MANCHESTER 2281, UK: The dystopian shooter storyworld of indie game Beyond Flesh and Blood is to undergo a quaint, Christmas transformation. Even the city’s residents [read: rebels, mechs, troopers] have taken to wearing Santa hats. Beyond Flesh and Blood is a 3PS & gory mech game set in Manchester, UK, aiming for release on PC and … Continue reading Manchester Videogame ‘Beyond Flesh and Blood’ gets gory for Christmas
“They sound like The Mars Volta’s softer stuff, you know?” said my new Irish friend Ryan after checking out their first release on this VCR POP 4-split EP. “I like it.” While recording at the home of lead-vocalist Alex Coates, guitarist/pianist Ben Bulow (and for the cause of honest journalism, Alex’s kinda glam but always … Continue reading Band Review: Wall Market Racketeers, KRAAK Gallery
Tucked away between the muso-makkah Piccadilly Records; Wood, Carhartt and opposite some of the city’s hippest cafes: Night & Day, Fig & Sparrow and Pop. “Forget Market Street, visit Oldham Street (and the rest of the Northern Quarter) instead! Much more interesting and exciting.” Ah, Trip Advisor reviews – so true. Oldham Street is where you need … Continue reading Hidden Gems of the UK: OXFAM ORIGINALS
Everdream Pictures of short film EXPO fame have come back with a 20-minute whopper ‘Ten Thousand Hours’. This new indie film company seems to have a habit of making films that are ridiculously relevant to our era – and this film’s about an architect pitching a new building for a bank. While it sounds boring … Continue reading Underrated, business-themed short film?
July! The best month ever. It’s time to show you a film I’d been watching secretly everyday last year when it came out after the London Film Festival. But ’tis a secret no more. Here’s an independent stop motion film about Larry, whose face is shot into space on a gold record by NASA in … Continue reading Jane’s Underrated (STOP MOTION!) Short Film of the Month
Historic pub, The Black Lion, home to Salford film studio Future Artists now houses its very on independent arts cinema. The pub’s function venue, the John Cooper Clarke Theatre, (christened after its patron and muse) is now home to a full HD cinema and 5.1 surround sound system setup. Since its re-birth in Novemeber 2011, … Continue reading The New Pub-Cinema Takes on Media City
Based on a number of once hilarious but now numerous and incredibly grating situations wherein the flat downstairs have shown a severe lack of basic respect for everyone in this house, I’ve decided to write something…I’m well nice, save for my more awkward, shy and uncool moments. And sometimes the term “blunt b*tch!” applies to … Continue reading Hey, Shut Up! (Neighbourly Millennial Etiquette)
Levi Weaver’s beaming and energetic when he arrives at The Black Lion with his missus, Heather. Both are bright-eyed souls with a distinct east US accent that fills the room immediately. The two are living the (authentic) musician’s dream – a #vanlife travelling from place to place, making gigs work for them and fund their … Continue reading Levi Weaver + Fugitive Empire – Gig Review, 2012