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In The Ticket this week, Robbie Williams talks (and we listen), Joe Griffin shares his guide to how to survive a zombie attack, Austrian teen Soap&Skin decontructs her gothotronica, we have a look at what’s hot to trot at this …

Fri, Oct 16, 2009, 09:41

   

In The Ticket this week, Robbie Williams talks (and we listen), Joe Griffin shares his guide to how to survive a zombie attack, Austrian teen Soap&Skin decontructs her gothotronica, we have a look at what’s hot to trot at this year’s DEAF festival, there’s a preview of this week’s Hard Working Class Heroes beano and Brian Boyd on how a pop star’s death is always good for record sales.

In New Music, there are profiles of Fergus & Geronimo, Twinkranes, Ana Gog, The Tender Trap and 4 or 5 Magicians, while Music News has the word on the new “Pesky Kids” compilation of Irish musical youths, international record label love for Dark Room Notes and new me-too steaming services.

Album of the Week comes from, er, Sting and there are also reviews of releases by Sufjan Stevens, Mr Hudson, The Swell Season, David Turpin, Atlas Sound, Spiral Stairs, Tune-Yards, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (the “White Lunar” soundtrack), Josh Ritter, Gary Peacock/Marc Copland and many more. Plus Eoin Butler’s Shuffle throws an eye and ear over singles, downloads and the like.

Free download: you can grab “Protection Racket”, a taster from Fionn Regan’s forthcoming second album “The Shadow of An Empire”, which will be be released on Heavenly Records in 2010, here

New flicks reviewed this week are Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Thirst/Bakjwi, Katalin Varga, Triangle, Couples Retreat, Ong Bak: The Beginning/Ong Bak 2 and Je Veux Voir. Plus movie news, DVD reviews, the quiz and DC’s Sceenwriter blog live from the London Film Festival (he was sharing kebabs with Jennifer Aniston and watching The Road).

The Ticket: music and movies to infinity and beyond

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