#15 – December 2008

Posted in Issues, Magazine
By Sam Bathe on 19 Nov 2008

After over three years online, this issue has been by far the hardest to roll onto the web. With barely a handful of technical problems troubling the magazine to date, a raft of back luck, broken graphics cards and faulty motherboards all hit at once. So one week late, it’s here at last, and not looking too shabby in comparison with the computers left in its wake.

The big news this month, however, is the start of our very own club night. London readers will want to get themselves down to Proud, in Camden, on Thursday 11th December. There’ll be fantastic up and coming bands, our very selves on the decks as well as guest DJs as Mirror Kisses hits the London indie/alternative/electro club night scene. More on that later in the issue.

Back to our staple, and issue 15 at last brings Golden Silvers to our pages. Winners of this year’s Glastonbury Unsigned competition, we chat to the London trio about the after effect of opening the world famous music festival and plans for a debut album. The Killers’ third album takes centre stage in our album reviews but sadly we were disappointed with their new material.

On the film front, we’ve been very busy this month. As well as attending a world premiere of new footage from Terminator Salvation we also give previews to Up, Watchmen, Australia and Revolutionary Road.

On the reviews front, we get to grips with Kim Jee-woon’s brilliant new Asian western The Good, The Bad, The Weird, plus Waltz With Bashir,
Choke and Madagascar: Esacape 2 Africa.

Our style section this month is a inner city wandering, shot by Jason Lee Pary, and for art-types, the cover story, a spread of work by design imaginarium Ghost Patrol, who’s stunning sketched work is winning plaudits amongst waves of online bloggers. And finally for gamers, we give a in-depth review to Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.

You can read the issue above, or download it here.

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