Star Trek: Nemesis

A little while ago I finished the epic journey that is re-watching the main run of the Star Trek TV series from the original through to Voyager, and one bit of the 'New Generation' era remained, the final movie, Star Trek: Nemesis. Rather like it's predecessor, Insurrection, it's one I hadn't seen since it was... Continue Reading →

Isle of Dogs

I've had a bit of an up and down relationship with the works of Wes Anderson. While I loved The Grand Budapest Hotel and enjoyed The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, his arguably most revered work, The Royal Tenenbams, left me entirely cold. So, coming to his latest, Isle Of Dogs, meant an optimistic sense but one... Continue Reading →

Jack White – Boarding House Reach

Even back in the days of The White Stripes, genre switching was something Jack White exhibited of a tendency for as, from within the duo's garage blues idiom, they explored everything from folk to mariachi. His solo work has done similar across both Blunderbuss and Lazaretto but, until now, has stayed pretty firmly in his... Continue Reading →

The Darkness – Live At Hammersmith

When The Darkness first burst onto the scene back in the early 2000s one of the things that first captivated, besides them sounding like nothing else on mainstream radio at the time, was the huge energy of their live shows. Having been lucky enough to catch them a couple of time at Reading Festival before... Continue Reading →

Savage Sons – Howlin’ EP

Savage Sons emerged onto the scene about a year ago as a full band and quickly set about bringing their own take on the blues to Guernsey's pub circuit. Now they have released their debut EP, Howlin', and continue that trend on record. The band combine a classic blues rock sound with a laconic Americana... Continue Reading →

All The President’s Men

A few weeks ago I delved my way into Oliver Stone’s historically dubious but fascinating look at the repercussions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, JFK, so, I thought I’d continue the trend of films related to politically earth-shaking events in the USA since the Second World War, by watching All The President’s... Continue Reading →

The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight

Ska punk is a genre that is often accused (and often rightly so) of being same-y and derivative, but, every now and then a band comes along that captures something special in that sound. That's just what Rancid leader Tim Armstrong's latest protégés, The Interrupters, did on their second album Say It Out Loud, and now... Continue Reading →

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