Sonic Boom Six on why there are still lots of bands about that do have elements of social commentary out there
Barney Boom, vocalist of the Manchester five-piece Sonic Boom Six reveals what it’s like to be a band with political ideas in a world where most artists are encouraged to keep their personal views as neutral as possible.
Here’s the second part of my interview with DJ Sprinkles
After waiting nearly six months since the last instalment of Doctor Who, the BBC has released a trailer marking 50 years of the show.
During my meanderings on YouTube I recently stumbled across a trailer that has left me reeling with excitement. With a stellar cast boasting the likes of Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson, it is not one to be dismissed easily.
Interview with Carl Craig: ‘Anything that’s called Masterpiece… you’re putting yourself on a dartboard’
Two years I interviewed Carl Craig in Amsterdam, just recently I was privileged enough to chat with him again as part of his ‘Bar Talk’ concept… here’s the result.
We’re starting with an art crawl, as we pass through the Bloomsbury Festival, travel to Brixton for a new show on the British Black Panthers then head west to check out street art duo PipSqueak and their impressive solo exhibition.
I never thought I would say these words, but it feels good to be back in prison. The series opener of The Walking Dead’s fourth year is undoubtedly slow, but like the groaning corpses that litter its landscapes, it catches up to you and leaves you terrified before the end.
It’s about time Coulson messed something up. Of course, in this episode he is still charismatic, a strong leader and a quick shooter, but in this instalment we’re given a dose of his backstory that hints there can be severe consequences when he gets things wrong.
Friday Book Design Blog: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, by Caspar Henderson (and side notes in general)
Caspar Henderson’s The Book of Barely Imagined Beings (out now in paperback from Granta) is a fascinating book, if perhaps slightly over-self-fascinated. It’s high concept, in a rather high-minded way, taking its cue from Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, and concluding that there are animals enough on planet earth that defy our imaginations quite as [...]
When a low, rotten train thief pinches £7 from young Emil Tischbein’s pocket, Emil teams up with half the boys in Berlin to get his money back.
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