Nirvana x The Batman (2022)

The Batman is definitely one of the better superhero films in recent years. I had heard good comments about the music from fellow music nerds, and the soundtrack did not disappoint at all. The score was beautiful, and I was hooked by the Nirvana placement. “Something In The Way” (David Geffen Company) was such a good match for…More

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NSYNC x Red Rocket (2021)

Red Rocket (A24) was an interesting film. Sean Baker’s films are on the side of the more interesting film releases of recent years. I feel that he has a particular skill in the way he is able to capture the not-so-glamorous aspects of American Life and not centre it around pity. I’m not entirely sure where…More

Run The Jewels x Zola (2020)

Zola (A24)was the last film I saw at the Sundance Film Festival, and it was great to end the experience on a high octane movie. The film director Janicza Bravo and composer Mica Levi joined the audience after the film for a Q+A. I enjoyed hearing about the creative process behind the score for the…More

LYRA x Herself (2020)

I saw Herself as the ‘Surprise Film’ at Sundance Film Festival 2021 over the last weekend. After Clare Binns (a Managing Director of Picturehouse Cinemas) introduced the film, I immediately remembered seeing the trailer for it last year in cinemas. Unfortunately, the film’s release had been delayed due to the effects of the current pandemic.…More

Emile Mosseri x The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

This film stayed with me for a long time after I had seen it back in 2019. Jimmie’s story was moving and relatable. Especially as I have grown up in an area that has been gentrified and now witnessing the rapid gentrification of my current area. Emile Mosseri’s score paired perfectly with the beautiful cinematography.…More

Mogwai x Les Revenants

Les Revenants (Canal +) had a firm grip on Channel 4 during the summer of 2013. I was hooked. Scottish band Mogwai composed the music for both seasons of the show. The standout track for me was “Wizard Motor”. However, the opening theme, “Hungry Face” was also a memorable piece of music. Les Revenants was the first fully subtitled show…More

New Order x Tik Tok x Euro 2020

In an interview with Digital Music News, Alex Menck stated that percussion tracks seemed to get placed year after year. One could say that New Order’s “Blue Monday” being placed in the Tik Tok x Euro 2020 campaign proves him right, the kick drum intro is instantly recognisable. Dark Horses Agency clearly wanted to emphasise…More

Scarlet Pleasure x Another Round (2020)

“What A Life” provides an uplifting tone to the critically acclaimed comedy drama Another Round. I definitely feel that this sync placement has put Scarlet Pleasure in line to be the next big act from Scandinavia in the same way that Tove Lo and Sigrid have found success in UK and US markets. I feel…More

Aitch x Lynx

I saw this advert before a film at the cinema and immediately recognised Aitch’s distinct Mancunian accent. The recent Lynx advert is fun and vibrant and seems very Gen Z focused. This is especially noticeable with the appearance of Aitch, Anthony Joshua and Chunkz. I recently read David Ogilvy on Advertising and he mentioned that…More

Young T & Bugsey x Don’t Rush Challenge

Last year during the height of the pandemic the “Don’t Rush challenge” was all over the internet. The challenge quicky spread to Tik Tok and many other influencers and celebrities were taking part. Tik Tok has become a principal medium in the last couple of years that has had the ability to boost tracks to…More