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The Raid: boom! Welsh director Gareth Evans on his fantastic breakthrough thriller. Sigur Ros: 18 years on from forming the band, the Icelandic group on the process of producing music which still defies description. Album Club: Cavan teen wonders The …

Fri, May 18, 2012, 08:53

   

The Raid: boom! Welsh director Gareth Evans on his fantastic breakthrough thriller.

Sigur Ros: 18 years on from forming the band, the Icelandic group on the process of producing music which still defies description.

Album Club: Cavan teen wonders The Strypes take on the new Jack White album “Blunderbuss”

A Kiss for Jed: how Maurice Linnane’s film allowed Inbetweeners’ star Jayne Wisener to show her wild side.

Sharon van Etten: the singer-songwriter on working with The National’s Aaron Dessner on her new album “Tramp”

Festival fit: Mark Graham is still on the lash and trying to cram in three festivals a week all summer long.

Plus CD reviews (including Paul Buchanan, The Temper Trap, Cold Specks, This Club, Bass Clef, Loose Tubes, Emmett Tinley, Storm Corrosion, Lettie, Tom Jones, Brad Mehldau Trio, Sean Tyrrell), films (The Raid, The Dictator, A Kiss For Jed, 2 Days In New York/Deux Jours A New York, North Sea Texas/Noordzee Texas, Two Years At Sea, The Source/La Source des Femmes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), games (Pandora’s Tower, Fable Heroes, Bloodforge), apps (This Could Hurt), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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