Hi and welcome to another update of the highlights over at your big GIITTV zine http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk
This month we have podcasts, competitions, Music, TV and Film reviews, and interviews with some great artists!
God Is In The Pod Episode 1!
So after months (I mean weeks) in the planning, editing and rerecording, I'm finally unleashing the first ever http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk podcast on the general public. Well I say first but Owain has been releasing his ace Quackspout podcasts for a good while and they are in truth the inspiration behind mine. I've still got teething problems with the voice recording ie my mic, so if it sounds alternately like I'm down a well on a speaker phone, or speaking through a cup held together by two bits of string, I apologise! You can click the link below to stream this podcast, but I recommend downloading it and then boosting the sound on your real player/itunes/media player. But most of all I hope you enjoy the music! Feedback and contributions for a potential second episode(with hopefully better equipment) go to email@example.com
PLAYLIST: The Bridport Dagger- Dangling Man(live track)
The Indelicates- Sympathy For The Devil
She Makes War- Let This Be
Nosferatu D2- 2 People 0 Superpowers
Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle - Silent Film
Shady Bard- Trials(Part III)
Sir Yes Sir- Have I Hell
The Melting Ice Caps- Between Eros and Agape
Time.Space.Repeat- Under The Waves
Elephant & Soldier- First Shots
WIN TICKETS!! BEACH BREAK LIVE & THE BIG PINK!
Thanks to the lovely people at Eat Your Own Ears Events, we've got TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away to see The Big Pink supported by hotly tipped acts Esben and the Witch & Is Tropical @ The Forum in London on Thursday the 13th of May.
To be in with a chance of winning this fine prize simply tell us the name of The Big Pink's recent single release on 4AD? and send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org the lucky winner will be plucked from our bulging sack on the 11th of May! Good luck
WIN! 2 x TICKETS TO BEACH BREAK LIVE!!!
Enter now and you and a friend can enjoy four days of sun, sea, sand, surf and music courtesy of God Is In The TV Zine. To be in with a chance of winning a PAIR of tickets to Beach Break Live simply tell us where Beachbreak takes place? and send your answers to email@example.com a winner will be plucked from our hat on the 20th of May and informed!
So dust off your tent, unravel that beach mat and make sure you don't miss your chance to be part of the greatest Beach Break Live yet!
Remotely Interested: Ashes to Ashes, Doctor Who
Keeley Hawes, Philip Glenister, Steven Moffat, Matt Smith
First up, Ashes To Ashes the sequel show to BBC1’s critically acclaimed Life On Mars. Life On Mars told the story of Sam Tyler who, after a car crash, wakes-up in the seventies under the employment of whiskey sodden, nicotine stained DCI Gene Hunt, a copper who treads the line between heroism and villainy like a sheriff in the old west. Hunt and Tyler are made fully believable by razor sharp writing, dialogue and natural chemistry between the actors who did nothing short of inhabit the duo, John Simm (Tyler) and Philip Glenister (Hunt). LoM ended with Tyler awakening from a coma (the root of his seventies dreamscape) to be disillusioned with a real world that felt colder and lonelier than the one he’d left behind. Yearning to return to 1973 and the girl he’d left there, Sam jumps off a roof, killing himself but sending his consciousness back in time for his last moments of life, moments which his dying brain apparently managed to stretch out for seven years of life in his fantasy world.
In Advance: High Violet
By all accounts The National had hoped to create a more immediate, poppier, less morose record than we have come to expect from them. By this measure, 'High Violet' is ostensibly a failure. On the other hand, they have managed to make one of the most beautiful, desperate, frustrated and delicate albums I have heard, since, well, 'Boxer'. No small compensation.
The Silver Screen: April
A fitting way to kick-off God is in the TV Zine’s brand spanking new monthly film feature is to begin as we mean to go on. Thus, in this first installment we have aimed to deliver a selection of celluloid critiques , in-depth cinematic musings and the best (and worst!) ways to enjoy film on the small screen at home.
April has seen the clash of box-office titans with the Easter weekend providing a focal point of financial comparison. The 3D blockbusters Clash of the Titans, How to Train your Dragon and Nanny McPhee 2, saw an approximate cumulative Easter weekend gross of £18,000,000 between them, once again confirming the Easter weekend as the second-most profitable weekend in which to release a film.
However, it hasn’t simply been a case of 3D films packing the punch. The 2D British film Kick-Ass has wowed critics and box-office tallies alike, adding over £7,000,000 to the UK’s April box-office kitty.
