Magnificent Byzantine Ivories (Part 1).

Often when we associate Byzantium with art, the image of religious frescoes and mosaics always comes to mind first. Indeed, […]

On my stereo this week: Killswitch Engage, The Murder Capital & Eilen Jewell.

Killswitch – ‘I Am Broken Too.’ Having almost outlived every other band from the new wave of American heavy metal […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Marilyn just wants to be loved by you.

Behind the scenes of one of cinemas greatest comedies, Some Like It Hot, its star Marilyn Monroe and her erratic […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Pink Wine’ by Clara Bond.

Music sensation Clara Bond is easily the next big thing in the UK. Since the release of her hugely successful […]

On my stereo this week: Echo Del Tusker, First Aid Kit & Childish Gambino (again!)

Echo Del Tusker – ‘Gold In The Silver’. I introduced Echo Del Tusker to you towards the end of last […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential Marx Brothers Films.

Are the Marx brothers still relevant? Honestly I hope so. Their work is often held in high regard among critics […]

On my stereo this week: Skillet, The Harmaleighs & Ty Segell.

Skillet – ‘Legendary’. One of Christian rock’s most successful bands Skillet laid the foundation stone for a career that now […]

Classic movie of the week: Horse Feathers (1932).

In 2000, the American Film Institute saw fit to add Horse Feathers as Nº 65 on their prestigious list of the 100 Funniest […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The mirror scene in The Marx Brothers Duck Soup.

Not all the Marx Brothers films in their heyday were well received, including their mapcap classic Duck Soup (1933). But over time […]

Interview: Annie Hamilton adds some welcome grit to her sprawling indie rock.

A while ago I set myself the task of making sure to check out some of the best emerging musicians […]