Author: Miles Hardman

After about an eighteen month recording process and a near universally-acclaimed EP, Haim have finally released their debut studio album, ‘Days Are Gone’. Unlike their blues-oriented live shows, the studio version of the band sound more like Pat Benatar drenched in ‘90s pop/R&B harmonies and ‘80s synths. It’s a testament to these glossy touches to ‘Days Are Gone’, then, that post-production was the most painstaking wait for Alana, Este and Danielle. Picking holes in this record is difficult. Its production is slick (thanks to Arctic Monkeys’ right-hand man James Ford and Ludwig Göransson), and songwriting and melody take priority over…

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TV

If you have never taken the time to check out It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia then you are already more morally pure than those that have, but a healthy slice of American comedy is missing from your viewing schedule. Described as resembling, “Seinfeld on crack” and now mid-way through its ninth season, this narcissistic cult show follows the day-to-day lives of Paddy’s Pub owners Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank (Danny DeVito). As the “gang” cavorts around an unsuspecting Philadelphia with warped ideas fuelled by good intentions, you can be sure someone will end up on fire, getting bottled off their bike…

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