Tag : Review

New Book: Spirit of the Cane, by Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller

1 year ago / 0 comments

A valuable resource for bartenders, Spirit of the Cane also provides travellers with an itinerary of places to visit, rums to taste and cocktails to drink.

The Decemberists – The King is Dead

8 years ago / 1 comments

There’s no fey, ‘hey nonny nonny’ tut on this, their sixth album; there’s a muscularity, a blue collar element in the spirit of Springsteen

Excellia – a new Tequila on the block

8 years ago / 1 comments

At the recent Tequila Fair at the Mexican Ambassador’s residence, we were lucky enough to try a new tequila called Excellia.

Album Review: Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown

8 years ago / 0 comments

When the Kings of Leon tore outta Franklin, Tennessee, seven years ago they were hairier than Brian Blessed’s arse-crack.

Book Review – Remixed by Beachbum Berry

8 years ago / 3 comments

The Bum is back – We’re not talking about a new album release for Amy Winehouse but Jeff ‘Beachbum’ Berry’s new book – Remixed.

Album Review: Klaxons – Surfing the Void

8 years ago / 1 comments

The opener, Echoes, is typical of the band’s quiet-then-loud approach that includes lots of melody and double-tracked vocals, while The Same Space is a thunderous archetype of the album’s thrashing energy.

Book review – The Bartender’s GIN Compendium by Gaz Regan

8 years ago / 2 comments

Gaz Regan’s latest book is an absolute must for any drink lovers bookcase. Rarely has a ‘spirit’ book been such a joy to read, from the outset Gaz’s personality jumps off the page.

Book Review – Tales of the Cocktail Recipe eBook – Where Spirits Live

8 years ago / 0 comments

Want to re-live your time at Tales through the medium of the cocktail? Couldn’t get to New Orleans and want to know what the fuss was all about? This book is for you…

Album review: Scissor Sisters – Night Work

8 years ago / 1 comments

Thankfully, the Scissor Sisters got back into the studio to create something they insist is “super-sexual and sleazy”.

B.o.B – B.oB Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

8 years ago / 1 comments

It’s a remarkably assured, feel-good performance in the main, with hooks aplenty.