Film Review: The last King (Birkebeinerne; Norway)

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Live Review: Judas Priest, Wolverhampton 26.11.15

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Track: Pusha T – Untouchable

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Dr Crow and the Forbidden Zone are a five piece rock band from Leeds. They gave me two of their CDs recently to listen to. Current line-up: Dr Om Crow – Vocals Glenn Shultz – Guitars Jas Nakhwal – Bass Andy Twigg – Keys Mark Thomson – Drums I must admit to being rather shoddy …

  Leeds based band Fehm have unleashed new track ‘Eyes Full’ from their EP ‘Animal Skin’ following on from the epic, ‘Hand To Mouth’ Fehm clearly have a love of 70’s goth punk, but that only fuels the songs with a dark brooding ferocity. ‘Eyes Full’ starts off with a razor sharp bassline that pins …

Writer: Carmen Efferson Compton’s native son delivers a sound riot revolution with a backbeat and a message to young black males the ghost of Mandela hope my flows they propel it let these words be your earth and moon you consume every message – Kendrick Lamar AND JUST LIKE THAT…in one massive broad stroke of …

Brighton beauties Black Honey reveal the other half of their double A side single and its recent live favourite ‘Spinning Wheel’. Spinning Wheel opened the shows on their recent tour and stood out as a highlight, which is no mean feat when you hear the rest of Black Honey’s set list. Starting off calm and …

Despite the fact that it has now been out for over a month, it is surely not too late to welcome an album which overwhelmingly defies the commonly-heard aphorism that ‘real’ Hip Hop is dead. It exists, a subterranean animal, evidenced only when deliberately sought out or inadvertently stumbled upon – proof incarnate of this …

Lola Colt provide such a rich deep vein of sound and vision to tap into that it’s almost too tempting to overdose the adjectives and comparisons. It’s Psych-edged, carefully honed and sculpted from a widely-sourced spectrum, before being transmuted into seductive new forms. So while you’ll find evidence that their inspirations are pulled from a diverse repertoire: …

So far Black Honey have impressed with their debut EP and a series of outstanding live shows around the UK, and Brighton’s best continue to raise the bar with latest song ‘Madonna’. Officially released via their record label Duly Noted on April 6th as a double A side along with surf guitar fuelled live favourite …

Reinvention of the self in the music world is nothing new.  It’s been done, ad infinitum. Lennon, Bowie, Bono and Beyonce have all adopted alter egos at some stage in their careers. Reasons vary, as do results. Blur’s Damon Albarn was the unmistakable voice behind Gorillaz’ frontman “2D”, an inspired direction for Albarn heralding a …

‘Dues Ex Machina’. Translation: God from the machine. A term which can be traced back to ancient Greek tragedy, where gods would often appear. It is more commonly used these days for us snotty critics to complain about contrived endings, such as the belated arrival of the gigantic eagles in Lord of The Rings, begging …

It’s been 20 odd years since the last outing of Jah Wobble’s Invaders, with tonight being one of a mere handful of gigs. Originally planned to coincide with a new album of covers and the forthcoming Redux Box Set (now expected in the New Year) they now serve as something of a live prelude to …