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Warpaint ready for battle

Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 08:00


Warpaint: Theresa Wayman on how the band’s ace new album is about doing more with less – and the joys of touring.

Nathan Carter: How a 23-year-old Scouser has become the poster boy of the Irish country music scene

12 Years A Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor muses about his role in Steve McQueen’s acclaimed new film

The Railway Man: Jeremy Irvine got his break in War Horse and he talks about being back on screen in another war story

Plus CD reviews (including James Vincent McMorrow, Bruce Springsteen, Paddy Hanna, 7 Days of Funk, Lucius, Samantha Crain, Pusha T, Pangaea, Kathryn Williams, Andy Irvine with Rens van der Zalm, Marty Ehrlich, Fringe Magnetic, “From Another World: A Tribute to Bob Dylan” etc), film reviews (12 Years A Slave, Delivery Man, The Railway Man), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, 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.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Well, that’s the first working week of 2014 done and dusted