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Out of the shadows: Sia wows Concorde2

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_805" align="alignleft" width="192" caption="An artist in her own right: Sia steps out of the Zero 7 shadow"][/caption] Masked by relative obscurity at an undersold Concorde 2…

Music
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All hail Yo! Majesty

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_799" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="God-fearing lesbians with attitude: Jwl B (left) and Shunda K (right) of Yo! Majesty"][/caption] Female, Christian and homosexual, Yo! Majesty manage to tick…

Music
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Album Review: Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_812" align="alignleft" width="102" caption="Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul (Big Brother)"][/caption] The flurry of promotion and anticipation accompanying the release of their seventh studio album has…

Music
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Metro Area – Fabric43 (Fabric 591)

The Badger - October 20, 2008

This album is another excellent example of Fabric’s ability to turn out dynamic albums with some of the best music talent around. On this latest addition to…

Film & Theatre
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Review: The House Bunny

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="Anna Faris in The House Bunny"][/caption] If you prefer a bit of mainstream froth, hop along to The House Bunny, where determined Anna…

Film & Theatre
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Review: Gomorrah

The Badger - October 20, 2008

[caption id="attachment_840" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Gomorrah, the new film my Matteo Garrone"][/caption] Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling exposé of the Camorra (the Neapolitan mafia), Gomorrah uncompromisingly depicts the…

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Introducing… Team Waterpolo

The Badger - October 13, 2008

Synth-tastic indie-pop supremos Team Waterpolo – ‘the most exciting thing to happen in Preston since the industrial revolution’ – have been courted by more A&R types than…

Music
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What’s not to Lykke?

The Badger - October 13, 2008

Swedish songstress enchants at Concorde 2 Lykke Li, Swedish pop sensation, emerges for our interview like a sleepy elfin princess. She promptly perches herself on the arm…

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Glasvegas – Glasvegas (Sony BMG)

The Badger - October 13, 2008

It’s commendable that Glasvegas don’t shy away from contemporary issues. Rather, their bittersweet lyrics cut straight to the grim violence and destructive nature of humanity, discussing everything…

Film & Theatre
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Review: Simon Peggs It

The Badger - October 13, 2008

‘Haven’t our boys come a long way’? Ricky Gervais is currently testing his acting chops over in the US to fairly complimentary reviews, and now we are…

Music
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Miley Cyrus – Breakout (Polydor)

The Badger - October 13, 2008

As the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and star of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, it was, perhaps, inevitable that fifteen-year-old Miley Cyrus would release an…

Music
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Mystery Jets talk war, murder and the credit crunch

The Badger - October 13, 2008

[caption id="attachment_454" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="The Badger picks the Mystery Jets brains (photo: Nick Blumsom)"][/caption] ‘I heard 2009 is going to be the year of New Rave. It’s…

In pictures: Technical staff strike over pensions
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In pictures: Technical staff strike over pensions

The Badger - October 10, 2008

Strikers picketed the entrances to the university campus. Several delivery drivers refused to cross the picket line as a show of solidarity. (more…)

Film & Theatre
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Curtis stars reborn

The Badger - October 6, 2008

This week Richard Curtis favourites adopt roles not normally associated with the British stars. Writer Luc Besson’s new film Taken follows an ex-CIA agent who has 96…

Music
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Kings of Leon – Only by the Night (Sony BMG)

The Badger - October 6, 2008

It’s hard to think of a more highly anticipated album to come out this year than Only by the Night – the fourth offering from recently confirmed…

Music
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Brighton Live

The Badger - October 6, 2008

You know freshers season has dawned when you get loads of free stuff by accident. A case in point was the Brighton Live festival last week. The…

Music
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The Streets – Everything is Borrowed (sixsevenine)

The Badger - October 6, 2008

In stark contrast to Only by the Night, it is unlikely that many people will have been awaiting the latest album from The Streets with bated breath.…

Music
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Badgering about at Beachdown 2008

The Badger - October 6, 2008

As a young festival-goer raised on the battery eggs of festivals such as Reading and V, the inaugural Beachdown Festival is a breath of fresh air and…