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Review: Architects – Holy Hell Rating 79%

Review: Architects – Holy Hell

Architects are eight albums deep into a career that finds them at the forefront of the British metal scene. Streaming services have displaced the importance of records, instead rewarding hit singles and random releases, a fact pop stars have embraced and rock stars have mostly ignored. The latter instead seek an acceptable level of fame, one that pays the bills after a headline tour. Once there, they churn out sub-par material every few years to justify another backward-looking run of shows. It’s not that rock music is dead; it’s not even trying to keep pace.

Features

SPISH: My goal is to be in Scotland by 2020 but would happily come earlier

SPISH aka Pittsburgh artist Nate Die has an unusual sound, with sombre yet tongue-in-cheek vocals, which can be found in new track We Like Jesus. In the past year, Nate has built a small orchestra to perform his work, created a microclimate of anonymous therapy, and began using a multi-medium approach to marketing his work. Nate spoke with The Fountain about the influence behind the track as well as his plans to come here to perform.

Books

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Review: East of West, West of East by Hamish Brown Rating 75%

Review: East of West, West of East by Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown is best known for his writings on mountaineering and outdoor topics, but now in his eighties he has taken the time to write a memoir of his early life. He was born in Colombo in Sri Lanka in 1934, where his parents were stationed due to his father’s job. The family relocated to Japan just before World War Two broke out at that end of the globe, and this book details their escape into Singapore, then fleeing from there following its surrender and eventually returning to settle back in Scotland on a permanent basis. Additionally, Hamish’s older brother Ian was separated from the rest of the family during this time, remaining in Scotland with his grandmother.

Music

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Review: Architects – Holy Hell Rating 79%

Review: Architects – Holy Hell

Architects are eight albums deep into a career that finds them at the forefront of the British metal scene. Streaming services have displaced the importance of records, instead rewarding hit singles and random releases, a fact pop stars have embraced and rock stars have mostly ignored. The latter instead seek an acceptable level of fame, one that pays the bills after a headline tour. Once there, they churn out sub-par material every few years to justify another backward-looking run of shows. It’s not that rock music is dead; it’s not even trying to keep pace.

Film

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Corinne Orton: The audience in general has a real appetite for comedy

This weekend The Dunoon Film Festival kicks off it's sixth programme of events, in the Dunoon Burgh Hall as well as The Studio Cinema, the Pier building, local schools and communities. This includes classics such as The Women, an 80s disco alongside Gregory's Girl and documentary, Nae Pasaran. Festival Director, Corinne Ortin, spoke with The Fountain about the programme for the sixth Dunoon Film Festival as well as some of her personal highlights.

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