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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Damon Albarn Opens Up About His Past Heroin Use

Damon Albarn Opens Up About His Past Heroin Use

Damon Albarn recently admitted to using heroin during the height of Britpop through the end of the 1990s. Albarn first began using the drug while living with his then-girlfriend, Elastica frontwoman Justine Frischmann. Returning from a tour with his band Blur, he found that heroin had become a part of his home life in his […]

Check Out Damon Albarn’s FACT Mix

Finally, after months of anticipation, Damon Albarn’s debut solo album, Everyday Robots, has been released to glowing reviews. Go beyond the album, and listen to Albarn’s FACT Mix. The singer-curated mix for FACT Magazine features unreleased demos of two of his new solo songs, ‘Electric’ and ‘You And Me,’ as well as a selection of […]

Shoegaze in a New Decade: Pale Fires Interview – Debut EP Louring Skies Released as Free Download

Pale Fires are a four-piece psych act from North London who combine spiralling shoegaze with rock sensibilities. Formed in 2010, the band only recently released their debut EP. Louring Skies draws on Pale Fires’ extensive experience on the live circuit, and was released as a free download on BandCamp on April 18. “Our main focus […]

Alan Partridge – The best bits

How do you chose between 12 episodes of televisual genius? I have gone for a slightly abstract approach to my selections: episodes that are the most quoted in our house or that we draw reference to most frequently in day to day life. A mission in itself giving the catalogue of one liners and anecdotes […]

If you won the lottery, where would you travel to?

Everyone loves luxury travel, and if you were to win the lottery, you’d certainly be able to fund it easily. The big question is, though, where would you go?   In recent National Lottery information released by Camelot and Oxford Economics on more than 3,000 lottery millionaires in the UK, there were a number of […]

2013: A Year of Great Video Game Soundtracks

  Some would argue that video game soundtracks are now far more epic in scale than film scores. Indeed, a game music composer’s workload is far, far greater than it would be on a film production: ‘short’ games have about 8 to 9 hours of game play, with the music changing as the game progresses. […]