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Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards at the Slaughtered Lamb | Live review

Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards at the Slaughtered Lamb
LIVE REVIEW

Not much of Absentee’s upbeat indie stylings have made it into Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards, but thankfully Michaelson’s take on country-inspired folk (or possibly folk-inspired country) is just as refreshing as anything he’s [read more]

Ballet School at Basement | Live review

Ballet School at Basement
LIVE REVIEW

Ballet School may be a new addition to the alternative pop scene, having formed in late 2011, but already they’ve amassed something of a cult following. The band’s debut album, The Dew Lasts an Hour, released on 8th September, [read more]

Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola | Theatre review

Ghost from a Perfect Place at the Arcola
THEATRE REVIEW

Ghost from a Perfect Place returns to the London stage this autumn, 20 years since its initial inception to critical acclaim at Hampstead Theatre. Written by Philip Ridley, this play receives a 21st century revival from Sarah Stribley [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Green Tea and Ginger Crumble with Dark chocolate centre

Original recipe of the week: Green Tea and Ginger Crumble with Dark chocolate centre

Green tea has become more popular than ever over the last year. It’s full of antioxidants and weight loss properties, but this isn’t the only reason for its popularity – it’s utterly delicious too, great hot or [read more]

iTunes Festival 2014: Elbow at Roundhouse | Live review

iTunes Festival 2014: Elbow at Roundhouse
LIVE REVIEW

A cross-section of a band’s fanbase can sometimes be a good indicator of the genre they generally belong in and the kind of sound they’ll produce. Tonight at a packed out Roundhouse in Camden the floor and stalls are jammed with mainly [read more]

Rob the Mob | Movie review

Rob the Mob
MOVIE REVIEW

Rob the Mob is being mis-sold. It is not nearly as irritating as its trailer and its title would suggest. It is a much more sombre film than the Tarantino-style comic violence trappings of the fraudulent trailer. Weirdly enough for a [read more]

Mercury Music Prize 2014: The nominees

Mercury Music Prize 2014: The nominees

12 albums, seven debuts and a whole lot of talent. Join us as we take a look at this year’s nominations for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize; there are a few pleasant surprises, a few you might not have heard of and one clear favourite. [read more]

True West at the Tricycle | Theatre review

True West at the Tricycle
THEATRE REVIEW

Sam Shepard’s True West (1980) has been performed in New York, San Francisco and the UK by the cream of the theatre crop. Under the direction of Phillip Breen it has finally found its bearings on stage at the Tricycle Theatre. After [read more]

Josh Pyke – The Beginning and the End of Everything | Album review

Josh Pyke – The Beginning and the End of Everything
ALBUM REVIEW

In a parallel universe where talent is handed out like candy, Josh Pyke is an individual who is always at the front of the queue, palms sweating with anticipation, and acquiring more than his fair share of musical flair. But even with such [read more]

Carnival of Colour at Imitate Modern | Exhibition review

Carnival of Colour at Imitate Modern
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Carnival of Colour takes place at Imitate Modern, which prides itself on being “an urban contemporary gallery with a difference”. Set in the prestigious W1 area, Imitate Modern displays exhibitions of established and renowned [read more]

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