To film, or not to film?

He may have one of the most whimsical names in showbiz, but Benedict Cumberbatch is very much the man of the moment. His repertoire so far has been more than diverse; he’s put a bratty, modern spin on a Victorian super sleuth and given an…

Tories in Red Ties?

The cause of Labour’s general election defeat is no great mystery. It wasn’t down to the ridicule that followed cringeworthy PR stunts like their The Thick Of It-esque gaffe, carved into a two tonne solid stone plinth. Nor was it down to…

In Memory of Charles Kennedy

This week, modern British politics lost one of its greatest and most loved characters. Charles Kennedy was among the rarest of politicians; a man of principle, loved by his constituents, admired by his peers and respected by all those who…

My Life In Songs: Thomas Johnston

It's that time of the week again, where we've asked Indiependent contributor Thomas Johnston to condense his iTunes library to a mere five tracks, which epitomise his musical education. It's a lot harder than it sounds! Take it away,…

Zane Lowe: A Tribute

Zane Lowe is one of the most recognisable figures in the British music industry. Over the past 12-years at the helm of his evening show on Radio 1, he has left a unique and distinctive mark both on the station itself and its listeners.…

Single Review: Go Out // Blur

Its fair to say that the return of britpop heroes Blur caught just about everyone off guard. The news of a headline spot at this year's British Summer Time festival and the impending arrival of their 8th studio album 'Magic Whip' seemed…