Your new favourite American-comedy fantasy couple, and four other cultural talking points for the week aheadMore
I mean, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. It just kind of works, doesn’t it? Admittedly Rudd’s been married for over a decade and Amy Poehler isn’t long divorced from Will Arnett (our favourite American comedy real-life couple – we’re still getting over it), but in our imaginary lives they make a great team. That’s obviously what the makers of They Came Together thought anyway, when casting them in this new romcom takedown, which is out on 5 September. Watch the trailer here.
It may sound like a fairly niche title, but Ahmed Gallab, the talented man behind (and in front) of Brooklyn outfit Sinkane, is making the genre all his own, putting out smooth funk grooves with a deft touch. His previous output has earned him comparisons to Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone, but Sinkane’s new album, Mean Love, out 1 September (City Slang) has him coming over all Sade (please note careful word ordering). Listen to it via sinkane.com.