On July 13th 2019, Garbage played a show in London’s Kew Gardens. How did they fare in a reasonably posh concert series that’s been predominantly headlined by Pop acts over the years? Astronomically well, it turns out!
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It’s the 10th Birthday of Green Day’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’! 10 years after release, does it still hold up, or is it a big pile of rubbish? Let’s relisten and find out!!!! Read More
Rejoice! After 6 long months, a brand-new Series of Taskmaster makes its way to Dave next week, featuring 5 brand new contestants, 10 episodes full of new mundane tasks and a whole heap more of TV’s favourite couple, Greg Davies and “Little” Alex Horne! To celebrate the return of Taskmaster, and to whet our appetites for what’s in store, let’s take a look back at some of our favourite moments from each of the previous 7 series. Read More
This past Friday (29th March), myself and a couple of friends made our way to Shepherd’s Bush to see The Lounge Kittens on their tour in support of their brand-new EP, ‘Have Another…’. Here are my thoughts on an evening of great fun and sing-alongs. Read More
I’ve always wanted to put in the effort and truly work out what my 50 favourite Frank Turner songs are. So I did. Join me as I count them down! In this third part, numbers 30-21! (And stay tuned for the next few parts over the coming days!) Read More
I’ve always wanted to put in the effort and truly work out what my 50 favourite Frank Turner songs are. So I did. Join me as I count them down! In this first part, numbers 50-41! (And stay tuned for the next few parts over the coming days!) Read More
This week, we thought we’d do something a little bit different for the UDS blog. The idea started with a random year chosen by our own Neale, and as you’ve probably guessed from the title, the year chosen was 2004. We then each chose 2 albums from the year 2004 that we think people should go and check out again. The albums we’ve selected are a reasonably eclectic bunch, ranging from Metal to Glam-Pop to Japanese Alternative Rock and all sorts in between. So, without further ado, here are 6 albums from 2004 that we think you should go and listen to again! Read More
Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ is an album I often revisit, and was one of my favourite albums of 2016. Yet, in 2019, I feel like it’s an album that really doesn’t seem to get the love I think it deserves. Why is that? Read More
My aim today is to share some of the songs that Chris Cornell has had a hand in creating that I think more people should listen to, and hopefully open people’s eyes to an artist they may never have given a second thought about. This is neither a beginner’s guide nor a deep cuts collection. These are songs that maybe didn’t get as much radio airplay, album tracks that I think could have been put forward for the masses, and a couple of singles that are often overlooked. So, if you’ve ever found yourself grooving along to ‘Spoonman’ or headbanging to the outrageous noise of ‘Cochise’ but have never thought to go beyond the songs fed to you on a platter, this might just be the list for you. Read More
Doctor Who is my favourite TV show, through and through. So why is it that Series 11 has left me feeling so conflicted about my love for the show? Am I having some form of crisis? Is the show all of a sudden really bad? Have I grown up? I don’t think it’s any of these things. Join me, as I take a look at some of the things I liked and disliked in Series 11 of Doctor Who in an effort to find some clarity. Read More
It’s that time of year again - the Christmas tree is up, the tinsel is strung around the house, and the television is flooded with a load of rubbish films. That’s alright though, who’s actually paying attention? On Christmas day the TV is merely a vessel for background noise, something to neglect while everyone’s opening their presents, or vegging out after a particularly heavy turkey dinner. Read More
But what if you don’t fancy slumming it with the latest drama in EastEnders or Coronation Street this year? We’ve compiled a list of a few films you might want to check out, and we’ve even gone to the trouble of coming up with some excuses for you to use in case someone says “that’s not Christmassy enough”.
It’s a big week for Marvel and its cinematic universe. A second ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer has been released to much hype, with the first trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and the much sought after Avengers 4 trailer (and potential title reveal) finally being unveiled in the coming days. The Marvel Cinematic Universe where we stand in 2018 is an entertainment juggernaut, with millions of people embracing and holding close the characters and storylines involved. As one such person who loves this franchise, upon seeing the immersive experience ‘Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N’ was opening its doors at London’s ExCel centre, I jumped at the chance to book tickets, and went along with a quiet excitement at what might be contained within. But is this something worth attending, or just something made to capitalise on fandom? I went along to find out… Read More
In part 1 of my introductory pair of articles, I covered my 5 favourite albums and TV shows. Here in part 2, I’m going to be covering some of my favourite video games and movies, but this time it’ll be a little bit different. Instead of writing up my ‘Top 5s’ as it were, I’ll instead be focusing on 5 video games and movies that have had the most impact on me. Sure, you’ll still be getting to know my favourites from both categories, but this time ranking isn’t going to factor in, because honestly my feelings are a lot less definitive in these areas. With that out of the way, we’ll begin with 5 of my favourite video games. Read More
Hi there. My name is Matt. Most people call me Dobbie. Either is fine, combine them both and you have my name anyway. Welcome, dear reader, to my first article for Upside Down Shark. I thought I’d take this opportunity to give everyone an idea of who I am and the sorts of things I’ll be writing about for UDS in the weeks, months and potential years ahead. Seeing as Pop Culture is the name of the game here, I feel the best way to show who I am is to give you a collection of my favourite albums, video games, TV shows and movies. I won’t go into too much detail here as we’ve got years ahead for proper dissection. In Part 1, we’ll cover my favourite albums and my favourite TV shows. So, let’s just jump into it, shall we? Read More