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Live Review: John Newman At Glastonbury...

"Hello Glastonbury!"...   "HELLO GLASTONBURY"   "Hellllllllo Glastonbury".   And...

Film Review: The 2014 Edinburgh...

By Greg Wetherall The winding cobbled streets of Edinburgh, a place more instantly associated with August’s annual Fringe...

Film Review: A Portrait of the Artist -...

In 1915, sculptor Camille Claudel was confined by her own family to an asylum in a remote part of France. As a result of her...

Film Review: Chinese Puzzle (2013)

French director Cedric Kaplisch rallies the troops for a 3rd colourful instalment in the lives of a group French men and women....

Live Review: Field Day festival- Sunday...

  It’s the Sunday of Victoria Park’s Field Day festival and both the sun and the line-up are equally...

Film Review: The Past (2013) - Out on DVD...

Asghar Farhadi shows that lightning can strike in the same place twice in the layered, multi-faceted French drama ‘The...

Film Review: "I did ask Jarvis if I could...

  This year has seen much trumpeting of the 20 year anniversary of the advent of Britpop. It might therefore seem a rather...

Film Review: The National painfully...

  The National's frontman Matt Berninger invites his slacker, louche, unemployed filmmaker brother, Tom, on the road....

Live Review: James at the Electric Ballroom

James - Electric Ballroom 28th May 2014 The floor is sticky to the point of gig-going cliche and the tight space is packed to...

Live Review: Love Saves The Day

Review By Bethany Roberts   Bristol residents are familiar with two things: rain and parties.   Last weekend brought...

Album Review: James - La Petite Mort

James: La Petit Mort - Out 2nd June 2014 We hope you’re sitting down. Grief, anger and hope informs Manchester...

Film Review: Fading Gigolo (2013) - In...

Fading Gigolo - In Cinemas from 23rd May 2014 Director: John Turturro Duration: 90 minutes (US) For those looking for a stellar...

Film Review: Oscar Isaac on being cast in...

Oscar Isaac on being cast in the new Star Wars film, Kirsten Dunst on whether she could have worked with Hitchcock and how the...

Film Review: Made in America (2013) - Jay...

Made in America - Out on DVD and VoD from 19th May The Jay Z-founded festival that celebrates musical diversity gets the...

Film Review: Arnie talks 'Terminator:...

Currently in cinemas is the hard-hitting Sabotage (reviewed here), starring action megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to...

Film Review: American Interior (2014) -...

American Interior Super Furry Animals shaggy frontman, Gruff Rhys, takes his curious, peripatetic and inquisitive spirit on a...

Live Review: Lykke Li - Village...

Lykke Li – Village Underground, East London 8th May 2014 This might well be the year for melancholy. Whilst Damon Albarn...

Live Review: Bordeauxxx at The Boileroom,...

It's still light outside The Boileroom when Reading 3-piece Mellor start the show. Their full-throttle indie with...

Live Review: Ed Sheeran - Koko, London

Ed Sheeran has been no stranger to the pages of SupaJam. The flame haired pocket monster has been lighting up our lives since...

Film Review: The Railway Man (2013) - Out...

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Duration: 116 minutes (Australia/UK) Beautiful cinematography and a strong set of performances...

Film Review: Part 3 - Sundance London...

This is the final batch of films reviewed from last weekend - The Voices, The Case Against 8 and The One I Love. The One I Love...

Film Review: Sabotage (2014) - In cinemas...

Sabotage - review Director: David Ayer Duration: 109 minutes (US) Brutal deaths aplenty. Public office hasn’t dampened...

Film Review: Silent Sonata (2011) - Out...

Silent Sonata - review Director: Janez Burger Duration 77 minutes (Slovenia) Anonymity provides a universal import in Silent...

Film Review: Part 2: Sundance London Film...

Sundance London review: Part 2 The distinct lack of drunken revellers and discarded mucky food cartons is probably the easiest...

Film Review: Sundance London Film and...

Sundance London review: Part 1 Before we get into the meat of matters, we thought we'd share with you a few of the things...

Album Review: 28 Boulevard- Sunclouds EP

Cambridge college rockers 28 Boulevard are probably not a band you've heard before, but after being hotly tipped by NME,...

Live Review: JAWS - Tunbridge Wells Forum

Skinny jeans and floppy haircuts aplenty at Tunbridge Wells forum on Friday night. Supajam reports as the hotly tipped...

Film Review: We Are The Best! (2013)

**** Director: Lucas Moodysson Duration: 102 minutes (Sweden) Let The Right One In for music-fans. No, this doesn’t have...

Film Review: Locke (2013)

**1/2 Director: Steven Knight Duration: 85 minutes (UK/US) Overrated Tom Hardy vehicle set in a vehicle. If you like your Welsh...

