Music

Albums | Honeyfeet / It’s a Good Job I Love You

Despite the indigent nature of the band’s record label, Honeyfeet’s It’s a Good Job I Love You is as rich in sound as it is full-bodied in nature. Rather than a mere sweetener, the honey of Honeyfeet comes through as a devilish chocolate sponge pudding. This, their latest...

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Singles | Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL / Pretzelbodylogic

Less ‘Beardrock’ and more ‘Afrorock’, Prince’s latest offering is three and a half minutes of no-frills blues-rock. And it’s loud. It’s hard to be objective about a musician whose music you’ve listened to intently since the age of eight. Every time something new is let lo...

Band of the week | John Lemke

Creating a sound similar to artists like Four Tet, Boards Of Canada, The Notwist, Hauschka, Pole and Aphex Twin, John Lemke is a Glasgow based composer & sound designer, originally from Berlin. He is an expert of musique concrète sound design and this is especially notic...

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Comics | Jeff Parker & Marc Laming. / Review - 'Kings Watch' - Jeff Parker...

Hang on. This gets a little sweary. 'Kings Watch' from Dynamite Comics is the sort of book that says 'fuck you'. It's the sort of comic that doesn't wander about moping or pause or even breathe. It sits with you in a bar. Gets drunk with you and when a fight kicks...

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Comics | Cristian Ortiz. / Review - 'Golden Campaign' by Cristian O...

The best recommendation that I can give this book is the fact that after I read it I gave it to my 17 year old son who tore through it. Halfway through he looked up and said 'I hope this is a series. It's really good.' From a 17 year old this is high praise (trust me on t...

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Comics | Alex Potts. / Preview - 'A Quiet Disaster' by Alex Pot...

The people at Avery Hill Publishing were kind enough to send me a preview of ‘A Quiet Disaster’ by Alex Potts. It’s going to get it’s big release at London’s (and Paul Gravett’s) yearly Comica ‘Comiket’ Festival that this year is being held at The British Library and as par...

Film

Reviews | Respect Films. / 'The Image Revolution' - A Review.

The ‘Image Revolution’ is a comics themed documentary from ‘Sequart’ and ‘RESPECT!’ Created with love it’s a snapshot of a certain period in comic history that depending on your point of view was a sales highpoint or a creative lowpoint. Let’s imagine we have travelled back in time. It’s 1992 and this particular comics reader is...

Reviews | Moebius - 2013

Ki-Duk Kim, who I warmly refer to as Duckman, takes the wheel once again and drives us head-on into the midday traffic of another unique movie-going experience, one that revolves around the type of family dysfunction that would have Al Bundy rolling over in his grave. The film is Moebius, and it takes a slew of screwed-up themes and...

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Banter | 11 Movies your beard will appreciate on Halloween

I'm sure we can agree that we all love a little fright now and again, and for us here at Beard Rock Halloween is the best time of year for it. We hope you and your friends jump out of your seats, spilling popcorn everywhere to run behind the sofa. Or just feel a little queasy. Either way, enjoy Adam's run down of his eleven favourit...