December 4, 2018

What did Arantxa Echevarría choose as the topic for her first feature film? Nothing less than the love story of two queer gypsy girls in Spain. Carmen and Lola is a challenging project that took her years to complete. It has gathered acclaim both in Spain and at the Ca...

December 3, 2018

Director David Mackenzie (left) with Main Actor Chris Pine (right)

It’s 7:30 pm and Piccadilly Circus is swarming as usual, but at 195 Piccadilly, BAFTA’s home, a quiet and stylish evening is taking place. As a precursor to the talk with David Mackenzie, we have all bee...

December 1, 2018

Blues rock band, The Americans, recently finished their international tour opening for St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Read the review here. I sat down with them for a quick chat before their show. Getting to know the trio was a delightful experience as they were down to...

November 21, 2018

Tucked away amongst the constant hubbub of central London, Bush Hall provides somewhat of a reprieve from the general din. A DJ provides the background music as people settle into their seats. To begin the night, Natalia Milanezi and Arthur Navarro explain to their aud...

November 17, 2018

On a gloomy October evening, Stephen Fitzpatrick and Auden Laading of Her’s brought an eclectic mix of dreamy jangle-pop and 80s influenced electronic rhythms to Tufnell Park.

Fitzpatrick of Barrow-in-Furness and Norwegian Laading only formed as a band in 2016 after hav...

November 15, 2018

“Electric”, “Exhilarating” and “Overwhelming”; these were the countlessly recycled words that appeared as I searched for Our Girl concert reviews. Usually veering away from heavy rock, grunge and the never-ending clash of aggressive guitar solos, my trepidation was pro...

The first time I heard Tove Styrke —pronounced “Tu-va Stier-ka” —was in a Monki store in Norway in 2014. Looking back now, the eccentric, Scandinavian backdrop made sense. The 25-year-old Swedish pop hit is well-known for her sophisticated yet quirky style, and from th...

October 27, 2018

Whenyoung, consisting of Aoife Power (Vocals/Bass), Andrew Food (Drums) and Niall Burns (Guitar), began their adventures in Limerick, Ireland while teenagers. Having met through sneaking into Costello’s Tavern, the tiniest, if not only, indie bar in their city, they bo...

October 23, 2018

A paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca has been hosting its very own international film festival for seven years now. This year’s programme and main awardees – Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Paredes and Melissa Leo – seem to promise that the 2018 edition wi...

October 9, 2018

Co-Written by Nikhil Kanukuntla

Photo credit: Cesare De Giglio for Southbank Centre

Bengi Ünsal was appointed Head of Southbank's Contemporary Music Programming in March 2016 after working for around 20 years in everything from managing to programming to booking within T...

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