Cultural Life: VV Brown, singer
Friday 03 July 2009
I'm listening to a Swedish band called Little Dragon. Their album 'Machine Dreams' has quite an eclectic sound. It's one of the best records of the year. I'm also listening to a composer called Ryuichi Sakamoto, who worked on the soundtracks for 'Babel' and 'Endless Flight'. He's a genius.
I read 'The Poverty of Philosophy' by Karl Marx, 'Franchise' by Isaac Asimov and 'Bell's Theorem' by Matthias Schultheiss as research for my latest project: a comic book series called 'City of Abacus'. The book revolves around Marxism, suppression and revolution and is symbolic of events in my life. The first comic is called 'Travelling Like The Light', like the album. We were selling copies of the pencil version of the comic at Glastonbury. I'm really excited about it!
'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' at The Almeida Theatre absolutely blew me away. It left me crying my eyes out. Everything was told from the perspective of Judas.
'Let The Right One In' is brilliant. It's about the relationship between a vampire child and a human child. The qualities that defined the vampire became almost like an illness.
VV Brown's album 'Travelling Like The Light' is out on 13 July
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant