Arsenal update: Henry wants to come back, Fabregas not so sure

Arsenal’s talismanic French man is apparently keen on a third stint at the club. At a press conference this week he reiterated his desire to be involved with Arsenal in any role Henry said ‘All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because […]...More


Gary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo

Yesterday we mentioned how Arsenal and other clubs were tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Now it seems that one of his team mates might also be mulling over a move to the Premiership. Gary Hooper, who is you your remember was the subject of five failed bids from Norwich during the transfer window, is rumoured by […]...More

Clothing, Cycling, features, Style, Style Safari

H&M’s Cycling range is back – including some great retro tops

Last year H&M became one of the biggest clothing retailers (though Levi’s got there first) to start to take cycling seriously. Spurred on by the growth in the number of cyclists and also a little by our success at The Olympics the company teamed up with Brick Lane Cycles and launched a capsule range of […]...More


Classic mellow psych and country from Kontiki Suite

It is barely February and there has already been a glut of great new albums. Jacco Gardner is on constant rotation here, Foxygen are IMO the most exciting new band in years and then for more mellow moments there’s Kontiki Suite’s On Sunset Lake. The band from Cumbria (quick q any other bands from Cumbria […]...More

Clothing, Style, Style Safari

Style: Jefferson Farah Vintage Retro Mod Breton

Farah Vintage has just unveiled a very striking new range of Mod type Breton style jumpers. There’s a traditional blue and white (which is nicely in keeping with the vogue for all maritime things) version here, but I prefer this navy and red number. It is Beatnik style features a cool Sixties Mod Breton stripe […]...More

features, Football, Gallery

Our survey says Arsenal are the most popular team among Britain’s biggest rock stars

Top tip. If you are starting a band now try choosing a name that begins with the letter B. Think about it. From The Beatles to Blondie via The Bee Gees, Blur and Beach Boys, so many of the greatest bands ever starts with that letter. You might also consider investing in a season ticket […]...More


Arsenal update: the club is tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama

Commiserations to Celtic who were pretty unlucky and the victim of some iffy refereeing in their Champions League game against Juventus last night. But with progression in the CL unlikely and a rather uneventful stroll to the Scottish Premiership a cert again next year the English vultures are starting to circle. And top of the […]...More


More great new Psych – Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities review

If you are a regular on these pages you’ll already be familiar with the work of one Jacco Gardner, the Dutch psych whizz kid who last year produced one of those drop dead brilliant, play it to everyone you meet type singles in Clear The Air. The single perfectly captured late 60s British Baroque Pop […]...More


Sonos adds surround sound to wireless audio with the Playbar

For quite some time now Sonos has been the home audio system of choice for discerning types who want music piped wirelessly wherever they wander in their house. It has plenty of rivals like this and this, but has continued to sell in large numbers. As of today it has got even smarter better too […]...More

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Champions League previews, Bowie’s ‘suicide,’ addictive mobile games and more

Here’s the best of Brandish and our pals this week Real Madrid v Manchester United: Redknapp says flop Modric is better than all United’s midfield When David Bowie committed Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide live KRTV reports that Zombies are attacking Montana 20 of the best club badges in South American football Horror hair – AFCON […...More


Arsenal’s finest CL moment remembered – beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

I must admit to not having been to too many of Arsenal’s away Champions League games, but when we drew Real Madrid in in 2006 a trip to the Bernabeu seemed like too much of an opportunity to miss. A huge game in Spain against a very strong Madrid side. Besides I did enjoy watching […]...More


Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Wilshere ok, but who will play left back?

A week today Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in what is one of three classic Champions League encounters involving British sides this month. Having won their group, and also knocked Arsenal out before, the in-form Germans will start as clear favourites but Arsenal will hope to make things very tricky for them with a decent […]...More


Where is Robert Lewandowski going? Bayern Munich? Man United?

They have Rooney, Hernandez, Wellbeck and some Dutch fella. You would have thought that the last thing that Man United needed in the summer was a striker. However during the winter transfer window there were plenty of rumours that United had already done a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund. The story is […]...More

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The British films that inspired The Smiths’ record sleeves

It is incredible to think that The Smiths were together for just five short years. In that time they managed to release four official albums, a few compilations of sessions, singles and oddities and of course, a run of some of the most amazing and unique 45s ever. And one of the things that made […]...More


Arsene Wenger has Spurs in his sights and is ‘ready for a fight’

If Arsenal lose to Spurs when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane on March 3rd it won’t be the end of Arsenal’s campaign to qualify for the Champions league next year, but it will make it very hard for Arsene Wenger’s team to catch their north London rivals. So not surprisingly Wenger has […]...More

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