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Rainey Day Parade

Maxayn were an early 70s funk/soul band fronted by the charismatic vocalist Maxayn Lewis - imagine early Rufus crossed with Funkadelic. Between 1972 and 1974, they made three much-admired albums for Capricorn. Recently, Maxayn lent her powerful vocals to the critically acclaimed Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a drama

The Boys Are Kids In America

The Boys is an American superhero streaming television series developed for Amazon Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name, it follows a team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities and is as entertaining as it is gruesome. Every

Have Mersey On Us!

If you like your thrillers gritty, you’ll welcome the return of gruff antihero Tim Roth in Sky Atlantic’s Tin Star. We for one are grateful the show moved from its original setting in the rocky vistas of a Canadian town and over to the UK - without

Crock of Gold! A King Horror Show!

Julien Temple’s new film about the life and times of The Pogues’ enigmatic frontman Shane MacGowan was released on 20 November. Co-produced with Johnny Depp, the film combines new interviews with unseen archive footage and maps MacGowan’s childhood in Ireland through to his years on London’s

Holy Smokes

Helvete: The History Of Norwegian Black Metal is a documentary series about the country’s black metal scene, dating from the early eighties through to its most controversial heyday in the 90s. Instead of dwelling on the more storied murder, suicide and church burnings, this four-parter focuses on

Unicorn – Ooh Mother

David Gilmour produced country folk band Unicorn have had their 1974 song Ooh Mother used in the third season of the hit Netflix show Good Girls, which has just been renewed for a fourth series. The acoustic led, American west coast influenced song is the final

Pink Skies Ahead

Written and directed by Kelly Oxford and starring Rosa Salazar, Mary J. Blige and Henry Winkler, Pink Skies Ahead is the title of a new independent comedy-drama telling the story of a young woman who struggles with an anxiety disorder after dropping out of school. Premiered as part of SXSW's virtual-only film competition in March, Pink

Alternative Eurostar

Alternative TV were at the vanguard of the original Punk scene of the late 1970s. Led by Sniffin' Glue fanzine writer Mark Perry, they released a string of incendiary 45s, including the clarion call that was 'Action Time Vision' in 1978.   The track is being used for a major new continental TV and online

Girls Strike Back

Strike Back is a hugely popular UK/US action-adventure/spy-drama TV series based on a novel by former S.A.S. soldier Chris Ryan, available to view in the UK on Sky One. First aired in the spring, Season 8 includes, in its soundtrack to one episode, 'Getting Nowhere Fast', a post-punk

1965: The Mickey Finn Are Good Sports

The Mickey Finn were a London-based beat/R&B band who recorded for a variety of labels across the Sixties.   Produced by Shel Talmy (The Who, The Kinks), their 1965 single, a version of Ian Whitcomb's 'The Sporting Life', has just been used in HBO's US TV mini-series I Know This Much Is True.   Based on