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Live Review: The Cribs at Reading 2015

Reassuringly familiar, The Cribs give a steady, yet uninspiring account of themselves on Sunday afternoon at Reading...

Live Review: Charli XCX at Leeds Festival...

Image © Justin Higuchi on Flickr We’ve seen more rock bands than you’ve had hot dinners this...

Live Review: Reading Festival Saturday...

Black t-shirt day is upon us. That’s right, Metallica are in town and the headlines are dominated by talk of Enter the...

Live Review: Wolf Alice at Reading 2015

Energetic and unmistakably powerful, Wolf Alice deliver a mature performance far outstripping their afternoon billing at...

Live Review: Everything Everything at...

Everything Everything bring all things pop shimmer to a Reading Festival winner this Saturday afternoon.  Taking to the...

Live Review: Saturday at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Marc Sethi/Reading and Leeds Festivals It’s not all about Mumford & Sons, y’know. Hoards may...

Live Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen...

Catfish and the Bottlemen are a difficult one. As soundchecks take place and banners are perfected, there’s an excitement...

Live Review: The Bots at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Reading and Leeds Festivals/Marc Sethi One of the greatest things about a musically diverse weekender like...

Live Review: Reading Festival 2015 Friday...

Whilst Thursday brought us rain, pain and a whole lot of mud based misery, all now feels wonderfully serene at the close of the...

Live Review: Foals Secret Set Review -...

At breakneck speed, Foals deliver a weekend highlight with a storming surprise performance on the NME stage at Reading 2015....

Live Review: Friday at Leeds Festival 2015

Image © Reading and Leeds Festival Have you ever noticed how every mosh pit has the same smell? Always hard to put...

Live Review: Alt-J Review - Reading 2015

Providing the backdrop to Mumford and Sons Friday night headline Reading slot, Alt-J deliver a sultry, intense performance that...

Live Review: Swim Deep - Live at Reading...

Following on from Don Broco’s sweat-drenched set in the NME tent, Birmingham-based Swim Deep enter in with rather large...

Live Review: Mumford and Sons - Live at...

The real slim shady of music Marmite, it was always going to be an interesting evening for Mumford and Sons at their banana...

Live Review: Pulled Apart by Horses open...

If you know Leeds Festival, you're already aware that the event's now-traditional Thursday night warm-up sets often...

Film Review: Cult king Jodorowsky returns...

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Duration: 133 mins (Chile/France)  Sitting through a Jodorowksky film is a bit like...

Live Review: Sunday: Green Man Festival...

Sunday: Green Man Festival review - St Vincent, Father John Misty turn the Brecons into Little America. DISCLAIMER: I'M NOT...

Live Review: Saturday at Green Man...

The kids are all right. I can’t remember the last time I felt so optimistic about the state of upcoming British music...

Live Review: Friday: Green Man Festival...

Friday: Green Man Festival launches with its best lineup yet, 2015. Photos via Wales Online. Like an old friend, Green Man...

Single Review: Video exclusive: EX-Major...

We have to tell you about the touching desperate pleas and isolation of Danielle Woodrow's new track, 'Turning'....

Single Review: Track of the day:...

After 2013's Monomania, Deerhunter have today returned with a new single, 'Snakeskin' from a new record in...

Single Review: Track of the Day:...

Destroyer have just dropped their new single 'Times Square', from the forthcoming record 'Poison Season'. ...

Live Review: Forgotten Fields Festival...

From the team that brought us the continually sold-out Kendall Calling comes a brand new small (4,000) that aims to bring the...

Live Review: Forgotten Fields Festival...

Review by Kate Prendegast From the team that brought us the continually sold out Kendall Calling comes a band new small (4,000)...

Film Review: 'The Gift' that's a pleasant...

**** Director: Joel Egderton Duration: 108 minutes (US) It is there in Joel Edgerton’s resemblance to an Apocalypse...

Live Review: 'The kids are alright!' We...

Written by Steven Paul Griffiths. Who said taking kids to a festival would be stressful? It seems Camp Bestival have cracked...

Single Review: Those Delta Wolves - Auricle

Coloured with shades of late-seventies punk and the melodious facets of nineties rock is Those Delta Wolves' second EP in...

Film Review: Interview: "You’re dealing...

By Greg Wetherall Georg Elser is finally being brought into the spotlight. It's about time. In 1939, prior to the start of...

Film Review: He tried to kill Hitler...

**** Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel Duration: 114 mins (Germany) After his highly acclaimed drama, Downfall (2004), any sort of...

Live Review: Calling Festival - Noel...

By Greg Wetherall If you wanted food, you'd have been better off heading into hills, slaughtering your own livestock and...

Film Review: Interview: Tom Meadmore on...

