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Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence | Album review

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
ALBUM REVIEW

Del Rey’s fans are going to have to allow a little room for evolution if they’re going to get behind the haunting and lyrically powerful Ultraviolence. Gone are the hip hop influences, tightly structured choruses and occasional upbeat [read more]

Quartett at Linbury Studio Theatre | Opera review

Quartett at Linbury Studio Theatre
OPERA REVIEW

Contemporary opera makes use of multimedia experiences and equipment, using recordings and lighting to add facets to the live performance. Composer Luca Francesconi has reimagined the two main characters from Dangerous Liaisons, Valmont [read more]

Bo Ningen at Rough Trade East | Live review

Bo Ningen at Rough Trade East
LIVE REVIEW

It’s only once you’ve seen Bo Ningen live that it starts to make sense why they’d choose London as the band’s spiritual home: Bo Ningen have an edge to them, created via the sonic assault they subject their audience to, that could [read more]

Making Colour at the National Gallery | Exhibition review

Making Colour at the National Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Examining the journey and development of pigment from the Middle Ages to the present day, Making Colour is a collision of art and science. For anyone with an interest in painting, the National Gallery has provided an unmissable lesson in [read more]

Jersey Boys | Movie review

Jersey Boys
MOVIE REVIEW

Off the back of the Broadway success of the musical comes the movie: Jersey Boys, a musical biography of the Four Seasons’ rise to fame. Director, Clint Eastwood had previously never worked on a film quite like this, this being his [read more]

Graduate Summer Show 2014 at the RCA Battersea | Exhibition review

Graduate Summer Show 2014 at the RCA Battersea
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Showcasing the best talent from their best students, the graduation show at the Royal College of Arts is an exciting event. In every form you care to mention from film to sculpture, all of it was a viewing of the apex of inspiration that [read more]

Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers | Album review

Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers
ALBUM REVIEW

Willie Nelson has always been a bit of an iconoclast. He was part of the reactionary outlaw country movement, he’s remained an outspoken advocate for the end of marijuana prohibition, and then there’s the fact he’s worked with rapper [read more]

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture at the Hayward Gallery | Exhibition review

The Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture at the Hayward Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

With The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture as its sub-title, the Hayward Gallery has devoted its latest exhibition to figurative sculpture born across the international art scene in the past 25 years. For a theme that is as broad as it is [read more]

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life at the National Portrait Gallery | Exhibition review

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life at the National Portrait Gallery
EXHIBITION REVIEW

The National Portrait Gallery has just unveiled a new exhibition of paintings by the noted artist, and winner of the BP Portrait Award 2002, Catherine Goodman. Her latest set, which she has spent the last three years working on, features [read more]

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold | Album review

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
ALBUM REVIEW

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit are back with their striking new album Stay Gold; with its folksy-infused beats and heartfelt lyrics it is sure to be a success for any listener. Their opening single My Silver Lining introduces Johanna and [read more]

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