Various Artists – Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom follows twelve-year-old outsiders Sam and Suzy, as the pair run away together into the wilderness in order to escape the mundane. Featuring Anderson’s signature whimsical themes and strange humour, the film’s soundtrack expertly mirrors the plot, almost transporting the listener into the film and creating a deeply immersive experience. Continue reading “Various Artists – Moonrise Kingdom”

Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Why the hate towards Pick of Destiny? I’ve still have to meet ONE person that actually hates it completely. Sure, I know that Kyle Gass has commented on some of the faults in the film (which I don’t mind, but I see where he’s shooting from) but the album was good and, let’s face it, ‘Beezelboss’ is fucking awesome (truly the best song in the world). … Continue reading Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

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Interview – The Legend of 7 Black Tentacles

Picture this: a small cramped practise room in the heart of (well, near one of the football stadiums, dunno which team). 6 musicians, all from very different backgrounds. Not a single guitarist in sight (well, there’s one but he is not playing guitar) and a bass player that was AWOL, saving the world from the evil forces of Pitchfork and Robert Christgau. Continue reading “Interview – The Legend of 7 Black Tentacles”

Invitation – Baptists and Bootleggers launch

We cordially invite you the launch (free!) of Baptists & Bootleggers , a label combining the forces of Music, Arts and Literature deftly into a mammoth release. Which is a vinyl package that includes beautiful artwork, an angelic white vinyl with music from Go Lebanon, Dafydd Jones (aka Crown the Wolf), Stagger, Veí and Borland. What else is inside this beautiful package? Writings, some artwork and … Continue reading Invitation – Baptists and Bootleggers launch

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Dexterity Press

Dexterity Press is a project set up by Kerri and Jeff (from a band we love called Shipping News). Working by commission on anything print related (CD/LP sleeves, packages, invitations, etc), they also do a lot of creative stuff. Their Etsy shop is an example of the work they’ve done, their website offers a wider catalogue of the different products they lovingly create. Thankfully, they’ve … Continue reading Dexterity Press

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Looking back at… Thrice – The Alchemist Index (Vol. 1 – 4)

It’s always mind-blowing when a band you sort of tagged and bagged into a particular shelf in your genre cupboard (TM) becomes self-aware and evolves. Thrice is one of those cases: pigeonholed in the post-hardcore/screamo box, they pulled the rug for a lot of people in 2007 and 2008 with their quadruple EP (sold in two instalments of CDs or as a supersweet vinyl collectible) The Alchemy Index.

The premise : the four elements. The sound: varied. Thrice showed their musical talent by tackling a particular genre in each EP, and by golly’s stinky sneakers, they nailed it each time.

So, in celebration that the postman finally delivered a copy of their new album Major/Minor , we decided to do this collaborative post. The writers will be Chris Anderson, guitarist/singer/composer for Firesuite (check ’em), Tonan and Sam

Me? I didn’t get any EPs but I got the cookies. Booyah. It pays to be a cow.

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The apocalyptic visions of John Martin

John Martin, The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (1852). Courtesy Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)

Sheffield’s Millenium Gallery  is currently presenting a wonderful exhibition called John Martin: Painting the Apocalypse.

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