Werkre https://werk.re Werk.re Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:43:27 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Werk.re Steven Hurst yes episodic Steven Hurst stevenhurst11@hotmail.co.uk stevenhurst11@hotmail.co.uk (Steven Hurst) Werk.re Werkre https://werk.re/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/star-SIZED.jpg https://werk.re TV-MA Ironweed (1987) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/12/08/ironweed-1987-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:43:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88993 Thinking about the career of Jack Nicholson, there are some key performances set in another time in recent American history, many set during the dark days of the Depression, the years following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until Roosevelt’s New Deal. These include films such as those in which he played private eye Jake […]

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Operation Petticoat (1959) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/28/operation-petticoat-1959-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:58:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88779 Released by Eureka Entertainment in their Classics series is Operation Petticoat (1959), a surprisingly light comedy from Blake Edwards, who is better associated with such knockabout slapstick films as The Pink Panther franchise and The Great Race (1965). Operation Petticoat is much more subtle, playing more on the comedy talent of Cary Grant, ably supported […]

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What’s New Pussycat? (1965) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/27/whats-new-pussycat-1965-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:28:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88783 In the 1960s the studio system may have been collapsing, but the star system wasn’t with big names taking up the massive budgets. At the heart of the sex comedy, What’s New Pussycat? (1965) which surprisingly received an ‘X’ certificate for over 18s only, is a farce of the traditional British and French comedy variety […]

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The African Queen (1951) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/26/the-african-queen-1951-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:44:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88084 The African Queen (1951) is one of the great films and one in which the background story of the making is as famous as the film itself. It is essentially an indie film that feels mainstream, but with Huston’s freedom to make the film outside of the studio system. Director John Huston was one of […]

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The Dogs of War (1980) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/25/the-dogs-of-war-1980-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:34:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87920 In 1978, the violent action film The Wild Geese was a successful, though critically derided film that starred a current James Bond, a couple of renowned hellraisers and a bunch of macho character actors. It concerned a businessman hiring a band of retired Paras and marines to overthrow a dictator in a small African state. […]

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Der Golem (1920) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/21/der-golem-1920-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:20:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88622 One of the challenges peculiar to silent cinema is the different versions spliced together from original releases, the worldwide hunt for missing scenes and the investigation into missing films, whole reels and sometimes a few frames. The search for the most complete version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1926) is evidence of this (also released by […]

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Sarah Jane Scouten – Confessions https://werk.re/2019/11/20/sarah-jane-scouten-confessions/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88628 Canadian folk singer Sarah Jane Scouten returns with her fourth album, Confessions, another good collection of well crafted songs. Her highly emotional writing spans across a wide range of subjects and her sound mixes classic folk with more modern elements to good effect. The standout track is lead single Ballad Of A Southern Midwife, actually […]

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Werewolf (2018) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/11/17/werewolf-2018-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:07:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88613 There have been many films made over the years that have tackled the Holocaust and survival through it as subject matter . As stories of human endurance, there are few stronger subjects. Most famously of course is Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993), but of course the chief protagonist of this powerful film is a Nazi […]

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LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition https://werk.re/2019/11/15/lego-star-wars-snowspeeder-20th-anniversary-edition/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:03:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88089 Pieces: 309 Ages: 7+ Mini Figures: 4 Price: £34.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background That’s right! It has been 20 years since LEGO first licensed Star Wars and the first sets appeared. They have release five different sets to commemorate this date. Each set also […]

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LEGO Star Wars Resistance Y-wing Starfighter Review https://werk.re/2019/11/08/lego-star-wars-resistance-y-wing-starfighter-review/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:42:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88075 LEGO Star Wars Resistance Y-wing Starfighter Review Pieces: 578 Ages: 8+ Mini Figures: 5 Price: £59.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet 1 x Sticker Sheet Background Spaceships! Who doesn’t like building a spaceship out of Lego. And a Star Wars spaceship at that. This time round we focus […]

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THE DRIVER ERA Release New Music https://werk.re/2019/11/07/the-driver-era-release-new-music/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:35:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88069 With two new singles“A Kiss“ and “Forever Always” the genre-blending Los Angeles based alt-pop band made up of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch – THE DRIVER ERA – are excited to announce their first headlining World Tour. The tour kicks off with a US run in Spring 2020 before heading to Europe, the UK and Mexico.  A full list of dates is […]

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SEA CHANGE shares new single “WHAT MAKES” https://werk.re/2019/11/07/sea-change-shares-new-single-what-makes/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:27:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88066 Sea Change is the electronic project of Norwegian artist Ellen Sunde. With her new album ‘INSIDE‘ set for release Nov 15th, Sea Change is sharing new single “WHAT MAKES“ from the record.  Speaking about the new song, Sea Change said “‘WHAT MAKES’ is about vulnerability. How hard it can be to open up to someone else, a friend or a lover, to show them […]

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HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS PREMIERE NEW SONG ‘THE PERFECT WAY TO FALL APART (LOST)’ https://werk.re/2019/11/07/hawthorne-heights-premiere-new-song-the-perfect-way-to-fall-apart-lost/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:23:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88064 Hawthorne Heights recently announced that they would be releasing a collection of B-Sides and Rarities titled Lost Frequencies, out 8th November via Pure Noise Records. Today they have premiered a new song off of the album, ‘The Perfect Way To Fall Apart (LOST)’ on Rock Sound.  Frontman JT Woodruff spoke about covering their own band, ‘We’ve always been a fan of alternate versions. Since we were working on […]

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CHROMATICS share new video “Move A Mountain” https://werk.re/2019/11/07/chromatics-share-new-video-move-a-mountain/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:17:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88062 Chromatics are sharing a new video for “Move A Mountain“, which is directed by Johnny Jewel. The track is taken from their recent album ‘Closer To Grey‘. The album is available to pre-order on 2xLP here. 

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INTRODUCING: THE KEEP https://werk.re/2019/11/07/introducing-the-keep/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:15:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88059 The Keep is the solo project of Gothenburg-based Oliver Knowles, who combines his Indonesian heritage with a love for drones, The Keep will release his debut EP ‘Primer‘ on Dec 6th via Houndstooth and the first single from the record “Barry Many Drone” is streaming online today.  Speaking about the track Knowles said “‘Barry Manny Drone’ is about loneliness. The track is meant to […]

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BLACK DEER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR NAMES AND INCREDIBLE ARTISTS FOR 2020 https://werk.re/2019/11/07/black-deer-festival-announces-first-major-names-and-incredible-artists-for-2020/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:12:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88056 Award-winning Black Deer Festival is incredibly excited to have announced the first 14 artists on the bill for 2020. From established and legendary acts to fresh, exciting newcomers, the line-up for next year’s festival is an eclectic and diverse mix of incredible talent from the world of Americana, Folk, Country and beyond. Bringing together all elements of […]

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First Major Music Acts Announced For The World’s Big Sleep Out https://werk.re/2019/11/07/first-major-music-acts-announced-for-the-worlds-big-sleep-out/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:08:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88053 On Saturday 7th December, the world will unite to help fight homelessness with what is thought to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in a generation. With an aim of raising $50,000,000, The World’s Big Sleep Out, spearheaded by Pride of Britain 2019 award winner, Josh Littlejohn MBE, the events will take place in over […]

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JAKUZI share new video “Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu” https://werk.re/2019/11/07/jakuzi-share-new-video-ne-teselli-ne-avuntu/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:05:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88050 Jakuzi and LA-based post-punk artist Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon have crossed paths several times. Having hung out together in Jakuzi’s hometown of Istanbul and also at Leipzig’s infamous Wave & Gotic Festival, the inevitable result was to work together. Vasquez has created a remix that adds grit to an already dark Jakuzi anthem,“Ne Teselli Ne Avuntu“. […]

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SPOOKYGHOSTBOY RELEASES NEW SINGLE https://werk.re/2019/11/07/spookyghostboy-releases-new-single/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:53:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88047 The Lo-fi alternative sound of Austin Thomas, AKA spookyghostboy has today released a brand new song, ‘Two Door Car.’ The beautiful track, that would not be out of place soundtracking any classic indie film like Garden State or 500 Days Of Summer, is about a feeling of nostalgia.   spookyghostboy says “I often feel for things that weren’t very meaningful […]

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WITHIN TEMPTATION & EVANESCENCE ADD EXTRA DATES https://werk.re/2019/11/07/within-temptation-evanescence-add-extra-dates/ Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:50:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88044 Due to phenomenal demand  WITHIN TEMPTATION and EVANESCENCE  have added three more dates to the UK leg of their WORLDS COLLIDE tour as well as three more in Europe. Tickets are available HERE. Fronted by two of the most influential and creative women in the rock world in the form of Amy Lee from Evanescence and Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation, the extra […]

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LIAM PAYNE RELEASES ‘ALL I WANT (FOR CHRISTMAS)’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/liam-payne-releases-all-i-want-for-christmas/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:17:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88041 Liam Payne today releases his first-ever solo Christmas track, ‘All I Want (For Christmas)’ – out now on Capitol Records. The new song has a stripped back sound with Liam’s vocals accompanied by a simple piano and strings, while the lyrics depict a romance being rekindled over Christmas. Recorded in London, the song was written by […]

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WRITTEN BY WOLVES Release New Track ‘As Long As It Takes’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/written-by-wolves-release-new-track-as-long-as-it-takes/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:04:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88038 New Zealand’s highest steaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have released the third track from their upcoming debut album ‘Secrets’. ‘As Long As It Takes’ is a love song. Vocalist Michael Murphy says of the new track, ‘It is about meeting someone that you have an intense attraction and connection to and realising that you will […]

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LEFT BEHIND RELEASE NEW SONG ‘OUTSIDE THE BODY’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/left-behind-release-new-song-outside-the-body/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:01:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88035 Left Behind have released their second single Outside The Body, off their highly anticipated third full-length album, No One Goes To Heaven, released on 15th November, 2019 via Pure Noise Records.   “I wrote that song thinking about how tiresome it is just to do basic tasks. Whether I’m overthinking the stress I’m going to have from work, or anxiety from talking to people, I get […]

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Louis Tomlinson Announces World Tour https://werk.re/2019/11/05/louis-tomlinson-announces-world-tour/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:58:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88032 Louis Tomlinson returns with his joyous new single ‘We Made It’‘We Made It’ is an ode to teen dreams and young love, which fuses both the euphoric indie influences of Louis’s teen years with more contemporary electronic pop sounds. The track is inspired by stolen nights out in Manchester in the early days of One […]

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CORY WELLS ANNOUNCES TOUR FOR 2020 https://werk.re/2019/11/05/cory-wells-announces-tour-for-2020/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:49:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88029 Acoustic singer/songwriter Cory Wells has announced that he will be touring Europe /UK in January 2020 with special guest Lizzy Farrall.  This tour follows next months support with Dashboard Confessional and off the back of releasing his debut full-length album, The Way We Are (out 15th November via Pure Noise Records.) Fans can pre-order the record here.  CORY WELLS · EU/UK TOUR 2020Special Guests: LIZZY FARRALL 17.01.20 Germany Cologne @ MTC Bar19.01.20 […]

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Sum 41 To Co-Headline Slam Dunk Festival 2020 https://werk.re/2019/11/05/sum-41-to-co-headline-slam-dunk-festival-2020/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:45:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88026 Showing no signs of slowing down, Slam Dunk Festival continues cement their alternative standing, revealing punk stalwarts Sum 41 as co-headliners with Don Broco, the return of Punk In Drublic led by NOFX, the transatlantic powerhouse billing of Billy Talent, The Used, The Story So Far, the world-exclusive reunion of We Are The In Crowd and homegrown talent with Basement alongside the reunion of hardcore mob Your Demise, Dream State and Grayscale for the May […]

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TOPS drop two-track 7″ single https://werk.re/2019/11/05/tops-drop-two-track-7-single/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:41:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88023 Today, Montreal four-piece TOPS are celebrating the launch of their own record label, Musique TOPS, by sharing two new songs. The haunted 70’s folk elegance of “Echo of Dawn” acts as the perfect companion for the energetic “Seven Minutes,” a classic example of the band’s uptempo, breezy sound. “Echo of Dawn” was written when singer Jane Penny was living with fellow band member David […]

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WIRE announce new album “Mind Hive” https://werk.re/2019/11/05/wire-announce-new-album-mind-hive/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:37:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88020 Today WIRE have announced details of a new album, ‘Mind Hive’, set for release on January 24th 2020 via the band’s own label pinkflag. The band’s seventeenth studio album sees the definitive post-punk group continue a run of stellar releases, showcasing a band on peak form 40 years into their hugely influential career.  The first glimpse of ‘Mind Hive’ comes with lead single […]

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PEOPLE CLUB share new single “Who I Call My Baby” https://werk.re/2019/11/05/people-club-share-new-single-who-i-call-my-baby/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:02:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88016 With their new EP ‘Kil Scott’ set for release Nov 15th, Berlin-based five-piece People Club are sharing another slice of their indie soul sounds with new single “Who I Call My Baby“. The band will play a London show on 28th November at The Islington.   “Who I Call My Baby” is the latest mellifluous offering from People Club, seamlessly blending vintage soul sounds […]

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Lande Hekt Releases New Song ‘Aeroplane’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/lande-hekt-releases-new-song-aeroplane/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:59:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88013 From her forthcoming EP ‘Gigantic Disappointment’, comes another taster of Lande Hekt’s first solo music in new song ‘Aeroplane’. “This song is about the first time I flew anywhere by myself,” says Lande. “I flew to Australia to hang out with the person I was seeing. I’ve battled with anxiety for a long time and […]

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Kasabian Announce Hometown Victoria Park Show https://werk.re/2019/11/05/kasabian-announce-hometown-victoria-park-show/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:56:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88009 What promises to be one of the highlights of 2020, Kasabian have announced a massive hometown show at Leicester’s Victoria Park for June 20th, six years on from their triumphant first show at the venue. It’s their first outdoor UK show since their massive Isle of Wight headline set and their first UK show since […]

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COUNTERPARTS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ‘PARADISE AND PLAGUE’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/counterparts-premiere-new-video-paradise-and-plague/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:51:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88006 Metalcore band Counterparts have premiered new video for Paradise And Plague on Kerrang.com.’ The song is taken off the band’s 6th full-length album, Nothing Left To Love out 1st November via Pure Noise Records. Paradise And Plague is the third single from the band’s forthcoming record, Nothing Left To Love. The album muses on many of the topics vocalist Brendan Murphy has in the past: life’s darkness, self-destructive tendencies and the self-flagellation they […]

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COLD WAR KIDS release ‘Beyond the Pale’ https://werk.re/2019/11/05/cold-war-kids-release-beyond-the-pale/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:37:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88003 Cold War Kids have released new track ‘Beyond the Pale’, a stark piano ballad co-written with Mikky Ekko (Rihanna, Clams Casino). The track features singer Nathan Willett at his most emotionally bare as he shares the universal tale of a life spent on the road away from his family. The accompanying music video portrays the […]

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BREATHER Release Debut EP https://werk.re/2019/11/05/breather-release-debut-ep/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:34:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=88000 BREATHER have just released their debut EP ‘The Blue’ via Through Love Records following the release of a brand new single ‘Golden Soul’. Vocalist and guitarist Sam Irvine said “Golden Soul relates to a moment in your life where you realise you’ve committed to something that you know is not going to make you happy in the long run. […]

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INTRODUCING: CHOIR BOY https://werk.re/2019/11/05/introducing-choir-boy/ Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:32:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87997 Today we welcome Choir Boy as they preview a new album due in 2020 via Dais Records, sharing single “Nites Like This“. Choir Boy‘s Adam Klopp gives an emotional, jaw-dropping vocal performance on their gorgeous new single. The cinematic song “contemplates the impermanence of romantic love and is meant to simulate a dream in which you’re dancing with your lover, but […]

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Caroline Spence @ Glad Cafe, Glasgow https://werk.re/2019/10/26/caroline-spence-glad-cafe-glasgow/ Sat, 26 Oct 2019 14:39:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87993 American singer songwriter Caroline Spence returned to Glasgow for the second time this year in fine style. After a support slot with Steve Forbet at Celtic Connections in January, she now headlined with an excellent new album, Mint Condition, to promote, and entertained a large crowd at this intimate venue with a very good performance. […]

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The East Pointers – Yours To Break https://werk.re/2019/10/23/the-east-pointers-yours-to-break/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:10:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87990 Yours To Break is the third album from Canadian trio The East Pointers. It moves the band’s music from traditional folk towards a more modern and pop-edged sound, with some great vocal harmonies on display. The album’s ten tracks include a number of instrumental numbers as well as those with vocal parts. The East Pointer […]

