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Author - Sam Taylor

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

5/10 On The Decemberists’ 2015 album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Colin Meloy opened with a pithy parody of an artist addressing his fanbase: “We know you threw your arms around us in the hopes we wouldn’t change / But we had...

Skaar – Sommerfugl

“Sommerfugl”, the latest release by Norwegian six-piece Skaar, opens in sombre mood: an ominous three-note bassline underpinning a hushed, pained vocal.  You anticipate angst – thrashy guitars and crashing cymbals. But what you get is more...

Preview: Red Star Over Russia

To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tate Modern has curated an exhibition presenting the persuasive power of Russian visual culture between 1905 and 1955.  At the centre of the show is a timeline of miniature artefacts including...