Listen in full to Johnny Foreigner’s fantastic fourth album ahead of its 10th March release.
That link above takes you to the the last year and a half of our lives. We hope you like it. And feel free to repost this link around so whoever books Warped Tour can feel hella bad for not inviting us. xoxo
For everyone to listen to already.
Seriously, between this, Riff Glitchard and Devastator, the new Johnny Foreigner record has some serious highlight moments. Can’t wait for the record to arrive already!
Stef does opinions on films
Sarah has been away in America for a week, ergo I’ve watched more films than usual (I also bought a Vita which is super fun! Proof that I should not be left alone as I will make fun expensive purchases!). To make me feel that I’ve spent my time well (I did write a bunch of songs too, and I’ve been at work, gosh) - I thought I’d put some thoughts down on this blog that I don’t really post on. Unless it’s an instagram of kittens. I’ve got that down to a tee.
I enjoyed Tangled a lot, but I didn’t really have any hyped expectations for Frozen based on trailers (Olaf the snowman < Pascal the chameleon). However, it was honestly really good. I get all the love that Let It Go has been getting now. It was a genuinely charming film, and it kept my attention (note: I’ve discovered that this “keeping my attention” thing is important, it will come up later) throughout the whole thing. It was a lot better than Brave.
I heard someone say really good things about Philomena on the Indoor Kids podcast recently, so I thought I’d check it out. Steve Coogan was irritating, but in a good, non-partridge way, and Dame Judy of Dench played her role in a really nice underrated way. The story genuinely made me a bit sad in places, and I really enjoyed how it all played out. Apparently the book is worth a miss though.
I had meant to watch this for an absolute age, it’s all baseball, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and algorithms and the whole emotion sports-film thing. I wasn’t expecting to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in it, it was the first thing I’ve seen him in since his died. Strange. Highlight of the film? The refrain of the song that Brad Pitt’s daughter sings to him as the credits roll. Really nice ending, with all those True Story facts that pop up at the end of these sorts of film.
I spent most of Monday asking colleagues if they saw Gravity, and what they thought of it. Personally, I’m of the opinion that it was incredibly pretty, and the effects were top notch, but hello? There was roughly five minutes of story, and an hour and a half of movie about a character that I had no reason to care about. I listened to the most recent Harmontown in the car today and was heartened to hear that Jeff Davis has a pretty similar opinion. All the people I know who saw it, by the way? Pretty much unanimously loved it. Perhaps it was the not seeing it in 3D/at the cinema thing. Not going to lie, I got sidetracked by my phone a lot during it. My attention was not kept by pretty visuals alone.
Thor: The Dark World
My takeaway from Thor:TDW. Lots of explosions, Idris Elba?! Loki Loki Loki, fun ending, plus lots of silly pseudoscience/mythical silliness slotted in all over the place. And a bunch of Stellan Starsgard and Kat Dennings comedy relief moments. It was a fun film to have on in the background. Nothing groundbreaking though, it just felt like Another Marvel Film. At least it wasn’t Another Awful Marvel Film. It’s nice that the super hero films on the Marvel side of the spectrum are pretty consistently alright now.
Ok, this was a post. Thanks for reading. More words soon. About things. What do you guys think about these films? I GOTS TO KNOW.
- Reveries MK2
Hey if you want to hear me doing my best to pretend that I’m a one man Weezer tribute, then hey, listen to this demo I did on the weekend, hey hey hey.
This is called Reveries which is a nice word for daydreams
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