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Dee Dee Penny from the Dum Dum Girls

Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 08:09


John Newman: the would-be mechanic on the many twists of fate which have lead him to becoming one of the new school’s finest soulmen.

The Stag: Hugh O’Conor talks about the trip from brilliant childhood performances in My Left Foot, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Lamb to his grown-up roles in films like John Butler’s new Irish comedy

Dum Dum Girls: Dee Dee Penny talks about the chaos around the recording of her band’s third album

That Awkward Moment: Imogen Poots on becoming an industry veteran at the age of 24 with credits alongside Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken,

Ásgeir: from Iceland with his sensational debut album – and John Grant on translation duties.

Booking the Cooks: The Mighty Stef gets busy in the kitchen whipping up some Loobio Pollo

Plus CD reviews (including The Dum Dum Girls, East India Youth, Ásgeir, Gem Club, Gary Husband & Alex Machecek, Randy Brecker, Lee Bannon, I Break Horses, CPNHGN, Actress, Dónal Clancy, Sheryl Crow etc), film reviews (Inside Llewyn Davis, August: Osage County, Grudge Match, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Teenage, In the Name Of, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, The General), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

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