Katherine Shanks

Film Preview: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Although Tim Burton’s take on Alice in Wonderland brought us a more peculiar and dark version of the classic tale – not to mention Johnny Depp dressed up as the Mad Hatter – it is one that won the hearts of movie lovers, as Burton now returns with the sequel, Through the Looking Glass. This second installment […]

 Katherine Shanks

Gig Preview: The Joy Formidable at THINK TANK

Three-piece dream-pop rockers, The Joy Formidable, will play Think Tank, Riverside in Newcastle as part of their international tour which kicked off in February. Receiving critical acclamation for past albums, the Welsh-born band have become well-known on the gig scene for bringing a powerhouse of melodic choruses, thunderous climaxes and even some distortion. Rock god […]

 Katherine Shanks

Preview: Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like

Preview: Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like

Leaving a band to go solo hasn’t always worked out for many pop stars, but for Gwen Stefani, leaving No Doubt to make her own music proved to be a very smart move. The success of her first two albums along with seven Grammy nominations showed the world that she is an artist in her […]

 Katherine Shanks

Preview: The Jungle Book

When asked about The Jungle Book, the first thing most people visualise is the popular Disney film; beloved by all ages and filled with cartoon characters and light-hearted sing alongs.   However, Jon Favreu’s live-action remake may be set to change this as he offers a spectacular and more realistic take on the classic tale. […]