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BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

Baskerville Hall, nr Hay-On-Wye Fri 28-Sun 30 Apr In its second year, Big Love gets way bigger. The live offering of the festival, which takes place in a mansion on the Welsh borders, is headed up by one of hip-hop’s grand masters, KRS-One, and the party-starting UK disco, funk and soul crew Horse Meat Disco. […]

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TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with the internationally renowned Tuareg group Tinariwen about their record and the spirit of resistance. How would you describe the new album Elwan? Elwan, which means ‘elephants’, is a metaphor directed to those people of influence in our country’s geo-political stage. Artistically speaking, we’re very pleased with this new album, and it […]

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STRANGE U | CLUBS PREVIEW

STRANGE U | CLUBS PREVIEW

Starving Artists @ Gwdihw, Cardiff Fri 21 Apr Quality hip-hop hits Cardiff, with headliners from the highly-regarded High Focus label. The duo Strange U have a penchant for bizarre, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and surreal beats and soundscapes. MC King Kashmere is well known in UK hip-hop ever since a well received collaboration with the Four Owls’ […]

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APRIL GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

APRIL GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

HORIZON ZERO DAWN ***** Guerilla Games, PS4 Guerilla Games (Dutch developer of the PlayStation exclusive FPS franchise Killzone) are back with a new IP that feels fresh, looks phenomenal and plays like a futuristic Tomb Raider with some giant robot dinosaurs thrown in for good measure. It’s an open world action-RPG where you take control of a young […]

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THEIR FINEST | FILM PREVIEW

THEIR FINEST | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Lone Scherfig (15, 117 mins) A crowd pleasing comedy drama with an occasionally grating Welsh accent as Gemma Arterton struggles to make her voice heard in the film world of 1940s Britain. Teamed with screenwriter Sam Claflin, she is tasked with making some upbeat propaganda films to help with the war effort by […]

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KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW

KASABIAN | LIVE REVIEW   Newport Centre, Sat 15 Apr As their biggest hit suggests, Kasabian are on fire right now, and blazed a trail of glory through Newport with a storming set. Last month the Leicester band announced a hastily-arranged UK tour of intimate venues in support of forthcoming album For Crying Out Loud, […]

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FOOD FESTIVALS | FOOD FEATURE

FOOD FESTIVALS | FOOD FEATURE

More of a foodie than a festival goer? Explore some of the best celebrations Wales has to offer with Lorria Sahmet’s round up of the foodie festival season. CAERPHILLY FOOD FESTIVAL Caerphilly Town Centre, Caerphilly Sat 6 May What better way to enjoy the spring than with the freshly-picked produce and refreshing flavours on offer […]

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COLOSSAL | FILM PREVIEW

COLOSSAL | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Nacho Vigalondo (15, 110 mins) Anne Hathaway stars in this bizarre monstermash/comedy drama that surprises and entertains but ultimately collapses under the weight of its central conceit. Hathaway plays Gloria, a hard drinking woman, who gets dumped by her boyfriend after one alcohol fuelled night too many. Her subsequent mental breakdown reveals that […]

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THE DEDALUS BOOK OF GIN | BOOK REVIEW

THE DEDALUS BOOK OF GIN | BOOK REVIEW

Richard Barnett (Dedalus Ltd) Gin is in. Once an ‘old fashioned’ drink, something your Mum might drink on a trip to the local, gin has now had a resurgence and is trendy once more. It’s also a drink with a fascinating history, from medicinal purposes, to being blamed for society’s ills. The Dedalus Book of […]

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MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Mark Leruste – speaking at TEDxCardiff – founder of The Unconventionalists podcast about life, the universe and everything. What inspired you to create The Unconventionalists podcast? Just after graduating, I found myself in Lithuania gate crashing an MTV party, trying to interview Supafly Inc. To my surprise, they said yes. I […]