Interview: Steel Panther
TNS tried to talk festivals with Steel Panther’s sex-crazed and spandex-fuelled, lead guitarist Satchel about vaginas, Canada, grocery stores and his upcoming Prime Ministerial campaign...
French Mountain Offers Doomsday Salvation
A French mountain that has attracted New Agers since the 1960s has been revealed to be home to an alien space craft. When the world ends in less than 9 months, the aliens waiting inside the ship will save all the humans nearby and transport them to a new age.
Review: Two Wings - Love's Spring
For better or worse, Glasgow folk group Two Wings' debut is difficult to ignore.
Woman Falls Off Pier, Finds 'New Lease On Life'
A woman who accidentally walked off a pier whilst sending a text is hoping her experience will raise awareness of the dangers of walking and texting.
Review: Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Frankie Rose's first proper solo album proves she's capable of going it alone.
What Not To Name Your Band
The Morning Benders have just announced a name change. As POP ETC take their place in terrible band name history, TNS looks at the mistakes bands make time and again when naming themselves.
Review: Islet - Illuminated People
Choosing a direction may allow for a more streamlined sound, but Isletâ€™s refusal to tie themselves down to a genre makes them one of the most interesting new bands around.
Album review: The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence
The Weeknd has finally released Echoes of Silence, his third mixtape of 2011.
The Most Depressing Christmas Songs Ever
Not everyone is full of festive cheer and good-will towards all men. Hannah Lendrum looks at the Christmas songs that depress her the most...Bah Humbug
Review: Pulled Apart By Horses Album Launch
Pulled Apart By Horses are back with their second album, Tough Love. Expect more of the same, but better.
Occupy: Pro-democracy, not anti-capitalism
Hannah Lendrum comments on the Occupy movement being labelled 'domestic terrorists' and the reality of the movement...
Film Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Normally when a film ends in the cinema the credits start rolling, the lights go up and people start talking. At the end of We Need To Talk About Kevin the room was uncomfortably silent. Itâ€™s unsurprising - this is an intensely disturbing film.
Review: Summer Camp - Welcome to Condale
You might remember geek-chic poster-boy Jeremy Warmsley from his brief time in the indie spotlight circa 2006, as one of the artists that made up the â€˜thamesbeatâ€™ scene. Well, heâ€™s back - and this time heâ€™s brought his girlfriend along.
What's the Plan, Afghanistan?
Cables from Kabul offers rare insight into how bad it is in Afghanistan, told by the people who live there. Co-producer Henry Langston, tells us how it is so much more than just a war zone...
Film review: Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen's latest effort is an enjoyable but self-indulgent ode to the past