So, it’s been a financial windfall at the cinemas to say the least, but numbers and stats aside, have this month’s cinema and DVD releases been any good and what burning issues have arisen?
GIITTV’s Abbas Ali, Antonio Rowe, Paul Cook and Chris Stanley are on-hand to find out...
Alt Track by Craig Broad
For me the best part about independent bands, is watching them grow both in performance and also musically. From the moment I heard Alt Track I knew that they had something that could go somewhere. I caught up with Micky shortly after their first UK read more
Railcars by Richard Wink
After wildly raving about Cathedral With No Eyes, awarding the EP five of our finest stars, we at GIITTV are privileged to speak to Aria Jalali the maverick man behind Railcars. Cathedral With No Eyes is one of the most visceral cuts I’ve heard read more
The Futureheads by Laura Prior
The Futureheads want you to empower yourself. Not in a David Cameron way, I hope, though their new album The Chaos does get to grips with the Big Issues of the last 18 months – global warming (“Stop the Noise”), war (“Dart at the Map”) read more
Pulled Apart by Horses by James McDonald
…and you find yourself sat on a pick-nick bench outside a student union in Wycombe, hugging cigarettes with three northern tykes and a fellow Dorset bumpkin. I initially became aware of the lads around me maybe a year or two prior to tonight, this being our read more
Jonquil by James McDonald
A group in a state of transition; once a solo craft penned by lead vocalist Hugo Manuel in bedrooms and backrooms when possible, now very much becoming a more habitual ‘band’. Earlier material directs Jonquil away from conventions and trends, instead they have found comfort
Avi Buffalo- Avi Buffalo
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
The Futureheads- The Chaos
Ten Bears- Braces
Rubicks- Giddy Up
Pantha Du Prince
The Morning Benders- Big Echo
Chew Lips, Party Horse - Cargo 30/04/2010
After having had a couple of months to digest the debut Chew Lips album Unicorn I was as excited by the prospect of seeing them live as I was unsure of what to expect. The record is an interesting balance between instantly catchy read more
Ash, The Parlotones - Manchester Academy 2 28/04/2010
As I wrestle my way through crowds of people to the Main Debating Hall of Manchester Uni’s student union, I wonder ; Like some American style high school reunion movie, I have to ask myself whatever happened to the class of ’95? Well, let’s see. read more
British Sea Power, Rose Elinor Dougall - Union Chapel, London 27/04/2010
Before I sat down to write about the "Man of Aran" performance that British Sea Power held at a very crowded Union Chapel on the 27th of April. I had to actually check my articles history, because I could not quite believe that I'd never read more
Fuck Buttons, Factory Floor - Club Academy 22/04/2010
Whilst normally the prospect of watching three grown men bicker like five year-olds would be enticing entertainment, advertise it as an Election Leaders’ Debate and suddenly it all comes up looking rather grim and depressing. Those squabbling fools (one marginally less foolish than the other read more
Reef, Matthew P - Bristol O2 Academy 22/04/2010
1996 was a sad year for me; something happened in which left me forever more with an embarrassing and awkward twitch. What happened was that Reef released their biggest selling single, ‘Place Your Hands’ onto every jukebox across the land, at every house party and read more
Efterklang, Esben and The Witch - Shepherds Bush Empire 21/04/2010
Efterklang’s rise from hard working post-rock collective, to one of the world’s best loved indie bands has been a surprising yet deserved ascent. While Efterklang have always been present around the fringes of critical success, it wasn’t until they released Parades in 2007 that they read more
The Strange Boys, Sex Beet - ICA 21/04/2010
Slouched stage right with a sullen pout near-permanently daubed across his face, you’d be forgiven for thinking Ryan Sambol didn’t really want to be here tonight. There’s a fine line between nonchalance and downright boredom and, luckily, there’s just enough passion in The Strange Boys’ read more
Robyn Hitchcock, Mike Heron - Islington Bar Academy 20/04/2010
‘When I’m talking, I’m thinking. When I’m singing, I’m feeling’, Robyn Hitchcock announces off-the-cuff and yet with touching emotion. In a nutshell he’s just summed up his performance tactics and appeal. His moments of talking pivot on being as zany as possible, always to attentive read more
The Rebs, Dlugokecki - The Brook 09/04/2010
For a band whose star is in the ascendancy, The Brook in Southampton gives independently signed acts like The Rebs something of a natural pedestal on which to stand and survey their audience. The place is full to the rafters, literally, as the first floor read more
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