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Tom Bird

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Music Reissues Weekly: Heavenly - Le Jardin de Heavenly

“It takes a real effort to sound this small, this timid; to resist the effort to rock out and kick pedal. Singer ‘Amelia’ (oh yeah, I bet that’s...

Reality review - Sydney Sweeney excels as a whistleblower

The actress Sydney Sweeney’s face in the harrowing docudrama Reality is an ever-evolving map, its contours and pallor altering as it...

Amanda review - too-intense Gen Z-er seeks a friend, boyfrie...

Needy, truculent, and aggressive, an in-your-face stick of intensity and guilt-inducing melancholy, privileged young Amanda in...

Album: King Krule - Space Heavy

At first, I misread the title of the lead single “Seaforth” from King Krule’s fourth album, Space Heavy, as “Sea Froth”. It felt...

Bleak Expectations, Criterion Theatre review - popular radio...

We all need a break from time to time, especially now given the grim state of the world. So it’s not surprising that comedy is making something of...

Disney 100 - The Concert, OVO Hydro, Glasgow review - a slic...

There are a few perils to saying supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, as Janette Manrara discovered on this opening night of...

Album: Dream Wife - Social Lubrication

Five years ago, breaking dry January a few days early, I joined a throng of folks amongst the merch boxes and strip lights of Rough Trade East to...

Mad About the Boy review - entertaining cradle-to-grave Noel...

Devoted fans may not learn anything that new about Noel Coward from Barnaby Thompson’s...