The Asian RnB sensation that is Stevie Hoang is back, with his new single No Coming Back released on the 29th March, from the same titled album which is being released on the 31st of May.
Having supported artists like Noah and the Whale, Adele, Florence and the Machine, Laura Marling and Jack Penate, Alan Pownall is an artist full of promise and potential. His upcoming single, Chasing Time is set to be released on 23rd March and is definitely worth looking our for. Striking just the right balance of London Folk sound and crooning lyrics, Chasing Time is an undeniably catchy song. Clearly influenced by the London scene he’s emerging from, Pownall’s vocals display a clarity and perfection while remaining eccentric and free.
Fresh out of the lyrical school of Kanye, Drake, along with Wale had been the subject of much hype throughout the blogosphere and amongst the specialist press in 2009. One of a handful of new artists ready to breathe new life into a stagnating and frankly dull hiphop scene, his mixtape, So Far Gone had simultaneous appeal to hiphop and pop fans alike, treading the thin line between credibility and commercial viability.
Mel Gibson returns to the big screen for his first major role in six years in the gripping thriller Edge of Darkness. The Oscar winning filmmaker and actor was tempted back into a starring role in front of the cameras by the opportunity to work on a contemporary cinematic version of one of his all time favourite mini series, which was originally screened in the 1980s and starred the late Bob Peck.
Manson is a mere shadow of his former self these days. We saw it at Download 2007 when he frequently had to inhale through an oxygen mask. More than two years on, it would appear Manson is only getting worse. His show at Manchester Academy 1 on 14th December as part of his High End of Low tour, was riddled with long pauses between songs, and looked more like a rehearsal than a performance.
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Starring Michael Jackson, Kenny Ortega, Orianthi Panagaris
For all of you who have considered going to see this film and are still finding yourself stuck on the fence...here’s a word of caution. If you did not like Michael Jackson and only thought his music was OK, then this is probably not the film for you.
Directed by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Starring Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson
Entering a surprisingly full cinema whilst wearing a somewhat suspect pair of over-priced 3D sunglasses, one wonders what the draw of an animated film about a pensioner and some balloons could truly be. As the opening scenes unfold however, it becomes apparent that Up is something special.
How the Flight of the Conchords, two geeky New Zealanders with awkward comedy and chuckle worthy tunes, managed to get so far is anyone's guess, but far they have come! With a second series of their telly show produced by HBO and shown across the globe comes their second album, featuring the biggest, although unfortunately not their best, songs from the series.
Directed by Chris Weitz
Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
As a self confessed, self diagnosed ‘twi-hard’ there was no question involved as to whether I would attend the 00:01am showing, on its release date.
Unless you’ve been in complete isolation, with no means of communication for the last year, you will have heard of the sensation that is “Twilight” and the eighth wonder of the world: Robert Pattinson. “New Moon” is the long awaited, next instalment of vampires and teenage love affairs.