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THE FRENCH DISPATCH (2021) Director: Wes Anderson Screenplay: Wes Anderson In cinemas now (103 minutes) Wes Anderson’s tenth feature film is “a love letter to journalism” told in a typically whimsical anthology of stories for the titular magazine. The director and his all-star cast of regulars and newcomers are on top form in this tour-de-force,
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Award-winning singer/songwriter Patricia Bahia continues her elegant display of music that touches the heart and soul. In her new track, “Hold On” the feelings of encouragement and friendship are beautifully displayed within Bahia’s warm delivery. “Hold On” is a testament to Bahia’s prowess as a lyricist, and the natural empathy she so convincingly delivers each
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https://charlieandthelesbians.bandcamp.com/album/fade Charlie and the Lesbians are one of the forerunners of the recent blossoming of Dutch “punk” acts such as Tramhaus, Pig Frenzy and Venus Tropicaux, (I use the term “punk” in its loosest sense to signify a newfound restlessness, love of noise and social discontent). Yet the Eindhoven band often seem happily doing their
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Grandmas House: Grandmas House (Brace Yourself Records) Vinyl/DL Out Now The debut EP by Bristol’s trio of riotous grrlhood, Grandmas House, is brief and abrasive. Listening to Grandmas House feels somewhat comparable to visiting a dental hygienist: you can literally feel the crud being blasted off you as you listen to it and you feel
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Field Music | Francis LungElectric Ballroom22nd October 2021 Vivacious northerners Field Music return to London’s Electric Ballroom after nine years. Irina Shtreis reviews with photos by Naomi Dryden-Smith. Once known as Irish Ballroom, the venue has not changed since the ’70s, when it was a hotbed of relentless post-punk energy. Joy Division played here twice
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EchobellyO2 Academy Islington20th October 2021 Reaching the climax of their latest tour, Echobelly delighted their home crowd with an intimate show packed tight with old hits and newer material. Some of my favourite shows are the ones not in gigantic, impersonal arenas, but those that happen in smaller venues where the audience get to bond
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I don’t usually listen to urban music but when I heard this I thought the message was so positive. Mason is the protagonist behind this incredible project and I just think that the message of Hope and success against adversity is superb and sincere. The band are being courted by several labels including The Orchard
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The dynamic duo Soft Cell, featuring Marc Almond and David Ball, are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their ’80s floor filler, electro-pop debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret with a selection of live shows.  They will be visiting Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London and for the very first time will be performing the album in its
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[Photo via YouTube] Brooklyn-based punk group Surfbort have shared an original Halloween-inspired song just in time for Oct. 31. “Happy Happy Halloween” is a fun-loving punk-rock offering, as vocalist Dani Miller name-drops Siouxsie And The Banshees, Bauhaus and Christian Death. Read more: How Surfbort are championing love and acceptance on ‘Keep On Truckin’’ The band
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