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‘Suicide Squad’ – Film Review

Back in the ‘80s, when the Suicide Squad first appeared in their own DC book, comics were printed with the four-colour process, a mesh of bright dots that rendered the…

NAO – ‘For All We Know’ Review

The Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom offers a salient look at the fate of many backing singers. They might have vocals so bloody strong they could drag a 10-tonne…

‘Finding Dory’ – Film Review

Given that 2003’s Finding Nemo remains one of Pixar’s most beloved movies (and its second most successful at the box office after Toy Story 3), it’s surprising the Disney-owned computer…

‘Born To Be Blue’ – Film Review

Jazz trumpeters are having a surprising cinematic moment. Already this year Miles Davis has had the biopic treatment, care of Don Cheadle’s ambitious but messy Miles Ahead. Here, Ethan Hawke…

Flowdan – ‘Disaster Piece’ Review

While a founding member of Roll Deep – the east London grime crew that’s seen everyone from Wiley to Dizzee, Tinchy Stryder to Skepta pass through its ranks – Flowdan…

JPNSGRLS – ‘Divorce’ Review

Album number two sees Vancouver’s JPNSGRLS continue their assault on vowels and musical fads. The four-piece – packing angst-ridden, power-chord-heavy rock played at breakneck speed – couldn’t be accused of…

Shura – ‘Nothing’s Real’ Review

A month ago, Alexandra Denton released one of the most memorable music videos of 2016 for her Class A earworm ‘What’s It Gonna Be?’ The unabashedly cheesy clip is a…

Show Me The Body – ‘Body War’ Review

There’s an undiluted confidence around Show Me The Body. The New York three-piece last appeared in NME in February, when they were pictured burning a Union Jack on the eve…

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The Julie Ruin – ‘Hit Reset’ Review

Hitting the reset button on your life is an appealing concept. How many times have you wanted to wipe out all the rubbish and start anew – refreshed, renewed and…

Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘I, Gemini’ Review

“Is this really good, or is it sh*t?” asked Jenny Hollingworth in Let’s Eat Grandma’s first NME interview last month. The singer and multi-instrumentalist was wondering how people might react…

Whitney – ‘Light Upon The Lake’ Review

It takes a lot to be happy in music. With their new band Whitney, former Smith Westerns songwriter/guitarist Max Kakacek and drummer Julien Ehrlich have hit upon a sweet spot…

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Car Seat Headrest – ‘Teens Of Denial’ Review

As Car Seat Headrest, 23-year-old Will Toledo has released an impressive 12 albums since 2010. Eleven of these were fashioned in the depths of his college bedroom in Virginia and…

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