Posted on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 12:00
Each week we’ll be sharing the alt. tickets Social Distancing Survival Guide.
The concept is simple: we choose three records, three movies, a boxset to binge and a podcast.
We all have our favourites that we always go back to, but it is always a good idea to try something new – especially right now – so be sure to keep up to date with our choices and let us know via Twitter which albums, movies, series and podcasts you recommend.
This week DHP's Ticketing Coordinator Cait Briggs shares her choices!
Loyle Carner – Not Waving, But Drowning
For me, south Londoner Loyle Carner’s ability to rap with such slick delivery is unquestionably impressive. His lyricism is so simply candid that it’s hard to not melt into each single; delving into relationships with friends and family members. This album offers a jazzy, feel good vibe that could make any day brighter (which is especially needed right now).
Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks
In the current climate, it’s hard to not find yourself extremely frustrated at the prospect of being stuck inside for any longer. With that said, I thought this album would be awfully relevant to anyone who feels that same frustration. Those who are into hardcore will no doubt have heard of them, with debut album Laugh Tracks launching them into the forefront of the scene. Whenever I find myself irritated with those who continue to ignore guidelines, I whack this on and hope for the best.
Wish You Were Here – I’m Afraid of Everything
On quite the contrary, this album is indisputably dreamy. Despite the cynical manner, Jesse Barnett delivers each single with such an angelic tone. This EP was only released towards the end of 2019, but is by far one of my standouts of 2020. His recent performance on Audiotree was one not to miss, with new track ‘Close’ sounding so beautiful.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Based in the New Zealand wilderness, a young fostered boy and his father mistakenly become the subjects of a country-wide manhunt. I’m a huge fan of director Taika Waititi’s work (Jojo Rabbit, What We Do In The Shadows), and so this film is undoubtedly a masterpiece to me. A definite must-watch that’ll lift your spirits.
As if my love for Ryan Gosling wasn’t strong enough already, this film takes it up a notch. Quite a gruesome watch for some, the film follows Gosling risking his life to protect his neighbour’s (Carey Mulligan) family from inevitable trouble. Acting as a Hollywood stuntman, as well as a getaway driver, Gosling’s performance throughout is unreal despite minimal speech. The film also sports one of the dreamiest 80’s style soundtracks on offer.
You instantly know that any film written by Seth Rogen will be hilarious, as well as utterly ridiculous. Following 3 teenage friends through their final days of high school, it’s inevitable that you’ve at least heard of this film. Jonah Hill and Michael Cera epitomise the life of teenage boys, with anxieties around sex and university life. Clear highlights involve McLovin, DTF and copious amounts of dick drawings.
All Killa No Filla
If you’re partial to serial killers documentaries (like me) and northerners (like me), comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean offer a podcast like no other. Each week discussing a new murderer, these two delve into the backgrounds of famous serial killers such as Ted Bundy and Harold Shipman. Despite offering a comical twist, it’s surprisingly informative and offers a modern-day angle of aged murder stories.
Inside Number 9
For anyone who needs something to stimulate their brain in this lethargic time, Inside Number 9 is most definitely the answer. Offering a Black Mirror-esque vibe, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton star in each episode, all of which have no apparent link, but offer an exciting twist towards the end. Episodes range from scary to sad, as well as happy to extremely moving. With some other credible actors found along the way, it’s a thrilling watch from start to finish.