Tom Chapman: Who doesn’t love King Tuts!

Led by siblings Joe and Helen Hammill, Cattle & Cane’s sophomore album Mirrors is all set for release on Friday 28th April.
The Fountain spoke with drummer, Tom Chapman about playing King Tuts in Glasgow, being produced by a fellow drummer, and informed us about what we can anticipate with new album, Mirrors.

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Review: Nothing But Grass by Will Cohu

With a flavour of a short story compilation with many characters to keep the mind active, Nothing But Grass is Will Cohu’s literary crime novel that meanders through various eras. Grounded in the landscapes of Lincolnshire this is a novel of compelling characters, whose stories weave across three centuries. In the same vein as Margaret Atwood, who successfully entwines multiple strands of a story into the overarching tale, Cohu tries but is not quite there whose novel at times does feel more like that of the short story.

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Review: Father John Misty, The Wedding Present, Baloji, King Creosote, Jesca Hoop and Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, 6 Music Festival

The 6 Music Festival, reminiscent of the sadly-gone Triptych Festival, took its great programming to the Tramway on Sunday 26th March for an afternoon of folk ballads, Congolese rhythms, retro guitar riffs and the dulcet Father John Misty on one of Glasgow’s most deceptively sundrenched days. The festival vibe was there, with many suffering from the previous night’s Optimo and back on it again with Drygate IPAs, shades and ‘taps aff.’

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Review: Ghost in the Shell

It’s not the first time that we have seen a film that handles the technological concept of humans and machines working cooperatively as one, but this remake of Ghost in the Shell keeps you on the edge of your seat with cyber-battles with hackers, criminals and terrorists. An adaptation of the Masamune Shirow manga serial and the resulting 1995 anime gem by Mamoru Oshii, the narrative, like most, has been standardised and westernised.

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Review: John Boyne, Aye Write 2017

John Boyne, the renowned Irish writer, well-loved for writing books such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which was a hit, a massive seller and subsequently a film adaptation, spoke passionately at the concluding part of Glasgow’s Aye Write festival. Injecting the literature festival with an overpowering love for his position and frustrations with the genre-defining changes to the book trade, which transcends to bookshop shelves, Boyne was the inspiring full stop that any festival would wish to have.

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