What Music We’re Listenin’ To – March 2017

Music is pretty great. A soundtrack for living. Without it, life would be a lot quieter. But with an excess of new, old, popular and obscure aural delights available to the average internet-connected listener, it sometimes becomes exhausting and downright overwhelming to track down some new quality playlist fodder. So while some might be more than happy listening to ‘Lenny Henry Sux’ by Dave The Rapper on endless repeat for the rest of forever, we at Purple Camera have some alternative suggestions based on what we’ve been plugged into over the past month.…
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Comparing the Use of Stereotypes in Moonlight and Life on the Road

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for both Moonlight and Life on the Road. On the face of it, recent Best Picture winner Moonlight and Ricky Gervais’s The Office spinoff Life on the Road appear to have very little in common. One is a metaphor-filled, symbolic journey of a man’s struggles in black America whilst the other is a mockumentary about the fading dreams of a middle-class white British man.…
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Linkin Park’s ‘Heavy’ – Harmless Experimentation or Gross Commercialism?

About a week ago former nu-metal godheads Linkin Park released a new song. It’s called ‘Heavy’ and it is not what people would expect from Linkin Park. If you have yet to hear it, please take a moment to give it a listen. It is quite clear that this is not the ‘One Step Closer’ Linkin Park of old.…
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The Expanse‘s Second Season Comes Back As Strong As Ever

Last year’s adaptation of The Expanse book series from James. S. A. Corey was easily one of the strongest science fiction shows of 2016. Returning as a two-part opener, the Season 2 premiere feels like a solid movie as much as an episode of a series and it’s still one of the best shows that not enough people are watching.…
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Interview: LOUISE DISTRAS

Louise Distras is making quite a name for herself. While initially having released her brilliantly raw debut, Dreams From The Factory Floor, in 2013, Distras has spent the time in between building her fanbase, impressing punk legends and scoring wider recognition for her political voice having being vocal in the campaign to release Russian punks Pussy Riot.…
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WARNING: This article contains warnings.

A weird thing happened to me recently while I was listening to the excellent Alice Isn’t Dead podcast. The show is a mystery that unfolds week by week, we follow a trucker as she travels across the US searching for… well here is where I stop, for what I cannot stand on the internet is spoilers and I would hate to spoil a single second of this excellent series.…
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Is Greywind’s Afterthoughts Worth the Wait?

You may not have heard of Greywind, the excitingly new alternative rock brother and sister duo from Killarney. In July 2014, the siblings released a single song demo (‘Afterthoughts’) onto social media with little fanfare on a Friday, by Monday they were being hounded by major labels. They had yet to write more than one song and had yet to play live.…
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Supergirl Was The Show 2016 Needed

For the show’s second season, Supergirl moved to The CW to join the rest of the Arrowverse and that meant a lot of changes, noticeably the loss of Callista Flockheart’s Cat Grant. I’ve made no secret of my love for Melissa Benoist’s superhero before but so far this season, Supergirl has been a bright spot in the world, unafraid to push forwards in ways that have never been so important.…
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