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BARRIE releases ‘Happy To Be Here (Ext)’ EP https://werk.re/2019/10/20/barrie-releases-happy-to-be-here-ext-ep/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:14:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87987 ‘Happy To Be Here (Ext)‘, the new EP by Barrie, the NYC-based project led by Barrie Lindsay, is out today via Winspear. It comes ahead of UK and European live dates that include support shows with Nilüfer Yanya and Charly Bliss, as well as performances at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris and MIRRORS. The new EP marksthe final instalment of ‘Happy To Be Here’ chapter, following the album […]

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SUI ZHEN shares new video “Another Life” https://werk.re/2019/10/20/sui-zhen-shares-new-video-another-life/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:55:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87984 Just off the heels of her latest highly acclaimed album, ‘Losing, Linda’, Melbourne experimental pop / electronic and performance artist, Sui Zhen, reveals her surreal new video “Another Life“. The video’s inspiration was from a still in Eric Rohmer‘s Renaissance period film, The Romance of Astrea and Celadon, she tells Talkhouse who debuted the video. “The whole piece was conceived as part of a […]

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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PARIS add AJ Tracey to the line up https://werk.re/2019/10/20/pitchfork-music-festival-paris-add-aj-tracey-to-the-line-up/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:46:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87981 AJ Tracey will join the line up for Pitchfork Music Festival Paris on October 31st. A raw and thrilling performance, AJ​ ​Tracey proves himself as a fierce MC, spitting with razor sharp speed and precision, cementing his status as one of the UK’s most exciting artists, a talent who can take the essence​ ​and excitement of grime, evolving and […]

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HAGGARD CAT take on 24 hour entombment as metaphor for Brexit’s effect on touring musicians https://werk.re/2019/10/20/haggard-cat-take-on-24-hour-entombment-as-metaphor-for-brexits-effect-on-touring-musicians/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:29:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87978 In a rallying cry against the current political ignorance that’s shutting us off from the rest of Europe, musicians Matt Reynolds and Tom Marsh, who together make up rock duo Haggard Cat, will stand completely entombed within a concrete block prison for a brutal 24 hours. The stunt, which will no doubt be mentally and […]

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RAVEN shares new single “Floss” https://werk.re/2019/10/20/raven-shares-new-single-floss/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:24:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87975 Having recently announced his new EP ‘Jeté’ is set for release October 25th via PRAH Recordings, emerging London via Margate composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Raven is sharing his new single “Floss“ from the record.  Raven has collaborated with many well-respected artists including Kate Tempest, Paul Weller, Mica Levi, Kwes and Bullion. His music upholds a balance between the orchestral and electronic, abstract […]

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PEGGY SUE announce new album https://werk.re/2019/10/20/peggy-sue-announce-new-album/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:11:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87972 London-based duo Peggy Sue, made up of Katy Young & Rosa Slade, are back with their new album Vices, which is set for release Feb 21st via French Exit. Today the band are sharing the first single & video from the record “Motorcade“.  Taking its queue from 90s garage rock, “Motorcade“ is a blissed out break-up anthem that rushes from tender to dismissive and back again.  “Motorcade is about […]

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HINAKO OMORI announces debut EP https://werk.re/2019/10/20/hinako-omori-announces-debut-ep/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:08:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87969 Hinako Omori is a musician with a love for synthesizers and anything that makes interesting sounds. Born in Yokohama, Japan she moved to London when she was three, where she is still based. Today she’s announcing her debut EP ‘Auraelia‘, which is set for release Nov 22nd via Injazero Records. Speaking about the EP, Hinako said “The idea of the tracks on Auraelia […]

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CAGE THE ELEPHANT’S SINGLE “SOCIAL CUES” HITS #1 AT BILLBOARD ALTERNATIVE RADIO CHART https://werk.re/2019/10/20/cage-the-elephants-single-social-cues-hits-1-at-billboard-alternative-radio-chart/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:30:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87966 Cage The Elephant’s latest single, “Social Cues,” currently holds #1 on the Billboard Alternative Radio chart. This marks the 9th #1 for the band, following their first single from the album, “Ready To Let Go,” which scored the band its best airplay chart debut in its near-decade career. Cage The Elephant has achieved more #1s […]

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CROSSROADS REVISITED MAKES VINYL DEBUT https://werk.re/2019/10/20/crossroads-revisited-makes-vinyl-debut/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:25:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87963 Founded in 2004 by legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has given fans an opportunity to witness truly historic performances by some of the world’s greatest guitarists. And while fans have been able to relive those magical moments thanks to a series of successful DVD, Blu-ray, CD compilations, this is the first time […]

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THOM YORKE ANNOUNCES UK AND EUROPEAN LIVE SHOWS IN 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/20/thom-yorke-announces-uk-and-european-live-shows-in-2020/ Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:18:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87960 Thom Yorke has today announced UK and European dates in June and July 2020 for Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes—the touring entity comprised of Thom, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri. The tour includes shows across the UK throughout June, including two performances at London’s Eventim Apollo, before continuing across Europe in July. The UK and […]

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The Dark Half (1993) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/10/18/the-dark-half-1993-blu-ray-review/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:26:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87942 Of course George A. Romero is not only known for his horror films, but most particularly for creating a new creature for the cinema: the lumbering zombie. It was his zombies with their gormless look, hunger for flesh and brains and dragging limbsthat made the image of the zombie we have in our mind’s eye. […]

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Shaz Martin – Art Aesthetic https://werk.re/2019/10/17/shaz-martin-art-aesthetic/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:48:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87954 Art Aesthetic is the eight track debut album from Glaswegian pop singer-songwriter Sharon Martin. The quality of her songwriting is high and the music ranges effortlessly across several different styles. Themes of empowerment and friendship tie some very disparate tracks together into an album that is cohesive yet still has plenty of musical variety. The […]

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LEGO Friends – Central Perk https://werk.re/2019/10/17/lego-friends-central-perk/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:25:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87950 Pieces: 1070 Ages: 16+ Mini Figures: 7 Price: £64.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 3 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background The one with 1070 pieces indeed!  The age range on the box of this one may give away the “fan base” audience it is intended for.  Yes the American Sit-Com from […]

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The Sherlocks postpone UK tour https://werk.re/2019/10/14/the-sherlocks-postpone-uk-tour/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:30:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87939 The Sherlocks have today announced that they’ve had to postpone their UK tour due to health issues that need further attention during this period. The full list of rescheduled dates are below. All tickets remain valid for the new dates or alternatively, refunds are available at the point of purchase. The Sherlocks released their second album ‘Under Your […]

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Fatman Scoop hosts Nelly, Shaggy, Salt N Pepa, Blu Cantrell and more on The Blast Off! Tour 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/14/fatman-scoop-hosts-nelly-shaggy-salt-n-pepa-blu-cantrell-and-more-on-the-blast-off-tour-2020/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:23:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87936 Next year a very special, one-of-a-kind tour is coming to arenas across Ireland and the UK in February and March. With a huge all-star line-up, The Blast Off Tour! features live performances from top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell. This is the first time a tour of this format […]

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THE PRETENDERS AND SUEDE TO CO-HEADLINE BENEFIT SHOW https://werk.re/2019/10/14/the-pretenders-and-suede-to-co-headline-benefit-show/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:21:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87933 Suede and The Pretenders will both play their final UK shows of 2019 at a unique co-headline event at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on November 20th. Both groups have come together to raise funds for their much-loved crew member and cohort John Brandham. John recently and extremely unexpectedly suffered a stroke which means he […]

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GOO GOO DOLLS CONFIRM UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/14/goo-goo-dolls-confirm-uk-tour-for-february-2020/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:15:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87930 Goo Goo Dolls have confirmed a UK tour for next year kicking off in Glasgow on February 19th 2020 which includes a show at London’s Roundhouse on February 28th.  Singer John Rzeznik said “I love playing the UK, the audiences are amazing. We always have a blast so it’s a real pleasure to be coming back”  Tickets are […]

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LIAM PAYNE RELEASES LIVE PERFORMANCES OF “STACK IT UP” AND “POLAROID” https://werk.re/2019/10/14/liam-payne-releases-live-performances-of-stack-it-up-and-polaroid/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:09:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87927 Vevo has announced the release of Liam Payne’s live performances of “Stack It Up” and “Polaroid.” Liam Payne’s music has been streamed over two billion times to date. His debut single “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo has totalled over 10 million sales worldwide. It is certified Platinum in five countries including the UK and USA and […]

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DANCE GAVIN DANCE RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘BLOOD WOLF’ https://werk.re/2019/10/14/dance-gavin-dance-release-video-for-new-track-blood-wolf/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:04:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87924 c Sacramento’s rock legends, Dance Gavin Dance, have dropped a brand new track and video for ‘Blood Wolf.’ Since their inception in 2005, Dance Gavin Dance has steadily built a huge cult following. Blending complex instrumentation with huge poppy choruses and raw, aggressive screams, they have fathered an entire genre of their own characterized by their signature combination of elements of […]

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Three Films with Sammo Hung Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/10/13/three-films-with-sammo-hung-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 13 Oct 2019 12:36:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87821 Sammo Hung, also known as Sammo Kam-Bo Hung and Hung Kam-Bo is a prolific actor and filmmaker who since the 1970s made many martial arts films in his native Hong Kong. Released for the first time in the UK by Eureka Entertainment in new 2K restorations, these three films are in a set fully uncut […]

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CAN’T SWIM RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘POWER’ FEATURING FRANK CARTER https://werk.re/2019/10/11/cant-swim-release-music-video-for-power-featuring-frank-carter/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:07:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87913 Can’t Swim release their new Foreign Language, today via Pure Noise Records. The band have also released new video for track Power which features Frank Carter. Foreign Language is a change in direction for the band and in addition to Frank Carter, fans will recognise other voices contributed to the EP. Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Spencer Pollard of Trash Boat, and Drew […]

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ANAVAE Release New Single ‘Human’ https://werk.re/2019/10/11/anavae-release-new-single-human/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:01:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87910 Anavae’s new single ‘Human’ came from a kernel of an idea guitarist and musical mastermind Jamie Finch had whilst his partner-in-music Rebecca Need-Menear was recording with Bring Me The Horizon as part of Choir Noir. “I fell in love with the idea of having a choir full of these beautiful voices singing something really dark and […]

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION RELEASE NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD’ https://werk.re/2019/10/11/the-amity-affliction-release-new-live-video-for-all-my-friends-are-dead/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:42:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87907 Australian metalcore juggernauts The Amity Affliction have dropped a new video for their latest single ‘All My Friends Are Dead.’ Their first single since signing to Pure Noise Records. Fans can hear “All My Friends Are Dead” live this Autumn as The Amity Affliction prepares to hit the road in Australia, Japan, and the United States. They will also be touring the UK in […]

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Funeral For A Friend release ‘Final Hours At Hammersmith’ on limited edition double vinyl https://werk.re/2019/10/11/funeral-for-a-friend-release-final-hours-at-hammersmith-on-limited-edition-double-vinyl/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:33:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87904 ‘Final Hours At Hammersmith’ has become an iconic live album for Funeral For A Friend. Originally released as a limited edition run of 1,000 CD copies only available to those at the show, the recording is taken from the bands final UK gig of the ‘Hours’ tour on 4 June 2006 at Hammersmith Palais.  For […]

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JACKIE MENDOZA shares new track https://werk.re/2019/10/11/jackie-mendoza-shares-new-track/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:42:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87901 After releasing her debut EP ‘LuvHz’ earlier this year via Luminelle Recordings, Jackie Mendoza is sharing a new remix of standout track “Mucho Más” by Matias Aguayo x Camille Mandoki. Jackie Mendoza is set to tour the UK this month. Speaking about the remix, Jackie said “‘Mucho Más’ is about overcoming anxiety and sadness because there is “way more out there”. It’s a song about […]

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Green Day Release New Track https://werk.re/2019/10/11/green-day-release-new-track/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:38:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87897 Five-time Grammy Award-winning Green Day unleash their latest track, “Fire, Ready, Aim” from their forthcoming thirteenth studio album, ‘Father Of All’, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records. The lead single and title track from Green Day’s upcoming studio album, Father Of All, was recently showcased on US show Jimmy Kimmel Live! The bands Hella Mega stadium tour (with Fall Out Boy […]

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THE WARRIORS SIGN TO PURE NOISE RECORDS https://werk.re/2019/10/11/the-warriors-sign-to-pure-noise-records/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:08:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87894 Hardcore band, The Warriors, have signed to Pure Noise Records for the release of their new album, Monomyth, out on 12th December. The 12-track collection marks the band’s first new album in nearly a decade, as it follows up 2011’s See How You Are. From it, the band has unveiled lead single, ‘Death Ritual’ (ft. Nate Rebolledo). In the time since The Warriors released […]

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND RUBY TURNER TO RELEASE ‘COME ON IN’ https://werk.re/2019/10/11/jools-holland-and-ruby-turner-to-release-come-on-in/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:05:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87890 Music legend Jools Holland today announces the release of brand-new single Come On In through Warner Music. Following on from the recent news that Jools will be heading off on a European club tour with KT Tunstall in early 2020, the single sees him collaborate with the supremely talented Ruby Turner who co-wrote and sings on the track, which also features […]

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Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival https://werk.re/2019/10/11/disney-on-ice-presents-magical-ice-festival/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:01:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87887 Gear up to enter a world of excitement as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the most awe-inspiring moments from across the Disney kingdom to Liverpool in Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. This spectacular show skates into M&S Bank Arena Liverpool from Thursday 26 March – Sunday 29 March 2020.   Tickets go on sale to […]

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CORRIDOR Share new single, “Pow” https://werk.re/2019/10/09/corridor-share-new-single-pow/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:58:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87884 Today Corridor share the third pre-release taste of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, ‘Junior’, which comes out on October 18th.  “Pow“ is yet another standout from ‘Junior’, following previously released singles “Topographe“ and “Domino“. This new track hurtles along with a motorik beat, reverberating with atmosphere and hazy memories.  Ahead of a European tour in November, including a nearly sold out show at The Waiting Room in London on November 6th, […]

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TENNIS SYSTEM Announce UK & European Tour https://werk.re/2019/10/09/tennis-system-announce-uk-european-tour/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:54:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87881 LA-based trio Tennis System will be bringing their recent album ‘Lovesick’, released in September via Graveface Records, on the road in Europe and the UK this December. Widely acclaimed, the record, produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Gouge Away), perfectly captures the compelling blend of towering shoegaze and driving punk that defines Tennis System’s sound.  […]

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Introducing: Slowlines https://werk.re/2019/10/09/introducing-slowlines/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:50:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87877 Slowlines are a two piece band from northwest London and have evolved from a series of challenges over the last year. From nearly getting sued and having to change their name to half the band leaving, the music comes from a place of wanting to make exactly the sort of music they want to make […]

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POLIÇA announce new album https://werk.re/2019/10/09/polica-announce-new-album/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:45:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87873 Poliça return with their new album ‘When We Stay Alive’, which is set for release January 31st via Memphis Industries. Today the band are sharing the first single & video from the album, “Driving“.  When Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh fell off her roof while clearing ice in early 2018, she smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in […]

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TWIN PEAKS TO HOST PARTY FOR “TINY CHANGES” CHARITY WITH GOOSE ISLAND BEER COMPANY https://werk.re/2019/10/09/twin-peaks-to-host-party-for-tiny-changes-charity-with-goose-island-beer-company/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:37:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87870 Twin Peaks have announced a very special event in London in association with Tiny Changes and Goose Island Beer Co. On 17th October at The Goose Island Brewpub in Shoreditch, Twin Peaks will be hosting a party in aid of the charity Tiny Changes, which was set up following the death of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison. The charity will support […]

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Halsey unveils official video for ‘Graveyard’ https://werk.re/2019/10/09/halsey-unveils-official-video-for-graveyard/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:32:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87866 Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey shared the official video for ‘Graveyard’. Directed by Anton Tammi (Lykke Li, JIL), the clip stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood) alongside Halsey.  ‘Graveyard’ is from Halsey’s new album, Manic, which will be released on January 17, 2020 via Capitol Records/Virgin EMI. The single – her 15th […]

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DREAM NAILS Release New Single ‘Corporate Realness’ https://werk.re/2019/10/09/dream-nails-release-new-single-corporate-realness/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:10:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87863 London-based Dream Nails rage against the comical bizarreness of office work in their new single ‘Corporate Realness’, which is their first release on UK indie Alcopop! Records. Fittingly, the band has excited Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, who will be releasing the song in the USA through his label Firebrand Records. The song pokes fun […]

