REPLICANTS, FLYING MOTORS AND WHISKY: THE SCOTTISH INFLUENCES THAT PERMEATE THE CINEMATIC WORLD OF BLADE RUNNER

The ambitious, long awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 film Blade Runner landed upon us last week to much (justified) fanfare and excitement from the film-going community. Denis Vilnueve’s Blade Runner 2049, set 30 years after the first film, is a neo-noir visual feast, a tour-de-force that manifests and develops like a well-aged single […]

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ULRIKA SPACEK interview: “Doing things ourselves is really the only way we know.”

Out of London’s DIY scene has flourished a band in Ulrika Spacek that have engineered a mesmerizing, fuzz-driven, avant rock sound that pierces the skin and cuts deep. Having released debut long play The Album Paranoia (Tough Love Records) in early 2016 to widespread acclaim, the Berlin-born, London-based five piece followed it up this year […]

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FIRST THEY LAUGH AT YOU, THEN THEY COPY YOU – HOW JOSE MOURINHO CAME OUT ON ‘TOP’ WITH THE SPANISH FOOTBALL MEDIA

It’s the 31st May 2010 and Real Madrid have just announced the arrival of Jose Mourinho as their new manager. Replacing Chilean Manuel Pellegrini to become Madrid’s 11th coach in the previous seven years, the 47 year old was then the hottest property in world football, having had recently guided his Inter Milan side to […]

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Happy Meals speak expanded musical and spiritual horizons on new record Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Volumes IV-VI

“We stumbled upon this festival that was going on in this temple and there was hundreds of people and all these elephants all round it, and a band playing percussion and these massive long horns, playing these two, durational notes, like a drone sound.”  So begins a chat – once the tears of jealousy are […]

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‘MALETINES’ AND MATCH-FIXING, THE SMITH THAT TEMPERS THE SWORD THAT IS SPANISH FOOTBALL

¡¡¡Lombardía, déjate meter un gol, que está arreglaooo…!!! (“Lombardía let one in, it’s been fixed”) So was the infamous cry from Elche delegate, Joaquin Vidal, trying desperately to convince Oviedo goalkeeper Alfredo Álvarez Lombardía to let his side score during their team’s league encounter on the last day of the 1971-1972 season in the Spanish second […]

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