Gig Review: Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit at the Limelight Belfast (18/11/13)

BY PETER MCGORAN Johnny Flynn has that certain quality of being just as competent as a poet as he is as a musician and as a live performer. Lyrically, his writing is lithe and beautiful and his words glow on paper as they do when sung. It is this quality that makes him and hisContinue reading “Gig Review: Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit at the Limelight Belfast (18/11/13)”

An Interview with…Lewis Watson

QUESTIONS BY HAYLEY GAULT Indie pop, self-taught singer/song-writer Lewis Watson speaks to The Gown about touring with Birdy, turning twenty-one and his new album. When did you first get into music? I’ve always been around music. My family are a big fan of music, travelling anywhere with my parents we would listen to music likeContinue reading “An Interview with…Lewis Watson”

Album Review: Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull (RCA Records; 2013)

BY MICHAEL DEVLIN Mechanical Bull largely follows what’s gone before in the Followill clan’s repertoire. Two years ago, fans feared the worst as the band was on the brink of breaking up yet the Kings regrouped, rejuvenated and, evidently, re-recorded. Most of the trademarks are present; the expansive atmospheric Americana and grandiose stadium rock hooksContinue reading “Album Review: Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull (RCA Records; 2013)”

Film Review: Runner Runner (20th Century Fox; 2013)

BY PETER MCGORAN Justin Timberlake – proving once again that he suits the preppy, Ivy League college student character – takes on the role of Richie Furst, a Princeton grad who uses his considerable intellect to make millions in the illegal online gambling business.  Gifted but naïve, he becomes the right-hand man of Ivan BlockContinue reading “Film Review: Runner Runner (20th Century Fox; 2013)”