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JESSIE WARE SERVES UP ANOTHER HELPING OF HER HIT PODCAST, WITH EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER GUESTS https://werk.re/2019/10/09/jessie-ware-serves-up-another-helping-of-her-hit-podcast-with-even-bigger-and-better-guests/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:06:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87860 BRIT Award nominee and Mercury Prize-shortlisted singer-songwriter Jessie Ware today launches the eighth series of her acclaimed ‘Table Manners‘ podcast. The first guest of the series is Canadian television personality and Queer Eye’s resident food and wine expert Antoni Porowski who dishes on his new cookbook, his love of coffee, eating birthday cake for breakfast […]

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YUNGBLUD RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ORIGINAL ME” FEATURING DAN REYNOLDS https://werk.re/2019/10/09/yungblud-releases-new-single-original-me-featuring-dan-reynolds/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:59:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87857 Yorkshire-born recording artist YUNGBLUD (Dominic Harrison) releases a brand new single, “original me” featuring Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons today. The track, co-written by Harrison and Reynolds, is available HERE via Polydor Records. The official video is available Thursday. YUNGBLUD and Dan Reynolds will make their TV debut of “original me” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday […]

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Britons turn to albums to boost their mental well-being, National Album Day survey https://werk.re/2019/10/09/britons-turn-to-albums-to-boost-their-mental-well-being-national-album-day-survey/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:38:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87852 Millions of stressed Britons are turning to their music collections to help them de-stress, according to new research1 specially commissioned for this year’s National Album Day this Saturday.  The research supports this year’s #DontSkip theme to National Album Day, which encourages fans to listen to albums in full and also serves to highlight the well-being […]

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HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS ANNOUNCE LOST FREQUENCIES https://werk.re/2019/10/09/hawthorne-heights-announce-lost-frequencies/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:30:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87849 Hawthorne Heights have announced they will be releasing a collection of B-Sides and Rarities titled Lost Frequencies, out 8th November via Pure Noise Records. In addition to today’s announcement, the band released a brand new single and music video for ‘Hard To Breathe.’ “I grew up in a home built on a fractured marriage, alcoholism, and a mother who loved us, but just didn’t […]

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GRATEFUL DEAD: READY OR NOT – A New Live Collection https://werk.re/2019/10/09/grateful-dead-ready-or-not-a-new-live-collection/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:25:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87846 The Grateful Dead may have released the band’s final studio album – Built to Last – on Halloween 1989, but that didn’t stop them from writing new songs for the following years, adding several new tracks to their live repertoire in the early ‘90s. Sadly, the group was unable to ever complete them in a […]

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Foals Debut Animated Music Video For “Into The Surf” https://werk.re/2019/10/08/foals-debut-animated-music-video-for-into-the-surf/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:25:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87842 Today, Foals debut their animated music video for “Into The Surf” off their forthcoming album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, which will be released on Warner Records on October 18th. The video explores the story of two people who are irresistibly drawn together,  set against a backdrop of Greek scenery – mountainous coastlines and clear blue water – as they seek to […]

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Example announces huge UK & Ireland tour for 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/08/example-announces-huge-uk-ireland-tour-for-2020/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:19:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87839 Singer, rapper, producer and all-round king of the club banger Example has announced a UK and Ireland LIVE tour for February and March 2020. The new run of dates will see Example head out on his first LIVE tour in six years and it’s set to be a huge celebration of all his biggest hits and […]

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MOON DUO share video for “Lost Heads” https://werk.re/2019/10/08/moon-duo-share-video-for-lost-heads/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:09:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87836 Ahead of European tour dates starting imminently, Moon Duo – the project of Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson – present the video for “Lost Heads“ from their new album, ‘Stars Are The Light’, out now on Sacred Bones.  In the “Lost Heads“ video, director Andrew Knives creates a visually bright and colorful world emulating the track’s vibrant guitar work and capturing its dreamlike state. “The bright red 1985 […]

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Anti-Flag release fiery new single “Christian Nationalist.” https://werk.re/2019/10/08/anti-flag-release-fiery-new-single-christian-nationalist/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:59:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87834 Political punk icons, Anti-Flag, have just released a brand new single “Christian Nationalist” and its accompanying lyric video. For over two decades the Pittsburgh, PA based band have been leading the charge of progressivism in punk, and their newest track proves they still have plenty of fire left. The new single follows their 2017 full-length, American Fall, and 2019 live album, Live Vol. 2, […]

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John Lennon Peace statue arrives for London Lennon celebration https://werk.re/2019/10/08/john-lennon-peace-statue-arrives-for-london-lennon-celebration/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:45:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87831 On October 9th, John Lennon’s 79th birthday, a special free Lennon tribute show is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel, London. Organised by Sepp Osley, leader of rock band Blurred Vision, it marks a celebration of the life and legacy of the Beatles legend. A life-size statue of John Lennon is now also headed for […]

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CHROMATICS share new video https://werk.re/2019/10/08/chromatics-share-new-video/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:40:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87828 After releasing their new album ‘Closer To Grey’ earlier this week, Chromatics are sharing a new video for LP standout track “You’re No Good“. The band are currently on tour in Europe and are set play a run of UK shows later this month in Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol & London. See Chromatics live:07/10/2019 – Oslo – Rockefeller Music Hall09/10/2019 – Berlin […]

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Q AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THE FENDER PLAY® AWARD https://werk.re/2019/10/08/q-awards-2019-announces-winner-of-the-fender-play-award/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:37:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87825 Q Magazine, the UK’s greatest music magazine, in coalition with Fender® has today revealed Anna Calvias this year’s recipient of the Fender Play Award at the Q Awards 2019 in association with Absolute Radio. The Fender Play Award is a very special accolade which celebrates an artist at the forefront of guitar music today, driving true musical innovation […]

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Crack in the World (1965) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/10/07/crack-in-the-world-1965-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:11:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87721 Crack in the World (1965) came towards the end of a spate of nuclear age science-fiction movies that had seen a whole bunch of films building a whole genre since about 1950. This approximate 15 year cycle of films had created disaster to the planet, often awaking some giaint beast long thought extinct (in such […]

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PETER GABRIEL LENDS HIS SUPPORT TO ‘DEAR JOHN’ LENNON VIDEO https://werk.re/2019/10/06/peter-gabriel-lends-his-support-to-dear-john-lennon-video/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:40:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87817 Peter Gabriel is the latest artist to contribute to the ‘Dear John’ video released next week to mark John Lennon’s birthday on October 9th. Peter Gabriel joins other artists including Geddy Lee (Rush), Donovan, PP Arnold, Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Lawrence Gowan (Styx), Paul Young, Marc Almond, Fish, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), John Otway and the West End […]

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CHAPEL RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO https://werk.re/2019/10/06/chapel-release-new-song-and-video/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:30:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87814 CHAPEL, the pop-rock duo made of up Carter Hardin and Kortney Grinwis, has officially dropped a brand new track today with the release of “Friends.” Filled with catchy lyrics, bright guitar licks and propulsive drum beats, the song tells an all-too-familiar story of finding the balance between work, life, friends and everything in between. “In your 20s, it’s easy to get caught […]

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Niall Horan Returns With ‘Nice To Meet Ya’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/niall-horan-returns-with-nice-to-meet-ya/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:27:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87810 Niall Horan returns today with ‘Nice To Meet Ya’,  the first single from his forthcoming second album. A sublime piece of piano-driven pop with a soulful groove and bright hand percussion, “Nice To Meet Ya” provides the perfect backdrop to Horan’s magnetic vocals and playful yet heartfelt lyrics. He co-wrote the song with his longtime collaborator […]

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Olly Alexander leads the cast of Russell T Davies’ 1980s-set drama ‘Boys’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/olly-alexander-leads-the-cast-of-russell-t-davies-1980s-set-drama-boys/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:22:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87807 Casting has been announced on multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies’ (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who) brand new 5-part drama for Channel 4, Boys (working title) which will be produced by RED Production Company (a STUDIOCANAL company).  It’s 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie, Roscoe […]

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LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM https://werk.re/2019/10/06/left-behind-announce-new-album/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 20:17:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87804 Left Behind have announced that they will be releasing their highly anticipated third full-length album, No One Goes To Heaven, on 15th November 2019 via Pure Noise Records. The band has also shared a brand new video for lead single, Peeling Wax, which features Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan.  “All the songs have different meanings, some were inspired by how I’m still recovering from things […]

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BLOSSOMS ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘FOOLISH LOVING SPACES’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/blossoms-announce-brand-new-album-foolish-loving-spaces/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:58:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87801 Blossoms have today revealed the details of their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces. Set for release on January 31, 2020, Foolish Loving Spaces is the follow up to the band’s 2018, top 5 album Cool Like You and features recent single Your Girlfriend, released earlier this year.                                     Foolish Loving Spaces was produced by the band’s consistent and talented team of James Skelly and […]

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Enter Shikari release ‘Common Dreads (10th Anniversary Edition)’ on glow in the dark vinyl https://werk.re/2019/10/06/enter-shikari-release-common-dreads-10th-anniversary-edition-on-glow-in-the-dark-vinyl/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:34:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87798 Enter Shikari ‘Common Dreads’ was the bands hugely anticipated second album that cemented them as one of the most innovative and exciting bands of the late 2000s. This 10th-anniversary limited edition version consists of a green glow in the dark with red splatter vinyl which matches the cover, a bonus 7” single featuring the tracks ‘Tribalism’ […]

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FLEETWOOD MAC CLASSIC ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED ON COLOURED VINYL https://werk.re/2019/10/06/fleetwood-mac-classic-albums-to-be-reissued-on-coloured-vinyl/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:29:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87795 Fleetwood Mac released five back-to-back multi-platinum albums between 1975 and 1987, an astonishing feat that drove them to become one of the best-selling bands in the world.  Those classic albums will be reissued individually on coloured vinyl on November 29. The albums include Fleetwood Mac on white vinyl; Rumours on clear vinyl; Tusk on a […]

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NOVACUB ANNOUNCE EP ‘FUTURE ECHOES’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/novacub-announce-ep-future-echoes/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:25:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87792 NOVACUB, the indie pop foursome, heralding half of seminal Brit rock legends, Bloc Party have today release their debut EP ‘FUTURE ECHOES‘ via LAB Records.  The EP was produced by Steve Osbourne (New Order, Suede, U2), Brad Mair & NOVACUB. “Writing songs in NOVACUB has been a magical experience for me,” Louise says. “I have been able to express myself fully and […]

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Lande Hekt Releases New Song ‘The Future’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/lande-hekt-releases-new-song-the-future/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:19:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87788 Lande Hekt’s new song ‘The Future’, which has just been released, is mainly about the stark and bleak reality of climate change, as referred to with the lyrics ‘Think about the future – there might not be one. There probably won’t be one.’ Lande explains that the song “is also about getting older, trying to exist […]

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Beartooth Release Live Video For “Bad Listener” https://werk.re/2019/10/06/beartooth-release-live-video-for-bad-listener/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:14:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87786 Beartooth have released a live video for “Bad Listener.” The footage was taken from the band’s electrifying and pyrotechnics-enhanced performance at Rock Am Ring in Germany earlier this year. The Columbus, Ohio-based band took the stage in front of over 70,000 music fans from across Europe. Beartooth will be going back on tour later this […]

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CORY WELLS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM https://werk.re/2019/10/06/cory-wells-announces-new-album/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:02:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87783 Acoustic singer/songwriter Cory Wells has announced that he will be releasing his debut full-length album, The Way We Are, on 15th November via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record here. He has also released new video ‘Wildfire‘ taken off the upcoming album. “Four years in the making and I cannot be more proud of this collection of songs,” shares Wells.”It portrays […]

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REMO DRIVE Release ‘Natural, Everyday Extended Play’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/remo-drive-release-natural-everyday-extended-play/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:58:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87779 Remo Drive’s ‘Natural, Everyday Extended Play’ has just been released. The three-song EP features two brand new tracks and an alternative version of ‘Separate Beds’ off the band’s latest release ‘Natural, Everyday Degradation’ (May 2019). The new tracks (‘Romeo’ and ‘Nearly Perfect’) were intended for the record but the versions recorded in the studio did not fit the album’s final sequence so […]

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SEA CHANGE shares new single “FLOWN” https://werk.re/2019/10/06/sea-change-shares-new-single-flown/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:53:39 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87775 After recently announcing her new album ‘INSIDE’ is set for release Nov 15th, Norwegian electronic artist Sea Change is sharing new single “FLOWN“ from the record.  Speaking about the track, Sea Change said: “The song is about identity and transformation, the need to break free from the limitations others put on you and the limitations we also often put on ourselves.” 2015’s Breakage LP, the debut […]

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BARRIE shares new single “Drag” https://werk.re/2019/10/06/barrie-shares-new-single-drag/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:50:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87772 Barrie, the NYC-based project led by Barrie Lindsay, has shared an infectious new track called “Drag“. It’s the first single from a forthcoming four-track EP entitled ‘Happy To Be Here (Ext)’, which will be released on Oct 18th via Winspear. The band will also be touring Europe & UK this Autumn, with dates including Pitchfork Paris, MIRRORS Festival in London and UK support shows with Charly Bliss. Barrie‘s new EP ‘Happy […]

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SNOOP DOGG ‘I WANNA THANK ME’ UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED https://werk.re/2019/10/06/snoop-dogg-i-wanna-thank-me-uk-headline-tour-announced/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 18:46:45 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87769 Snoop Dogg has announced a six date ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ UK arena headline tour for April 2020. The forthcoming tour sees the West Coast rap legend touring in support of his 17th album I Wanna Thank Me, and a documentary of the same name, released earlier this year. I Wanna Thank Me celebrates 25 years of the Snoop […]

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CHROMATICS Release new album https://werk.re/2019/10/06/chromatics-release-new-album/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:39:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87765 Chromatics release their seventh studio album ‘Closer To Grey‘ today via Italians Do It Better.  Statement from the band: Closer To Grey track list:01. The Sound Of Silence 02. You’re No Good 03. Closer To Grey 04. Twist The Knife05. Light As A Feather06. Move A Mountain 07. Touch Red 08. Through The Looking Glass 09. Whispers In The Hall 10. On The Wall 11. Love Theme From […]

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PENGSHUi Release Video For New Single https://werk.re/2019/10/06/pengshui-release-video-for-new-single/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:36:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87762 Following its worldwide premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter last night, your new favourite band, PENGSHUi have released another smack-in-the-face video for new track “No Joke’.   Having already DEMOLISHED stages at festivals across the UK and Europe this summer, the London based three-piece will lay waste to venues across […]

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HAGGARD CAT Announce New Album https://werk.re/2019/10/06/haggard-cat-announce-new-album/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:31:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87759 The inimitable creative driving force that is Haggard Cat are back with a new album full of riffs and intent, the first of which to be revealed comprise new single ‘First Words’. The track features the one and only Jamie Lenman on guest vocals and was first revealed to the world on the BBC Radio 1 […]

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PEOPLE CLUB Share EP title track & video “Kil Scott” https://werk.re/2019/10/06/people-club-share-ep-title-track-video-kil-scott/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:28:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87756 After recently announcing their new EP ‘Kil Scott’ is due Nov 15th, Berlin-based five-piece People Club are sharing the title-track online now, with a video animated and directed by Morioh Sonder. The band are set to play a London show at The Islington on Nov 28th.  Speaking about the track, the band said “‘Kil Scott’ is a soulful, slow-burning number told […]

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ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE UK/ EURO TOUR FOR JANUARY 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/06/anti-flag-announce-uk-euro-tour-for-january-2020/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:22:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87753 Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag announce vital UK and European tour dates for January 2020. Read the official band statement here: – “We need these shows. We need this tour. We need to set the pace for the work that lies ahead in 2020. Our individual strength, optimism and hope comes directly from the interactions and exchanges […]

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Minimal Compact release album of new versions of classic tracks and new material https://werk.re/2019/10/06/minimal-compact-release-album-of-new-versions-of-classic-tracks-and-new-material/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:19:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87750 Today influential post-punk group Minimal Compact have shared a new version of their 1985 classic single “My Will“. The re-worked track is taken from their forthcoming LP ‘Creation is Perfect’: an album of new versions of classic tracks re-recorded with long-time collaborator Colin Newman (of post-punk legends Wire), to finally capture their music in its true brilliance. The album is due for release on October 25 via […]