By Greg Wetherall "When I sent it to her, she told me to go fuck myself"  In 2008, former...

Film Review: 'Amy' - Why this Amy...

***** Director: Asif Kapadia Duration: 128 minutes (UK) By Greg Wetherall Asif Kapadia’s follow-up documentary to his...

Live Review: Flying Lotus joined by...

"Oh shit... Oh shit!" Flying Lotus paces back and forth, greeting the West Holts crowd and exclaiming his state of...

Live Review: FKA Twigs showcases...

Accompanied by a supporting cast of musicians suspended tentatively over percussive machines, a platoon of male dancers dressed...

Live Review: alt-J's strength in...

Things happened very quickly for alt-J.  Yes, they had been together for a few years by the time that things took off, but...

Live Review: 'I Love you, Glastonbury!'...

"It has been a long time coming, Glastonbury." Lionel yells, "Welcome to the party!" before launching into...

Live Review: Hiatus Kaiyote play into the...

Bringing their set to La Pussy Parlure Nouveau at quarter to one in the morning are mathematical, groove-professors Hiatus...

Live Review: Pharrell Williams brings out...

Pharrell Williams' looks shocked. His welcoming committee is not only populated Louis Hamilton, Bradley Cooper, Chris...

Live Review: Father John Misty is our...

With his tales of heartbreak in tow, Father John Misty and his band arrive as the light is beginning to dim. Dressed in black...

Live Review: Fireworks, not boos: Kanye...

Rather than the flurry of boos and bottles of piss that one expected to be present at Kanye's greeting party, celebratory...

Live Review: Young Fathers make their...

It's hard to encapsulate just how fantastic Young Fathers were in the Glastonbury colours, so I will try to be a succinct...

Live Review: Troubadour Frank Turner...

Having seen Frank Turner play to 350 people in a 200 capacity venue, stood atop a pool table, screaming his battered and...

Live Review: Super Furry Animals return...

Packed like cattle, rearing our heads to sneak a peak of the stage as the lights dim, Super Furry Animals emerge one-by-one in...

Live Review: Florence And The Machine -...

In a Glastonbury full of controversial headliners The big question was would Florence step up from maid of honour duties and...

Live Review: Surprise guests The...

After what has been a monumental and dramatic fortnight for Glastonbury festival, a fitting climax was being prepared as photos...

Live Review: Flares, torrential rain,...

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. However, what are you going to do when you slurp that lemonade and it gives you...

Live Review: Spanish girl group, Hinds...

Through a haze of sun-splashes guitars, frizzy hair and broken English come the dulcet tones of Hinds. The group take to the...

Live Review: Glastonbury Festival's first...

Secret slots are a part of Glastonbury's rich tapestry and culture. Whether it's Radiohead at John Peel, Gruff Rhys at...

Film Review: 'Slow West' - Fassbender's...

**** Director: John Maclean Duration: 84 minutes (UK/New Zealand) Michael Fassbender steps into some spurs and onto a horse in...

Film Review: Oscar nominated 'Wild Tales'...

By Greg Wetherall **** Director: Damian Szifron Duration: 122 minutes (Argentina) Bristling with flair, panache and a fair...

Live Review: Secret Cinema presents Star...

By Greg Wetherall **** Secret Cinema is back. In keeping with reputation, the list of things that we cannot talk about is...

Live Review: Primavera Sound 2015...

By Greg Wetherall Amid the vibrant streets of the Catalan capital of Spain, Primavera Sound has closed shop. It will have...

Film Review: 'Results' - Bujalski's...

***1/2 Director: Andrew Bujalski Duration: 105 minutes (US) Dashes of British humour and a restless jazzy score reminiscent of...

Film Review: Interview: Kevin Corrigan on...

By Greg Wetherall It’s more than likely that you’ve seen a film with Kevin Corrigan in it. You might not have...

Live Review: The Great Escape Festival...

The Great Escape 2015: Review by Bee Adamic. The festival that essentially kicks off the festival season, is the three day...

Film Review: 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At...

By Greg Wetherall ***** Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Duration: 101 minutes (USA) (Language: Persian) The vampire film has...

Live Review: Troyfest Review

Troyfest Review by Bethany Roberts. May Bank Holiday weekend is often the starting gun for a long and busy festival summer, and...

Film Review: 'We Are Many' - The 2003...

By Greg Wetherall **** Director: Amir Amirani Duration: 110 minutes (UK) If you were to raise the topic of America and...

Film Review: The Who's management team...

By Greg Wetherall ***1/2 Director: James D. Cooper Duration: 117 minutes As we edge closer to the twilight years of rock...

Live Review: Dave Mackay Group live at...

