Doctor Who – Series Twelve

After a solid but somewhat hamstrung first series as The Doctor in 2018, where not only was her incarnation of the Time Lord established but the stories of her three new companions too, Jodie Whittaker's version of the character returned for a generally far more successful twelfth series of Doctor Who in 2020. Kicking off... Continue Reading →

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death (single)

After releasing one of, if not the, standout album of 2019 with Dogrel, Dublin five piece Fontaines D.C. are back with A Hero's Death, the lead single from their upcoming sophomore full length of the same name. A surprisingly swinging drum part starts things off, sitting somewhat at odds with the garage and post punk... Continue Reading →

Rocketman

Going into Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman, a movie telling the story of undeniable pop icon Elton John, I have to admit to being somewhat trepidatious. As Fletcher had been involved with the fine but sanitised and unchallenging Bohemian Rhapsody, that told the story of Freddie Mercury I will be honest and say I expected more of... Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

When The Mandalorian was announced as, in many ways, the key new and original piece of content for the launch of Disney+, a sense of excitement collided head long with something of a feeling of fatigue as it seemed 'the house of mouse' was on the verge of pushing too hard and too fast with... Continue Reading →

Les Futiles – Black Heart EP

As long as I have been writing about new music, and specifically new music from the Channel Islands, there has been a group of musicians based in the London indie scene strongly linked to Guernsey, primarily amongst them Jim Rhesus but with a few others too. Over the years, from the Subliminal Girls at the... Continue Reading →

IDLES – Meat

If you've been following my blog for a while you'll know that, over the last few years, I've become a big fan of Bristol band IDLES as they've gone from being a cult act to, last year, being one of the highlights of the Glastonbury Festival and releasing a pair of critically acclaimed and celebrated... Continue Reading →

Sleepy Hollow

In 1999 not only was the world on the verge of a new era as the millennium approached but, it transpired with hindsight, so were the careers of both director Tim Burton and his fairly regular collaborator and star Johnny Depp as they released the gothic fantasy Sleepy Hollow. While Depp went on to commercial... Continue Reading →

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