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Steve Hogarth, Nick Van Eede and many more pay tribute to Beatles legend, John Lennon https://werk.re/2019/10/06/steve-hogarth-nick-van-eede-and-many-more-pay-tribute-to-beatles-legend-john-lennon/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:15:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87747 As John Lennon’s birthday draws near so activity hots up for rock band Blurred Vision. To coincide with October 9th, Lennon’s anniversary, BV lead singer Sepp Osley has put together a single, ‘Dear John’, video and concert to celebrate the great man. All in aid of War Child. The video features many names from music passing on their […]

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EDITORS RELEASE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF ‘SMOKERS OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL DOORS’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/editors-release-acoustic-version-of-smokers-outside-the-hospital-doors/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:09:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87744 Following the announcement of their best of album Black Gold and UK and European tour earlier this month, Editors have today given fans a first taste of the deluxe version’s second disc, ‘Distance: The Acoustic Recordings’, with a gorgeous new version of ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’. Black Gold, which will consist of 13 tracks […]

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THE HARD ACHES Return with brand new single ‘Wasted’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/the-hard-aches-return-with-brand-new-single-wasted/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:05:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87740 The Hard Aches today return with a brand new single – ‘Wasted’ (via ADA). It’s the first taste of new music from the Adelaide stalwarts since the April 2018 release of their last album ‘Mess’ and comes ahead of an Australian tour as main support for Grinspoon. While the album – which featured title track ‘Mess’ and ‘Happy’ (feat Georgia Maq) – […]

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INTRODUCING: DRAMA https://werk.re/2019/10/06/introducing-drama/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 16:01:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87737 Chicago-based duo DRAMA is the collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa, playing to the complementary dynamics of their unlikely pairing by blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss. They have announced their signing with Ghostly International and today, they share “Hold On,” their debut single with the label, hinting at an exciting next step for their label debut […]

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FOALS DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘THE RUNNER’ https://werk.re/2019/10/06/foals-debut-music-video-for-the-runner/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:57:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87734 Today, Foals debut the music video for “The Runner,” the second song off their forthcoming album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2, which will be released on Warner Records on October 18th. The video, directed by Quentin Deronzier (Skrillex, Orelsan and Petit Biscuit), follows Yannis Philippakis as he’s pursued by a doppelganger, played by Vincent Heneine, through various landscapes and locations, both naturalistic and fantastical. The […]

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MEMPHIS MAY FIRE ANNOUNCE UK/EU HEADLINE TOUR THIS WINTER https://werk.re/2019/10/06/memphis-may-fire-announce-uk-eu-headline-tour-this-winter/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:54:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87731 Memphis May Fire have announced their return to our shores this winter with a 9 date UK run.  The band will then go onto Europe, ending in Vienna on 18th December. For full dates, please see artwork or the bands website. This will be the bands first time in the UK in support of the latest record, ‘Broken’.  […]

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KISS, IRON MAIDEN AND SYSTEM OF A DOWN ANNOUNCED AS 2020 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS https://werk.re/2019/10/06/kiss-iron-maiden-and-system-of-a-down-announced-as-2020-download-headliners/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:39:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87728 Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced IRON MAIDEN, KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN as its 2020 headliners, plus Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Disturbed and more of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire.  […]

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McFLY ANNOUNCE THE 2020 TOUR https://werk.re/2019/10/06/mcfly-announce-the-2020-tour/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:26:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87725 Fresh from selling out The O2 Arena in London in literally minutes, tonight McFly announce a 2020 UK arena tour. The 2020 Tour will take place in April and May next year, full dates below.With seven UK number-one singles, five top-ten albums, six sell-out tours and ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question […]

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TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES LOVER FEST WEST, LOVER FEST EAST AND ADDITIONAL HEADLINE CONCERT AND FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2020 https://werk.re/2019/10/03/taylor-swift-announces-lover-fest-west-lover-fest-east-and-additional-headline-concert-and-festival-dates-for-2020/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:56:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87718 Taylor Swift announces headline festival appearances and concert dates for 2020. In addition to Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East, her only U.S. concert dates in 2020, Taylor announces she will be headlining festivals and concerts in Europe and South America. Lover Fest West will see Taylor Swift become the first woman in history to open an NFL […]

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BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY https://werk.re/2019/10/03/base-hologram-announces-first-tour-dates-for-an-evening-with-whitney/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:49:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87715 BASE Hologram, the leading live event producer of cutting edge holographic live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide, announced in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston the UK dates of the upcoming hologram touring production An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. This is the only Whitney Houston production authorised by the Whitney […]

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DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL ANNOUNCES CAREER-SPANNING COMPILATION https://werk.re/2019/10/03/dashboard-confessional-announces-career-spanning-compilation/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:42:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87712 Celebrating 20 years, Dashboard Confessional today announced their first-ever career-spanning compilation, The Best Ones Of The Best Ones, will be released on 31st January, 2020. The album is a thoughtfully curated collection of the band’s most beloved songs and features selections from all seven studio albums, the So Impossible and The Drowning EPs, and the band’s legendary, Platinum-certified MTV Unplugged performance. From start to finish, The Best […]

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S FIRST ACROBATIC ICE SPECTACULAR ‘CRYSTAL’ PREMIERES IN THE UK https://werk.re/2019/10/03/cirque-du-soleils-first-acrobatic-ice-spectacular-crystal-premieres-in-the-uk/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:38:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87709 Cirque du Soleil is gliding into the UK with its coolest arena show yet – CRYSTAL. This one of a kind arena show blends circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground where stunning skating combined with jaw […]

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The Kursk: The Last Mission (2019) DVD review https://werk.re/2019/10/02/the-kursk-the-last-mission-2019-dvd-review/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 20:06:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87684 The Kursk submarine disaster that took place in August 2000 in the Barents Sea lasted for several days. Of course the longer this went on for and relied on international assistance, the more it exposed the falability of the Russian military might. It lasted for a total of 4 days and made news headlines around […]

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LEGO Gingerbread House https://werk.re/2019/10/02/lego-gingerbread-house/ Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:04:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87695 Pieces: 1477 Ages: 12+ Mini Figures: 2 Price: £84.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 2 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background No real background on this one.  It’s the later part of the year and LEGO are looking to sweeten things up a little around here with a tasty looking display piece. […]

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LEGO Batman: Pursuit of the Joker Review https://werk.re/2019/09/29/lego-batman-pursuit-of-the-joker-review/ Sun, 29 Sep 2019 17:44:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87688 Pieces: 342 Ages: 7+ Mini Figures: 2 Price: £24.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Background Anyone hear of Batman?  Yes another Batman LEO set is upon us, and yet another LEGO batmobile is upon us as well. There have been various incarnations of the batmobile, and LEGO have […]

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High Noon (1952) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/28/high-noon-1952-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:24:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87596 “A man’s gotta do, what a man’s gotta do…” is a phrase that’s acredited to many Westerns, usually ones connected to John Wayne, whether it is Stagecoach (1939) or Hondo (1953). These are false attributions, as it is also to attribute it to High Noon (1952). Nevertheless, it would be a quote that would perfectly […]

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Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary Screenings In Aid of Cancer Research UK https://werk.re/2019/09/26/peter-kays-phoenix-nights-19th-anniversary-screenings-in-aid-of-cancer-research-uk/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:13:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87678 Hard to believe but it’s almost 19 years since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors, and to celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of Peter Kay’s classic comedy Phoenix Nights are being shown on the big screen for the very first time.  All net profits are in aid of Cancer Research UK and all […]

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NIKI NIKI celebrates non-binarity in ‘Ungenderness’ video https://werk.re/2019/09/26/niki-niki-celebrates-non-binarity-in-ungenderness-video/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:08:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87675 French-born band, NIKI NIKI create an alluring taste of dreamy digi-soul tracks seemingly crafted from thin air. They return with their latest slice ‘Ungenderness’, aptly self-coined as ‘androgynous-pop’. They released the single earlier this year alongside their debut EP ‘Pretty Sunny Funny Walk’. The video’s director, and lead-vocalist of NIKI NIKI, Mélodie Orru, talks about […]

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GREEN MAN FESTIVAL puts first Early Bird Tickets on sale https://werk.re/2019/09/26/green-man-festival-puts-first-early-bird-tickets-on-sale/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:04:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87672 Green Man Festival, Wales’ largest music festival, today puts its first tickets on sale for next year’s 18th edition, taking place 20-23 August 2020. A limited number of Early Bird Tickets for the weekend, as well as Settler’s Passes, are on sale now via www.greenman.net. Last year, tickets sold out in record time, once again […]

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BFI Southbank celebrate The Clash’s landmark album LONDON CALLING with evening of film + music https://werk.re/2019/09/26/bfi-southbank-celebrate-the-clashs-landmark-album-london-calling-with-evening-of-film-music/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:58:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87669 The BFI today announce a special screening of The Clash: Westway to the World (Don Letts, 2000)to celebrate The Clash and their era-defining masterpiece London Calling, which was originally released on 14 December 1979. The screening, which will take on the same day London Calling was released Saturday 14 December, will be followed by a discussion with The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon with the film’s […]

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LANDE HEKT Announces Debut Solo EP https://werk.re/2019/09/26/lande-hekt-announces-debut-solo-ep/ Thu, 26 Sep 2019 12:48:18 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87666 Lande Hekt of Exeter indie punk trio Muncie Girls has recorded a collection of seven songs which she’ll be releasing as an EP on 15 November. Titled ‘Gigantic Disappointment’, these songs were recorded with Ben David of The Hard Aches at his studio on top of a hill in Cudlee Creek, which is in the […]

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LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse: Steamboat Willie https://werk.re/2019/09/25/lego-disney-mickey-mouse-steamboat-willie/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:57:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87660 Pieces: 751 Ages: 10+ Mini Figures: 2 Price: £79.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks Instruction booklet Background This goes right back to Disney’s origins. The original cartoon short, Steamboat Willie, featuring the Mouse himself. And here presented in glorious B/W bricks. Building There are over half a dozen bags of LEGO in […]

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Wallis Bird – Woman https://werk.re/2019/09/25/wallis-bird-woman/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:43:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87656 Woman is the sixth album from Irish folk singer Wallis Bird. The Wexford born musician has lived much of her adult life in London and Germany and frequently tours across the continent. She is known as a passionate performer and a songwriter with a deft touch, her emotional songs often containing pointed truths. The eleven […]

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JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCE 10th STUDIO ALBUM, SURVIVING https://werk.re/2019/09/25/jimmy-eat-world-announce-10th-studio-album-surviving/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:47:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87652 Jimmy Eat World today announce details of their 10th studio album Surviving, released on 18th October via The Orchard / RCA Records. The acclaimed Arizona four piece also reveal the first dates of Surviving, The Tour as well as a run of intimate UK shows for the week of album release. Surviving is the band’s most personal, ambitious album to date and […]

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RAZORLIGHT ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR https://werk.re/2019/09/25/razorlight-announce-uk-headline-tour/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:41:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87649 Having just released their brand new single ‘Cops And Robbers’ – hot on the heels of last year’s critically-acclaimed comeback album Olympus Sleeping – Razorlight have announced details of a headline UK tour for December, with tickets going on sale on Friday 27th September. The band will play 11 dates across the UK this winter […]

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Reel Big Fish Announce Fall UK Tour https://werk.re/2019/09/25/reel-big-fish-announce-fall-uk-tour/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:31:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87646 Ska-punk titans Reel Big Fish will be touring the UK this November with support from Lightyear and Spunge. Dates run from November 5-21. General admission tickets for all shows are on sale now. As one of the key mid-90’s ska-punk bands to emerge out of Southern California’s third wave ska scene, along with acts like No Doubt […]

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AWARD-WINNING ALICE COOPER DOCUMENTARY TO MAKE UK PREMIERE AT CASTLE CINEMA, HACKNEY https://werk.re/2019/09/25/award-winning-alice-cooper-documentary-to-make-uk-premiere-at-castle-cinema-hackney/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:06:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87642 ‘Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper’ is part concert film, part documentary short highlighting the near incredulous story of how Alice Cooper super-fan Chris Penn, who runs a record store in Dallas, Texas, was able to coax the original lineup into reuniting at his store 41 years after they had disbanded. Alice Cooper, the singer, went on as a […]

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HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINE ACT FOR 2020 https://werk.re/2019/09/25/hampton-court-palace-festival-announces-first-headline-act-for-2020/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:59:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87640 Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are delighted to announce soul superstar George Benson as the first act confirmed to headline at next summer’s Hampton Court Palace Festival. Taking place in June 2020 the concerts are held in Base Court, one of the magnificent Tudor courtyards within the palace. George Benson will headline on Friday 19th June, tickets for this show are […]

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KRAKÓW LOVES ADANA Share new single “Follow The Voice” https://werk.re/2019/09/25/krakow-loves-adana-share-new-single-follow-the-voice/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:56:04 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87637 Kraków Loves Adana are a Hamburg-based duo of Deniz Çiçek and her partner Robert Heitmann. Having recently just signed to Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Desire, Glass Candy), the band are sharing their new single “Follow The Voice” online now.  Kraków Loves Adana formed in 2006 after eyeing each other for months at the same nightclubs in Germany. The group’s guitar-driven […]

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DON BROCO ANNOUNCED AS FIRST HEADLINER FOR SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2020 https://werk.re/2019/09/25/don-broco-announced-as-first-headliner-for-slam-dunk-festival-2020/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:34:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87635 Set to return after the festival’s biggest year yet, Slam Dunk Festival have announced the first wave of bands for 2020, welcoming UK rock titans Don Broco as the first headliner revealed for next year’s highly anticipated alternative instalment. With an incomparable charismatic mix of 80s pop inflections and the hardest-hitting riffs on daytime radio, Don Broco’s powerful party-starting […]

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YUNGBLUD’S NEW EP, THE UNDERRATED YOUTH, SET FOR OCTOBER 11 RELEASE https://werk.re/2019/09/25/yungbluds-new-ep-the-underrated-youth-set-for-october-11-release/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:24:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87632 Polydor Records will release YUNGBLUD’s new EP, The Underrated Youth, on October 11. Yesterday, YUNGBLUD shared the official video for the track “hope for the underrated youth”. A bold, cinematic statement imbued with punk rock fervour, “hope for the underrated youth” was shot in Bulgaria and directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Sandler – who helmed the […]

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This year’s National Album Day ‘Artist Champions’ reveal their album inspirations https://werk.re/2019/09/25/this-years-national-album-day-artist-champions-reveal-their-album-inspirations/ Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:12:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87629 National Album Day is set to return on Saturday 12 October and today, National Album Day ‘Artist Champions’ Lewis Capaldi, Elbow, Mahalia and Mark Ronson each reveal the ten albums that have influenced them most. Albums by the likes of Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kate Bush, Lauryn […]

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City And Colour Announces European and UK Tour https://werk.re/2019/09/24/city-and-colour-announces-european-and-uk-tour/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:51:04 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87626 Following the release of the captivating music video for ‘Astronaut’ last week, City and Colour, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dallas Green, has just announced a February European and UK tour which will include a show at the London Palladium on 28th February. ‘A Pill For Loneliness’, Dallas’ sixth studio album, will be released on October 4th on Still Records. […]

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MADONNA’S FIRST FOUR ALBUMS SET FOR RELEASE ON CRYSTAL CLEAR VINYL https://werk.re/2019/09/24/madonnas-first-four-albums-set-for-release-on-crystal-clear-vinyl/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:46:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87623 Rhino has announced the reissue of Madonna’s first four iconic albums – three studio and one soundtrack – on crystal clear vinyl on November 8. Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue and Who’s That Girl: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available from £18.99 each. A bundle of all four albums will be available […]

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SUI ZHEN Shares new video “Matsudo City Life” https://werk.re/2019/09/24/sui-zhen-shares-new-video-matsudo-city-life/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:39:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87617 Sui Zhen is set to release her new album ‘Losing, Linda’ this Friday (Sept 27th) via Cascine. The record is streaming in full on The Fader here and today Sui Zhen is sharing a new video for album standout track “Matsudo City Life“.  Speaking about the video, Sui said “Where Perfect Place touches on the artificial in its pristine, dreamlike atmosphere – a rose tinted […]

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REBELLION FESTIVAL RETURNS https://werk.re/2019/09/24/rebellion-festival-returns/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:34:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87613 Although the memories, the hangovers and the hearing loss of this August’s immensely successful Rebellion Festival are still vivid and fresh, with hardly a pause for breath, the Rebellion Family are already hard at work planning next year’s event and 39 bands have already been confirmed for 2020. Scheduled to take place Thursday, August 6th to Sunday 9th 2020 […]

