FILTHY EMPIRE Heaven’s Basement (Shock) A balls-out honest rocker from a bunch of Brits for whom screeching Slash-style solos and screaming Def Leppard backing vocals aren’t something to hide from your hipster relatives. Rather something to parade around in ripped jeans and cut-off denim jackets
BANKRUPT! PHOENIX (Liberation/Universal) Sparkling like cheap spumanti served in fine lead crystal, this French four-piece follow up their Grammy-acclaimed festival pop hit-machine Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix with a clever collage of remember-when beats, drifting synth trance and crowd-pleasing dance-athons.
VERMILLION SKIES Nathan Haines (Warner) Classic beat bar-room jazz for the smokefree generation.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Wellington, TSB Arena, March 19 Neil Young is a legendary singer and songwriter – there’s no doubt about that.
Bangkok’s hottest hangout was actually born from “six months of despair and depression.” After completing a course of curatorial studies and unable to renew her Rockefeller Foundation research funds, Somrak Sila wondered what she could do to “bring art closer to Thai people.” Knowing that “another commercial gallery wasn’t the answer,” Somrak, 32, and three partners created WTF, tel: 662 6246. It’s a hipster-filled, three-story bar, caf, exhibition space and screening room with a dance floor