Jamie xx – In Colour review

THE XX has become synonymous with low key, smoke filled, atmosphere soaked indie pop. One feature of the band is the interplay between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim. Both interject with one another in a conversational to and fro on the majority of the trio’s songs.

Squint long and hard enough and you’ll see on stage, amidst the dry ice, a third Londoner, bopping and keying away. Now, Jamie Smith has decided to break from the shadows of his band – whose first two albums he produced, and release his first solo album.

GOING SOLO: Jamie xx has been working on In Colour over six years.

GOING SOLO: Jamie xx has been working on In Colour over six years.

Deeply engrossed in underground club culture, In Colour is a culmination of six years of scraps that Jamie has collected. A rhythm here, a bassline there, a loop over here. Read the rest of this entry »


Lemon, Ginger & Mango Is A Heart Warmer

FRUIT blend tea’s can be very hit and miss, many tea makers find it difficult to find a well balanced blend. It is either over powering or under whelming in one way or another.

REFRESHING: Cup of tea

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Margin Call Review

THE financial crisis of 2007-2008 which brought the US economy to its knees has been much publicised. The collapse of Lehman Brothers bank has been well chronicled.

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Carlito’s Wayward Way

IT must have seemed a good idea at the time. Brian De Palma directing Al Pacino in another gangster thriller. Except this was less Scarface and more left with a scar on your head with all the head scratching Carlito’s Way leaves you.

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Michael Bay for Transformers 4,000,000?

APPARENTLY director Michael Bay is thought to be inline to sign up to direct a fourth installment of the metallic mechanical mayhem that is Transformers. The question is, is there really a need for a 4,000,000th sequel to Transformers? And with Bay at the helm?

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