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T2 Trainspotting

Going into Trainspotting 2 (I refuse to call it T2 as that is obviously that robot movie) I was worried, after all we’d already been burned by sequels we didn’t need nor want after a huge time gap, I’m looking … Continue reading

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Manchester by the Sea

Nominated for an Oscar (that he must surely win?) Affleck plays Lee, a depressed janitor and when we meet him he has a penchant for violence and self-loathing. As the film unfolds you find out why, and while not an … Continue reading

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Indiana – No Romeo

It must be hard to raise a family and manage to put out such an assured debut album but that is what Nottingham’s Indiana has done with ‘No Romeo’. From the opening track ‘Never Born’ we get hints of Lamb … Continue reading

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Dan Mangan and Blacksmith – Club Meds.

Dan Mangan returns with his new band Blacksmith and the superb album ‘Club Meds’ the title referring to ‘the idea that we’re all on vacation from having to be honest with ourselves – that sometimes it’s easier to medicate than … Continue reading

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Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

After two brilliant albums Rice moved to Tuscany to become a farmer, in his own words ‘Sometimes, then, you have to step away from what you love, in order to learn how to love it again’ and so now eight … Continue reading

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You+Me – Rose Ave

I was unsure how I would feel about the new album from ‘You+Me’ the folk collaboration of Alecia Moore (aka PINK) & Dallas Green (aka CITY & COLOUR) I mean I like each artist individually but together? Hearing ‘Break the … Continue reading

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

M.C.Taylor, along with a series of long term collaborators, is now on his fifth record under the Hiss Golden Messenger moniker and after the starkness of ‘Bad Debt’ and the darkness of ‘Haw’ this album feels like a stellar leap … Continue reading

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