Cultural Life: Jamie Cullum, musician
Friday 18 January 2013
I love Flying Lotus's album Until the Quiet Comes. He makes wonky electronic music that has real soul. I think Efterklang make some of the most beautiful music of our times and they proved that yet again with their latest album Piramida. Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, MAAD City is by far my favourite hip-hop album for some time. I listen to it loud, at home after the baby has gone to bed.
Django Unchained from Quentin Tarantino, though unrelentingly gruesome, was the tensest and most truly cinematic film I have seen for some time. There are scenes which will remain with me forever.
I went to Shoreditch Town Hall to see Lungs by Duncan Macmillan as part of the National Theatre's Roundabout Season. It's a universal story about a young couple contemplating having a baby and packed full of so many embarrassing truths. It jumps years instantly at a time – which managed to make this little play with just two actors conversing within a simple set seem incredibly epic.
I've just finished season three of Boardwalk Empire, which I'm obsessed with.
Jamie Cullum is performing at Martell Very Special Nights on 26 January. martellveryspecialnights.com
A The film has amassed an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend
A statement was published on his fansite, True To You, following release of new album
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