Film: Gambling And The Movies

It seems like forever since the movie and TV industry begun its obsession with casinos and so often it usually goes hand in hand with the mob world. Veering away from gangster universe, there are plenty of films that casinos and gambling play a major part in the story. Here are a few.   Casino Royale Daniel Craig’s marvellous debut as 007 silenced the critics and the haters... Read More

Music: Unusual Katy Perry Covers

Katy Perry is a world class superstar and her recent tour has sold out arenas worldwide. The singer has even successfully released a jewellery range for Claire’s Accessories inspired by her single Roar. Katy Perry began her music career singing Christian pop and has even studied Italian Opera, performing for a short time too. She has been the only singer since Michael Jackson... Read More

Album Review: The Tricks – Safari Inn


London-based quartet The Tricks have unleashed their debut three years after their first single surfaced online – but does their first album hit the right notes? Armed with a fistful of songs about “overdoing it in Hackney”, The Tricks were flown out to Los Angeles by Unison Music to give their songs a sun-kissed edge, and Safari Inn appears to really benefit... Read More

Unsung Rock: Top Ten Tracks Of 2013

It’s that time of year again! Unsung Rock’s third annual ‘best tracks’ list is upon us, to mark the passing of one of the best year’s for music in recent memory… MT: ‘sure to become one of the most memorable breakthrough acts’ 10) Beady Eye – Flick Of The Finger Expectations are generally so low for new Beady Eye material that... Read More

Unsung Rock: Meet MT – Britain’s Best New Band

Unsung Rock formally introduces London’s hottest musical prospect, power-pop four-piece MT. Elsewhere, there are ‘Picks of the Week’ from Bombay Bicycle Club, Young The Giant and Cage The Elephant. With the profound, Smiths-esque lyric “I’m tired of lying/When people ask me if I’m alright” this year’s best song thus far begins.... Read More

Unsung Rock: The Tricks Interview


Unsung Rock caught up with London indie-pop quartet The Tricks about their new EP, getting signed to a label in Los Angeles, and going to film premieres with Brian May and Charles & Camilla. Elsewhere, column-favourites Dozens’ new single ‘Summer Love’ is reviewed in the Picks of the Week; while the new Fratellis record takes its place as Album of the Week. Thanks to... Read More

Unsung Rock: Peace at the Old Blue Last

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Brummie four-piece Peace are being billed in some quarters as Britain’s best new live band. Dan Jenko was on hand to see the ‘Wraith’ band in rare intimacy at the Old Blue Last in London. Elsewhere, San Cisco’s debut LP features in the new ‘album of the week’ segment. It’s ten o’clock at the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, and the pub is absolutely heaving. It’s... Read More

Unsung Rock: Matt Cardle Interview

Dan Jenko speaks to Matt Cardle about working with a Spice Girl, a dream festival line-up that includes X Factor nemesis Rage Against The Machine, and how his reality TV beginnings represented him as an artist. Elsewhere there’s a review of a very special Bring Me The Horizon gig, as well as the best new tracks featured in the ‘Picks of the Week’. The music industry these... Read More

Feature: Top Celebrity Music Video Cameos

Leon Nicholson takes a look at some of the most shocking, imaginative and strangest music videos cameos. It is thought and widely acknowledged that Michael Jackson and Queen changed the landscape of how music should be viewed and marketed. Now, over 30 plus years later, its cameo appearances by celebrities and movie stars that is one of the tactics used to sell an artist’s... Read More

Gig Review: Franz Ferdinand

Dan Jenko was in attendance at the Electric Brixton on Tuesday to witness a very special, intimate performance from Glaswegian indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. Support was also on offer from Primitive Parts. The Electric Brixton, a small theatre in London, isn’t used to playing host to a former Reading-headlining band like Franz Ferdinand. Its 500 capacity is far from befitting... Read More