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Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

With their deserved breakout finally coming after the success of 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and the album’s signature tack ‘1901’, Phoenix’s latest record, Ti Amo, comes as an Continue reading Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Phoenix’s ‘Ti Amo’ operates in the weirder aisle of the indie hypermarket. The distorted buzz around the track’s intro recalls Torches-era Foster The People and the resounding burst Continue reading Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Justice Drop the Hypnotic ‘Alakazam!’ in the Run-up to Woman

Ahead of their first album in five years, Justice have released their third preceding single, ‘Alakazam!’ Justice returned with their first new material since 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco. earlier in the Continue reading Justice Drop the Hypnotic ‘Alakazam!’ in the Run-up to Woman

Interview: Greek Poet Yannis Livadas – ‘The instrument of poetry is not the poem; it is the poet. In truth, poems are the parasites of this consummation.’

Yannis Livadas is a contemporary Greek poet, born in 1969. Both in his poems and essays, Livadas constitutes the idea of experimentalism based on organic antimetathesis- the scaling indeterminacy of meaning, of syntactic comparisons and Continue reading Interview: Greek Poet Yannis Livadas – ‘The instrument of poetry is not the poem; it is the poet. In truth, poems are the parasites of this consummation.’

Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’

You’d be forgiven for not knowing, or possibly forgetting who Justice are if you’re not hot on the heels of the extensive French house/dance scene, spearheaded by its balaclava-wearing poster boys Daft Punk. Signed to the revered Ed Banger Records Continue reading Daft Punk for Hipsters: Justice Return with ‘Safe and Sound’

Euro 2016 Quarter Finals: Who Will Progress?

And then there were 8. The Euros’ first knockout round threw up a few surprises, the most prominent being England’s premature dismissal, the more-than-capable Croatia falling to a late goal in extra time and of course the flaccidity of Spain Continue reading Euro 2016 Quarter Finals: Who Will Progress?

England vs Iceland: How the Three Lions can Overcome the Tournament’s Surprise Package

Iceland have well and truly torn up the script at Euro 2016 thus far. Iceland were already deemed highly unlikely to progress following the draw having been grouped with tournament dark horses Austria and Hungary and of course a Portugal side featuring Cristiano Ronaldo. Continue reading England vs Iceland: How the Three Lions can Overcome the Tournament’s Surprise Package

French Girls

French Girls.
The deep purr that emerges from the throat.
A leaning beret.
Cigarette butts ground into the pavement
With the delicate twist of a loafer’s heel. Continue reading French Girls

Hodgson may have cut the Wrong Three, but who should start against Russia?

Ask most people about their thoughts on the England squad omissions, and they will be heartbroken for Danny Drinkwater. Most neutrals would want him to be there to continue the fairytale alongside Jamie Vardy and most rationalists would want him to be there on the strength of Continue reading Hodgson may have cut the Wrong Three, but who should start against Russia?