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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PARIS Announce after parties line up https://werk.re/2019/09/24/pitchfork-music-festival-paris-announce-after-parties-line-up/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:27:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87610 After recently announcing the full main festival line up, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris is today announcing the line up for their after parties, which will run on Nov 1st & Nov 2nd at the Trabendo, which is a short walk from La Grande Halle de la Vilette.  The parties will run from 12am to 6am in partnership with Red Bull […]

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Jupiter Rising @Edinburgh Art Festival https://werk.re/2019/09/24/jupiter-rising-edinburgh-art-festival/ Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:01:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87604 August 23-25 This year’s Edinburgh Art Festival came to a heady climax with the second edition of Jupiter Rising, an art and music festival hosting a refreshingly diverse array of interdisciplinary artists in the spectacular setting of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park in private grounds a few miles outside the city.  While I have often […]

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Colossus of New York (1958) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/22/colossus-of-new-york-1958-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:45:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87576 The Colossus of New York (1958) is essentially Frankenstein for the Atomic Age. Nearly all the elements of gothic horror have been stripped away from this variation on Mary Shelley’s creation save a big mansion house, a lab and a brain in a tank of water. The gothic horror had all but disappeared in post […]

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Project X (1968) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/22/project-x-1968-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:13:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87571 Producer and director William Castle is best known for his promotional gimmicks, sometimes making his otherwise B movie and often forgettable films more profitable. His first two classics both starred Vincent Price and were The House on Haunted Hill (1958) and The Tingler (1959) which had as gimmicks, “emergo” for the first film involving a […]

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The Subways Release ”YOUNG FOR ETERNITY’ & ‘ALL OR NOTHING’ for 15TH Anniversary https://werk.re/2019/09/22/the-subways-release-young-for-eternity-all-or-nothing-for-15th-anniversary/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:00:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87589 2020 marks 15 years since the release of The Subways‘ debut album ‘Young For Eternity’. Back in 2005 The Welwyn Garden City trio quickly established themselves as one of Britain’s most undeniably exhilarating new bands. On 28th Feb 2020, they will reissue their ‘Young For Eternity’ debut, alongside their second record ‘All Or Nothing’. This is the first time either […]

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TEGAN AND SARA SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T BELIEVE THE THINGS THEY TELL YOU (THEY LIE)’ https://werk.re/2019/09/22/tegan-and-sara-share-new-single-dont-believe-the-things-they-tell-you-they-lie/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:53:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87549 Tegan and Sara today share their new song ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’ taken from their album Hey, I’m Just Like You due 27th September. ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’ examines the layers of deceit that cloud even the closest of relationships. This winter, Tegan and Sara […]

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Bowling For Soup & Simple Plan Join Forces For “Together Again, You’re Welcome” February 2020 UK Tour https://werk.re/2019/09/22/bowling-for-soup-simple-plan-join-forces-for-together-again-youre-welcome-february-2020-uk-tour/ Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:37:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87575 Following their highlight of the night performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals and celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band, Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce their return to their home away from home here in the UK. With a very special version of their biggest worldwide hit, Girl All The Bad Guys Want, becoming a viral […]

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/21/the-chant-of-jimmie-blacksmith-1978-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:25:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87558 Australian cinema saw something of a renaissance in the 1970s. It largely began with Nicholas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971) starring Jenny Agutter as a white school girl whose plane crashes in the outback. She and her younger brother learn to survive in the outback and are helped by a young Aboriginal man (David Gulpilil). Naturally, a […]

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Female Metal Voices Tour https://werk.re/2019/09/20/female-metal-voices-tour/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:52:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87566 The Flaming Arts Agency proudly presents the 2019 rendition of the yearly FEMALE METAL VOICES TOUR! This November and December, a massive package headlined by LEAVES’ EYES (DE) and SIRENIA (NO) will tour all over Europe and the UK, joined by FOREVER STILL (DK), LOST IN GREY (FI) and supported by KASSOGTHA (CH). LEAVES’ EYES […]

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Alphabeat Announce New Glasgow Show at The Garage https://werk.re/2019/09/20/alphabeat-announce-new-glasgow-show-at-the-garage/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:35:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87563 Danish pop hit makers Alphabeat announce 3 UK gigs after comeback success! One of Denmark’s greatest pop bands is finally back, bringing their critically acclaimed live setup and forthcoming album to London, Brighton and Glasgow in April 2020. ’10.000 Nights of Thunder’, ‘Boyfriend’, ‘The Spell’, ‘Heat Wave’ and of course ‘Fascination’ are some of Alphabeat’s […]

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We the Animals (2018) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/14/we-the-animals-2018-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:50:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87552 Eureka Entertainment’s sub-label, Montage Pictures highlights recent releases from around the world, or as the Eureka website says, “celebrates ground breaking and thought provoking world cinema from new and upcoming directors.” Previous releases have included films from Vietnam, Greece, Ukraine, Iceland and Hungary. Many of these releases are first time features. This is the case […]

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SINKANE Announce November UK tour https://werk.re/2019/09/12/sinkane-announce-november-uk-tour/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:11:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87546 With a European tour just around the corner, SINKANE has today announced details of a new EP, recorded live at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Featuring tracks from across his career, the first taste is online today, with a new version of “Ya Sudan”, taken from the new Sinkane album ‘Dépaysé’, which was released earlier this year on City Slang. “Ya Sudan […]

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YOUNG STATES release new single https://werk.re/2019/09/12/young-states-release-new-single/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:04:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87543 Norwich-based trio Young States have released a new single ‘Stand Alone’ complete with a moody monochrome music video. ‘Stand Alone’ is about trying to find the divide between what is yourself and what is anxiety. Georgia Leeder (vocals, bass) says, “It was cool being able to write about anxiety from a different perspective, and the idea of trying to […]

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ANAVAE Announce Debut Album https://werk.re/2019/09/12/anavae-announce-debut-album/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:58:03 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87540 ANAVAE will release their debut album ‘45’ via A Wolf At Your Door Records on 01 November. The record is an assured foot forward from the London-based duo who have spent some time honing their craft, resulting in a genreless collection of innovative yet supremely catchy tracks that meld searing riffs and electronic nuance with […]

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CAMILA CABELLO UNVEILS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘LIAR’ https://werk.re/2019/09/12/camila-cabello-unveils-official-video-for-liar/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:48:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87537 Camila Cabello has today released the official video for her new single, Liar. The video was directed by Dave Meyers.

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SEA CHANGE announces new album https://werk.re/2019/09/12/sea-change-announces-new-album/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:37:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87533 Norwegian electronic artist Sea Change has just announced her new album ‘INSIDE‘ is set for release Nov 15th. The first single from the record “STEPPING OUT” is streaming online now.  The album’s lead single “STEPPING OUT” is vivid and disjointed, presenting an ambiguous narrative that explores what it might mean to transform into an animal, breaking free from the restraints of humanity: “My new […]

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GRAYSCALE Release ‘YOUNG’ Music Video https://werk.re/2019/09/12/grayscale-release-young-music-video/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:33:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87530 Philly quintet Grayscale have just released their second album ‘Nella Vita’ via Fearless Records and the band have now released a poignant music video for album track ‘YOUNG’, shot with the people who make their hometown what it is by longtime collaborator Jordan Mizrahi. The song is about being better to one another and follows on […]

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GREEN DAY, FALL OUT BOY, AND WEEZER ANNOUNCE GLOBAL STADIUM HELLA MEGA TOUR https://werk.re/2019/09/10/green-day-fall-out-boy-and-weezer-announce-global-stadium-hella-mega-tour/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:23:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87706  Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading out on the road together for the first time ever on THE HELLA MEGA TOUR presented by Harley-Davidson. To celebrate the tour reveal, all three bands will perform a historic show tonight at the […]

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Bat For Lashes Announce UK Tour https://werk.re/2019/09/10/bat-for-lashes-announce-uk-tour/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:38:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87527 Bat For Lashes aka Natasha Khan recently released her fifth album, the dazzling cinematic masterpiece “Lost Girls” on AWAL.  Critics have unanimously declared it a spellbinding return for Khan, with the likes of the Independent, NME and Clash declaring it her best album yet, and Guardian, Evening Standard, Q and Uncut and lots more giving it stellar 4-star […]

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Country Music Week Shows Announced https://werk.re/2019/09/10/country-music-week-shows-announced/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:25:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87524 Country Music Week 2019 has announced the line-up for Country Hits Radio Hub at London’s Bush Hall on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October.  Tenille Townes, Willie Jones, Temecula Road and Tebey will lead an afternoon of live conversation and music on the Saturday with Kyle Daniel, Reverie Lane, Tyler Rich and Tenille Arts at the helm […]

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JORJA CHALMERS Shares new single & video “Human Again” https://werk.re/2019/09/10/jorja-chalmers-shares-new-single-video-human-again/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:59:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87521 Having played with Bryan Ferry for the past decade, Australian multi-instrumentalist Jorja Chalmers has just announced her debut LP Human Again is set for release Sept 20th via Italians Do It Better. The title track from the album is streaming online now.  In the lead single off the album, Jorja longingly asks the listener “Hello, are you breathing? Can you make me […]

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YUNGBLUD COVERS GQ HYPE https://werk.re/2019/09/10/yungblud-covers-gq-hype/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:55:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87518 Fresh from causing mayhem on the stages of Reading & Leeds Festivals, and the release of powerful new single ‘Hope For The Underrated Youth’, Yorkshire-born music artist YUNGBLUD gets candid with GQ Hype. On ridding of labels and being yourself: “Boxes are for cereal.” “I think it’s an amazing thing for us to go, ‘Well, I […]

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BAYONNE shares new track https://werk.re/2019/09/10/bayonne-shares-new-track/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:52:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87515 Following the release of his album earlier this year via City Slang, Austin musician Bayonne is now sharing a rework of the lead single “Drastic Measures“ by Slow Magic.  Speaking about the rework, Slow Magic said “I had a really fun time working on this remix. It was my first time working on a remix in the 5/4 time signature […]

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MY FAVORITE MURDER ADDS EXTRA LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO SHOW https://werk.re/2019/09/10/my-favorite-murder-adds-extra-london-eventim-apollo-show/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:49:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87512 My Favorite Murder, the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, have announced a second show at London’s Eventim Apollo due to phenomenal demand on Thursday 28th November 2019. During their live shows, lifelong true crime fans Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favourite tales of murder […]

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JENNY HVAL Shares new single & video “Accident” https://werk.re/2019/09/10/jenny-hval-shares-new-single-video-accident/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:58:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87509 Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval presents a new single/video, “Accident,” from her forthcoming album, The Practice of Love, out this Friday via Sacred Bones. It follows the frenetic “High Alice” and synth-heavy lead single, “Ashes to Ashes.”  On “Accident,” two friends video chat on the topic of childlessness, considering their own ambivalence about motherhood and the curiosity of having been born at all. “She is […]

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BEARTOOTH DROPS SECOND TRACK “AFTERALL” https://werk.re/2019/09/10/beartooth-drops-second-track-afterall/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:50:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87506 Beartooth today drop the second track from their eagerly anticipated The Blackbird Session EP set for release on September 13th. The reimagined version ‘Afterall’ comes just weeks after the band teased fans with the unexpected release of ‘Clever’.  Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in their genre will take a complete 180º turn with […]

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SIGHTS & SOUNDS DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO https://werk.re/2019/09/10/sights-sounds-debuts-music-video/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:45:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87503 Primed for an all-out takeover this fall, alternative rock band SIGHTS & SOUNDS has released an enthralling music video today for their brand-new single, “Resurface.” The song, which had its worldwide premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter last night,  is found on the band’s eagerly awaited, sophomore album, No Virtue, that the band […]

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THE SOPRANOS CAST CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UP CLOSE & PERSONAL ‘IN CONVERSATION’ SHOWS https://werk.re/2019/09/10/the-sopranos-cast-celebrate-20th-anniversary-with-up-close-personal-in-conversation-shows/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:18:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87500 Iconic Mob Drama Stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), StevenSchirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’) & Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero)To Tour UK in May 2020 To mark 20 years of The Sopranos, three of the biggest characters from the seminal hit show will visit the UK for a series of up close and personal ‘In Conversation’ style shows. In 1999 a guilt-ridden gangster walked into a psychiatrist’s […]

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Steve Aoki and Backstreet Boys Release Video for “Let It Be Me” https://werk.re/2019/09/10/steve-aoki-and-backstreet-boys-release-video-for-let-it-be-me/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:11:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87497 To cap off the summer, Grammy-nominated music powerhouses Steve Aoki and the Backstreet Boys teamed up for the first-time-ever to release their new single “Let It Be Me.” Today, they release the heartfelt and powerful visual to accompany the track.  The video, different than anything the two have done before, depicts the narrative of defying […]

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BON IVER ANNOUNCE FULL EUROPEAN ARENA TOUR https://werk.re/2019/09/10/bon-iver-announce-full-european-arena-tour/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:05:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87494 Last month Bon Iver released their fourth studio album i,i, garnering an ecstatic response. Singles from the album went straight onto Radio 1 and 6 Music playlists whilst Justin Vernon and the band opened up more than ever before with in-depth interviews from Pitchfork, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Q and Uncut. Today the band have announced a full European tour with arena shows including at London‘s The SSE Arena, Wembley. […]

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McFly Are Back! https://werk.re/2019/09/10/mcfly-are-back/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:58:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87491 With seven UK number-one singles, five top-ten albums, six sell-out tours and ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the twenty-first century. Since hitting the big time as the youngest band ever to have a debut album go straight to number one — beating The […]

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Used Cars (1980) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/09/used-cars-1980-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:29:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87480 Used Cars (1980) is a film that is growing in reputation. With the benefit of hindsight it is easy to see why. It was the second film for Robert Zemeckis, a director who would define his career over the next 20 years with some of the most exciting films including the Back to the Future […]

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The Third Wife (2018) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/07/the-third-wife-2018-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 07 Sep 2019 20:28:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87470 The latest release by Eureka Entertainment on their Montage Pictures sub-label is a recent film from Vietnam, The Third Wife (2018). Stunningly shot, this film is set in a rural Vietnamese village in the 19th century. 14-year-old May is an innocent and has been given away as the third wife in an arranged marriage to […]

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Emma Frank – Come Back https://werk.re/2019/09/04/emma-frank-come-back/ Wed, 04 Sep 2019 10:21:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87474 To call Emma Frank a folk singer would be to underestimate her work. With a background in jazz as well as folk music, the now Brooklyn based Bostonian effortlessly crafts her own style with elements from many different musical genres playing a part. Come Back is Frank’s fourth album, and its nine songs are both […]

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Rabid (1977) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/03/rabid-1977-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:54:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87459 Body horror is the best way to describe David Cronenberg’s films. He had begun his carer by making a small handful of very low budget student films that have grown a cult following over the years. But it was Shivers (1974) that brought him to the attention to a wider audience. It’s unlikely Cronenberg’s films […]

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The Intruder (1967) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/09/01/the-intruder-1967-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 01 Sep 2019 16:03:09 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87433 The Incident (1967) is a gritty, urban indie drama filmed in black and white by Gerald Hirschfeld, whose previous black and white work was on the tense Cold War thriller, Fail Safe (1964) which added to the film’s atmosphere. (He would also go on to shoot Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, 1974 in black and white.) […]

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A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/08/28/a-kid-for-two-farthings-1955-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:54:28 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87446 A Kid for Two Farthings (1955), directed by Carol Reed is a love letter to old working-class London, a London of street vendors, market stalls, Jewish tailors, jellied eels and the old traditional Cockney East End. Filmed in Technicolor, this was Reed’s first film in colour, it dispalys a great deal of local flavour to […]

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LEGO HIDDEN SIDE: Shrimp Shack Attack https://werk.re/2019/08/20/lego-hidden-side-shrimp-shack-attack/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:34:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87440 Pieces: 579 Ages: 8+ Mini Figures: 5 Price: £44.99 What’s inside: Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background Hidden Side is Lego’s latest new series, tapping into the supernatural, perhaps inspired partly by the success of such shows as Stranger things, not to mention the stranger things Upside Down […]

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The Blue Highways – The Blue Highways EP https://werk.re/2019/08/20/the-blue-highways-the-blue-highways-ep/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:25:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87435 Formed in London in 2018, Americana quartet The Blue Highways already have numerous festival and radio credits to their name. The band includes a trio of brothers, Callum Lury (vocals and rhythm guitar), Theo Lury (drums) and Jack Lury (lead guitar) and Peter Dixon on bass. This eponymous four track EP is a good showcase […]

