Tag: review

Is shoegaze back to stay? Let’s hope so – Slowdive album review

A common staple in the life-cycle of music is the re-appraisal of a band’s work – the passing of time can allow an album to breathe, giving it time to settle and find its place in the world after initial...

/ 18th May 2017

Julian Barratt brings Mindhorn out of retirement in a wickedly funny sleuth spoof

If years of watching films has taught me anything, it is that spoof films rarely occupy a middle ground – they are normally either wickedly funny, or painfully unfunny. Thankfully, Mindhorn, starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (co-creator of The Mighty...

/ 16th May 2017

The XX – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (04/03/17)

The xx were back in Nottingham – four years after their last shows in Britain – for the first night of the UK leg of the I See You world tour. The band have a busy schedule ahead of them, including a sold-out residency...

/ 11th March 2017

An Interview With Sundara Karma

After releasing their debut album last month, indie band Sundara Karma performed to a packed-out 02 Academy Leicester on Monday 20th January, following the news that their ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ tour has now completely sold out. The first support...

/ 1st March 2017

Daisy – Murder Porn – EP Review

Daisy marks Oxford-based musician Luke Allmond’s third and most sombre project. Currently gaining momentum in the Oxfordshire area, the first EP Murder Porn gives a tantalising taste of, what I hope, is the mere tip of the iceberg. The EP...

/ 18th January 2017

Four TV Shows with LGBT Characters You Might Not Have Heard Of

In the last few years, LGBT representation on TV has improved significantly. There are more gay storylines in British soaps, stateside Smithers from The Simpsons is now out and proud, and on Netflix, Laverne Cox and Ruby Rose have been...

/ 24th June 2016