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Review: Adam Stafford Rating 81%

Review: Adam Stafford

After interviewing Adam and reviewing his fabulous contribution to 2018 LP releases, I was sadly disappointed after speaking with him pre-gig to learn that string composer, Pete Harvey, had the shingles that night and would not be accompanying him up on stage in Glasgow's Hug and Pint. However, Adam kept his own and tightly performed the new album, intensely astounding his crowd of fans.

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Carla J. Easton: I wanted to push the piano to the fore of my latest work

Wanting What I Can't Have is the second single to be released from Carla J. Easton's forthcoming LP Impossible Stuff, which was recorded in Canada with Howard Bilerman, known for his work with Arcade Fire. Carla spoke with The Fountain about working with Howard Bilerman, what it is she wants but can't have and her favourite gigs to date.

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Review: Mrs Osmond by John Banville Rating 75%

Review: Mrs Osmond by John Banville

I begin this review with a confession: I’ve never read Henry James’s perceived masterpeice A Portrait of a Lady and until five minutes ago I didn’t know what it was about. Following a quick read of its Wiki synopsis, I really wish I had read it before Mrs Osmond. In this follow-up to Portrait, John Banville begins where James left off, with the eponymous Isabel in London following her illicit trip to visit her dying cousin, now hatching a rather complicated plan to regain her independence, money, and right a few wrongs along the way. If Portrait was about a wedding set-up, Mrs Osmond is about a divorce set-up, as Isabel herself states: “What I seek is not revenge, but a reckoning.”

Music

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Review: Adam Stafford Rating 81%

Review: Adam Stafford

After interviewing Adam and reviewing his fabulous contribution to 2018 LP releases, I was sadly disappointed after speaking with him pre-gig to learn that string composer, Pete Harvey, had the shingles that night and would not be accompanying him up on stage in Glasgow's Hug and Pint. However, Adam kept his own and tightly performed the new album, intensely astounding his crowd of fans.

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Review: Avengers, Infinity War Rating 85%

Review: Avengers, Infinity War

The Avengers find themselves reconciling and teaming up with the Guardians Of The Galaxy to stop galactic über-baddie Thanos (Josh Brolin) from assembling The Infinity Stones, elemental crystals from the dawn of the The Big Bang. The collective strength of these stones would give Thanos the power he needs to enact his lifelong wish: to eradicate half of all life in the universe.

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