Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

I finished this book just hours ago. I bought Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On the day after I finished Eleanor & Park, over a year ago. I fell in love with Eleanor & Park, and something about it made me not want to read anything else, for fear of losing the magic I had found in that book. Since, I have read only two books (High Rise by JG Ballard, and The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson) and have not been particularly hooked by either. Less than a week ago Rowell tweeted the cover of the paperback edition of Carry On, due for release May 2017.

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Busted – Night Driver

I took my sister to see Busted when they reunited, back in June. I was firmly of the opinion that the music of Busted was best left in 2005, especially as I hadn’t rated anything the Busted/McFly collaboration McBusted had produced. I left the live show thinking much the same, Busted probably didn’t need to come back.

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Zandari Festa

A month has passed since I returned from Seoul, and time has flown, so a review of Zandari Festa is more than overdue.

With over one hundred and fifty acts on offer across Hongdae over the three-day weekend I, alongside Jeong Eun, began with a plan of who we knew we wanted to see at Zandari, but as the saying goes the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry and our timetable was met with the occasional change. Here are the highlights of our Zandari adventure.

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Tirikilatops Interview

Born of a fossilised egg discovered on a Korean mountainside during a heavy thunderstorm! Tirikilatops mash up de place with a combination of kimchi beats, offbeat lyrics, dayglo colours, hacked keyboards, rice wine, halloween attitudes and earworm melodies. Boogie down Seoul central!

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XIA Junsu – Rock The World

XIA Junsu is back with his fourth solo album XIGNATURE; XIA has this time collaborated with artists such as Jung Key and Sunwoo Jung Ah to write a collection of impressive tracks. Alongside this album comes a music video for title track Rock The World.

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