A random assortment of NFI’s favourite records of 2011 (Pt. 3)

So in parts 1 and 2 I listed a bunch of stuff that I liked. In part 3 I will reveal my actual favourite record(s) of the year, and run through some of the other releases that almostmaybecoulda made it into the main attraction…

A random assortment of NFI’s favourite records of 2011 (Pt. 2)

In part 1 I wrote about a bunch of my favourite records from last year. Well, here are a bunch more. They are still not in any particular order and I wouldn’t rate the following above or below the ones you read about yesterday. I am only playing favourites in a very general sense. Tomorrow, […]

A random assortment of NFI’s favourite records of 2011 (Pt. 1)

Once again I won’t even try to pretend that this is an objective list of any kind. Hell, even out of the shit I like I would probably have written a different list towards the end of December, or if I’d left it another few weeks. Still, here’s a round-up of my favourite twenty records […]

Ed Wood – The Violent Years

The low-budget genre director Ed Wood is much-beloved of fans of so-bad-they’re-good films, particularly those involving cheap monsters and wonky flying saucers. The man was so widely recognised for his complete lack of filmmaking talent that he was posthumously awarded with a Golden Turkey Award for being the worst director ever. The only comparable artist […]

Shellshock Rock: a humanistic record of the ’78/79 Belfast punk scene

Shellshock RockĀ is a punk rock documentary with an interesting history and provenance. Shot between 1978 and 1979, it’s a surprisingly affectionate record of the Belfast punk scene of the time. Now, it’s tricky for me to talk about this era with any degree of authenticity as I wasn’t born until ’82, but everything I’ve read […]