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Area 11 – Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill Single Review

Area 11 – Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill Single Review
So, here we are three years after Area 11 first began making music and All The Lights In The Sky is on it’s way out ready to make way for whatever the band have planned next. It seems somewhat fitting that the final single released from the album brings everything full circle with a special version of one of their very first songs, Heaven-Piercing Giga Drill (complete with sparkly new music video). So, what can fans who’ve already heard... 

Beckii Cruel: The Game Kickstarter Project Announced

Beckii Cruel: The Game Kickstarter Project Announced
Announced recently on Twitter, the Isle of Man’s premier (and only) idol, Beckii Cruel has unveiled plans for a forthcoming multi-platform game based on a fictionalised account of her career via Kickstarter. Touted as a project “so kawaii it hurts” the Kickstarter page presents artwork and screenshots from the in-development title and offers a chance to experience a game that sums up “all things Beckii” to those who... 

Area 11 – All The Lights In The Sky Review

Area 11 – All The Lights In The Sky Review
Finally it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. After a couple of years touring and several shorter EP’s Area 11 have finally released their first full length album. Due out later this month, it’s a mash-up of new and unexpected sounds from the band thrown in with their usual dose of heavy guitars and speedy keytar fingerings. It’s time to sit back, plug yourselves into the network and enjoy a heavy dose of the... 

Superpowerless Interview

Superpowerless Interview
What do you get when you take nerd sensibilities, a healthy dose of pop punk and a whole host of retro game console sound boards and put them all in a blender? I’m willing to bet the end result would be the Pixel Punk band Superpowerless. Winner of the 2009 MTV / Vodafone Fast Track competition and having had his début music video “Wasted My Time” played in rotation on MTV in 29 countries, we were recently lucky enough to be able... 

Interview with Area 11 Lead Singer Sparkles

Interview with Area 11 Lead Singer Sparkles
Rock bands are fairly common. There are lots of them and they often sound much the same as the next. Then there are bands like Area 11. Music inspired by anime, references to Dota 2 Beta keys, music videos including Minecraft footage and a brilliantly prepared mix of heavy guitars and speedy keytar fingering are all par for the course for the UK’s first Gaijin rock band. I was recently lucky enough to be able to speak with Sparkles (Tom Clarke),... 

Dig Dug Tournament Roundup

Dig Dug Tournament Roundup
On Sunday May 27th at the MCM Expo in London, Namco Bandai and ShiftyLook held a Dig Dug Tournament to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary, which ShiftyLook are commemorating with a series of webcomics. The tournament featured a host of ShiftyLook webcomic artists, writers, fans and a special surprise guest. We have a a rundown of the tournament available below if you missed it, or if you just want to see how you did. Before starting it... 
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