David Holmes pushed Noel Gallagher to make his new album different to anything he's ever done before.
The 50-year-old rocker was pushed and encouraged by the producer to ensure his latest High Flying Birds album, 'Who Built The Moon?' sounded like nothing he'd ever done before.
Recalling their recording sessions, Noel said: ''[Holmes would stop me and say] 'That sounds a bit like Oasis.' ''I'd be like, 'F***in good, though, right?' 'Well, yeah, but try something different.'
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The story of Belfast's "godfather of punk" is told with plenty of groovy style to match the 1970s setting, mixing the music with colourful locations and lively characters. But while the story is fascinating, the film itself is too cluttered and fragmented to resonate with anyone who isn't already familiar with the events.
As politics and religion rage against each other in late-1960s Northern Ireland, local DJ Terry Hooley (Dormer) rejects both sides to concentrate on the music he loves. His wife Ruth (Whittaker) loves it as well, but starts to worry when Terry catches the fire of the punk movement, which stands up boldly to society. Soon Terry is helping promote local bands through his Good Vibrations record shop, discovering the likes of Rudi, the Outcasts and, most notably, the Undertones and their mega-hit Teenage Kicks. Terry knows what he has with them, but is doing this out of passion for the music. Which means he never keeps enough cash for himself to pay his bills.
Filmmakers D'Sa and Leyburn follow Hooley closely through his rollercoaster life, from moments of high excess to more harrowing scenes as his business and marriage fall apart around him. The narrative bounces quickly through the decades, keeping the tone light while remembering the seriousness of the violent clashes in the streets and the darker emotional issues that keep coming to the surface. But Hooley is a happy-go-lucky guy, only barely aware that he is squandering his resources. And Dormer delivers a remarkably vivid performance as a funny and hugely likeable guy who prefers to help others instead of himself.
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Good for Nothing, a simple film that just wants to make you laugh it the misfortune of its star (Scott Jason), is just such a movie, expertly written and full of laugh-out-loud jokes that could leave a grown man in tears. Its story -- a deadbeat guy wants nothing more than to be an actor (despite a dearth of talent) and must contend with a nutcase brother, a nutcase mother, her nutcase boyfriend, and, well, a whooooooole lot of other problems that just get in his way.
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Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of couples will celebrating this cheesy AF but lovely day, and will most likely celebrate well into the night too.
As it's almost Valentine's Day, you'll be looking for that perfect romantic playlist to set a dinner date to, right?