Iress: Flaw - Music review

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Iress release their new album, Flaw, a dark, heavy rock album which sees doom-gaze guitars layered over ethereal vocals that distort into anguished screams, accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines... [click here...]

 

 

The Little Fox - Music review

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SimG Records release the latest concept album from Andrew Fisher. The Little Fox and Other Mongolian Folktales is a two-act children’s folk opera. It intertwines four tales with Mongolian folk musical melodies, Mongolian instruments and techniques, and combines them within a western popular musical sensibility... [click here...]

 

Roachford: Twice in a Lifetime - Music review

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BMG release Andrew Roachford's latest album, Twice in a Lifetime. Roachford has had chart success with singles including ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Only To Be With You’, ten solo albums, songwriting credits for artists including Chaka Khan and Joss Stone, and is a member of Mike Rutherford’s Mike + the Mechanics... [click here...]

 

Peaky Blinders: Mastermind (PS4) - review

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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, the first game to be based on the award-winning TV series, is a puzzle-adventure, developed by independent studio FuturLab. Taking place immediately before the events of the show’s first season, players join the Shelby family's criminal organisation as they discover a sinister plot to put Tommy out of business. Players must plan and enact strategies by taking direct control of key members of the Shelby family simultaneously over the same timeline, moving characters into position at exactly the right moment in order to navigate challenging scenarios... [click here...]

 

Road to Guangdong (Xbox One) - Game review

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A family emergency reunites a young art graduate and her elderly aunt for a memorable road trip across 1990s China. Settle into the driving seat for a moving tale of faded memories, family ties and generational angst. With tough choices at every turn, how will your journey of discovery end...? [click here...]

 

The Psychedelic Furs: Made of Rain - review

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Post punk outfit, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years, Made Of Rain, through Cooking Vinyl... [click here...]

 

 

Laughter in Paradise (1951) - Blu-ray review

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StudioCanal release a brand-new restoration of the classic British comedy Laughter in Paradise. Starring Alastair Sim, directed by Mario Zampi and written by Jack Davies and Michael Pertwee, this entertaining black comedy was originally released in 1951. Supporting Sim are a veritable who’s who of the era including George Cole, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton and Hugh Griffith. The film also features an extremely early appearance on film from a young Audrey Hepburn... [click here...]

 

Robbie Rozelle: Songs From Inside My Locker

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Recorded over two sold-out nights in 2019, Songs From Inside My Locker is an uproarious trip through Robbie Rozelle’s blistering high school days, where more often than not he would end up shoved in a locker for singing too loudly in the hallways... [click here...]

 

 

Embr: 1823 - Music review

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New Heavy Sounds releases 1823, the debut album by Doom band Embr from Alabama in the USA. It is available on LP, CD and for digital download. The group consists of Mark Buchanan on guitar, Alan Light on bass, Eric Bigelow on Drums, and his wife Crystal Bigelow on vocals. After four years of waiting, Eric received a kidney transplant in 2019 right in the middle of writing the songs with Crystal. All that he was told about the donor was that it was a young woman between 18 and 23. Hence the album title. A nice tribute... [click here...]

 

How Do We Want to Live? - Music review

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Instrumental German rock band, Long Distance Calling, give us their latest LP, How Do We Want to Live?, released on the Inside Out Music label. Their last six albums gave us a vivid, artistic and personal history, which only began to scratch the surface... [click here...]