Baton Rouge band photo

Live: Baton Rouge / She Crazy / Crows-an-Wra / Lower Slaughter

French post-hardcore, Brighton punk ‘n roll and charismatic Cornish screamo all in one small sweaty room. TL;DR: it was great.

Stars

A short update

It’s one of those posts in which I promise to post more. Let’s see how that turns out, eh?

One Hyde Park

Second Home

“At nights the centre becomes a ghost town, punctuated by enclaves of life where tourists congregate in restaurants and bars near historic museums, galleries and theatres. Elsewhere local businesses and residents are long gone”

Sunshine Patriots cover

Review: Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell

Although highly uneven and flawed, Campbell’s rastafarian SF novel is a ferocious and dark-humoured critique of human fallibility and rapacious colonialism.

Snowpiercer hatchetmen

Elysium & Snowpiercer: exploding heads vs. rail sociology

Elysium is bad science fiction on just about every level, and a pretty poor film to boot. Snowpiercer, by contrast, is a fascinating study of human social psychology in a high-stress environment.