Shakin' Stevens: Echoes of Our Times - Music

CoverPlatinum-selling Shakin’ Stevens releases his 12th studio album Echoes Of Our Times. The entertainer and performer has 33 hit singles and 4 UK no. 1s to his name. His new album grew from Shaky’s realisation that, like most of us, he knew so very little about the background of his family - the stories of his ancestors’ loves and lives lost, and their struggles to survive. Research revealed tales of poverty and strife in the Cornish copper mines, of bravery and loss in war, of philanthropic preachers and stoic Salvationists, of children suffering and of family secrets and feuds. These uncovered stories became the inspiration for many of the songs that make up this collection... [click here...]

 

The Shires: My Universe - Music review

CoverThe Shires are back with another English take on American Country music. My Universe will be welcomed by the duo's fan base. Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle deliver another 12 toe-tapping, instantly memorable sing-along tracks... [click here...]

 

 

The Weird Things: Ten Digit Freak - Music

CoverImagine for a moment what the Beatles's White Album might have sounded like if it had been recorded in 1978... just as eclectic, just as odd in places but with an added bit of snap and snarl; a bit more punk attitude, perhaps. Well, the first album from south London’s The Weird Things is all that plus, perhaps, a little bit more. Ten Digit Freak is the proverbial mixed bag of musical treats and for reasons that aren’t easy to describe, it mostly hangs together... [click here...]

 

Louise Clare Marshall: Beautiful - Music review

CoverLouise Clare Marshall releases her new album, Beautiful through Loula Records. Marshall is a powerful singer who has navigated the music industry for over 26 years. She has enjoyed working with a plethora of established musicians and has been a band member of Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra for the past 7 years. She has just returned from a 3 week tour collaborating with David Gilmour on the 'Rattle That Lock' north american tour (April 2016) and shall continue working with him on the UK leg of the tour... [click here...]

 

Sid & Nancy - Blu-ray review

CoverSid and Nancy is a biographical drama, directed by Alex Cox, who co-wrote the screenplay with Abbe Wool. The film sets out to depict the self-destructive relationship between Sid Vicious, best known as the bassist with the Sex Pistols and Nancy Spungen, probably best known for most likely being stabbed to death by Sid... [click here...]

 

Ben Simpson (Arrogant Pixel) - Interview

CoverBen Simpson is the founder and lead designer / programmer at Arrogant Pixel, a company he launched in 2012. Arrogant Pixel is best known for the point and click adventure The Tale of Doris and the Dragon, that proved hugely popular on several indie portals such as Newgrounds in 2015. The original release of the game was created, almost single-handedly by Simpson. Arrogant Pixel is now a small team of five game developers based in South West London. Review Graveyard caught up with Simpson as Part 1 of The Tale of Doris and The Dragon was released on iOS and Android... [click here...]

 

The Killing$ of Tony Blair - DVD review

CoverThis feature-length documentary, co-written and presented by George Galloway, examines the prime-ministerial career of Tony Blair and his business activities since leaving office. Combining testimony from prominent observers, ambassadors and statesmen, with extensive archive footage, animation and illustrations from the award-winning political cartoonist Steve Bell, Galloway sets out his argument that, despite good things that his government achieved, Tony Blair’s actions since leaving office reveal that his overriding motivation may have always been a messianic pursuit of personal glory and financial reward... [click here...]

 

Spalding's Bounce and Other Chamber Works

CoverComposer Ferdinando DeSena presents a selection of chamber works offering a mixture of musical elements. DeSena’s distinct musical style draws on all his diverse musical influences including jazz, popular, and classical avant garde. The popular and jazz fingerprints on his music are subtle, but can be found in his instrumentation and instrumental writing; on this album his combinations include the flute, guitar, sax and even harp and electronics to express unique sounds... [click here...]

 

Devil Gone Public: Smokehound - Music review

CoverDevil Gone Public is a five-piece genre-breaking band from Sarasota, Florida, USA – comprising Garrett Moore on Lead Vocals, Red on Guitar, Austin Bowman on Guitar, James Hyde on Bass & Vocals, and Brandon Thrift on Drums. Although they have been around in one form or another since 2008, they feel the time is now right to release their debut album, Smokehound. It is presented in a slip sleeve with artwork depicting a medieval plague doctor, a multitude of grave markers and roaming wolves... [click here...]

 

Zoë: Debut Deluxe - Music review

CoverZoë is a 19-year-old singer and songwriter from Vienna, Austria. Her debut album, Debut, was released in Austria in October 2015. Following the huge success of the LP in her home country, she was selected to represent Austria in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Following the popularity of her Eurovision performance, Zoë releases a special edition of her Debut album for the UK market: Debut Deluxe... [click here...]