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Tony London Serial Killer

Tony – London Serial Killer

Tony – London Serial Killer is the debut film from Gerard Johnson that opens in cinemas on February 5th. It gets a dvd release a few days later on February 8th. Starring newcomer Peter Ferdinando, the film is dark thriller that tells the story of a week in the life of misfit Tony. He is an unemployable recluse living in London with an unfashionable moustache, prone to outbursts of violence. Tony started life as a 14 minute short film (which is included on the dvd release). One of many made by Gerard and Peter, who are in fact real life

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Edward Barton And A Panda

Edward Barton – And A Panda

Edward Barton first appeared back in 1984 on Channel 4’s The Tube. He performed a song called I’ve Got No Chicken But I’ve Got Five Wooden Chairs playing the guitar with a wooden spoon. I’d never seen anything like it, to say the least. Neither had many other people I think, and ever since he’s become something of a cult figure and an enigma. Especially it would seem in his hometown of Manchester. Although And A Panda is only his third proper album release since then, Edward Barton appears to have been busy. Whether that be as a filmmaker, artist,

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Dubstar Making It Better

Dubstar – Making It Better

Dubstar were a British pop group that first hit the charts in 1995. They went on to release three albums before calling it a day. The band comprised of Sarah Blackwood (Vocals), Steve Hillier (Keyboards) and Chris Wilkie (Guitar). They blended pop melodies with thoughtful, clever lyrics. I finally got around to purchasing their last album Make It Better recently. Therefore I thought I’d post a short guide to their output, for those of you interested in exploring them further. I hope you do, as they’re one of my favourite bands. Above all Goodbye is one of my most played

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Portishead Release New Amnesty Track

Portishead Release New Track For Amnesty

Portishead have released a brand new track exclusively for Amnesty International called Chase The Tear. It’s available as an exclusive download from online store 7digital with all proceeds going to Amnesty. The new song is the band’s first new material since their last album Third in 2008. To accompany the new song, the band have also produced a promo video for it that can be seen at the Amnesty International website, links below. Released to co-incide with International Human Rights Day (December 10th), Chase The Tear has a more upbeat backing track than usual, but you can hear influences from

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So Red The Remaster – Arcadia Collector’s Edition

Duran Duran offshoot, Arcadia, will see their album So Red The Rose re-released in expanded form early next year. It includes a bonus disc and dvd and is due to be released on January 25th (according to Amazon). The collector’s edition will feature 19 bonus tracks and a DVD of all their music videos from the period, in addition to the original album. Formed by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor in 1985, So Red The Rose saw four singles being taken from it. The most successful of those being Election Day which peaked at No.7 in the

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Echo & The Bunnymen: Rock Around The Clock

When Echo & The Bunnymen appeared on 1986’s Old Grey Whistle Test – Rock Around The Clock marathon, they had just come through turbulent times. The year before, drummer Pete De Freitas had left the band disappearing to America on a journey of self discovery. He would only to return to the fold shortly before broadcast. What they produced on this night was a triumphant return, and for me, their last moment of greatness. The band’s current incarnation released their latest album The Fountain recently, and I planned to write a review for it. However when I rediscovered the YouTube

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