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Metro Area – Fabric43 (Fabric 591)

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 the Fabric selection,…

Review: The House Bunny

If you prefer a bit of mainstream froth, hop along to The House Bunny, where determined Anna Faris, star of the Scary Movie franchise, breathes life into a decrepit Hollywood…

Review: Gomorrah

Based on Roberto Saviano’s bestselling exposé of the Camorra (the Neapolitan mafia), Gomorrah uncompromisingly depicts the interwoven lives of five residents of Naples, of varying social strata. Whether teenage delivery…

Introducing… Team Waterpolo

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 you can shake…

What’s not to Lykke?

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 of the big…

Glasvegas – Glasvegas (Sony BMG)

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 from social work…

Review: Simon Peggs It

‘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 to watch the…

Miley Cyrus – Breakout (Polydor)

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 album. A mixture…

Mystery Jets talk war, murder and the credit crunch

‘I heard 2009 is going to be the year of New Rave. It’s catchy. Old rave isn’t good.’ You heard it here first kids. Now plaster on the glow paint…

In pictures: Technical staff strike over pensions

Staff and students marched through campus.

Curtis stars reborn

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 hours to save…

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

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 superstars, Kings of…

Brighton Live

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 4-day event was…

The Streets – Everything is Borrowed (sixsevenine)

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. Two and a…

Badgering about at Beachdown 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 an all together…