Category: Reviews

Review: Teenage Fanclub – “Endless Arcade”

Just like most people in Scotland my age I’m sure, I was always been acutely aware of Teenage Fanclub growing up however, I will admit I’ve probably never given them enough attention over the years. I’ve dipped in and out of their music from time to time and thought they were OK but one thing …

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Review: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1

Unlike WandaVision which lent itself perfectly to the episodic format of TV, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is basically a 6hr film chopped up into bite sized chunks and is effectively the fourth entry in the Captain America series as it pays off ideas and plot points first introduced in both Captain America: The …

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Review: Mortal Kombat (2021)

To say I was excited about Mortal Kombat would be an understatement. I’ve been looking forward to a new film in this universe for a long time but when this was first announced, I have to say I was apprehensive. It seemed to take forever before we saw anything from the film and the trailer …

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Review: Marti Pellow – “Stargazer”

While he is perhaps best known as the frontman of the iconic Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow is back with new music and his latest solo album, Stargazer however, what I think most people don’t seem to realise about Marti Pellow is that he’s actually released more material on his own at this point in …

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Review: Sound of Metal

About a decade ago now, not long before I started out in music journalism, I popped my eardrum. I’m not really sure how it happened or even when but I do remember the feeling of absolute terror that overcame me as I thought I’d never hear out of my right ear ever again. It was …

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Review: The Fratellis – “Half Drunk Under A Full Moon”

I’ve never been a huge fan of The Fratellis. I’ve dipped in and out of their catalogue over the years but I never understood the hype connected to their music. It could be the fact that Chelsea Dagger haunted me for years working in Glasgow’s club scene or could be I was just wasn’t paying …

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Review: Thunder Force

Starring Melisa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, Thunder Force is an action / comedy set in a world where sociopaths develop superpowers after the planet was struck by cosmic rays in the early 1980’s. The film sees two childhood friends reunite in adulthood to fight crime after they take an experimental treatment to give them superpowers …

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Review: Echo Machine – “Instant Transmissions”

Firstly, yes I do know this album came out like a year ago but I only actually find out about it on Friday when I was sent the video for the band’s cover of Peremen. Hailing from Dundee, Echo Machine are a blast of 80’s inspired synth-pop with a modern twist, up to date production …

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Review: Chaos Walking

Directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow / The Bourne Identity), Chaos Walking stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley fleeing for their lives from the tyrannical mayor of a small settlement, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Set on a distant world in the year 2257 where the thoughts of men can be heard aloud by anyone …

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Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

At just under 2hrs. Godzilla vs. Kong may be the shortest of the MonsterVerse films thus far but it may also be the best of them and while usually I enjoy longer films, if Zack Snyder’s Justice League has taught me anything it’s that sometimes trimming some of the fat can definitely be a good …

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