Nights In

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FKA Twigs

What's it called?: 
LP1
What does it sound like?: 
LP1 sounds like the future. It is a thoroughly modern record with few discernible instruments and little that could be described as a melody.
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Jenny Lewis

What's it called?: 
The Voyager
What does it sound like?: 
The album you hoped she'd make.. As a lover of Rilo Kiley, well really 'More Adventurous' but particularly the heartbreaking 'Does He Love You', I have purchased her previous

Tom Petty

What's it called?: 
Hypnotic Eye
What does it sound like?: 
Well, it sounds like Tom Petty, but then, he *always* sounds like Tom Petty. I haven't paid attention to a Tom Petty album since She's The One, which I liked a lot.

Films

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

So, sentient trees, talking raccoons and sexy green-skinned assassins fighting evil cosmic forces to save the universe? Nah, the real story here is the intergalactic journey of a mixtape.

Nebraska

This film had been on my list of films to see since the end of last year. Unfortunately I was out of the country when it hit the cinemas and it had gone by the time I returned.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

This is a slow-motion chamber epic that creates an atmosphere that has more in common with literature than Michael Bay.

Noticeboard

The Distillaires present a distillation of American roots music

I'm breaking cover to let you know about a gig that I'm doing. I am a member of a duo playing a mix of blues, jazz, standards, country and roots music.

Just Look At His Face

Welcome to edition1 of an ebook repository for the living history of the wondrous game of association football.

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CBVD Cloudcast Ep. 7.

More car boot and chazza vinyl with me. Could be worse.

Nights Out

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Kate Bush

Where: 
Hammersmith Apollo
Comment: 
*************S P O I L E R S****************** IF YOU ARE GOING PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T READ THIS YET!! I had no expectations going in, I knew there was a performance of The Ninth Wave and

Bob Dylan in Melbourne

Where: 
Palais Theatre
Comment: 
I swore I wouldn't go again after the last tour. 2 note range ,remote in a stadium - but things have changed. A lovely period smaller theatre got me in and I really like the last few albums.

Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA (and Reggae ensemble)

Where: 
Barbican
Comment: 
This band started out as JD’s tribute to the Sun Ra Arkestra. Today they pay their respects to the music from and influenced by New Orleans, and that’s a lot of music.

Reads

Life after the State

Author: 
Dominic Frisby
It's about: 
I’d have to admit that the idea of a stand-up comedian writing about a serious topic doesn’t sound all that promising, but Dominic Frisby has managed to pull off a quite startling achievement; he has
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Animals

Author: 
Emma Jane Unsworth
It's about: 
The opening line tells you most of what you need to know: 'You know how it is. Saturday afternoon.

How to Build a Girl

Author: 
Caitlin Moran
It's about: 
It’s the 1990s, teenager Johanna Morrigan lives in a Wolverhampton council house with an unemployed father, a depressed mother and four unruly siblings.

Features

What's Gaelic for 'enough, already'?

For various reasons, I decided to delay watching the Scottish referendum debate, electing instead to catch up with it on media player. It turned out to be pretty much everything I had expected and I’d be surprised if it changed anyone’s mind about how they are going to vote.

The day we (nearly) won the World Cup

25 years ago, Scotland hosted the FIFA under-16 World Cup. I attended quite a few of the games with some football-loving friends, having been part of the small minority who appeared to give a damn about the tournament in the early stages.

Armchair Electronica Volume 6: Synthesising Music in the 20th Century: It's a Classical Gas Gas Gas

What we are doing now is not important for itself but one day someone might be interested enough to carry things forward and create something wonderful on these foundations.

Delia Derbyshire