London: The Modern Babylon

From the suffragettes to Occupy London and from early 20th century social divide to, well, early 21st century social divide, Julien Temple’s London: The Modern Babylon tells a story of London as not only a city, but a character, through archive footage, music and audio creating, what comes across as, a very genuine portrayal of... Continue Reading →

Behind The Candelabra

Going into Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra I have to admit to not having a huge amount of knowledge of its subject. Certainly I had heard of Liberace and was aware of his presence as something of a camp pop-culture icon of the mid to late 20th Century, and that he appeared at the first... Continue Reading →

The Recks at StyxMusic – 18/01/14

For their first live music event StyxMusic invited The Recks (and The Phantom Cosmonaut) to play to an audience of 11 to 18 year olds. Playing in one of the Styx centre’s smaller rooms did give something of the feeling of being set up in a sparsely decorated living room but, with a full lighting... Continue Reading →

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Across their previous three albums Arcade Fire (or The Arcade Fire as they are credited in the liner notes) have developed a sound that I could only describe as indie-prog and on album number four they continue this trend. A double album with a cover clearly designed for gatefold vinyl, Reflektor runs the gamut of... Continue Reading →

The Tomb Of The Cybermen

Of all of the early stories featuring arguably the second most iconic ‘monster’ in the Doctor Who, The Tomb Of The Cybermen is the one that has become most regarded as a classic. The reasons for this are likely twofold; first is that it was one of the first recovered complete stories of the series... Continue Reading →

Black Spiders – This Savage Land

Black Spiders are a band who first grabbed my interest when they supported The Wildhearts at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October 2009 and, while the headliners were promoting their poppier tinged Chutzpah! album, the support act brought some straight up, balls out hard rock to the show that was much-needed (The Wildhearts still played a... Continue Reading →

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