Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Herring Shoes reveal luxury leather luggage line

British heritage brand Herring Shoes may be better known for their fine footwear,  but their latest range of men’s luggage shows their eye for dressing the sophisticated gent goes beyond classy boots and brogues. Comprised of the Coombe Briefcase, Washbourne Wash Bag, Lucknam Courier, Buckland Small Holdall, Bovey Large Holdall and Rhinefi...More

features, music

The Unmissables – the top 15 Psychedelic albums of 2012 – Tame Impala, Mmoss, Alfa 9 and more

Here at Brandish Towers we are huge psych fans. From the bonkers nursery rhymes on acid tunes of early Floyd through to the dream pop melange that is The Horrors we can’t get enough of it. Here then are our favourite Psychedelic albums of 2012. It does of course  beg the question what exactly is Psychedelia? Literally it is mind exp...More

Football

Shock stats – If Robin Van Persie had stayed at Arsenal they’d be top and Man United would be 10th

So says The Daily Mail’s Martin Samuels. So another difficult weekend for Arsenal in which they were outplayed by Swansea in the first half and then couldn’t find the net in the second only to succumb to two superb late Michu goals. It was also business as usual – this season anyhow – for Manchester […]...More

Football

Why defeat to Swansea might be the catalyst that kick starts Arsenal’s season.

On the way home from the Arsenal game today I heard the following exchange between a pair of middle age Gooners. One said ‘that’s it now we can only expect Arsenal to be like they were in the 80s under Don Howe.’ The other fella responded ‘What no league wins, just the odd cup?’ It […]...More

Football

Premiership preview – Is it time for Arsenal to drop their captain Thomas Vermaelen?

It has been a difficult start to life as Arsenal captain for Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian has been a popular figure at the club since his signing in 2009 and was handed the armband in the summer after the departure of Robin van Persie, but has performed disappointingly so far this season, making a couple […]...More

music, News, Sport, Sports

Is Everton’s Leighton Baines the footballer with the best music taste? His top albums of 2012 revealed – Tame Impala, Richard Hawley and more!

Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines may have just revealed himself as the player with the best taste in music, after revealing his top albums of 2012 on the club’s website. The defender picked Dr John’s “Locked Down” as his album of the year, saying he was impressed by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach who [&hell...More

Grooming

Bacon shaving foam: It exists, and you can buy it NOW

I’m not sure whether I’m made disgusted or ravenous by this piece of news: J&D Foods have announced that they are to sell a limited edition run of Bacon Shaving Cream. Yep; a porcine-based lather to wet your chinny-chin-chins with. The J&D Foods website even has a section called “Ridiculous Bacon Products”, where all...More

Accessories

Today’s hot stories – the week’s best Premiership pics, weird gadgets and the ultimate Xmas present for geeks

Here are today’s hottest stories from Brandish and our partner sites It is Atari and Pong’s 40th birthday Buy Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris’s home (complete with football pitch and pub) The best value smartphone so far – the Google Nexus 4 gets reviewed The week’s best Premiership pics The sexy managers Christmas calend...More

features, Gadgets, Gallery

Stocking fillers – 2012′s 20 weirdest gadgets and gifts

Ever wanted a pair of sunglasses that can shoot video? A USB based hand warming system? Or even a cushion that can moonlight as a remote control? Nope me neither. But I sure love reading about them. Here then are 2012′s weirdest gadgets. Some are actually quite cool, others are borderline useful, but all are […]...More

features, music

The Unmissables – 2012′s top 12 under the radar singer songwriter albums

Today’s Spotify playlist brings together tracks from twelve songwriters whose 2012 albums might have passed you by. It’s actually been a pretty good year for one man and his guitar type troubadours with stunning albums from Richard Hawley, Paul Weller and the young pretender Jake Bugg. Monday also sees the release of Scott Walker’s Bish [&hel...More

Gadgets

Apple’s new version of iTunes lands today – but are you still using it?

Well of course die hard Mac heads are still on board and there are obviously still millions of people across the globe who use it as their main source of music, but two things are crystal clear. Firstly that at the moment iTunes is a bit of a mess that’s slow to load and not […]...More

music, News

Gotye dominates Spotify’s most-played streaming lists for 2012

Spotify have revealed the artists making waves through their music streaming service in 2012, publishing the lists of most streamed albums, tracks, and artists, both globally and in the UK, as well as the most used apps in the desktop Spotify application. Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ is by far this year’s most [&he...More

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Yoko Ono’s John Lennon inspired menswear debut looks like a Nathan Barley joke

  We’re not sure what we should have expected from Yoko Ono’s debut menswear collection for Opening Ceremony, revealed today. But had we thought about it logically, it’d probably have been something as barmy as what she’s indeed delivered. Featuring neon pink shades, arse-exposing mesh trousers and the sort of abstract ...More

Gadgets

5 reasons to put the new 2012 Apple iMac at the top of your Christmas list

Hoping to bag a new computer this Christmas? If you put style and functionality on equal footing when it comes to picking your gadgetry, you’ll be looking to pop one of Apple’s new 2012 iMac models at the top of your wishlist.  Though many feared the futuristic-looking new machines wouldn’t hit stores in time for […]...More

Gallery, Shirts

Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

It will very shortly be the party season and chances are you will be soon be an inebriated state confessing all to Tim in accounts about your cunning plan to later trap Susanna from sales with a sprig of mistletoe. That probably won’t go to plan unless you are looking your best and that of […]...More


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