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October Challenge – Wolf Creek

October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Talk to most of Wolf Creek’s strongest detractors and you will quickly realise that they are railing against a film they imagined, rather than the one they actually saw. After all, so many have been quick to stamp the film with the ‘torture porn’ tag – as dismissive and ignorant a brand as has ever...

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Album Review: Jamie Lawson – Jamie Lawson

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 stands as a major year for Jamie Lawson’s career. As both the first new artist signed onto Ed Sheeran’s own Gingerbread Man Records label and Sheeran’s support act on his latest tour, he’s gaining a level of exposure that feels well overdue considering his twelve year career. In a sense, that also means there’s...

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Album Review: Deafheaven – New Bermuda

September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Or, perhaps: “great minds write the music, average minds take issue with genre labels, and small minds argue about hairstyles.” So it certainly seems to go with Deafheaven, a band who have weathered insults hurled from listeners questioning their integrity because of the...

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Interview: Julia Holter

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I’m at peace with it,” Julia Holter says of her new album Have You In My Wilderness. And as she should be. The record has already been rightly lavished with advance critical praise, and the beautiful strains of lead singles Feel You and Sea Called Me Home have been poured over by Holter’s ever loyal...

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Film Review – The Martian

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A sci-fi virtuoso, iconic director Ridley Scott returns to screen in his new space-themed film, The Martian. In his second astronaut role, Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, a NASA botanist who after engaging in a human mission to Mars, becomes stranded and presumed dead when his crew is forced to abort mission. Abandoned and with...

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Album Review: Don Henley – Cass County

September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The years have done very little to weary Don Henley, a musician who seems to be unwilling – or perhaps incapable – of slowing down. Cass Country, his newest album, feels less like a hastily constructed cash grab, and more like one of the striking, cohesive records upon which he has built his legendary career....

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Album Review: Shane Filan – Right Here

September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lucrative careers and repeat success in pop music is highly sought after thing. Longevity is also something craved by many but delivered by few in such a fickle industry as pop music. These are things that former Westlife front man-turned solo star Shane Filan can be proud of saying he accomplished during his 15+ year...

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Album Review: V V – Glitch

September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

V V Brown – or VV as she is simply known these days – is back and we could not be more excited by her return! The musician delivered one of, if not THE most exceptional album of 2013 in the darkly form of Samson & Delilah. The record proved to be a fully-fledged departure...

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Album Review: CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye

September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s no question about it: Every Open Eye bears an uncanny resemblance to CHVRCHES’ first album, The Bones of What You Believe. It seems like a carbon copy sonically, using similar synths to create a collection of throwback 80s synthpop tracks, drowning in glittery synths and hiding their edge underneath Lauren Mayberry’s gentle yet powerful...

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Album Review: Rumer – B-Sides and Rarities

September 22, 2015 | 1 Comments

Easily one of the most captivating artists of the last ten years, we were first introduced to singer-songwriter Rumer back in 2010 when the musician released her debut album, Seasons of my Soul With its hit single, Slow, paving the way for the record, the collection gained the singer a lot of attention, not just...

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Album Review: Ryan Adams – 1989

September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift are more alike than one may initially think. Both are intelligent, nuanced songwriters, capable of crafting strong pop hooks without ever trading in the more alternative elements of their respective sounds. Both are famous for drawing on their personal lives when writing lyrics, and indeed both have had their personal...

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For anyone born in the 80’s, the names Paul Young, Nik Kershaw, Cutting Crew and Go West will ring more than a few nostalgic bells! Each of the acts were predominant forces in pop music during their heyday; dominating the charts throughout the world a few times as each turned out a handful of hit...

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Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon

September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lana Del Rey’s rise to fame is like something straight out of one of her own songs: a beautiful, headstrong young woman with a mysterious past and a fake name follows her dream straight to the top, only to find herself facing the wrath of the haters and discovering the price of success in the...

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