April, 2012

Film Review: Elles

In Elles, Juliette Binoche plays Anne, a journalist for Elle magazine in Paris. She undertakes a job investigating prostitution amongst female students struggling to pay their tuition fees.

Record Review: Clock Opera – Ways to Forget

The shortcut/safe description used for any guitar band seems to be “they sound like Coldplay and Foals”. It seems somewhat lazy for the music press to tag Clock Opera with the same label, you need to open your ears and eke out all the intricacies on their labour of love debut album ‘Ways to Forget’.

Car review: Peugeot 3008 HDi

To be honest I wasn’t blown away with the Peugoet 3008 when it was first launched. From certain angles it resembles a cross between a Pokemon character and an iced bun, but it gently seduced me and I actually grew to really like it.

Film Review: The Lucky One

If ‘The Lucky One’ film was a drink, it’d be a pastel pink milkshake. Unashamedly sugary, a little bit slushy and reassuringly comforting.

Blek Le Rat: Opera Gallery London

The Godfather of Graffiti opens a new exhibition of work in London on Friday and the first 100 people to get in will get a FREE signed limited edition print.

Game Review: Fez

Let’s face it, 2D platforming is the treasured gem from our past. Polytron has given us a new platformer; Fez, which hopes to give a new dimension to 3D.

Eleanor Friedberger @Black Cat, Washington, DC

Illinois native, Eleanor took the stage sporting a tan colored, fringe jacket and cowboy boots opened her set with ‘My Mistakes’, and encompassed with a guitarist, bassist and drummer, immediately got the crowd going. Eleanor’s mellow sound is edgy, and her soothing and unique voice has tones of Wild Flag, The Ettes or even Amy LaVere.

Film Review: Avengers Assemble

In the hands of someone with less experience than director Whedon, Avengers Assemble could have been a disaster of epic proportions. It succeeds by successfully balancing the elements required to make a really good comic book movie. IE Action, Characters and Fun.

Bombay Bicycle Club – Brighton

The biggest reception comes for BBC in their two-song encore, led by ‘Shuffle’, with its piano loop and dance-hall jive that feels at home in its Brighton surroundings: a pop masterstroke straight out of a Graham Green novel.

Game Review – Max Payne Mobile

In 2001, in the early days of the Playstation 2, Remedy Games released the much-anticipated title Max Payne, a revolutionary title that was the best third person shooter in a long time. Now, with its third installment on the way after a hefty nine year wait, we see the classic remade for iOS and Android devices – and the grim tale comes alive again.

The Miracals – Pretend

LA band The Miracals are big favourites of the Flush The Fashion music team. Their feelgood, summery melodies are just the thing to keep our mood upbeat, even on showery April days.

Fog Electric: North Atlantic Oscillation

North Atlantic Oscillation’s new record Electric Fog is one of my favourites of the year so far. It’s like a warm duvet filled with guitar feedback, Brian Wilson and feathers.

Game review: Dear Esther

To me, a good game has to have a well told story. I don’t care about fancy graphics, multiplayer and unlockables. Give me a game with a story that grabs me by the ears and drags me in, and I’ll be happy.