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Los Campesinos! – ‘5 Flucloxacillin’

Marking the second single to be released ahead of Los Campesinos!’s sixth album, Sick Scenes (out in February 2017), ‘5 Flucloxacillin’ demonstrates an  ostensibly energetic, uplifting attitude. Opening with cheerful guitar and piano chords overlaid with the painfully catchy “wooo”-ing characteristic of pop songs for  the last 30 years, the atmosphere at the beginning of […]

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The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

In many ways, the title of The Flaming Lips’ 2017 release, Oczy Mlody, is succinctly representative of the album’s content. Phonetically reminiscent of the opiod ‘oxycodone’ and the term ‘melody’, the title translates from Polish as “the eyes of the young”. On the back of this, before any of the record is even heard, it […]


Oscar Gilbert reviews Radio 4’s The Thrill of Love

The Thrill of Love is a concise radio dramatisation of the events surrounding the execution of Ruth Ellis by hanging on 13 July 1955. Serving as the last instance to date in which capital punishment was administered in the United Kingdom, Ellis’s case takes on particular historical significance. She was convicted of murder following the […]