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Latitude Festival review: Mogwai, Slowdive, Eagulls

Alex Nelson offers his verdict on Latitude Festival 2014, which included sets from Mogwai, Slowdive, Rudimental, Eagulls, Parquet Courts and Fat White Family [Mogwai – picture: Getty] Rudimental take to the main stage of Latitude under spurious circumstances. It’s arguable whether they’re a band worthy of such ‘Special Guest’ slots, and they’re certainly not an …

10 new and upcoming albums to get excited about

After the quick-fire start to the year heaped a load of great albums upon us (check out our preview of albums for April – June), we’ve seen a bit of a slow down as of late due to the focus on summer festival season. But fear not music fans, there is still a wealth of exciting albums …

Music Lists July 4, 2014

11 movie trilogies you didn’t know were trilogies

The trilogy is a mainstay of Hollywood. Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Star Wars (actually in the process of becoming a trilogy of trilogies): all franchises that have gone on to rake in massive box set sales. But there are some films out there that form a whole different kind of trilogy. ‘Thematic’ trilogies …

Film What's On July 4, 2014

15 celebrity performance stunts that defy belief

Death metal band Unfathomable Ruination announced this week that they will perform a set of their songs in a tiny airtight box – playing and thrashing until the oxygen runs out. [Tilda Swinton has a snooze in an art gallery] In a move surely designed to take ‘death metal’ to its logical conclusion, the band will perform nightly …

25 things to do for free in Leeds

Leeds is certainly a city on the up. It was recently named among the best places to visit in the UK by TripAdvisor, and the fact that it’s the starting point for this year’s Tour De France means the focus on the place is sharper than ever. But what to do if you get here and find yourself …

City Lists July 2, 2014

25 of the funniest Seinfeld moments

Widely regarded as the best American sitcom ever made, Seinfeld celebrates its 25th anniversary this coming Saturday. The seminal show laid the template for the modern American sitcom, and everyone from Friends to Frasier has taken inspiration from it. The exploits of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer delighted fans for over ten years through nine hit seasons, and inadvertently changed …

The alternative Glastonbury awards 2014

So, that was Glastonbury 2014. Today the organisers of the world’s most famous festival begin the monumental task of getting Michael Eavis’s farm back to working order after another stellar weekend of live music. As hundreds of thousands of punters make the long trip back home, and the M4 becomes a gridlocked hell of cars and …

Music Festivals June 30, 2014

8 movies that caused diplomatic incidents

If someone made a film about two journalists plotting to assassinate you, you’d be pretty irked right? Well, imagine if you were Kim Jong-Un, power mad despot and ‘Supreme Leader’ of North Korea. The annoyance would be tenfold. Yet that’s exactly what James Franco and Seth Rogen have done with their new movie The Interview, …

Film What's On June 27, 2014

15 electronic music festivals to get you moving this summer

Dance music festivals are big business. That’s if the sheer amount of them filling the UK’s music calendars right now is anything to go by. That presents a lot of problems when you’re trying to decide which ones to go to; how do you find the slickly organised parties and eliminate the glorified illegal raves? Alex Nelson whittles …

Out of Town June 27, 2014

Cyclist’s guide to Leeds: Routes, shops, clubs and hangouts

With the Grand Depart of the Tour de France rolling through the heart of Leeds this summer, enthusiasm for the sport of cycling is at an all time high, with hundreds of people snapping up new bikes. In fact, bikes now outsell cars nationally: 3.6 million bikes against 2 million cars according to industry figures. If you’re …

What's On June 26, 2014

The dos and don’ts of music festivals

Festival season has been upon us for a good few weeks now, but with the arrival of Glastonbury this weekend (27 – 29 June) it’s time for the big hitters to bring out their mega line-ups and entertain the masses. ‘Glasto’, V Festival, Reading and Leeds and T in the Park will all see punters …

5 things we’ll actually remember about the World Cup

This year’s World Cup in Brazil is running at full speed now, and casual football fans have been tuning in to as many games as they can to keep up with all the action. But of course, it’s those ‘casual’ fans that make up the bulk of the audience; the ones who don’t know their …

What's On June 24, 2014

Everything you need to know about watching the Tour de France in Britain

It seems every year the summer months come front-loaded with enough high profile sporting events to earn the affectionate moniker of the ‘Summer of Sport’, and recent years have seen everything from the Olympics on home soil to Andy Murray winning at Wimbledon. This year, hot on the heels of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, …

What's On June 24, 2014
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