With Daniel Blumberg off to pastures new, the slimmed-down Yuck's sound seems svelte of style, having lost most of its rougher edges and lo-fi feistiness. What's left builds on their Teenage Fanclub-style guitars'n'harmonies approach, but takes it in a less intriguing direction. Effectively, the reverberating soft-focus sheets of chiming guitar and slow-burning, methodical arpeggios of tracks like "Out Of Time", "Somewhere" and "Memorial Fields" resuscitate the long-forgotten corpse of shoegazing, albeit with better melodies for the most part.
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Thursday 02 December 2010
Two ticket-holders shared the mid-week Lotto jackpot of £11.2 million, Camelot said.
Saturday 06 November 2010
James Bond fans have been given renewed hope that filming is to start again on the latest installment of the 007 franchise in the New Year.
Thursday 28 October 2010
A James Bond Aston Martin dubbed the most famous car in the world was sold at auction for £2.6 million.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
In 1976, Alan Hume was standing on a snow-covered, 3,000ft-high rock on Baffin Island, north of Canada. As the second-unit director of photography on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), he had to capture the breathtaking, pre-title, ski-jump sequence.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
The buzz coming off this show has been as loud as the sound of a devilish gadget fashioned by Q. The name that counts here, though, is Bishop, Mike Bishop, not James Bond. Mike Bishop, father of Des, is a former actor and model who was in line for the James Bond role but was beaten to it by George Lazenby. Though this could be seen as a lucky escape, Bishop tells us that his father can't watch the spy films because they remind him of a career that might have been. That regret paled into insignificance when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Today’s announcement that Daniel Craig is to star in a Hollywood film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is great news for fans of Stieg Larsson.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Today’s announcement that Daniel Craig is to star in a Hollywood film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is great news for fans of Stieg Larsson. But it represents a rather less exciting development for those who prefer Craig’s other alter ego, James Bond.
Friday 16 July 2010
She's 00-Devon ... West Country soul star Joss Stone was unveiled as the latest Bond girl today.
Sunday 06 June 2010
The financial crisis has left Daniel Craig's most famous alter ego shaken and stirred. But just like James Bond, the British actor is a master of reinvention.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
A car that starred in two of super-spy James Bond's most famous adventures is expected to make around £3.5 million when it is sold at auction.
Friday 28 May 2010
When Ian Fleming died in 1964, fans of the world's most famous fictional spy at least had the consolation that James Bond had not gone with him: 007's story continued to be told by writers including Kingsley Amis as well as by Hollywood's film franchise, all determined to keep alive the suave, Martini-sipping secret agent.
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