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Pick of the Week 05/10/09- Music

Annie Mac: Presents Thursday 8th: Digital Annie Mac returns to Digital – for fresher’s: provider of one of the best Friday nights out (as long as Oceana isn’t your favourite…

No monkeying around here

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film Three Monkeys is beautiful and captivating. Set in the dusty, hectic Turkish city Istanbul, the rushing trains and the honking cars lay in contrast to the…

Richie Phloe

Richie Phoe has been living in Brighton for five years now, and makes critically lauded dub and reggae. So why come to Brighton to play and produce reggae? “Before the…

The Perils – Good People Do Bad Things (Militant Entertainment)

According to their PR, The Perils are the hi-octane antidote to ‘these troubled times of economic recession and downturn.’ As a student, I’m pretty used to weathering my – mostly…

Joe Gideon & The Shark

Joe Gideon & The Shark – a brother and sister two-piece from London – play a raw, bluesy brand of Rock & Roll, following in the whisky-drenched tradition of great…

Rosie Brown – Strange Recollection (Stuck Records)

Our very own Sussex alumnus, Rosie Brown, delivers her third album, a collection of songs comprising of an original mix of sounds: from jazz, to country with soothing acoustic guitar…

Radio Trip – Music Heads (Jalapeno)

Being signed to a funk/soul driven label such as Jalapeno means that your music must be of a certain calibre in order to get on the roster. Radio Trip is…

Say hello to The Duke

It’s a splendid thing, the Scottish music scene. Home to the humble kilt, the slightly less delectable haggis and, err, the bloke who played long-suffering Little Mo‘s deranged husband in…

A Royal Success

I am sat in the rather grand and glamorous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kensington. There is enough marble and gold here to please even the most luxurious of people, so…

Are you interested in film making?

Well, if you are, this is the right article to read! The Brighton Filmmakers Coalition (BFC) is a hub for the local film making community. It is a chance for…

Who watches the Watchmen?

It’s taken over 20 years for Alan Moore’s seminal graphic novel to reach the silver screen but Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the superhero epic doesn’t disappoint. Watchmen has gone through…

The Bobby McGees: eager to please

Like many a literary theory, anti-folk music is difficult to pin down. Some people will eulogise about it for hours, but ask them to define it and they’ll run away…

Den Saakaldte – All Hail Pessimism

Drawing from the blood of bands such as 1349, Gorgoroth, Shining and Dødheimsgard, Norwegian supergroup, Den Saakaldte’s members are very much a part of black metal royalty and so had…

The Answer – Everyday Demons

“Classic-fucking-rock ‘n’ roll.” Those were the words that entered my head as soon as Everyday Demons, the latest effort from 4-piece The Answer, kicked in. I could tell as soon…

Classy

The Class is a compelling film based on the autobiographical novel by Francois Begaudeau about a teacher working at a school in the poor suburbs of Paris where cultural and…

Getting frank with Frank

The Badger loves new music, so when Frankmusik was in town – short-listed by the BBC as one of 15 acts to look out for in 2009 – we just…

Filthy Dukes – Nonsense in the Dark (taster)

Despite being only 5 tracks long, the sampler for the Filthy Dukes upcoming album manages to provide a song for every part of your night out.

Great of the Pier

Synthesisers, guitar licks and electro beats are what this inspired and palm-sweatingly original band are about. Having listened to their sound, one might not have guessed they are from the…

The Oscars 2009 …a year for true winners

“Too commercial and too much focused on the Hollywood star system…” This is how many people often find the Academy Awards. Besides Britain becoming the focus of these awards (Slumdog…

Ida Maria – ‘Oh My God’ (Waterfall)

Ida Maria’s not so new but re-released single ‘Oh My God’ seems to have caught on better this time round. After the success of ‘I Like You So Much Better…