REVIEW: Ex:Re (Elena Tonra of Daughter) Union Chapel, Islington – 05/04/2019

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 […]

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REVIEW: Us (2019) Dir. Jordan Peele. Peele’s sensibility for the symmetrical in an asymmetrical America.

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 […]

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REVIEW: Deaf Havana (Portsmouth Pyramids Centre – 16/03/2019)

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. […]

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