Music

Yeah Buddy DIY @ Aatma, NQ

Photography by Oli Thomas Yeah Buddy DIY is a “community for the unsigned, independent and DIY music scene.” The event took place in Aatma, a small and unassuming club down an alley in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Springfield Elementary The night had an unpretentious and intimate feel to it; the Wednesday night crowd was small but […]

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Music

Q&A with Springfield Elementary

Following their Yeah Buddy DIY gig, we spoke to Springfield Elementary about the Manchester music scene and their plans for the future. Could you tell us a bit about how you guys formed your band? I (Billy) wanted to start a band for ages but for some reason, a drummer who was free was hard […]

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Film

The Shape of Water

An aquatic fairy tale The film begins underwater in a bohemian, scarce apartment in a neon-lit city. It has been flooded with emerald coloured water, and this is when we meet our protagonist, played by Sally Hawkins, sleeping soundly, undisturbed by the water as the opening credits roll. As the water drains away, the film […]

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Film, News

Oscars 2018 Round Up

Oscars night has come and gone, and although there wasn’t a Best Picture mix-up this year, the night was equally electrifying. Jordan Peele made history as the first black man to win the Best Original Screenplay award for Get Out and the Me Too movement carried with it a serious undertone which was maintained throughout […]

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TV

Asteroid Blues: Why you should be watching Cowboy Bebop

Bebop is a style of jazz that is fast-paced, complex and unpredictable. This definition encapsulates the 1998 series Cowboy Bebop, a genre-bending animated series which is often cited as the best anime series ever created. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, who recently directed the Blade Runner short Black Out 2022, the series shows no signs of […]

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TV

The Rise and Fall of The Simpsons

Unlike many other popular shows of the ’90s, The Simpsons had no laughing track; there was no need for it. In fact, it repeatedly lampooned the use of laughing tracks in comedy. The classic Simpsons episodes were so densely packed with diverse humour, both subtle and overt, that the audience never needed a cue to […]

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TV

Mindhunter Season One

David Fincher’s latest venture is Mindhunter, a 10-part crime drama streaming on Netflix. Set in the late ‘70s, the series follows two FBI special agents and a psychologist who attempt to study the behaviour of violent criminals by interviewing them. The visuals are cinematic, and fans of David Fincher will recognise aspects of Se7en in […]

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