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Big Bad Wolves (2013) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/08/16/big-bad-wolves-2013-blu-ray-review/ Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:36:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87423 Of course a story about a child murderer or paedophiles getting their come-uppance at the hands of the victim’s family is not new. In Fritz Lang’s M (1931) it was the criminal underworld that cornered the child killer in highlighting that being a child murderer is the lowest of low criminals. Wes Craven’s shocking B […]

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Coming Home (1978) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/08/13/coming-home-1978-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:45:04 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87410 The 1975 siege of the US Embassy in Saigon marked the end of the long protracted Vietnam War, a war that marked post-World War 2 American history and exposed some deep rifts in modern American society, coming at the time of the counter-culture and the Civil Rights Movement. Until well after the war had ended […]

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What concerts to look forward to for the rest of 2019 in Liverpool? https://werk.re/2019/08/13/what-concerts-to-look-forward-to-for-the-rest-of-2019-in-liverpool/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:16:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87416 It is more than normal to relate the city with both clubs, Everton Football Club and Liverpool Football Club, especially if you are a sports fan or you just fancy playing your wisdom in online sportsbooks. Also, Liverpool is the home to one of the greatest bands ever as it is The Beatles. The city […]

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/08/06/a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn-1945-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:50:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87396 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), the latest release by Eureka Entertainment on their Masters of Cinema label, was the first film and became a signature film for its director Elia Kazan. The story and the background of turn of the century New York was one that he must have been more than familiar with. […]

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The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/08/03/the-cockleshell-heroes-1955-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 03 Aug 2019 16:19:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87387 Made 10 years after the end of the Second World War, The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), though more widely seen today, was one of the films less commonly seen or one that was less talked about than say The Coliditz Story (1953) or Ice Cold in Alex (1958). All these films reflected British wartime heroism and […]

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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/07/31/come-back-to-the-5-dime-jimmy-dean-jimmy-dean-1982-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:47:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87376 On 30th September 1955 actor and youth sensation James Dean was killed in a car crash near Salinas in California where he was traveling to take part in a racing car meet. Having only starred in three films this set him on the road to becoming an icon. In Ed Graczyk’s adaptation of his own […]

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Donbass (2018) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/07/26/donbass-2018-blu-ray-review/ Fri, 26 Jul 2019 21:11:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87371 One thing that has regularly appeared with great consistency in European wars are films reflecting on the conflict what the effect has had on the national psyche. A whole new wave of films emerged from the former Yugoslavia and the Balkans during and after the collapse of the former country, each dealing with the allegorical […]

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Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) DVD Review https://werk.re/2019/07/20/puppet-master-the-littlest-reich-2018-dvd-review-2/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:40:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87359 In a scene in the 1993 dystopian science-fiction B movie, Robot Wars, survivors are walking through an abandoned city where a cinema is showing ‘Puppet Master 54’, an in-joke on the franchise of a cult series of horror films. Both the original Puppet Master (1989) and Robot Wars were made by Full Moon Entertainment, purveyors of cheap usually direct to […]

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Last Hurrah For Chivalry & Hand Of Death: Two Films By John Woo https://werk.re/2019/07/14/last-hurrah-for-chivalry-hand-of-death-two-films-by-john-woo/ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 18:13:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87346 John Woo is best known for his international action films starring John Travolta (Broken Arrow, 1996 and Face/Off, 1997) and Nicolas Cage (Windtalkers, 2002), but of course his reputation goes back further to his Honk Kong action movies such as The Killer (1989) and Hard Boiled (1992), both starring Chow Yun-fat. Going back further still, […]

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Doc n Roll Film Festival – Glasgow – 27- 30 June https://werk.re/2019/07/10/doc-n-roll-film-festival-glasgow-27-30-june/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:10:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87353 Documentaries on music have been booming in recent years, facilitated by advances in digital technology that have enabled filmmakers and fans to make films about just about every musician, band and musical genre that ever existed – and some that I suspect the filmmakers might have made up – no matter how obscure. There’s such […]

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Glasgow’s International Jazz Festival – 19-23 June https://werk.re/2019/07/10/glasgows-international-jazz-festival-19-23-june/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:06:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87350 This year’s Glasgow’s Jazz Festival had its most exciting and coolest lineup for several years, reflecting this most versatile of musical genre’s recent resurgence, rewarded by a substantial increase in festival ticket sales. My first gig was an encounter with, as his saxophonist introduced him, ‘a legend in his own lifetime’, Mulatu Astatke.  Even if […]

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The Holy Mountain (1926) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/07/03/the-holy-mountain-1926-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 19:42:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87316 This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the liberal and democratic Weimar Republic following the defeat of Germany in the First World War. This led to a flourishing in the arts, science and culture with Germany becoming a very progressive country. In the foreground of all this the country faced hyperinflation and […]

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LEGO The Rexcelsior Review https://werk.re/2019/06/27/lego-the-rexcelsior-review/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:08:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87336 LEGO: The Rexcelsior Pieces: 1826 Ages: 10+ Mini Figures: 2 normal, 5 mini-mini raptors and 2 mini-mini figures Price: £139.99 What’s inside 14 numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background The LEGO Movie 2 saw the release of a vast array of Lego sets when it launch in cinemas earlier […]

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The Wildhearts to play Liverpool for the first time in 15 years https://werk.re/2019/06/20/%ef%bb%bfthe-wildhearts-to-play-liverpool-for-the-first-time-in-15-years/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:18:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87326 The ‘Renaissance Men’ will play Grand Central Hall on the 18th of July The Wildhearts have released ‘Renaissance Men’, their first full-length studio album in 10 years, on May 3rd on Graphite Records. To celebrate the release, the band will revisit Europe & Scandinavia in October and continue to grace various venues around the UK […]

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People on Sunday (1930) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/06/19/people-on-sunday-1930-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:02:29 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87308 Currently the BFI are celebrating a 100 years of Weimar Cinema with a series of film screenings and talks. Following the signing of the Weimar constitution and despite the political and economic turmoil Germany experienced for the next 14 years before the Nazis took power, there was a flourishing of the arts, in science, architecture […]

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The Kid (2018) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/06/17/the-kid-2018-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:40:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87302 Outlaws in Western mythology have a good deal of aura about them, whether it is the gunfight at the OK Corral at Tombstone, Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Billy the Kid. Hollywood and cinema have been among the leading lights in continuing or maintaining the mythology. The press too helped promote […]

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Once Upon a Time in London (2018) DVD Review https://werk.re/2019/06/10/once-upon-a-time-in-london-2018-dvd-review/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:20:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87292 Although the British gangster film has roots going back to the adaptation of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock (1947) and again with Get Carter and Villain (1971), it exploded as a genre in this country after the Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch, as well as Sexy Beast (both 1999) […]

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RADIOPHRENIA 2019@ CCA, GLASGOW https://werk.re/2019/06/06/radiophrenia-2019-cca-glasgow/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:23:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87286 24 HOURS A DAY, 13TH – 26TH MAY, 2019 Radio as a medium has been around for a century now, though its significance and influence have considerably shifted. The days when mass audiences of Americans huddled around a crystal set to hear the latest exploits of The Shadow, or British teenagers tuned into pirate stations […]

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HALSEY ANNOUNCES SURPRISE UNDERPLAY SHOW https://werk.re/2019/06/06/halsey-announces-surprise-underplay-show/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:34:55 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87278 Touching down in London, Halsey announced an intimate, surprise show at London’s iconic Electric Ballroom to take place next Monday, June 10. The show will follow the release of her powerful new single ‘Nightmare’ which has already clocked up over 100 million combined streams worldwide. Halsey is one of the biggest stars in the world, […]

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CROWN THE EMPIRE RELEASE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SUDDEN SKY’ https://werk.re/2019/06/06/crown-the-empire-release-brand-new-video-for-sudden-sky/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:27:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87275 Hard rock outfit Crown The Empire have released a brand new video for track Sudden Sky (Rise Records) today. Speaking on the latest video, the band said, ‘we’re born into this world with nothing. No preconceptions. No knowledge of how we got here. No awareness of what or who we are. This is where conformity begins… Today, our society is being shaped by […]

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TRNSMT VOWS TO HELP REDUCE THE ‘GENDER PLAY GAP’ https://werk.re/2019/06/06/trnsmt-vows-to-help-reduce-the-gender-play-gap/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:20:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87272 The Queen Tut’s Stage, a permanent new addition to the TRNSMT Festival, is set to pave the way for a new generation of female headliners, with organisers DF Concerts committed to breaking down the ‘Gender Play Gap’ at the event.  DF Concerts are also delighted Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM) will be on site raising […]

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SANCTION ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘BROKEN IN REFRACTION’ https://werk.re/2019/06/06/sanction-announce-new-album-broken-in-refraction/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:15:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87269 Long Island metal/hardcore band, Sanction are thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their highly anticipated second full-length album, Broken in Refraction, out on26th July 2019 via Pure Noise Records. The band have also shared a brand new video for lead single, ‘Radial Lacerations.’ Fans can watch the video, as well as pre-order the album, at https://smarturl.it/Sanction631. “We are grateful to not only […]

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Metronomy announce special London underplay show https://werk.re/2019/06/06/metronomy-announce-special-london-underplay-show/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:10:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87266 Fresh from dropping their brand new track ‘Lately’, Metronomy build towards the release of their sixth album that’s set to follow in the autumn by announcing details of a very special London underplay show. They’ll play their most intimate full headline show in the capital in years when they take to the stage at the Hackney artistic hub Studio9294 on June 19th.Coming on […]

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Fionn Regan announces London headline show https://werk.re/2019/06/06/fionn-regan-announces-london-headline-show/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:43:20 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87263 Having last week announced his new album ‘Cala’, released 9th August via Abbey Records, Fionn Regan has today announced news of a London headline show, on Monday 7th October performing at EartH in Hackney in October. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 7th June, at 10am GMT. Fionn Regan’s new album Cala starts as it […]

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Truck Festival 2019 Is Now Sold Out https://werk.re/2019/06/06/truck-festival-2019-is-now-sold-out/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:29:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87259 Truck Festival is thrilled to announce that this year’s festival has now SOLD OUT! “We couldn’t be happier with the response”, said festival organiser Matt Harrap. “It’s going to be an amazing year and cannot wait to see you all at Hill Farm in July! They’re coming home…” For those who missed out on tickets, […]

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Dude York share new single & video “Box” https://werk.re/2019/06/06/dude-york-share-new-single-video-box/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 15:17:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87256 Seattle pop-punk trio Dude York recently announced their new album ‘Falling‘ is due July 26th via Hardly Art. Today the band are sharing new single & video “Box“.  Vocalist Peter Richards says the song is about adolescent disappointment and the emotional solipsism that can follow. Of the video, Richards says the band “reached out to friends in the Seattle arts community and [dancer] Samie […]

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A Vigilante (2018) Review https://werk.re/2019/06/05/a-vigilante-2018-review/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:25:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87233 There have been several films that deal with a woman’s retribution after being in either a violent and abusive relationship or raped. Such films have included Jodie Foster in both The Accused (1988) and The Brave One (2007), Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda in Single White Female (1992) or Jennifer Lopez seeking revenge in […]

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LEGO Ford Mustang Review https://werk.re/2019/06/05/lego-fordmustang-review/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 09:09:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87246 Ages: 16+ Mini Figures: 0 Price: £119.99 What’s inside Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheet Background LEGO have had a variety of vehicle based creator sets in recent years and all of them to varying success.  Looking back at the like of the VW van or the Mini you can see where […]

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Room at the Top (1959) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/28/room-at-the-top-1959-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 28 May 2019 17:58:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87235 On it’s release, the adaptation of John Braine’s novel, Room at the Top (1959) was controversial enough to earn itself an ‘X’ certificate. Today of course the theme of the film is relatively tame. There is nothing explicit in the film, no simulated sex or nudity, but this very real drama about relationships was nontheless […]

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How I Won the War (1967) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/26/how-i-won-the-war-1967-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 26 May 2019 07:25:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87211 The 1960s was a time of great social and political change. Richard Lester’s films were at the forefront and tapped into those social changes beginning with his early anarchic slapstick short film, The Running, Jumping, Standing Still Film (1959) (recently seen as an extra on the BFI release of Peter Sellers’, Mr. Topaze, 1961). Had […]

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Petrol Girls release new music video for ‘Weather Warning’ https://werk.re/2019/05/25/petrol-girls-release-new-music-video-for-weather-warning/ Sat, 25 May 2019 15:08:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87224 Having already released its incendiary singles ‘The Sound’ and ‘Big Mouth’, Petrol Girls’ second album is finally here. ‘Cut & Stitch’ is out today via Hassle Records and the band have also revealed a new music video for album track ‘Weather Warning’. “I struggled to put lyrics to this track for a really long time,” […]

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The Alvarez Theory – The Alvarez Theory https://werk.re/2019/05/23/the-alvarez-theory-the-alvarez-theory/ Thu, 23 May 2019 09:34:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87212 The debut album from London based folk-Americana quintet The Alvarez Theory is a stylish introduction to a talented new band. Based around the lyrics and vocals of German/ Spanish songwriter Dee Deihl. its ten tracks are relatively short, with the whole album coming in at just 37 minutes. But there is a lot packed into […]

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Counterflows Festival https://werk.re/2019/05/16/counterflows-festival/ Thu, 16 May 2019 19:44:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87208 Counterflows Festival – Glasgow Counterflows has firmly established itself as the most consistently interesting and unpredictable music festival on the Scottish calendar. Where other festivals think they’re being diverse in covering the gamut of music from Lad Rock to Dad Rock, with a couple of ageing DJs thrown in, Counterflows explores the wider margins of […]

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The Woman in the Window (1944) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/15/the-woman-in-the-window-1944-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 15 May 2019 20:34:50 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87190 While Eureka Entertainment promote their fantastic range of Weimar German releases, it is sometimes forgotten that there are two great ranges of director Fritz Lang’s oeuvre. There is the German Weimar Period of Destiny (1921), the Mabuse films, Die Niebelungen (1924), Metropolis (1926), Spione (1928), Frau im Mond (1929) and M (1931) (all of which […]

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Phildel – Raise Your Flags https://werk.re/2019/05/15/phildel-raise-your-flags/ Wed, 15 May 2019 09:51:23 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87196 You may not know the name Phildel, a composite of her Chinese father and Irish mother’s names (Philip and Della). Yet you are bound to have heard her very individual brand of electronic pop music. The young British songwriter has one previous album to her credit, but her music has also been featured in ads […]

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November (2017) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/14/november-2017-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 14 May 2019 19:49:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87182 Recently Eureka Entertainment released the classic Finnish folk horror film, The White Reindeer, a film that draws on Laplander mythology in which the recently married wife of a reindeer herder finds herself bored and visits a shaman. Not long after she becomes a shape shifting white reindeer vampire luring men to their death. Indeed folk […]

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The Night of the Generals (1967) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/11/the-night-of-the-generals-1967-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 11 May 2019 18:27:24 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87175 From the credit sequence, there is an element of playing into the fetishisation of Nazi imagery. During the titles we see close ups of leather great coats, cap badges, iron crosses, the swastika and SS regalia and the notorious iconic skull. The Night of the Generals (1967) is based off a novel by German writer, […]

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Cujo (1983) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/05/06/cujo-1983-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 06 May 2019 14:02:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87154 The recent release and remake of Pet Semetary (1989 and 2019) and prior to this the remake of It (1990 and 2017) demonstrate that Stephen King is still relevant in horror cinema. Did he ever go away? The answer surely is not really. In the late 1970s and 1980s, King’s novels were hugely popular and […]

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Outskirts – Platform https://werk.re/2019/05/03/outskirts-platform/ Fri, 03 May 2019 22:15:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87166 Glasgow April 27 King Midas Sound Banana Oil Freelove + Eilidh Rogers Outskirts is an annual festival held at Platform, an arts centre in Easterhouse, whose very name evokes both the venue’s location, on the geographical margins of Glasgow, and the porous nature of the (often) multidisciplinary work on offer. Everything does have one foot […]

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Caroline Spence – Mint Condition https://werk.re/2019/05/02/caroline-spence-mint-condition/ Thu, 02 May 2019 13:53:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87161 Mint Condition is quite simply a gorgeous album. The third release from Nashville based Virginian Caroline Spence will further enhance her reputation as both a songwriter and a performer. This collection of eleven songs, following on from 2017’s excellent Spades and Roses, is emotional and varied. But what stands out most is Spence’s beautifully pure […]

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The Kid (2019) – Coming soon https://werk.re/2019/04/30/the-kid-2019-coming-soon/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 06:47:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87148 Coming soon The Kid will be released on Digital Download, Blu-ray & DVD from 3 June from Lionsgate UK. Based on one the Old West’s most notorious tales, The Kid is an action-packed Western boasting powerful performances, blood-soaked shoot-outs and gripping drama.

