I’ve not heard many bands that had quite the same kick as Pendulum did. Their unbelievable fusion of metal guitars and house-typical synths were unmatchable – and then I found Parachute Youth.
The episode begins with Finn (Cory Monteith) at college, partying and accidentally participating in Harlem Shake scenes (very current Glee, well done, but we don’t need to see it so much!) all over campus. He seems to really enjoy it.
What a wonderful way to end this momentous series in the 50th year of Doctor Who. From the start of the episode you know this is going to be a good episode that will make the audience forgive past mistakes such as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship or the so-so Ring of Akhaten.
Let’s talk book blurbs, those quotes you get, usually from other writers, that are meant to entice you in. When do they work, and when do they go wrong – when a quote is underwhelming, or over the top, done to death, or even comes from beyond the grave…
Fela Kuti, Jewish food and The Great Gatsby are just some of the reasons why the rainy weather ahead ain’t keeping us in this weekend – so throw on the wellies and head out to tuck into this cultural smorgasbord of music, ballet, exhibitions, film – plus a curious late night at the Wellcome Collection that’s nothing to be “sniffed” at.
Sat in a hotel lobby amidst a music conference in Aarhus around 4am in is a great way to argue, and a terrible way to debate. I am trying to convey that good music would exist even if the music industry didn’t, and that there is no correlation between the music industry and good music.
Running alongside – but separate to – the programmed Brighton Festival that’s been a fixture of city life since the late Sixties, Brighton Fringe’s open-access policy attracts upwards of 700 shows made by local, national and international companies and features performers at every stage of their professional development.
The last time writer Allan Cubitt was in Ireland, Donegal was on its knees with potato crops failing. Following the death if his predecessor the new English Land Agent observed how poor land management had caused a nutritional and economic dependency on spuds.
Can it only be episode 3? Frances de la Tour is on the chair. Good hair.
Over the last decade, Tom Baker has been behind some of London’s biggest music events, including Field Day. The annual celebration of up and coming and leftfield indie bands and electronic artists is a highlight of the Capital’s festival calendar. Anyone who tells you it’s all about the music is fibbing, it’s equal parts catwalk for the legions of East London hipsters, which makes for one hell of a day out.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter