Contributor Shefali Srivastava

Ecca Vandal - Ecca Vandal

Ecca Vandal - Ecca Vandal

A tantalising prism, reflecting the tastes, influences and multifaceted personality of the artist it’s named for.

October 20, 2017 7:51am

Borders, belonging and beats: Swet Shop Boys

Borders, belonging and beats: Swet Shop Boys

Swet Shop Boys go for broke and rep their mixed-up identities through a bona fide blend of South Asian influences, UK grime and American hip hop with debut release ‘Cashmere’.

October 17, 2016 3:30pm

Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere

Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere

‘Cashmere’ is not just a declaration or a celebration, it’s an affirmation.

October 13, 2016 10:50am

Wolfmother - Victorious

Wolfmother - Victorious

Like its canine cousin, this wolf has a little bark left - but no real bite.

February 19, 2016 10:00am

Black Mass

Black Mass

When all’s said and done, the viewer’s left none the wiser to who Jimmy Bulger really is.

December 4, 2015 3:07pm

HEALTH, Heaven, London

HEALTH, Heaven, London

They thrive in a live environment, and neither eyes nor ears are torn away.

November 2, 2015 11:30am

The Duff

The Duff

Whitman puts in a winsome turn full of spark and self-deprecating humour. She carries the film.

April 10, 2015 1:30pm

Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

What would’ve been a fun if unoriginal romp is ultimately brought low by molestation and racist humour, making it as its name suggests, kind of horrible.

December 2, 2014 12:10pm

Johnny Marr, Brixton Academy, London

Johnny Marr, Brixton Academy, London

There’s something moving about seeing guitar heroes from two generations of Manchester giants, play side by side in a bond of mutual admiration.

October 29, 2014 1:20pm

Foxes - Glorious

Foxes - Glorious

Sweeping, dramatic electro-pop, full of intention and power – and it captivates.

May 10, 2014 10:41am