Under Saturn’

In astrology, Saturn is associated with death, discipline and facing down your fears. As planets go it’s kind of a buzzkill, but here’s the thing: if you do right by…

Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Film Review

In September 1963, Marvel Comics published Avengers #1, a superhero comic written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. In that first story, characters including Thor, Hulk and Iron…

Best Coast – ‘California Nights’

Five years on from ‘Crazy For You’, their weed- and reverb-drenched surf-punk opus, Best Coast have come of age. The dreamy, sun-streaked yearning remains, but the humour that laced Bethany…

Palma Violets – ‘Danger In The Club’

Back at the beginning of last year, when Palma Violets let slip that they’d scrapped two weeks’ worth of recording for their second record, bassist Chilli Jesson cited a peculiar…

6 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…

Speedy Ortiz – ‘Foil Deer’

“You never knew me, man, not even a fraction”, seethes Sadie Dupuis, atop a knot of corkscrewing guitars on ‘Raise The Skates’, the second track on Speedy Ortiz’ third album.…

Mikal Cronin – ‘MCIII’

After touring as Ty Segall’s sometime bassist, slacker-indie gent Mikal Cronin shot to attention with fantastic melodic alt-pop second album ‘MCII’ in 2013. His third record is gentler – horns,…

Mumford & Sons: ‘Wilder Mind’ – Review

Much has already been made of Mumford & Sons’ abandonment of their beloved banjos for album number three. Yet anyone who’s seen the quartet live - which, when you consider…

Death Grips – ‘Jenny Death’

Trying to figure out Death Grips’ agenda is a thankless task. Since announcing their split with a note on a paper napkin last summer, they’ve been more active than a…