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And So I Watch You From Afar: we head to Russia to hang out with ASIWYFA’s devoted fanbase in the land of Putin. Our woman in Moscow: Una Mullally Django Django: the band behind one of the early contenders for …

Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 09:32

   

And So I Watch You From Afar: we head to Russia to hang out with ASIWYFA’s devoted fanbase in the land of Putin. Our woman in Moscow: Una Mullally

Django Django: the band behind one of the early contenders for 2012′s best albums’ list on what goes into their smashing psychedelic pop.

Max Von Sydow: the knight from The Seventh Seal, Father Merrin from The Exorcist and the vengeful parent in The Virgin Spring on his role as the renter in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Red Dog: Tara Brady on Koko, “the Russell Crowe of the dog world”

Delilah: Q&A with the London singer, who is definitely one to watch out for in 2012. Download her ace “2-4am” mixtape here.

Grand Pocket Orchestra: the Dublin band keep it chongo on their second album.

Plus CD reviews (including Speech Debelle, Underworld, Jim White, Kenny Wheeler Big Band, Tindersticks, Gonjasufi, Simple Minds, The Jane Bradfords, Band Of Skulls), films (Extremely Loud & Incredible Close, Bombay Beach, Girl Model, The Woman In the Fifth, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance), games (Shank 2, Little Deviants), apps (Cloudmagic), 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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