Album Review: You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

After the unequivocal success of You Me At Six’s previous album, ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, you can argue that expectations were high for the quintet’s fourth studio album. ‘Cavalier Youth’ proves to be one of those albums that suffers from Benjamin Button Syndrome. Sure, they’ve never sounded bigger or better than this. Every track is polished … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘Felina’ Episode Review

A genius plot from start to finish, ‘Felina’ began with Walt escaping New Hampshire, returning to New Mexico and sleuthing his way into the whereabouts of his former Gray Matter partners, Elliot and Gretchen Schwartz. With everything to prove, he sneaks his way onto their property, taking his time to analyse photos and memoirs before … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘Granite State’ Episode Review

The Granite State is Walt’s clean slate in Breaking Bad‘s penultimate episode, with Walt getting the hell outta dodge after ‘Ozymandias’s horrific events. And he’s not the only one, as Saul joins him in gaining a new identity where we finally get to meet ‘the Extractor’, played by the terrific Robert Forster. The veteran really … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘To’Hajiilee’ Episode Review

(SPOILERS) Wow, what a cruel way for Breaking Bad to end an episode, mid-gunfight! Phew…’To’Hajiilee’ arguably ranks as one of Breaking Bad’s standout episodes throughout the entire series. We start with Lydia inspecting a methamphetamine batch with Uncle Jack’s neo-nazi nasties, cooked by Todd, which isn’t Heisenberg Blue, regardless of an improvement in purity. Unimpressed, … Continue reading

Album Review: Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull

A decade after Kings Of Leon graced rock n’ roll with ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ – a debut packed with hillbilly haircuts and hard-rocking, bluesy guitars over frontman Caleb Followill‘s exuberant raw hollerin’, they’re back with their sixth album, ‘Mechanical Bull’. A lot of things have changed over the course of the Followill’s career since … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘Ozymandias’ Episode Review

“I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on … Continue reading

Album Review: The 1975 – The 1975

They might be called The 1975 but the quartet from Manchester channel a very 80’s vibe on their highly-anticipated eponymous debut album. Playing under a number of different names before settling on The 1975 in January 2012, the band have been on an incredible journey, touring extensively whilst promoting four EPs (‘Facedown’, ‘Sex’, ‘Music for … Continue reading

Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM

Circa 2005, a teenage Alex Turner introduced Arctic Monkeys to the world with their video for ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor‘, adding: “Don’t believe the hype.” Ironic really, since their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not‘ rocketed to the top of the charts, winning them numerous accolades … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘Rabid Dog’ Episode Review

(SPOILERS) Picking straight up from where ‘Confessions’ left off, Walt enters his house armed with a gun, only to find that Jesse is nowhere to be seen and the house is still in one piece. One of Breaking Bad‘s best qualities this season is that it hasn’t stalled or left us lingering for episodes on … Continue reading

Breaking Bad: ‘Confessions’ Episode Review

(SPOILERS) Jesus Christ, Marie. This week’s episode of Breaking Bad was perhaps the best of the final season (so far), with Aaron Paul stealing the limelight as Jesse, a guy that’s been manipulated and lied to over-and-over again by Walter White. The mental anguish he’s suffered has seen him hit rock bottom, especially after being … Continue reading