Review: Chvrches – Love Is Dead

Review: Chvrches – Love Is Dead

A strong album title, Love is Dead is Chvrches third studio album. And although it still sounds like Chvrches, with Lauren Mayberry’s vocals as great as ever, it is undeniably an evolution of their style as a band. This should not be a surprise really, given they have for the first time enlisted the help of co-producers, and the album sounds, and feels, the better for it. And I genuinely mean that as a compliment, The Bones of What You…

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Review: Deadpool 2

Review: Deadpool 2

As a fan of the Deadpool graphic novels, I had high expectations of the first film and was pleased when they were met. I also tend to give in to hype and watch trailers, well aware that these often end up showing either the best bits of the film (Thor Ragnarok, as amazing a film as it is, would have been amazing had they not shown Hulk in the trailer) or scenes that don’t make it into the final cut…

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The Prospect of Another Snap Election

The Prospect of Another Snap Election

Over the weekend much of the press, that I saw anyway, was to do with either the Royal Wedding, or the FA Cup final. That said, one other thing that did get my attention was a Sunday Times headline about the prospect of another snap election being called this autumn. If this did take place, it would be the at least the fifth time many people had call to go to the polling station since 2015, potentially more if local…

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Merci Arsène

Merci Arsène

It seems somewhat appropriate that my first post in what feels like 22 years is about Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal and whilst I am sure it is a topic that has already been done to death, I feel just as entitled to have a say as almost everyone else that has written about it. Despite being constantly reminded that I am not as young as I often like to think I am, Wenger is the only Arsenal manager I have…

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