The Swinghoppers – Welcome to the Family EP review

The Swinghoppers are a three piece musical outfit fusing the vintage sounds of swing music with updated styles of hip hop. Frontman Offbeat provides the majority of the lyrics. Supported by PYE (or Pieman – wait, is he from the Illicit Market at Asylum?) with raps or impressive beatboxing and singing from Sharleena Ray. I first heard about The Swinghoppers via their newest single Tea Total which features steampunk lovable rogue Professor Elemental. After a brief chat, they kindly sent me their new EP to have a listen to. This is the Swinghoppers EP review. Continue reading “The Swinghoppers – Welcome to the Family EP review”

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Sweeney Todd’s Origins Sweeney Todd is adapted from a serialized tale called The String of Pearls: A Romance. The story took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes giving them too close a shave with his straight-edge razor). Then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes them into meat … Continue reading Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Review

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown

Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown, a guest review by Nils Nisse Visser. Like to indulge in the phantasmal during the spectral month of October?  Hopeless, Maine is what you’re looking for. Mind you, it’s sublimely moody in other months as well. The series is drawn by Tom Brown, written by Nimue Brown, and published by Sloth Comics. It currently consists of Hopeless, Maine 1: The Gathering, and Hopelesss, Maine 2: Sinners. The Gathering incorporates two previously separately published volumes, Personal Demons and Inheritance. The graphic novels are available at most major online retailers. DREAMTIME The plot of both The Gathering and Sinners is … Continue reading Hopeless, Maine by Tom Brown & Nimue Brown

Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

As I said in my reviews of Season 1 and Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, I really enjoy it… That is, until Season 3. There is really no way to review this season properly without giving away some spoilers, so be warned. What is Penny Dreadful Season 3 About? This season begins with basically all the characters spread all over the world. Their mission and bond as a group were left shattered after events in the previous season, and everyone is attempting to pick up the pieces one way or another. Our sharpshooter with the heart of gold heads back to America to face his past, … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 3 Review

Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

What is Penny Dreadful Season 2 About? It’s tough to review Season 2 of a show without giving away any spoilers from the first season, but I’ll do my best. (You can also get my impressions of Season 1 in my last review.)  The second season of this deliciously dark, psychological thriller sees new foes. If you thought vampires were bad, wait until you meet the witches of this season. They are out to exploit Vanessa and her psychic powers, and they’ll go through her friends to get what they want. You get a lot more information about Vanessa’s backstory and how she’s used her dubious … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review