As part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Grant McPhee’s film, Teenage Superstars, an affecting documentary about the influential bands that came out of Belshill and East Kilbride, was screened, featuring Duglas T Stewart.Read More
At best this psych-tinged garage rock, a reputed formidable yet charismatic act in Glasgow’s music scene, speaks of their Cramps influences and at worst a distorted Kings of Leon, The Reverse Cowgirls bring all sorts of sounds to their new EP, Ride Into the Sun.Read More
Another pop album from Dan Croll, a graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, produced this time by Ben Allen, Emerging Adulthood seems to speak precisely that. Moving away from that Metronomy groove, this new record speaks of a degree of emotional maturity, a more reflective piece of work, but not entirely to my taste.Read More
Filmed largely in Austin, Texas, SXSW’s and Malick’s home town, Song to Song, is a Malick film in the true regard, as pondering and exploration hold the core of the narrative. Starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, it’s considered a “modern love story set against the Austin music scene, where two entangled couples … chase success through a rock’n’roll landscape of seduction and betrayal”.Read More
Split into four parts aptly, The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a visual portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. Produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner, the film focuses on four different aspects of Berger, with its concentration on Quincy, his home and Alpine village.Read More
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