Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Music review

CoverStage Door Records release the first complete recording of the 1999 West End musical Tess of the DUrbervilles. Evoking the physical passion and romantic landscape of the original Thomas Hardy novel, Stephen Edwards' musical adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles was conceived for the stage with producers Karen Louise Hebden and Bruce Athol MacKinnon over a five-year period. After various work shops, the musical was cast in April 1999 with Philippa Healey and Poppy Tierney alternating the title role alongside Alasdair Harvey as Alec D'Urberville and Jonathan Monks as Angel Clare... [click here...]


Tokarev - DVD review

CoverPaul Maguire seems to be leading a dull, if successful, life as an owner of a construction company. The loves of his life are his wife and teenage daughter. While out to dinner one evening, three men break into his home and kidnap his daughter. Hell bent on revenge, and willing to do anything to recover her, Maguire goes after the kidnappers, which reveals that he is in fact a reformed criminal with a violent past... [click here...]


Euphoria Audio: Euphoria Audio - Music review

CoverTheir debut album hasn’t even been released yet (it's due to go on sale on 08 September 2014), but already Wakefield quartet Euphoria Audio have supported Aerosmith before some 15,000 fans in Singapore, and drawn favourable comparisons with Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. All very promising for a band who, when invited to perform at the prestigious MusExpo showcase in Los Angeles, were forced to sell everything of value except their instruments to afford the plane tickets. Euphoria Audio are Matt Shirty (vocals), Ben Lloyd (guitar), Ben Hughes (bass} and Josh Hughes (drums)... [click here...]


I Really Hate My Job - DVD review

CoverIn a rundown restaurant in Soho, amidst the disinterested customers and the ever present rats, five women spend the night running the place, whilst at the same time they all dream of something better... [click here...]


Frank - Soundtrack review

CoverSilva Screen Records releases Stephen Rennicks's Frank: Music and Songs from the Film on CD and digital download. The film is inspired by cult comedy creation Frank Sidebottom, as well as underground music legends Captain Beefheart and Daniel Johnston... [click here...]



Rookie Blue: Season 4 - DVD review

CoverBack from their undercover operation Andy and Nick reintegrate back into 15 Division continuing their journey from rookie cop to seasoned law officer. Rookie Blue is a Canadian police procedural show. The show stars Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally, Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash, Ben Bass as Sam Swarek, Travis Milne as Chris Diaz, Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein and Charlotte Sullivan as Gail Peck... [click here...]


Scar Tissue - Soundtrack review

CoverSilva Screen Records release Mark Ayres's score for Scar Tissue, a gripping British mystery thriller which is both shocking and unsettling. Starring Charity Wakefield and Danny Horn the movie follows a young man and a detective who are on the hunt for a serial killer who supposedly died decades ago, but a recent murder would indicate that he is still very much alive... [click here...]


Easy Peasy: Ice Tray - Merchandise review

CoverIce cubes come in all different shapes and sizes, some are like broken shards and some are plain boring cubes. But what about perfectly round ice cubes, like little frosted pearls floating in your drink, glistening in the sun and chilling your beverage. Two pea pods are included in the pack and all you have to do is connect the two sides together and close shut. Fill with water through the holes at the top and place in the freezer making sure the holes are facing up. Leave for a few hours and you’re done... [click here...]


Gramercy Arms: The Seasons of Love - Review

CoverGramercy Arms is a revolving New York based collective of musicians and artists, masterminded by main songwriter/producer Dave Derby (Dambuilders/Lloyd Cole) along with Rainy Orteca, Sean Eden and Kevin March. The group is releasing its second full-length record, The Seasons of Love... [click here...]


Yves Saint Laurent - DVD review

CoverBorn in 1936, France, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent would become one of the world's most renowned designers of Haute Couture. Starting as a young designer with Christian Dior, his short and catastrophic national service at the time of the civil war in Algeria would see Yves fired from Dior, seemingly ending his career. However he had already met and fallen in love with Pierre Bergé who although he knew little about fashion was a successful businessman in his own right. With the help of Pierre, Yves set up his own design house... [click here...]