features, Gadgets

2012′s 21 hottest gadgets – iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I’m Watch and more

Our pals over at Tech Digest have seen an awful lot of gadgets this year. They have checked out the latest Smart TVs, weighed up whether the iPad mini is worth the extra dosh over the Google Nexus 7 and snapped away on the latest cameras. So we asked them to help us come up […]...More


A Christmas Gift For You – Elefant Records ace new festive album

The number one Christmas single! Once the preserve of Noddy, Roy and Shane and now a toss up between some TV karaoke dork and a Facebook inspired campaign to revive the career of an old metal band. This is a terrible shame as the playlist below highlights quite how many great Christmas records there have […]...More


Brandish Christmas List #13 Peckham Rye Paisley scarf £59

I am a huge fan of both paisley and the very classy Peckham Rye tailors – who have a shop on London’s Newburgh Street. So this red paisley scarf is a must. It is small bean paisley and this one is crimson red, though they also come in eight other colours. According to PR it […]...More


Men in tights! The awful truth about Meggings and the tabloid frenzy they have whipped up

Mention men in tights and I get images of thespians prancing about in medieval costumes reciting the words of the great bard. However if you believe the papers today you soon might be seeing men in tights – or Meggings as they have come to be known – on a street near you. Meggings have […]...More


Five reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

So Manchester United suddenly have a six point gap over their noisy neighbours. Coupled with the psychological advantages of beating their local rivals some pundits are already calling the title for the Reds. But there is still a long way to go this season and here are five reasons why the title race clearly isn’t […]...More

features, music

The most under-rated British Indie bands of the 90s – Marion, Rialto and more

I have a theory that it takes a decade or two before we can properly appreciate the popular culture from an earlier decade. Much of what we love about the 60s, from The Beatles to Peter Blake, was hideously unfashionable in the 70s and didn’t really return to the mainstream until the mid 90s. Similarly the shoulder pads and wonky...More


Now Fergie wants Zaha at United, and has a cunning plan to land him

In case you hadn’t  noticed the transfer window is now just three weeks away and one player who is set to become one of the most in demand over that period is Wilfried Zaha. The Palace winger has long been a target for Arsenal and now it appears other premiership clubs are keen to land him too. Step forward Sir Alex Ferguson who no...More


Arsene says no January sale for Theo Walcott – but is he at odds with the Arsenal board?

The Daily Mail has what it is billing as an exclusive today. According to the paper… 1 In spite of the public perception that talks between Theo Walcott and the club are ongoing,  no formal discussions between the two parties have taken place since August 28. The last offer on the table was a five-year £75,000-per-week deal. 2 That...More

Accessories, knitwear

Brandish Christmas List #12 Atom Retro Stripey College Scarf

Just in time for Christmas, our favourite vintage store Atom Retro has just taken delivery of a whole load of stripey college scarves. They are available in ten different colours, cost £34.99,  and we are especially fond of this one (above), the green one and the red one (below). Stripey scarves really took off in […]...More


Hot stuff – today’s top stories from Brandish and our pals – top pics of 2012, iPhone 5s (!?) pics and more

Today’s hottest stories from Brandish, Tech Digest and our pals Brilliant video of Hamster climbing the stairs The World’s hottest burger sauce arrives in the UK The most dramatic news pics of 2012 Your ultimate Christmas gift guide for blokes – gadgets, scarves, weird stuff Bombsight shows you where the bombs fell on London in [&...More


Scott Walker unveils his top ten films – available at home via Curzon On Demand

It has been a busy week for Scott walker. After releasing his brilliant but slightly bonkers new album on Monday and becoming our ultimate pop icon yesterday, he has also teamed up with Curzon Cinemas to choose his top ten films which you can watch at home. Not surprisingly given his off the wall musical […]...More

Accessories, Kickstarter

The ultimate pen – Ajoto hits Kickstarter

We don’t tend to use pens too much these days. I personally archive things on my iPad and my phone so I can access them digitally and the days of recording everything in a notebook are long gone. The theory goes though that if you are going to use a pen you might as well […]...More


Mancini’s dilemma – Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez… Who should he pick to play Man United?

Every other manager in the Premier League would envy Roberto Mancini’s selection dilemma ahead of the Manchester derby: he must select two from Edin Dzeko, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero. That’s over £00m worth of talent. Crucially, each player offers something different, meaning Mancini can alter the balance of the si...More

Accessories, Cameras, Clothing, features, Gadgets

Christmas shopping for men; your complete guide – gadgets, jumpers, scarves, randoms…

Over the last few weeks we have been ultra busy putting together a series of guides which may prove very useful if you are buying presents. Here then is the full list Gadgets Top weirdest gadgets and gifts Best gadgets for under £200 The ultimate tech Xmas present Retro gadgets that are actually very cool […]...More


Bombsight – which shows where the bombs fell on London during the Blitz – goes live

If you live in London you have probably wondered at some point whether the street you live in was damaged by bombs during the war. Well now you can find out. Bombsight is a collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and The National Archives which lists all the bombs dropped on the capital during the […]...More

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