Credit: Marika Kochiashvili Elena Tonra, of Daughter, unveiled her solo project, Ex:Re (pronounced Ex: Ray) during the tail-end of November 2018. Four days later, the eponymously named album was released. Tonra embarked on a trio of intimate European shows in support of Ex:Re in London, Brussels and Paris. The first stop, performing to a sold […]Read More REVIEW: Ex:Re (Elena Tonra of Daughter) Union Chapel, Islington – 05/04/2019
Hollywood continues to exhume a steady slew of Stephen King’s previous works. Next up on the mortuary slab is King’s ‘Pet Sematary’, a reanimation of the cautionary tale centring on mortality. With King’s book-to-screen adaptations, sometimes, these are a hit and sometimes, these are a miss. After the commercial success and critical acclaim of ‘IT’ […]Read More REVIEW: Pet Sematary (2019): Dir. Kölsch and Widmyer.
Jordan Peele’s, directorial debut, ‘Get Out’, garnered Oscar nominations and critical acclaim alike after its release in 2017. Just one month after, Trump was inaugurated. The accidental-but-perfect timing of this meant that he found his socially-conscious horror caught in the middle of a political event. Simultaneously, this catapulted ‘Get Out’ into something of a cultural […]Read More REVIEW: Us (2019) Dir. Jordan Peele. Peele’s sensibility for the symmetrical in an asymmetrical America.
Deaf Havana released Rituals, their fifth full-length record in August 2018. A sonic shift departing from their heavier roots punctuated by signature riffs towards synth-driven pop. Vocalist, James Veck-Gilodi feared this would alienate some of the existing fan base. Based on the crowd’s reaction at the Pyramids Centre in Portsmouth, James had nothing to fear. […]Read More REVIEW: Deaf Havana (Portsmouth Pyramids Centre – 16/03/2019)