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Bethany Says... - Reclaiming Representation

Fancasts are creative exercises by fans of media, usually tv shows or films, in which characters are cast with new or different actors, but many fans use them as more than just an opportunity to cast their favourite pretty actors. 685 more words


Live Review: Banks

02 ABC – 9/11

The Californian Banks opened her show at O2 ABC in a haze of breathy, looping vocal samples and fuzzy electronics. Banks is of the Lorde/Grimes/FKA twigs school of dark, weird pop music, and her sound is a kind of apocalyptic r’n’b. 270 more words


Album Review: U2 - Songs of Innocence

The only thing more offensive than the presumption of U2 in teaming up with a tax-dodging, child-labour employing, tech giant to deliver a record that nobody really wanted into every single iTunes library is their shameless co-option English poet William Blake’s words to title said record. 199 more words


Album Review: Run the Jewels – Run The Jewels 2

Continuing their killer streak, El-P and Killer Mike return with their second collaborative album Run the Jewels 2 and it’s pretty close to a hip-hop masterpiece. 202 more words


Film Feature: Princess Perceptions

This month, Disney’s latest princess film was revealed; Moana, set for release in 2016. The film was originally scheduled for 2018 but production was pushed forward after the overwhelming success of Disney’s latest princess film Frozen. 693 more words


Live Review: Pins

15/11 – Broadcast

The Mancunian four-piece Pins have been increasingly elevating their acclaim over the past years or so. From their recent tour with The Growlers (who already have a strong fan base), they have already impressively pressed on. 256 more words


Interview: Phox

Before their gig at Broadcast, Emma Ainley-Walker sat down with four of the Wisconsin six piece Phox, Monica Martin, Matthew Holman, Matteo Roberts and Zach Johnston. 2,405 more words