James Kent’s Testament of Youth

James Kent is not yet a household name, although many will be familiar with his works. The director has previously dedicated most of his time to documentaries, with his moving portrayal of the events of September 11th 2001 in the form of 9/11: Phone Calls from the Tower gaining him perhaps his largest pre-cinema audience […]

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Oxford West and Abingdon: Mike Foster, The Socialist Party of Great Britain

1) How has the campaign been going so far?   The Socialist Party is standing two candidates in Oxford; Kevin Parkin in Oxford East and myself in Oxford West and Abingdon. We’ve attended many hustings events, which have given us the opportunity to voice an alternative to the status quo. I’ve been impressed by the […]

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Step into the Polaroid of Smoke and Mirrors

Following the unprecedented global success of Imagine Dragon’s debut studio album Night Visions almost three years ago, the Las Vegas group’s latest release had a lot to live up to. Released in the middle of February, Smoke + Mirrors rocketed straight to the top of the UK Album charts. It’s easy to see, given the […]

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Eagulls spread their wings

Leeds’ next big band has emerged. Although in the incubation stage that comes with a debut album, Eagulls have already impressed both at home and across the Pond, bagging a performance slot on US prime-time show David Letterman. Guitarist Liam Matthews is certainly aware of how well-earned the band’s ongoing success is. Ahead of the […]

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Bottling success – Catfish and the Bottlemen wow with ‘The Balcony’

2014 has definitely been the breakout year for now-four piece Catfish and the Bottlemen. Between their 30-odd festival appearances, multiple video releases, earlier and upcoming tours and the impending release of debut album The Balcony, the Llandudno based group have seen their popularity and presence on the music scene eventually rocket. Long standing fans have […]

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