Courtney Marie Andrews: Honest Life - review

CoverRising American singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews releases her new album Honest Life in Europe on Loose Music. She is perhaps currently best known for being Damien Jurado’s lead guitarist... [click here...]

 

 

James McArthur: Burnt Moth - Music review

CoverWelsh-born folk singer/songwriter James McArthur releases his second album, Burnt Moth, through Moorland Records. An interesting and timeless LP, McArthur's vocals take us on a journey through the various folk scenes of the past, while offering a contemporary feel to the recordings. You'll find it hard not to get caught up in the hazy, lazy feel of 'Glitch Kids' or the hypnotic closer 'Burnt Moth'... [click here...]

 

The Stolen Child: Choral Works of Scott Perkins

CoverThe Stolen Child is a collection of three choral works based on poems by William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman, W. H. Auden, and Walter de la Mare Each piece shares the theme of the loss of innocence of a child, illustrated through symbols of magic, nature and sleep... [click here...]

 

Menace Beach: Lemon Memory - Music review

CoverWritten in Ibiza and recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton (MIA, Arctic Monkeys, The Fall) Lemon Memory is the new album from Menace Beach. It's the sound of a band finding their own identity, edging closer to some sort of grimy truth. As well as the CD and digital release, there's a limited edition 180g Yellow LP with scratch and sniff sleeve... [click here...]

 

More American Graffiti (1979) - DVD review

CoverSet a few years after American Graffiti, More American Graffiti takes place over the course of four New Year’s Eves, from 1964 to 1967, tracing the continuing hopes, dreams and romances of these high school friends. Gone are the sock hops, cruise nights and make-out spots. Now it’s all about campus parties, love-ins and peace rallies – as these friends find themselves in the midst of the amazing era that was the mid-'60s... [click here...]

 

Indochine (1992) (2017 4K Restoration) - DVD

CoverEndings are always a difficult time. Empires fall and revolutions tear countries apart only to reform into new entities. But for the people who live through such times the end inevitably can come as a surprise. For around twenty-five years France has ruled over Indo-china, modern day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Having appropriated the area under dubious circumstances, the French were in contention with both Siam and the indigenous peoples. As they came to the end of their rule their glory was fading and their decedent lifestyle corrupted from within... [click here...]

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Movie review

CoverSet immediately before Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story details how the Rebellion got hold of those Death Star plans - y'know the stuff Princess Leia shoves into R2-D2 right at the beginning of the ''first'' film. It has the fortunate position of being able to create a whole new story, with a whole new set of characters, whilst still being able to use the familiar framework of the main franchise... [click here...]

 

Jon Spira (Director) - Elstree 1976 - Interview

CoverJon Spira works at the British Film Institute (BFI) Southbank as an Audio Video Producer making documentaries that examine film culture. His 2011 independent music documentary about the music scene in Oxford, Anyone Can Play Guitar, was listed as one of the ‘20 music films you need to see’ by the NME. Spira has also worked as a screenwriter, music video director, taught filmmaking and owned and operated Videosyncratic - his own mini-chain of two independent video shops. His latest movie, Elstree 1976, interviews individuals who appeared, but had their faces obscured by either masks or heavy makeup, in the original 1977 Star Wars movie... [click here...]

 

Star Wars Xmas 2016 - Feature

CoverChristmas is almost upon us and this year, once again, there's a huge array of Star Wars related gadgets for that sci-fi geek in your life. But with such a wide assortment of items (and some being exclusives to certain websites) where do you even start to shop? We take a look at some of the cool (and not so cool) decorations and gifts on offer this year... [click here...]

 

Game of Thrones: Lannister Mug - review

CoverHear me roar! It’s time to assert your membership and your loyalty to the house Lannister. This beautiful Game of Thrones mug represents the symbol of your favourite home and its motto with a background that features the Westheros map centred on the region of Port Real... The Game of Thrones porcelain mugs from Abystyle come in a variety of styles, so that you can support your favourite house. Here we have the house Lannister which features the wording "Hear me roar!" on one side, with the house's famous lion symbol on the other... [click here...]