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Franz Ferdinand prepare for the Electric Picnic

Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 07:32

   

Franz Ferdinand: Alex Kapranos spills the beans on the quartet’s fourth album, his Irish literary inspiration and why his band will never be the showbiz types

Electric Picnic: 10 acts not to miss at this year’s Stradbally soiree

Upstream Colour: director Shane Carruth on discusses his weird, beautiful, mathematically sound vision

The Butler: James Marsden on his fine run of roles of late and playing John F Kennedy in the Oscar-tipped The Butler

Babyshambles: the third album is finally here and the band (naturally) believe it’s worth the wait

Plus CD reviews (including Avenged Sevenfold, Drenge, Foy Vance, Outfit, On An On, Belle & Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, Mark Mulcahy, Frankie Gavin & De Dannan etc), film reviews (Elysium, Lovelace, What Maisie Knew, We’re the Millers, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Kings Of Summer), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

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