Savage Pixels: the story so far

February 22, 2012

Some of you might know I write about video games when time allows. As I don’t have much time, I only get pen to paper once per month. But it keeps me happy. These columns, which I named Savage Pixels as it’s a play on the name I use to publish them, run on DrownedinSound.com. You can catch up with ’em by following the links below. If you like.

Savage Pixels #1 – review of L.A. Noire, and some stuff about Monkey Island and Earthworm Jim.

Savage Pixels #2 – obscure/awful consoles listed in a lovely ‘top five’ fashion, and some news from E3.

Savage Pixels #3 – Gears of War 3 gets a lengthy preview, review-like words are written on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bodycount, El Shaddai and Dead Island, and some bargain buys get listed.

Savage Pixels #4 – a bumper preview special looking at the best of 2011’s games-to-come is followed by some gushing over GoW3, followed by further outpourings of acclaim for the month’s ‘Best. Game. Ever.’, Final Fantasy VII.

Savage Pixels #5 – Skyrim gets reviewed (love it, still), alongside Batman: Arkham City, and Polinski picks his favourite games of, like, ever before Streets of Rage 2 gets showered in its own Best. Game. Ever. glory.

Savage Pixels #6 – The top 10 multi-format games of 2011, featuring Portal 2, Dark Souls, Crysis 2 and other titles What Were Really Good last year.

Savage Pixels #7 – a number of sequels/threequels get previewed, including Mass Effect 3, Half-Life is the Best. Game. Ever., and Slimes chats games that he really likes.

Savage Pixels #8 – the PlayStation Vita gets road-tested… well, train-tested… plus there are reviews of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Catherine and The Darkness II, alongside a fantastic selection of personal faves from that there Johnny Foreigner band.


That Shit Crazy.

February 22, 2012

Jay-Z and Kanye West bring Watch the Throne to London on May 20. If I’m not there brawlin’, I’ll be somewhere bawlin’.

I mean. C’mon.


Deaf Club’s ‘Sunday’ – new single released today

February 20, 2012

Backed by ‘Mirrors’. Listen to both tracks on Soundcloud. Buy from iTunes/Amazon.

http://www.deafclubmusic.co.uk/
Tour dates on Facebook

Here ends this advertisement for something good.


February. A bit fantastic, actually.

February 15, 2012

Perfume Genius

There are a lot of new albums worthy of your money and time floating about right now, making February something of a wallet-stretching month (says the douche who, remarkably, gets these records for nothing). So, to save you searching amongst the bullshit that’s also out/forthcoming, here’s the cream of ’em. Time-saving, it’s how one rolls.

Perfume Genius (pictured) – Put Your Back N 2 It
BBC Review
Music video: ‘Hood’

The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
BBC Review
Music video: ‘Another Bed’

Gang Colours – The Keychain Collection
BBC Review
Music video: ‘Fancy Restaurant’

Hooray for Earth – True Loves
BBC Review
Music video: ‘True Loves’

Young Magic – Melt
BBC Review
Music video: ‘Night in the Ocean’

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
BBC Review
Not a music video: ‘Serpents’

Field Music – Plumb
BBC Review
A live session video: ‘(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing’

Scuba – Personality
BBC Review
Music video: ‘The Hope’


Dive Slow. Is something I am doing. In Brighton.

February 2, 2012

So I get itchy fingers sometimes. To combat this: I play records AT people. Sometimes ones they want to hear. At other times, not.

Dive Slow is a new night where, once per month, I’ll do ^ that ^. One or the other. Which will it be? Come down to see. Hear. Find out. On February 17th. From 9pm.

I probably won’t play anything from the new Die Antwoord album. Which is some next-level shit. If the next level was covered in shit.

I might well play something like this…

Wanna come?

Details here.