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Watch Jimmy Kimmel compare Cecil the Lion hunter to Bill Cosby

US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel has eviscerated American hunter Walter Palmer, who has come under attack after killing a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, has claimed that he thought everything about his trip was legal. But in a passionate monologue on his show last night, Kimmel took aim at Palmer, …

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How Amazon Prime Music compares to other streaming services

Suddenly the music streaming party is getting a lot busier: today Amazon Music Prime has launched in the UK, in direct competition with Spotify, Jay-Z’s TIDAL and the still-fairly-new Apple Music. Amazon launched its music streaming service in the US last year, and says it has used their database of UK Amazon user buying habits to rebuild the …

Robyn shares new track 'Set Me Free'

Robyn takes aim at the dancefloor with latest taster of La Bagatelle Magique, her new project featuring keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the contributions of the late producer Christian Falk. ‘Set Me Free’ is a pumping, 90s-inspired dance track that’s available to stream via Apple Music. It’s certainly a more straight-up floor-filler than Robyn’s usual sophisticated …

Watch the new Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer

“Turn your weapons to Snow,” says Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The final instalment in the ludicrously popular film franchise looks set to have a fittingly epic conclusion, as Katniss and her band of weapon-wielding chums stage an assassination attempt on President Snow (Donald Sutherland). …

Witnesses is the latest foreign-language drama to watch

When it comes to ambitious TV drama, there’s a continental tug-of-war going on. After years of being served stale whodunnits where the ‘who’ was always identified within 60 minutes, British audiences have developed a taste for continental fare with the rise of Nordic Noir and its winning combination of offbeat characters, masterfully measured plots and woolly jumpers. Then France …

Witnesses is the latest foreign-language drama to watch

When it comes to ambitious TV drama, there’s a continental tug-of-war going on. After years of being served stale whodunnits where the ‘who’ was always identified within 60 minutes, British audiences have developed a taste for continental fare with the rise of Nordic Noir and its winning combination of offbeat characters, masterfully measured plots and woolly jumpers. Then France …

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July 23, 2015

The Warehouse Project announces 2015 line-up

The Warehouse Project has announced its line-up for 2015, and as it’s the 10th anniversary the line-up is predictably epic. Highlights of #WHP15 include Jamie xx at the Albert Hall, two gigs featuring Manchester’s own New Order, nights curated by Hudson Mohawke and Jungle, dance legends Leftfield (live), and incendiary hip hop duo Run The Jewels. Some of …

Watch the first full trailer for Spectre

We already know quite a bit about the upcoming James Bond film Spectre – including the casting, the fact that it involves the shadowy terrorist organisation of the title led by Blofeld, and we’ve had the teaser trailer – but today the first full trailer has landed. And true to Bond tradition, it’s a stunt-packed two …

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in The Revenant trailer

Leonardo DiCaprio is arguably the most sought-after actor of his generation, a favourite of directors Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, with a string of landmark performances behind him. But despite being nominated for five Academy Awards in his career, the 40-year-old star still doesn’t have an Oscar statuette on his mantelpiece. Judging by the trailer for …

Wilco release surprise free album

In the endless debate over the cost of music, the recent trend is for artists to move towards placing a higher value on their work – something we’ve seen in major names like Taylor Swift, Prince and Neil Young taking an anti-streaming stance. But then there are those at the other end of the spectrum, who just …

Music News July 17, 2015

Gorillaz to start work on new album in September

Everyone’s favourite animated band (well, everyone apart from fans of The Be Sharps) are back: Damon Albarn has announced that he will begin working on a new Gorillaz album in the Autumn. “I’m starting recording in September for a new Gorillaz record,” the Blur frontman told ABC in Australia. We had known a new Gorillaz release would …

Music News July 16, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence fires shotgun in first trailer for Joy

Jennifer Lawrence wields a shotgun in the first trailer released for David O. Russell’s Joy, the dramatised version of the life story of the American inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano. In the newly released promo Lawrence is shown growing up and getting married, over a church-bell version of the Rolling Stones song ‘You Can’t Always …

Chvrches' second album due in September

Synth-pop trio Chvrches are set to release their second album, the follow-up to the brilliant The Bones of What You Believe, in September. Titled Every Open Eye, the record was produced in the band’s own Alucard Studios in Glasgow. According to a listing on the Australian retailer Sanity, it’s out on September 25, Pitchfork reports. …

Music News July 16, 2015

Lana Del Rey teases new album with 'Honeymoon'

Lana Del Rey has debuted the first new music from her fourth album – the single ‘Honeymoon’. The six-minute song is a slow-moving ballad that finds the singer in a familiar, mournful mood as she sings the repeated refrain of ‘our honeymoon’ over a backing of velvety strings and piano. Listen to ‘Honeymoon': It’s thought that …

New Order announce UK tour dates

New Order have announced four UK dates as part of their European tour later this year. The electro-pop pioneers have also revealed that their recently announced new album Music Complete will feature contributions from punk veteran Iggy Pop, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers and La Roux singer Elly Jackson. The band will play shows in …

METZ announce UK tour dates

Toronto trio METZ have announced a series of UK dates for the Autumn. The noise rock band will play six shows as part of their world tour in support of their second album METZ II, which was released in May. METZ, who are signed to the famous Seattle label Sub Pop, will begin their string of UK …

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