Review by Charles-Henry Volk. The Macbeth pub in Shoreditch, London, has also hosted artists like Gallows, Plan B, Bombay...

Film Review: Interview: Manics...

Nina Hoss is the phenomenal, statuesque German actress who has etched her impressive talent on such fare as A Most Wanted Man...

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron...

By Greg Wetherall **** Director: Joss Whedon Duration: 141 minutes (US) Shrouded in secrecy and keenly anticipated in a manner...

Film Review: 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' -...

** Director: Brett Morgan Duration: 132 minutes (US) Over 20 years after his death, what is the enduring appeal of Kurt Cobain?...

Film Review: Fast and Furious 7 packs a...

Mission Improbable? It doesn’t take Ed Miliband in a leadership debate to give a ‘hell yeah’ to that...

Film Review: Interview: Michael...

By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) “If they had said, 'this is terrible', it would have been an extremely...

Album Review: Murdering Tripping Blues -...

Review By Joe Middleton Murdering Tripping Blues are back with a raw new album filled with undulating blues guitar, hard...

Live Review: Kodaline Live at The Roundhouse

Kodaline - Live Review at the Roundhouse London Review by Harry Boyd KODALINE bring the feel of a summer’s night around...

Film Review: Interview: "It should be...

“I think that really does a huge disservice to film criticism and to film…. It should be worth more than...

Film Review: Documentary on a larger than...

**** Director: Steve James Duration: 120 mins (US) By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) Is it an essential requisite that anyone...

Film Review: Interview: Goblin's Claudio...

The films of Dario Argento are famous for many reasons; the direction, the blood and the music. And it was Claudio...

Album Review: Lucie Silvas EP

Sometimes, artists must disappear in order to find themselves. Like a ticking internal time bomb that makes itself known with...

Film Review: 'Love and Mercy' - Brian...

By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) Director: Bill Pohlad Duration: 118 mins (US) *** John Cusack is Brian Wilson. Yes, that...

Live Review: You Me At Six at The...

NOTE: There's some pictures coming for this, but they're still developing. I'm on a right buzz so I'm going to...

Film Review: 'Inherent Vice' - stylish...

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Duration: 148 minutes (US) **** The master of suggestion. The master of rich, sumptuous...

Film Review: 'Son of a Gun' takes aim and...

Director: Julius Avery Duration: 108 min (Australia) ***1/2 I’m sure we’re all a little weary from prison-set...

Film Review: 'Big Hero 6' - Disney...

Dir: Don Hall, Chris Williams Duration: 102 min (US) *** Is it time to realise that animation stopped its furious, breakneck,...

Live Review: Murray Lachlan Young and...

Murray Lachlan Young and Love Nor Money - The Union Club, SOHO Review by Emma Batrick. If you were walking past The Union Club...

Film Review: A look at the teen film -...

Cinema is of such an age now that we’ve all grown up in its shadow. We each have our own beloved film that offers a...

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

Review by Jake Sayer Undoubtedly you’ll have heard of ‘Whiplash’ by now. If you haven’t, then we have...

Film Review: Unbroken review - Out in...

Angelina Jolie has not had the best of times recently. Scathing emails leaked through the Sony system hack, plus early lukewarm...

Film Review: Interview: Oscar nominated...

What a story. It goes something like this: In 1947, Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl defied the scientific community. His theory, that...

Live Review: Bombay Bicycle Club at Earls...

Joined by David Gilmore onstage, Bombay Bicycle Club brought the curtain down on London’s iconic Earls Court last night...

Film Review: "Trying to be a woman and...

By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) She sits pert and pretty, with straightened dark hair, a smart brown coat and black...

Film Review: Peter Jackson Interview:...

With the final instalment of J.R.R Tolkien's Hobbit film adaptations ready for release (our review is here), we caught time...

Film Review: 'Goodbye to Language' - Out...

“In Russian, Kamera means prison”, says one of the protagonists in Jean-Luc Godard’s new 3D feature (yes, you...

Film Review: Interview: Discussing...

By Greg Wetherall Released onto DVD and Blu Ray on 8th December 2014 is film...

Live Review: Mighty Oaks in Brighton

Words and pictures by Marie Hoffman   Mighty Oaks seem to be stirring up quite a force in Europe. With 2 million (and...

Film Review: In (Dragon) Sickness and in...

And so all things must pass. After 13 years and a whopping 17 hours 12 minutes (and that’s not even including the...

Film Review: Michel Gondry's 'Mood...

Set the quirk factors to eleven. Michel Gondry, fresh off of the back of his Noam Chomsky interview film Is The...

Live Review: Bonobo live at the Warehouse...

Bonobo – The Warehouse Project Written by Jake Sayer. Last night we had the pleasure of seeing Ninja Tune’s...