Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Biffy Clyro, never ones to shy away from the epic, present us with their sixth offering ‘Opposites’. 20 tracks, 78 minutes split over two conceptual albums The Sand At The Core Of Our Bones and The Land At The End Of Our Toes.

Music Review: Dead Silence by Billy Talent

This is band who have grown up with the fans, no longer riddled with angst their hatred of society is still there only they’ve found a much more melodic way of expressing it.

Mike Marlin @ Hoxton Hall

Had Marlin taken off his glasses after removing his hat I would not have been surprised if Badly Drawn Boy had been revealed and it’s a compliment to Marlin that his music could stand up to Damon Gough’s vast back catalogue.

Richmond Fontaine & support Laura Gibson @ Scala, London

I didn’t anticipate just how manly the fan base of Richmond Fontaine would be. I actually caught myself staring at a man I was convinced it was James May of Top Gear fame. Then suddenly everyone looked like they were from Top Gear. Everyone.

Andreas Englund: Superartist

Andreas England is a brilliant Swedish artist based in Stockholm. He has just finished a series of pictures humorously depicting the universal problem of growing old, but from that of a Superheroes perspective.

Fenech-Soler Live @ HMV Institute Birmingham

Fenech-Soler postponed this UK tour back in March when frontman Ben Duffy was diagnosed with testicular cancer so it’s been a long time since they last played live in Birmingham. Matthew Cooper was there to welcome them back.

Tech Review: Motorola Xoom

Things happen fast in the world of technology and yesterdays state-of-the-art is this weeks museum piece. Will the Xoom stand the test of time?