Crime and the City Solution tour!!

One of key moments in anyone’s life has to be the moment they discover the amazing shimmering walls of noise that is a crime and the city solution album. or even THAT scene from Wings of Desire...

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Two Fingers (Amon Tobin) announces new album

Amon Tobin, the most uncompromising artist on an uncompromising record label, demands a dedicated listener. Brittle, beautiful, but always disappearing just out of easy cognition, Tobin’s music...

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Korean Eye 2012: Saatchi Gallery

This month there are many things inspiring me, but one that really catches the eye is the arrival of contemporary Korean art from 33 artists including Debbie Han, Seon Ghi Bahk, Ji Yen Lee and Myung...

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Tickets on Sale for Cambridge Folk Festival 2013

The eternal wheel just keeps turning. For some that may mean the hopes of transcendence to a higher plane of existence once they have parted this brief life. For others less hopeful, it is the grim...

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The Dark Knight Deflates

SPOILER WARNING: this review contains essential plot details of the film but it may save you from wasting three hours in air-conditioned semi-darkness. Ever since Frank Miller created the template...

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Sleep Deprivation Makes Complex Tasks More Difficult

Lack of sleep makes you slower and a bit useless at complex tasks? Doh! Anyone with a newborn can tell you that. The phenomenon is not universally accepted though, at least not amongst those whose...

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Ben Young: Victory Gallery, Oregon

Ben Young i think i’m free When I was given the role of art writer for Trebuchet magazine I knew instantly that I wanted to write about new and emerging artists to relay exhibitions that people...

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An Olympic Damper: How Rubbish Humans Really Are at Sports

Slower, Lower, Weaker. Well, we can’t use the proper Olympics motto in a Trebuchet news item, lest we get lynched by a team of predatory lawyers hellbent on protecting the copyright phrases and...

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After the Fireworks: 4th July, Higgs Boson, and notions of independence

On July 4, the people of the U.S. marked the passing of another year's perfunctory, Independence Day festivities. The date, also, was occasioned by the formal announcement from physicists at CERN...

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Writing with only your eyes

“One can also imagine that, on the long term, eye movements can routinely be used in man-machine interactions”, and doubtless, Jean Lorenceau’s research into ways to improve the...

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Americana International Festival 2012

While wandering around my first ever festival, Reading 1989, I came across a stall selling a selection of badges, one of which portrayed a Confederate flag....

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Energy drinks/alcohol in casual sex shocker

'drinking Red Bull/vodka or Jagerbombs doesn't necessarily lead people to get drunk and become intimate with strangers, but it does increase the odds of doing so' There are times when the prim,...

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Stopping binge-eating with food colouring

Take some students, give them a tube of Pringles, put them in front of a tv screen. Apparently, they’ll eat less of the (actually brand-unspecified) potato chips if, at a regular interval,...

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Invisible in London: Understanding Invisible Art

Anyone living in London will have noticed that in preparation for the Olympic Games, a myriad of shiny new buildings, facades and artworks are materializing all over our City. This weekend I...

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Velvet Underground and Nico Reissues

One for the completists. Universal Records will be releasing a 45th Anniversary Edition of the seminal Velvet Underground & Nico, across 6 discs, on October 1st. A chance to revisit, or discover,...

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Mod Wins Cycle Race

Bradley Wiggins, the winner of the 2012 Tour de France, is known to favour the music of sixties ‘mod bands’ over what currently passes for popular music....

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SeaFox: The Underwater Drone

Rooftop-mounted misslile emplacements and high-altitude military drones have made UK headlines recently, and with good reason. Suspecting the ever-growing security presence surrounding the Olympic...

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Peter Broderick: These Walls of Mine

‘…composing and playing music is just a pretty sophisticated way to do those things we do, but why? Because we were separated in the big bang – and are now endlessly trying to find...

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Stereotypes and Swiss Interns: An Academic in Africa

You move to a country like Nigeria, and you instantly don’t want to conform to, or believe any of the stereotypes that your pinko-lefty-post-colonial-post-modern-feminist-queory-post-structuralist...

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Mutiny on the Bounty: Trials

Here is a band with a ceaseless work-rate, an impressive touring/gigging record and Facebook and Twitter pages filled with adoring fans ...

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Menomena announce album and tour

Menomena announce album and tour. Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Menomena will release their new album, Moms, on September 18, 2012 in the US and on October 8 in the UK. Now a duo,...

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Loitered Lens: Americana International

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the...

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Awesome! How Awe Expands Time

'Time expands in the tube'. So said 1970s pro-surfer Wayne Lynch, referring to the delicate art of tuberiding. It's since become a maxim, a cliche, a canard – used by clothing...

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Ready-Marinated Fish. Scientists find elevated caffeine levels off coastal Oregon

Now it becomes clear why anglers like to fish at night. Turns out that their piscine prey can't sleep either. In the fishy food chain, it pays to be alert. Caffeine levels in coastal waters off...

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About Trebuchet

Honest and Unmerciful. What do you want to think? What you read makes you what you are. Sounds a bit strident we know, but we believe it....

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Rock and Roll Poet – Mike ‘Stick’ Tyler.

Something of a mystery, Mike Tyler has a sort of brash appeal that comes close to being the ironic supernova of the archetypal hipster. With Erection Mike Tyler’s latest ‘release’,...

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Sexual Fantasies Don’t Vary from Men to Women

You remember that old joke about 99% of men admit to masturbating, 1% admit to being liars? Seems that the respondents of a Spanish study into sexual fantasy haven't heard it. Fantasizing about...

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Mostly Autumn: Ghost Moon Orchestra

The Ghost Moon Orchestra is either the ninth or tenth studio album from York rock band Mostly Autumn, depending on how you count them, and the second since Olivia Sparnenn replaced the much-loved...

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Thurston Moore returns to Cafe OTO

The need for speed. Usually we try to write a little bit of blurb to go with events listings, before pasting in the relevant information from the venue. Not even going to attempt that on this one...

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The Return of the Return of Fu Man Chu

‘Yellow peril gets nearer’ is a newspaper headline I remember from my distant youth. In those politically incorrect days it may have referred to a new strain of Asian Flu or a Chinese incursion...

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