Live Review: The Orwells Vibe Bar...

The Orwells @ Vibe Bar (London) 16/04/14 Live Review by James Beeson/Photo credits Josh Beeson   When it comes to garage...

Live Review: Birdeatsbaby, At London's...

Birdeatsbaby  Live at the Hope and Anchor, London.   Review by Grace Morris   Brighton's bold and brooding...

Album Review: Album Review: Caustic Love...

Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love Out 14th April on Atlantic Records Where has Paolo Nutini been the past five years? Spending...

Album Review: Album Review of Animal Man...

David Migden & The Twisted Roots Animal Man The opening track 'Wamp' has the vintage sound of jazz, rock and blues...

Album Review: Album Review: I Will Build...

Goldie Reed 'I will build you a house' EP     The opening track 'Mr Rich' of 'I will build you a...

Film Review: 'Wake In Fright' (1971) and...

This is quite the week for cult film releases. Greeting the public in two generously addorned packages (both externally and...

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter...

****1/2 Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo and Joss Whedon Duration: 136 minutes (US) An adrenaline-fuelled rush of excitement...

Film Review: Saving Mr. Banks - Out on...

**** Director: John Lee Hancock Duration: 125 minutes (US/UK/Australia) Disney magic wrapped up in a film tracing the making of...

Album Review: The Orwells Announce Album...

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Film Review: 'Jeune et Jolie' - Out on...

*** Director: Francois Ozon Duration: 95 minutes (France) Acclaimed French director Francois Ozon dips into the morally...

Album Review: Teeth Dreams by The Hold...

The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams 6th record Few bands will make it to their 6th album intact and yet this is where we find...

Live Review: Tusks at The Workshop, London

This Hot Vox curated event was part of their Those Nights series, which aims to showcase underground or emerging genres in the...

Film Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour -...

****1/2 Director: Abdellatif Kerciche Duration: 179 minutes (France/Belgium/Spain) It’s the Palme d’Or winning film...

Live Review: Johnny Foreigner at The...

Review by Nick Tompkins It’s Friday night in Canterbury, and tonight Birmingham indie rock quartet Johnny Foreigner will...

Film Review: The Rocket - Out in selected...

**** Director: Kim Mordaunt Duration: 96 minutes (Australia/Thailand/Laos) A nomadic journey, which takes place across the...

Album Review: Selah Corbin - Morning Star EP

We've heard whispers and rumours about this release for quite a while in one form or another. You might've heard Selah...

Live Review: Clean Bandit at The Laundry

Review by Tom Wood The London Olympics, a royal wedding, and another Sean Bean divorce; it’s been a long five years of...

Film Review: 'The English Teacher' - Out...

*** Director: Craig Zisk Duration: 93 minutes It is interesting that for a film depicting the inner conflictions of a...

Live Review: Royal Blood - The Forum,...

Review by Daniel Phillip Neale.                          ...

Film Review: Serpico - Out now on Blu-Ray

****1/2 Director: Sidney Lumet Duration: 130 minutes (US) For those who may have gawped in awe at the follicle flamboyance on...

Live Review: The Wytches at Tunbridge...

Written by Nick Tompkins. Tonight, Tunbridge Wells Forum plays host to The Wytches, still celebrating their signing to Heavenly...

Live Review: The Strypes live at Brighton...

The Strypes at Brighton’s Concorde 2 12th February 2014 Cavan, Ireland’s garage rock foursome The Strypes perform...

Film Review: Blue Jasmine - Out on DVD

***1/2 Director: Woody Allen Duration: 98 mins (US) Silence the ‘return to form’ mutterings and any other...

Album Review: Temples - Sun Structures

By Connor Lundy Kettering four-piece ‘Temples’ debut bring us an album that is heavy with a sense of longing,...

Album Review: Beck - Morning Phase

Beck- Morning Phase Released Feb 24th 2014 Review by Connor Lundy It has been six long years since everyone’s favourite...

Live Review: Anna Calvi at Troxy

Even more striking than the candle-lit smokey imagery of the Anna Calvi stage set-up is the sound that erupts from both her...

Film Review: Le Week-End - Out on DVD

****1/2 Director: Roger Michell Duration: 93 minutes (UK) Watching an ageing married couple hit the streets of Paris for a...

Live Review: Nordicana festival

It was a chilly Saturday morning in February, but the queue of people snaking around from the entrance of the Old Truman...

Film Review: Robocop

**** Director: Jose Padilha Duration: 118 minutes (US) Set in 2028, one of the first things that may strike you about the...

Live Review: Slaves at The Forum,...

Slaves live at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells: Friday, January 31st 2014 We headed down to The Forum, Tunbridge Wells to see what...

