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Album Review: Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun

MASTODON is a band that’s worked hard and earned their respect through touring hard for nearly fifteen years and repeatedly writing phenomenal records that are bursting with character. They’ve pioneered a multi-layered sound of equal...


Shows you may have missed – One season wonders

IF YOU’RE like me, you’ve probably watched the first season of Firefly multiple times. Every time I reach those last shots of the good ship Serenity flying away, I know I have the film and...


Are UK festival headliners monotonous?

ABOUT three years ago, I read an article in Q Magazine regarding festival headliners. The article complained that there were four primary acts that dominated the big UK festivals, and that newer acts weren’t...