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Review: Crudo by Olivia Laing Rating 78%

Review: Crudo by Olivia Laing

Crudo, thought-provoking writer, Olivia Laing's first novel was surprisingly only written in just seven weeks. An intelligent piece of fiction, yet also not without it's fair share of political commentary, with the social context, it is a novel of change and fluidity. Bringing elements of post-punk icon Kathy Acker's story (the protagonist is named Kathy Acker) to elements of herself, surviving the summer of 2017, Laing has cultivated a story that merges sheer indulgence with rise of a perilous political landscape and a president that could see them into nuclear war.

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Kenny Anderson: Collaborations come about once you’ve made a musical pal

As well as the beautiful records that Kenny Anderson has released under his well-known pseudo King Creosote, there are other projects up his sleeves, which can be seen this time in the form of Buoy Gull, a collaboration with the talented Mariearad Green, which is being released via Triassic Tusk. Kenny spoke with The Fountain about what we can expect from Buoy Gull as well as the back story behind the lovely art work on the sleeve.

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Review: Crudo by Olivia Laing Rating 78%

Review: Crudo by Olivia Laing

Crudo, thought-provoking writer, Olivia Laing's first novel was surprisingly only written in just seven weeks. An intelligent piece of fiction, yet also not without it's fair share of political commentary, with the social context, it is a novel of change and fluidity. Bringing elements of post-punk icon Kathy Acker's story (the protagonist is named Kathy Acker) to elements of herself, surviving the summer of 2017, Laing has cultivated a story that merges sheer indulgence with rise of a perilous political landscape and a president that could see them into nuclear war.

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Review: Skating Polly Rating 72%

Review: Skating Polly

It is a repeated refrain, but a true one: guitar music is not cool anymore. It will be, again, but beats and synth are in where once the riff reigned supreme. Those still subscribing to all things rock have committed to one of two things: downplaying their more abrasive sounds for crossover appeal; or, doubling down and turning the guitars up.

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Review: The Meg Rating 50%

Review: The Meg

When their billionaire owner commands the multi-national crew of a reserach rig to breach the crust at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, they unleash a monster from the depths...and only one man can stop it. Back in the early part of the century, a film magazine bestowed the mediocre 2003 remake of The Italian Job with a mere three out of ten, with the reason being that the sole redeeming feature was a former Commonwealth Games diver who had lit up Guy Ritchie's early mockney efforts from a few years previously.

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