Film Review: The Armstrong Lie (Documentary)

***1/2 Director: Alex Gibney Duration: 124 minutes (US) Is there a name in sport that offers a more convenient shortcut to a...

Film Review: The Selfish Giant - Out on DVD

**** Clio Barnard shines through assured direction and consummate storytelling in this profound Fable about two young boys...

Film Review: The Stuart Hall Project -...

The BFI brings to DVD the Sundance and Sheffield documentary film festivals’ acclaimed feature on an important...

Film Review: You're Next - DVD release

*** Director: Adam Wingard Duration: 95 minutes (US) Quiet, quiet, quiet, BANG!! Traditional horror tropes-aplenty in...

Live Review: The 1975 at Brixton Academy,...

If we said that "2013 was a good year for The 1975" we'd be telling the truth in the most understated manner...

Film Review: The Square

**** Director: Jehane Noujaim Duration: 108 minutes Oscar shortlisted documentary on the uprising in Egypt; a revolution that...

Film Review: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

**** Director: Justin Chadwick Duration: 139 minutes (UK/South Africa) In light of recent events, there is a rather large...

Live Review: Unlabel Christmas Party...

Review by James Beeson Since being named NME’s Best Small Venue of 2012, The Tunbridge Wells Forum has been able to...

Film Review: All Is Lost

***** Director: J.C. Chandor Duration: 106 minutes (US) Alone, adrift and in dire need of salvation. This is not a presumptuous...

Album Review: Muse Live at Rome Olympic...

Regularly touted as one of the best live touring acts of their generation, Muse greet the run up to Christmas with the release...

Film Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation...

**** Director: Peter Jackson Duration: 161 minutes (US/New Zealand) To those who are excited and invested in the series, it is...

Live Review: Arcade Fire Blackpool -...

When Arcade Fire (maskerading as tribute band The Reflektors) anounced the last date in their album warm up tour I think even...

Film Review: Homefront

*** Directed: Gary Fleder Duration: 100 minutes (US) Our hero, Jason Statham, is a normal man (albeit an ex-DEA agent) just...

Film Review: Carrie

** Directed: Kimberly Peirce Duration: 100 minutes (US) Remakes, remakes, remakes. Is there a reason for them to exist other...

Album Review: Origins by God Is An Astronaut

God Is An Astronaut are onto their seventh album with ‘Origins’. They were formed in 2002 by the Kinsella twins,...

Film Review: The Hunger Games: Catching...

**** Director: Francis Lawrence Duration: 146 minutes There is always cause for concern whenever news arrives that a much loved...

Live Review: Brother and Bones at The...

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Live Review: Banks at Shoreditch Town...

Banks' first show in London sold out in minutes. There's a list of people as long as Ron Jeremy's beef who have...

Album Review: Hush House EP by The...

Regular Supajam readers will remember The Doppler Shift from reaching the final of Fast Track to FIB 2013, where they impressed...

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys at Earls Court

So, who's that band there? It’s a question that surely needs no answering in the Autumn of 2013, as Arctic...

Film Review: Cloudy With A Chance Of...

Dir: Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn Duration: 95 minutes After the runaway success of ‘Despicable Me 2’ earlier this...

Album Review: Pearl Jam 'Lightning Bolt'

Eddie Vedder and Co must occasionally stroke their chins and ponder at the ludicrous nature of perception. When they first...

Live Review: The Fresh Dixie Project and...

Photos by Simon Rose This one could go either way. It's a free gig organised by Eagle Radio, a Surrey+Hampshire based...

Album Review: Aventine by Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel’s debut album Philharmonics went on to sell over 400,000 copies in Europe, gain critical acclaim and win her...

Live Review: Tribes and New City Kings

Tribes pared down for an acoustic set whilst New City Kings rolled into town for the latest gig in Durex’s...

Film Review: The Crash Reel

By Asantha Jayaweera The rise and fall and rise again of Olympic Snowboarding hopeful Kevin Pearce is both horrifying and...

Film Review: Captain Phillips

**** Dir: Paul Greengrass Duration: 134 minutes (US) It is 2009 and an American cargo ship is heading through international...

Live Review: 1975 in Brighton

The 1975 – Concorde 2 by Jake Sayer   Whether being called Talkhouse, The Slowdown, Bigsleep or Drive Like I Do,...

Single Review: Frank Hamilton - Summer EP

That's right Frank, release an EP called Summer just as we're heading into October. Yeah, rub it in why don't you?...

Film Review: For Those In Peril

Review by Greg Wetherall Picture the scene; you survive a horrific accident. Ravaged and scarred by the events, you then return...

Live Review: Tinie Tempah at the iTunes...

Many struggle to embrace the circular nature of The Roundhouse. Whether you’ve leant back in the comfort of your own home...