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Review: Turn the Night Rating 79%

Review: Turn the Night

Titch is all fired up for another karaoke night in the social club, and he has all the usual punters. Caroline, who enjoys the escape of a night out singing and Kevin, who has been helping him out with the long term aspiration of making it on one of those reality TV programmes because that's where success really lies. And then there is Rick, who adds a spark of controversy, pivoting the narrative. A one-man show from Over the Wall's Gav Prentice, Turn the Night has more than you can imagine when you consider it is precisely that, a one-man show, but with many layers creeping in than just another night at the karaoke, there is a nostalgic intelligence about this short gig performance.

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Loudmammoth: We’re incredibly fortunate to be with Last Night From Glasgow

First formed in August 2018 over a mutual appreciation of jangly guitars, DIY recording and Ian Curtis, Loudmammoth hail from the North East of England and are comprised of Rachel, Will & Declan. After months of writing and practicing and a slight change of their name, they released their debut single Enough in January 2019. Now they have been signed to Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG) and will release new single, Let Go, through them in June 2019. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track and the signing.

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Review: Lanny by Max Porter Rating 97%

Review: Lanny by Max Porter

With so many titles, almost 190,000 last year, being published in the UK it is hard for a book to really stand out from the crowd. The publishing market is saturated, which means that fewer titles make a really big breakthrough. Not surprisingly, many authors have been trying to be different, be it plot-wise or style-wise, with the idea of making a name for themselves. However, this approach sometimes ends in books that are different just for the sake of being different, resulting in novels that bring nothing new on the table. One of the authors that are unique on the current UK market in Max Porter. You only need to open his latest novel Lanny at a random page and it becomes obvious how experimental and unique his writing is. However, unlike many people Porter's writing is harmonious with the style and presentation which results in a novel that stand out from everything else for all the good reasons; Porter is different in a way that offers the reader a glimpse into a ground-breaking writing that offers a food for thought not only through the story but also through the way the story is presented on the page.

Music

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Review: Turn the Night Rating 79%

Review: Turn the Night

Titch is all fired up for another karaoke night in the social club, and he has all the usual punters. Caroline, who enjoys the escape of a night out singing and Kevin, who has been helping him out with the long term aspiration of making it on one of those reality TV programmes because that's where success really lies. And then there is Rick, who adds a spark of controversy, pivoting the narrative. A one-man show from Over the Wall's Gav Prentice, Turn the Night has more than you can imagine when you consider it is precisely that, a one-man show, but with many layers creeping in than just another night at the karaoke, there is a nostalgic intelligence about this short gig performance.

Film

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Review: Beats Rating 86%

Review: Beats

It's a pivotal point in any night out when the music transitions and this is certainly no different in Brian Welsh's film Beats, as the drugs take effect and the black and white grade of the film is opened up to allow a little colour in, until the sobering moment of the film becomes real.

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