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Shakespeare Wallah (1965) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/25/shakespeare-wallah-1965-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:44:19 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87123 One of the greatest director’s of Indian cinema is Satyajit Ray. His dramas showed the world everyday Indian life through his intelligent eye. They were a million miles away from the hugely popular Bollywood escapism many associate Indian cinema with. In some ways the first features of the partnership of James Ivory and Ismael Merchant […]

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Rock And Cheese: Guns n Roses Are Back In The News https://werk.re/2019/04/25/rock-and-cheese-guns-n-roses-are-back-in-the-news-2/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:11:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87144 You wait years to hear anything in terms of Guns n Roses news, and then two separate pieces of information arrive at once. One of those news items will be of huge interest to fans of the legendary metal band, and the other will be right up the street of anyone who enjoys budget supermarket […]

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Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018) DVD Review https://werk.re/2019/04/23/puppet-master-the-littlest-reich-2018-dvd-review/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:45:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87113 In a scene in the 1993 dystopian science-fiction B movie, Robot Wars, survivors are walking through an abandoned city where a cinema is showing ‘Puppet Master 54’, an in-joke on the franchise of a cult series of horror films. Both the original Puppet Master (1989) and Robot Wars were made by Full Moon Entertainment, purveyors […]

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The Caretaker (1963) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/21/the-caretaker-1963-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:57:32 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87106 Harold Pinter’s plays are often quite opaque. They normally deal with a handful of people and the human interconnection in all it’s kindness and cruelty between them. ‘The Birthday Party’, ‘Homecoming’ and ‘The Servant’ are examples of this. So too is ‘The Caretaker’. ‘The Caretaker’ was written in 1959, staged the following year and adapted […]

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One Two Three (1961) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/18/one-two-three-1961-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:00:58 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87103 Billy Wilder was riding high in the early 1960s with a string of successes behind him. His previous two films, Some Like it Hot (1959) and The Apartment (1960) were huge box-office and critical hits. Following this latter film, Wilder turned his particular brand of comedy to something broader in the European set One Two Three (1961). This […]

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Heat and Dust (1983) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/14/heat-and-dust-1983-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 14 Apr 2019 22:07:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87090 BFI have recently released a number of dual format discs that celebrate the career of the James Ivory-Ismael Merchant partnership. Between them they forged and drove Heritage Cinema in Britain through the 1970s – 1990s. Recently released by BFI was Maurice (1987), the middle of three adaptations of E.M. Forster novels set in Edwardian Britain […]

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Mr. Topaze (1961) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/13/mr-topaze-1961-blu-ray-review/ Sat, 13 Apr 2019 19:31:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87081 Released on dual format discs by BFI, Mr. Topaze (1961) is very much a rarity from the oeuvre of comic genius Peter Sellers. What sets this film apart is that it was the only featured directorial major film by Sellers. He had previously co-directed with Richard Lester, the zany cult classic short comedy The Running, […]

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The Accountant of Auschwitz (2017) Review https://werk.re/2019/04/12/the-accountant-of-auschwitz-2017-review/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:22:12 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87077 There have been many documentaries that have dealt with the subject of the Holocaust. Through recent releases such as the documentaries by Claude Lanzmann following his classic Shoah (1985) film and the follow-up documentaries we heard the harrowing tales from survivors. Of course most of those survivors have now died since these documentaries were filmed some […]

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The Iguana and the Tongue of Fire (1971) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/10/the-iguana-and-the-tongue-of-fire-1971-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:28:16 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87068 While not the first Italian giallo, Dario Argento’s The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970) was not the first giallo thriller (that is usually cited as Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much, 1963), but did open the flood gates to an already establishing sub-genre of psychological horror thrillers. As a result those films […]

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The Devil Hunter (1980) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/07/devil-hunter-1980-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 15:54:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87055 The Devil Hunter (1980) is one of those so-called labelled video nasties released on VHS, this one by CineHollywood in the early 1980s which resulted in its banning in the UK. As a result it became one that hunters of video nasties would search for in places like Germany where the film was readily available. […]

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Dave Hause Releases New Single ‘Fireflies’ https://werk.re/2019/04/05/dave-hause-releases-new-single-fireflies/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 15:21:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87049 Acclaimed Philadelphia-raised singer-songwriter DAVE HAUSE has released new single, ‘Fireflies.’ The single is taken from his forthcoming studio album titled Kick. As a soft and touching track from the upcoming collection, “Fireflies” is an ode to youth, a simpler time and summer on the east coast. The album ‘Kick” is out on Friday 12th April via Rise Records […]

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Good Lovelies – Shapeshifters https://werk.re/2019/04/03/good-lovelies-shapeshifters/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:20:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87043 Shapeshifters is the first release from Canadian trio Good Lovelies since 2015’s excellent Burn The Plan. While Shapeshifters doesn’t quite reach the same heights, it is still a decent album of harmony filled three minute pop songs. Originally released in Canada last year, the album has been available digitally in the UK, but is now […]

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Irma la Douce (1963) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/03/irma-la-douce-1963-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:01:40 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87015 Billy Wilder, like Ernst Lubitsch, brought a European sensibility to Hollywood, yet his films were also distinctly American. Irma la Douce (1963), based off a stage musical by Alexandre Breffort, is set in an almost cliched Paris. Apart from the opening sequence and a church scene at the end, the film is quite obviously a […]

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The White Reindeer (1952) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/04/03/the-white-reindeer-1952-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 11:15:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87032 The history of World Cinema has overlooked Finnish cinema. While Swedish and even the small Danish cinema industry has produced some recognised classics whether it is just the films of Carl Dreyer or Elvira Madigan (1966), the recognition has never the less been there. Surprisingly, the Finnish cinema industry had a studio system, while not […]

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Jakuzi share new single https://werk.re/2019/03/28/jakuzi-share-new-single/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:42:59 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87023 Istanbul-based Jakuzi are sharing another slice of their dark-wave synth sounds with new single “Toz“, the track is taken from their new album ‘Hata Payı’, which is set for release April 5th via City Slang. Director Eli Kasavi said the following about the “Toz” video, “It’s connected to the band’s previous video ‘Şüphe‘ where the main character watched a dancing couple with a feeling of doubt. […]

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Blood Hunger: The Films of José Larraz Box-Set https://werk.re/2019/03/26/blood-hunger-the-films-of-jose-larraz-box-set/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:54:14 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87011 Spanish filmmaker José Larraz is not a household name; he is not even a director thought of much by horror or cult film fans. Yet he is an interesting, even untapped director. Although Spanish, and has made many films in his native Spain (especially after the fall of Franco in 1976) he also made several […]

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Sink the Bismark! (1960) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/20/sink-the-bismark-1960-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:47:46 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87003 Released by Eureka Entertainment with a nicely illustrated poster design on the sleeve, Sink the Bismark! (1960), although made by 20th Century Fox, is among the last of the cycle of hugely popular British war films made after the Second World War through the following decade and a half. It would be fair to say […]

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The Nightmares release new single ‘Dorothy’ https://werk.re/2019/03/20/the-nightmares-release-new-single-dorothy/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:34:49 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=87000 “’Dorothy’ is a song about mourning the loss of someone close to you and how it can feel like they never really leave you… even in death,” says The Nightmares’ vocalist and guitarist Adam Parslow of the band’s second single. ‘Dorothy’ follows the band’s first ever single, the synth-led, pulsating love song ‘Adore’, and is another taster of what’s […]

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Circa Waves share new track ‘Passport’ https://werk.re/2019/03/20/circa-waves-share-new-track-passport/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:21:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86996 Fresh from a lock-in with fans and friends at their very own tavern last night, Circa Waves today release ‘Passport’, the latest track taken from their forthcoming 3rd studio album What’s It Like Over There?, out April 5th via Prolifica Inc./PIAS. Alongside the new music, it’s also been announced that the indie four-piece will support Two Door Cinema Club […]

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Ioanna Gika shares new single “Swan” https://werk.re/2019/03/20/ioanna-gika-shares-new-single-swan/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:14:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86992 Today Ioanna Gika has shared a new track “Swan“, taken from her debut solo album ‘Thalassa’, which is set for release on April 5th via Sargent House.  ‘Thalassa’ takes its name from the primaeval spirit of the sea, a nod to the singer’s Greek heritage and a thematic touchstone for the self-produced 10 song set.  Following previous singles “Roseate” and last month’s video for “Out of Focus”, “Swan” offers both one of […]

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Two Door Cinema Club Announce Intimate Club Show https://werk.re/2019/03/20/two-door-cinema-club-announce-intimate-club-show/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:09:21 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86989 Two Door Cinema Club will headline Oval Space on 30th March for Annie Mac’s inaugural AMP London series. The show will bring to a close the series of live music, talks and discussions taking place in London between March 27th-30th. This announcement follows the release of ‘Talk’, Two Door Cinema Club’s first new music since […]

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Wheels on Meals (1984) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/19/wheels-on-meals-1984-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:24:36 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86986 The latest Jackie Chan release from Eureka Entertainment is his 1984 martial arts comedy Wheels on Meals (1984), a cheap looking kick about adventure. Released for the first time in the UK on blu-ray and restored with a 2K scan it is a film for Chan fans only. Already by the early 1980s Chan took […]

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Kolobos (1999) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/14/kolobos-1999-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:48:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86926 Released by Arrow Video in dual format Blu-ray and DVD, the low budget indie horror film Kolobos (1999) starts off well with the main theme to Goblin’s soundtrack for Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) with more than a hint of the Italian giallo style POV shots of a leather gloved hand doing such things as changing […]

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Announced To Headline Hampton Court Palace Festival https://werk.re/2019/03/14/michael-ball-alfie-boe-announced-to-headline-hampton-court-palace-festival/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:49:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86972 Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are delighted to announce that the show-stopping duo of Michael Ball & Alfie Boe will headline the final night of Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. Tickets for their show on Saturday 22 June will go on general sale at 10am this Thursday 14 March and can be purchased from www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com. Musical […]

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Mighty Hoopla confirms new addition to 2019 line-up https://werk.re/2019/03/14/mighty-hoopla-confirms-new-addition-to-2019-line-up/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:43:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86968 Mighty Hoopla has today announced a fresh wave of artists and club nights for its sensational 2019 line-up. Share and tag today’s news to be up for the chance to win one of five pairs of VIP tickets. Joining multi-million-selling headliner Chaka Khan today – alongside iconic acts like All Saints and Bananarama previously confirmed – are […]

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Seaway Announce New Album ‘Fresh Produce’ https://werk.re/2019/03/14/seaway-announce-new-album-fresh-produce/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:39:07 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86965 SEAWAY is thrilled to announce Fresh Produce, their upcoming album of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favourites such as ‘Lula On The Beach,’ ‘Slam,’ ‘Something Wonderful,’ and more. They’ve also given fans a taste of what’s to come with “Pleasure,” a brand new song and video from the release. “Fresh Produce is a release that is somewhat […]

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Ho99o9 release ‘Mega City Nine’ https://werk.re/2019/03/14/ho99o9-release-mega-city-nine/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:34:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86961 Featuring footage from Ho99o9‘s various global travels plus scenes shot in their adoptive home town of Los Angeles, overlooking the downtown skyline, the music video for ‘Mega City Nine’ gives a glimpse into all things Ho99o9. It was written and directed by theOGM and Eaddy themselves. The confrontational track is taken from the rapping punk rock duo’s recent […]

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Jade Bird shares triumphant brand new single ‘My Motto’ https://werk.re/2019/03/14/jade-bird-shares-triumphant-brand-new-single-my-motto/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:28:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86958 Jade Bird – the UK’s most treasured new voice – has shared her triumphant new single ‘My Motto’. Released today on Glassnote, ‘My Motto’ is the latest single to be taken from Jade’s hugely anticipated upcoming debut album due for release on April 19th. ‘My Motto’ sits at the very heart of Jade’s album, encapsulating […]

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Announce Winter UK Tour https://werk.re/2019/03/14/phil-campbell-the-bastard-sons-announce-winter-uk-tour/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:24:51 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86956 Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have confirmed that they will be heading out on a headline tour of the UK in October/November 2019. The news comes off the back of the band’s recent support slot opening up for Slash across the UK which saw the ex-Motorhead guitarist and his band in the largest UK […]

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Tramlines Festival Adds Over 15 Acts To 2019 Line Up https://werk.re/2019/03/14/tramlines-festival-adds-over-15-acts-to-2019-line-up/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:15:04 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86954 Sheffield’s biggest ever party, Tramlines Festival, has announced a second wave of acts to appear at the 2019 event from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July at Hillsborough Park. The latest additions include Johnny Marr, Annie Mac, Tom Grennan, Drenge, The Futureheads, Jade Bird, Becky Hill, The Japanese House, Good Cop Bad Cop, She Drew The Gun, JAWS, […]

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Petrol Girls announce ‘Cut & Stitch’ album release https://werk.re/2019/03/14/petrol-girls-announce-cut-stitch-album-release/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:05:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86950 Petrol Girls announce new album ‘Cut & Stitch’. Set for release 24th May via Hassle Records.The first single from the album, ‘The Sound’, is out now. An introduction to ‘Cut & Stitch’ from Petrol Girls’ vocalist Ren Aldridge: “Cut & Stitch is a patchwork of different sounds, ideas and feelings. It’s the most experimental record we’ve […]

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Circa Waves invite fans to escape the Brexit madness with a special lock in https://werk.re/2019/03/14/circa-waves-invite-fans-to-escape-the-brexit-madness-with-a-special-lock-in/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:56:43 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86948 Lock-in to end all lock-ins, 19th March, the Circa Waves Tavern, 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN – doors 6.30pm. There are times when holing-up in your favourite local, having a pint and waiting for it to all blow over is the only way to escape the increasing madness of the modern world. While the […]

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Sound City reveals Chrissie Hynde, Andy McCluskey, Erin Tonkon, Gwenno and much more https://werk.re/2019/03/14/sound-city-reveals-chrissie-hynde-andy-mccluskey-erin-tonkon-gwenno-and-much-more/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:50:54 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86945 The countdown is now on for the Sound City festival and its sister conference Sound City+ in Liverpool, creating the most packed edition to date across Friday 3rd– Sunday 5th May. Now the award-winning, independent and champion of new and emerging music is incredibly proud to reveal more amazing guests coming to the city as […]

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Liam Gallagher to play at this summer’s Eden Sessions https://werk.re/2019/03/14/liam-gallagher-to-play-at-this-summers-eden-sessions/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:45:26 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86942 Rock ‘n’ roll legend Liam Gallagher will play at the Eden Sessions on Wednesday, June 26. Liam will be making his return to Eden as a solo artist after having headlined a Session with Oasis in 2009. Liam released his debut solo album As You Were in 2017 to critical and commercial success. The album […]

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Jägermeister’s JägerHaus returning to All Points East this summer https://werk.re/2019/03/14/jagermeisters-jagerhaus-returning-to-all-points-east-this-summer/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:39:05 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86939 An unrivalled festival experience, the JägerHaus is set to once again entice and surprise festival goers this summer, with a revamped Bauhaus vibe bringing Berlin cool to All Points East. Upon entering through a corrugated-iron tunnel, the sweet Jägermeister-inspired botanical aromas will envelope you and tempt you to enjoy an ice-cold shot or signature cocktail from the Basement Bar. […]

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James Walsh announces UK Tour in support of his latest album ‘Tiger On The Bridge’ https://werk.re/2019/03/14/james-walsh-announces-uk-tour-in-support-of-his-latest-album-tiger-on-the-bridge/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:42:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86981 Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.   Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love […]

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Finn Andrews – One Piece At A Time https://werk.re/2019/03/14/finn-andrews-one-piece-at-a-time/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:10:17 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86935 One Piece At A Time is the first solo release from Finn Andrews, frontman of indie rockers The Veils. Musically, its ten tracks are a long way from the often dark and atmospheric sounds of his band’s work. Instead, much of this album is slow and piano based, and very emotional with an almost theatrical […]

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The Prisoner (1955) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/13/the-prisoner-1955-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:20:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86919 Released by Arrow Academy, The Prisoner (1955) is now a forgotten film, but when originally released it was well received, nominated for a number of awards and was criticised in many countries for being both anti-Catholic or pro-communist. It had been written and directed on the stage by Peter Glenville who also directed the screen […]

