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‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

‘Rust And Bone’ Is Not A Book For The Faint-Hearted

Backbencher November 23, 2012 2

Rust and Bone the movie – from A Prophet director Jacques Audiard – isn’t exactly light-hearted weekend viewing. Accordingly, this book of short stories from which it stemmed, should not be turned to for

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Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Backbencher November 9, 2012 3

Alt-J are achingly en pointe with their brand of oddball geek chic. They’re ‘cool but not cool’, which obviously makes them EVEN COOLER. Named after the Mac keyboard shortcut to make a triangle (ooohhh!),

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Backbencher October 19, 2012 1

Tread lightly before dismissing the blues as crusty old timer territory. With the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Oli Brown and Chantel McGregor making waves in the last year or so, it’s become increasingly

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Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Tori Amos Triumphs At The Royal Albert Hall

Backbencher October 5, 2012 2

The enchanting notes of opener Flying Dutchman are underway; the orchestra is in full flow; beautiful lines and chords emit from the central Bosendorfer piano – its silver-green silky suited player looking radiant under

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Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Explore a new way to eat breakfast with Bill’s

Backbencher September 27, 2012 1

Breakfast is cool again. Comfortably so. In the last year or so the capital has seen a super-smoothie/farmhouse toast/salmon and eggs-fuelled surge of trendy places to eat your way off to a good day.

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