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Andrea Arnold’s previous films have been so bone-deep British – whether it’s people enduring domestic misery on council estates in Red Road and Fish Tank, or women in corsets, rain-sodden…

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It’s hard not to see parallels between Oli Bayston, the mastermind behind indie/dance group Boxed In, and [a]Tame Impala[/a]’s psych wizard Kevin Parker. Genres aside, each has honed an unmistakable…

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Horror films have taught us to be scared of many things: clowns, leprechauns, the internet, men with knives for fingers, creepy children. Adding a new item to the chamber of…

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Public Access T.V. are under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of them. “They say the kids don’t like rock ’n’ roll any more,” laments frontman John Eatherly…

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We were a simpler people when The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999. We believed it was just maybe possible that this film, purporting to be made up of…

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This adorable comedy is just the sort of directorial triumph that you’d expect to one day send its maker on to huge things. That’s already happened for Taika Waititi who,…

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Revisit interviews with Angel Olsen from around the time of the release of her 2014 breakthrough album ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ and you’ll struggle to find photos of…

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Captain Fantastic may sound like a lame superhero flick named by a bored and tired director, but it’s actually the sort of offbeat but feelgood indie film that could become…

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The final instalment in Noel Clarke’s “hood” trilogy arrives 10 years after the first, 2006’s Kidulthood, which earned praise and caused controversy with its frank depiction of drugs, guns and…

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Based on a true story, War Dogs has much that makes it seem perfect for film adaptation: intrigue, absurd twists, lots of gunfire. What it unfortunately lacks is a single…

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Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film arrives at a time when the Spanish director’s work is more revered than ever in the UK. Earlier this year, Oxford University awarded him an honorary…

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There are several things in Sausage Party, the deeply weird and very funny new animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill, that can almost…

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In the vein of Catfish or The Imposter, Tickled is a documentary that repeatedly yanks the rug from under you. Every time you think you think you’re starting to make…

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Let’s get straight to the point. This is a 66-minute long, almost entirely instrumental, largely ambient electronic solo album by the drummer from Alt-J. If you’re still reading, thanks for…

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There’s reason to feel cautious about Ricky Gervais resurrecting David Brent. The mortifying boss from The Office, who made the vaguely familiar funnyman an overnight comedy hero in 2001, is…

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This film from Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman couldn’t be arriving at a better time. Based on Jeanne Ryan’s young adult novel of the same name, Nerve centres…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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“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…

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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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