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Cannibal Terror (1980) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/10/cannibal-terror-1980-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:58:15 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86908 If Italian cannibal films, all the rage for the VHS sleaze crowd in the late 1970s and 80s, were low budget gore fests with poor acting, poor dubbing and more than questionable animal cruelty that led to them raising questions among moral guardians that these were snuff films, then their Spanish counterparts were an even […]

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Laibach @ Glasgow SWG3 https://werk.re/2019/03/10/laibach-glasgow-swg3/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:07:33 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86913 Slovenian industrial provocateurs Laibach been subverting musical and political clichés for over three decades now, but their latest project, a reworking of The Sound of Music premiered in Pynonyang as North Korea’s first ever rock gig, has brought them their highest attention yet. The concept is nothing short of genius; famed for their sinister subversion […]

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Maurice (1987) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/10/maurice-1987-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 10 Mar 2019 09:27:53 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86899 The partnership of director James Ivory and producer Ismael Merchant made and adapted three films by novelist E.M. Forster in a relatively short period of time. The first was the huge critical and box-office success A Room With a View (1985) that assuredly put British cinema on the map as a leader in Heritage Cinema. […]

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Sister Street Fighter Collection https://werk.re/2019/03/06/sister-street-fighter-collection/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 22:35:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86894 There is something of the Western Blaxploitation feel to the Sister Street Fighter films with the funky soundtrack, criminal and drug smuggling back story and revenge. The collection consist of four films that were made alongside the male hero contemporary films, The Street Fighter series(not to be confused with the 1990s films starring Jean-Claude Van […]

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Phantom Lady (1944) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/03/03/phantom-lady-1944-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 03 Mar 2019 20:19:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86886 Anyone could be forgiven for thinking that any thriller made in the 1940s is a film noir. It does seem that they all fall into this category. Of course there are the usual tropes to film noir: a flashback or a femme-fatale and the films shot in dark shadows. The latter was in part thanks […]

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Possum (2018) DVD Review https://werk.re/2019/03/01/possum-2018-dvd-review/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:17:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86830 What is a horror film other than an exploration into the darkest corners of our consciousness and imagination. Mary Shelley explored this with ‘Frankenstein’, as did Bram Stoker with ‘Dracula’ and Sheridan le Fanu with his ghost and vampire stories. Other writers such as Angela Carter have taken the fairy-tale and used them as a […]

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The Coathangers share new track and video “Step Back” https://werk.re/2019/02/28/the-coathangers-share-new-track-and-video-step-back/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:44:38 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86880 Following the hard-hitting recent track “F The NRA”, The Coathangers continue their plight as one of the most vital and truth-seeking punk bands around with their new track “Step Back”. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Devil You Know’, out March 8 on Suicide Squeeze, the band explains that “Step Back” is: “reflection of the […]

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Mint Field share new single “Vamos Rapido” https://werk.re/2019/02/28/mint-field-share-new-single-vamos-rapido/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:39:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86877 Formerly a duo, Tijuana-based psych band Mint Field are now a trio made up of Amor Amezcua, Estrella del Sol Sánchez & bass player Sebastian Neyra. After recently announcing their new EP ‘Mientras Esperas’ is set for release March 1st via Innovative Leisure, the band are now sharing new single “Vamos Rapido” online now. Speaking […]

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Tanya Tagaq shares title track from ‘Toothsayer EP’ https://werk.re/2019/02/28/tanya-tagaq-shares-title-track-from-toothsayer-ep/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:34:13 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86874 Experimental Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq has shared the title track from her upcoming digital EP ‘Toothsayer’, out this coming Friday, March 1st, 2019 via Six Shooter Records. Following the release, Tanya will be performing at The Borderline, London on 27th March. ‘Toothsayer’, a 5-track soundscape created for the exhibit, expands Tagaq’s prestigious compositional work with […]

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Deaf Havana Set To Headline 2000 Trees and Camden Rocks This Summer https://werk.re/2019/02/28/deaf-havana-set-to-headline-2000-trees-and-camden-rocks-this-summer/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:30:10 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86872 Deaf Havana have just announced that they will be headlining not one, but two festivals this Summer! They will be headlining Camden Rocks Festival in London on Saturday 2nd June, shortly before 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham on Saturday 13th July. ”We’re super excited to be headlining Camden Rocks this year. We’ve never really headlined festivals in the […]

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Neighbourhood Weekender Second Wave Artists Announced https://werk.re/2019/02/28/neighbourhood-weekender-second-wave-artists-announced/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:56:35 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86863 Neighbourhood Weekender has just announced its second wave of artists, including the first festival appearance in 6 years from indie-heroes The Futureheads, White Lies following their brand-new album ‘Five’, and Birmingham legends The Twang. After it’s spectacular 2018 debut, hyped in Louder Than War as “everything you could wish for”, Neighbourhood Weekender returns with another […]

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Nicolas Winding Refn to Curate Unique Film Experience for Black Deer Festival 2019 https://werk.re/2019/02/28/nicolas-winding-refn-to-curate-unique-film-experience-for-black-deer-festival-2019/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:29:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86859 The UK’s new boutique weekender Black Deer Festival has joined forces with Nicolas Winding Refn, the director responsible for masterpieces such as Bronson, Drive, and The Neon Demon, to bring a unique cinematic experience to Eridge Park this summer: byNWR Expressway. In this exclusive UK festival partnership, byNWR is set to show the specially-curated trilogy […]

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Sinkane announces new album ‘Dépaysé’ https://werk.re/2019/02/27/sinkane-announces-new-album-depayse/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:16:00 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86854 Sinkane is an artist with a real stake in our current cultural and political climate. Born in London to Sudanese parents, raised in Ohio, and now calling New York City home, Ahmed Gallab refines his sound and message to peak form on his new studio album, ‘Dépaysé’, set for release on May 31st, 2019 via […]

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Emma Bunton Announces First New Music In 12 Years https://werk.re/2019/02/27/emma-bunton-announces-first-new-music-in-12-years/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:32:48 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86851 Emma Bunton has announced her highly anticipated brand new album ‘ My Happy Place’, which will be released via BMG on 12th April 2019. Spice fans can rejoice, as ‘My Happy Place’ is a brand new collection of 10 Emma songs that she has recorded over the last two years, all produced by pop maestros […]

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Arctangent Festival Announces Carpenter Brut, Nordic Giants, Polyphia And 26 More Bands https://werk.re/2019/02/27/arctangent-festival-announces-carpenter-brut-nordic-giants-polyphia-and-26-more-bands/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:29:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86848 ArcTanGent Festival has today added a further 29 bands to the festival including Carpenter Brut, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Toska and Nordic Giants to the festival. Carpenter Brut, the extraordinary synthwave artist who draws influence from 80s TV shows and B-movies, will be making his ATG Festival debut. No doubt there will […]

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While She Sleeps release new track ‘Elephant’ https://werk.re/2019/02/27/while-she-sleeps-release-new-track-elephant/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:22:41 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86845 While She Sleeps are on the verge of releasing their fourth studio album ‘So What?’ and to celebrate the imminent arrival, they’ve dropped a further new song from it. ‘Elephant’ is a visceral and cutting commentary on the state of the world today and our reactions to the environment we find ourselves in. “Enough is enough, […]

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Festivals worth taking a flight for this summer https://werk.re/2019/02/27/festivals-worth-taking-a-flight-for-this-summer/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:14:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86842 Whether it’s discovering new underground acts or indulging a travel buzz, music fans demand an extraordinary experience from festivals these days. A festival no longer means piling into a field for a weekend and accepting the meagre facilities on offer. More often it’s a wallet-friendly trip to a different European country, to combine music with […]

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I Prevail Are Back With New Album ‘Trauma’ https://werk.re/2019/02/27/i-prevail-are-back-with-new-albumm-trauma/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:58:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86837 After generating nearly half-a-billion streams, going gold in the US, in a climate where that achievement is becoming more and more rare, and launching a two-year whirlwind of sold out shows, Detroit’s I Prevail return with their second full-length and one of the year’s most anticipated releases with Trauma. The album will be released through […]

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Friendly Fires, Mahalia And Róisín Murphy Lead New Names Announced For Standon Calling 2019 https://werk.re/2019/02/27/friendly-fires-mahalia-and-roisin-murphy-lead-new-names-announced-for-standon-calling-2019/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 11:53:44 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86833 With an unmissable weekend of eclectic and unrivalled music, comedy and fun for all the family already confirmed, Standon Calling 2019 stands as a defining weekend of the festival summer – full of celebrated performances and the full 360-degree festival experience with surprises at every turn. Boasting a phenomenal music bill combining Rock ‘n’ Roll […]

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Jackie Mendoza announces debut EP https://werk.re/2019/02/26/jackie-mendoza-announces-debut-ep/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:36:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86827 Jackie Mendoza announces her debut ‘LuvHz’ (Love Hurts) EP, out April 26 on Luminelle Recordings, and available for pre-order now. In conjunction with today’s announcement, she also shares the lead single, “Seahorse,” a “song that encapsulates the EP sonically and thematically.” “Seahorse” follows the standalone single, “De Lejos,” released last month. “Seahorse” directly refers to […]

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Slam Dunk Festival Reveals This Year’s Stage Splits https://werk.re/2019/02/26/slam-dunk-festival-reveals-this-years-stage-splits/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:32:25 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86823 With a lineup bursting with the very best names in alternative music, Slam Dunk Festival is thrilled to reveal stage splits for the May bank holiday weekender, which is set to touch down in Leeds Temple Newsam Park for the very first time and return to Hatfield Park after the success of last year’s greenfield […]

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Download Festival adds WWE NXT https://werk.re/2019/02/26/download-festival-adds-wwe-nxt/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:20:47 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86821 Download Festival, the champion of rock events, is pleased to welcome WWE NXT UK to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park across 14-16 June 2019, as well as SEVENTEEN further bands including supergroup Simple Creatures, The Wonder Years, and Dinosaur Pile-up. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm, and Tyler […]

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Sundown Festival Reveals Huge Line-Up https://werk.re/2019/02/26/sundown-festival-reveals-huge-line-up/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:10:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86817 Known for her playfully infectious pop spirit matched with her captivating and relatable lyricism, the unstoppable Anne-Marie has become one of the leading voices in British contemporary music as the biggest-selling breakthrough artist of 2018. Gaining popularity through show-stealing features on singles from Rudimental to Dizzee Rascal, she also collaborated with previous Sundown headliners Clean […]

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Hockeysmith share new video “Dare You” https://werk.re/2019/02/26/hockeysmith-share-new-video-dare-you/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:44:57 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86814 With her new EP ‘Tears At My Age’ out now via Ex-Local, Hockeysmith is now sharing a new video for standout track “Dare You”. Speaking about the new video, Hockeysmith said “This is us having fun at some parties we organised around my bus in Cornwall and footage from my local gigs captured by friends […]

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Morrissey Announces New Album https://werk.re/2019/02/26/morrissey-annoounces-new-album/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:40:56 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86810 Morrissey has unveiled the artwork for new album ‘California Son’ and announced the record will be released on 24th May. Released via Morrissey’s label Etienne, an imprint of BMG, the tracklist consists of a diverse variety of tracks from the ’60s and ‘70s hand picked by Morrissey himself. Flexing his vocal muscles to pop, glam […]

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Ex Hex share anthemic rock’n’roll track “Rainbow Shiner” https://werk.re/2019/02/26/ex-hex-share-anthemic-rocknroll-track-rainbow-shiner/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:35:01 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86807 The ferocious and anthemic “Rainbow Shiner” is what Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright describes as “a victory song about the power and love of music” Her mordacious central riff is coupled with duelling guitar-god solos that explode from the stereo spectrum. It’s the latest cut from the power trio’s forthcoming album ‘It’s Real’, out March 22 […]

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Hatchie announces debut album ‘Keepsake’ https://werk.re/2019/02/26/hatchie-announces-debut-album-keepsake/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:30:37 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86804 Hot off the heels of her UK tour supporting The Vaccines, Brisbane-based Hatchie has announced details of her highly anticipated debut album with a first single, video and summer headline tour dates. On her debut EP ‘Sugar & Spice’, Hatchie delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and […]

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Cream Classical set to takeover Sefton Park this summer https://werk.re/2019/02/26/cream-classical-set-to-takeover-sefton-park-this-summer/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:24:31 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86801 The UK festival landscape is one of the most celebrated in the world and as we look forward to another year of diverse and imaginative music events, Cream, the award-winning promoters behind some of the world’s biggest electronic music events, have announced plans for an all-new 20,000 capacity festival in their spiritual home Liverpool – […]

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Human Desire (1954) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/25/human-desire-1954-blu-ray-review/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:54:52 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86747 Fritz Lang followed up his classic hardboiled film noir The Big Heat (1953) with Human Desire (1954), his all-American blue collar apparent adaptation of Emile Zola’s 1890 novel, ‘La Bête humaine’. Previously filmed in France by Jean Renoir in 1938, the film is closer to Renoir’s film than Zola’s novel. He also reunites two of […]

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Boar (2017) DVD Review https://werk.re/2019/02/23/boar-2017-dvd-review/ Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:18:08 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86793 Boar (2017) is in in a long tradition of creature features in which slightly larger than life creatures attack people in their habitat. Of course although this had been a feature of movies for years going back to The Birds (1963) and even King Kong (1933), it was Jaws (1975) that made this more commonplace […]

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Mötley Crüe announce ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ from upcoming Netflix film https://werk.re/2019/02/22/motley-crue-announce-the-dirt-soundtrack-from-upcoming-netflix-film/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:26:22 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86788 The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe announces the release of The Dirt Soundtrack that accompanies the upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt, based on the New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack and film are set to release March 22nd worldwide. The upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, […]

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Stranger in the House (1967) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/20/stranger-in-the-house-1967-blu-ray-review/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:29:30 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86779 As with previous releases by BFI in their Flipside series, Stranger in the House (1967) is a rare little seen film that has barely had an audience since its original release, surprising given the star pulling power: James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and Bobby Darin, as well as an early performance from 1970s UK TV heartthrob […]

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NINJAGO City Docks Review https://werk.re/2019/02/19/ninjago-city-docks-review/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:32:42 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86772 NINJAGO City Docks Pieces: 3553 Ages: 12+ Mini Figures: 14 Price: £199.99 What’s inside 2 x Base plates Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 1 x Instruction booklet Sticker sheets Background Ninjago made it to the big screen – So naturally we get BIG sets to play with. Hot on the heels of the Ninjago […]

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Shoah: The Four Sisters Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/19/shoah-the-four-sisters-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:22:27 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86736 It cannot be overstated how important the testimonial films of Claude Lanzmann are. His most celebrated documentary was his second film, the 550 minute film Shoah (1985), re-released by Eureka! in 2015. In 1999, Lanzmann made a group of four similar films after Shoah, what the press release by Eureka correctly called satellite films, recognising […]

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NINJAGO City Review https://werk.re/2019/02/19/ninjago-city-review/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:10:06 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86760 NINJAGO City Pieces: 4634 Ages: 16+ Mini Figures: 19 Price: £259.99 What’s inside 1 x Base plate Multiple numbered bags of Lego bricks 3 x Instruction booklet 2 x Sticker sheets Background Ninjago followed swiftly on the heels of The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie with its own film.  The brand had been […]

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Picnic (1955) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/17/picnic-1955-blu-ray-review/ Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:03:34 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86731 In the 1950s William Inge’s plays were bought up by Hollywood and made for good Cinemascope dramas. These included Come Back Little Sheba (1952), Picnic (1955), Bus Stop (1956) (in which Marilyn Monroe gave one of her best dramatic performances) and he also wrote the script for the steamy Splendor in the Grass (1961) starring […]

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Before We Vanish (2017) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/14/before-we-vanish-2017-blu-ray-review/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:12:02 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86728 Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s career trajectory has demonstrated that he is arguably one of the best genre filmmakers working in Japan today. Although by no means all his films are horror or fantasy, he has certainly explored these themes in a growing body of interesting films.  While not his first genre film, the first one that given […]

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Horror Express (1972) Blu-ray Review https://werk.re/2019/02/12/horror-express-1972-blu-ray-review/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:53:11 +0000 http://werk.re/?p=86718 Horror Express (1972), granted a poor title (it’s Spanish title Panico en el Transiberiano), is a very special horror movie from the 1970s indeed. It offers the best of euro horror and with the added bonus of classic British horror stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, giving that classy British horror look with its turn […]

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