Tag Archive: neil martin

Something You Said’s top gigs of 2012

We spent a ridic amount of time in 2012 at music venues all over the world. From Berlin to Brighton, from Sydney to Switzerland, from London to LA, we were there. These are… Read More

Something You Said’s Top 10 Films of 2012

Our big round up of 2012 is in full swing. Today it’s time to have a look at the best movies that have hit our cinema screens this year. Here is our top… Read More

Something You Said’s Top TV Shows of 2012

We’ve already brought you our top albums of 2012, next up it’s time to see what’s we’ve been watching on the box. Here is the top 10 TV shows of the year, as voted… Read More

And Darkness Came. A Hurricane Sandy Benefit

As he tends to, Neil Martin points us in the direction of some cool music. And, the best thing about this mega long album is that it helps two good causes. What an… Read More

The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth

It’s difficult to be objective about your heroes, so when I was first asked to review The Mountain Goats’ latest album I was a bit worried about how to approach it. How do… Read More

Jay Stringer interview

Jay Stringer is a Black Country native and Wolverhampton Wanderers fan currently living in Glasgow and an exciting new voice in British crime fiction. Jay’s debut novel, Old Gold, is a cracking piece… Read More

Sound Of My Voice deserves an audience

Neil Martin checked out a film that has thus far only had a limited release: Zal Batmanglij’s Sound Of My Voice has been turning heads at festivals this year and deserves to find… Read More

Birdy is a touching paean to friendship

William Wharton’s classic novel of friendship and the terrible cost of war has tragically been out of print for the last few years. This haunting and brilliant novel that was adapted into an… Read More

Revisiting: David Lynch’s Blue Velvet

Neil Martin explains how he was moulded by Anthrax and David Lynch!  In many ways Blue Velvet is the gateway film for me. It is absolutely the film that showed me the light… Read More

Getting To Know Greater Pacific

SYS has a chat to laid back country folk gang Greater Pacific, during which their main man, Kyle Kersten, tells Neil Martin a little bit about their LP and what is on their stereo:… Read More

Karl Haglund interview

Neil Martin has a chat with Karl Haglund about guitars and art: Karl Haglund is an artist based in Charles City, Iowa. He specialises in cityscapes, abstracts and more recently he has been turning heads… Read More

Beyond the Black Rainbow

SYS film critic Neil Martin has his brain melted by the debut film from Panos Cosmatos. Will it leave you hating it or putting it in your top 10 list of movies. If you’re… Read More