Plus the debut LP from one of Alex Turner's favourite bands, an insight into one of Earth's biggest mysteries and a Wall Street exposéMore
Winterbottom’s film loosely fictionalises the real-life events of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher by casting Daniel Brühl as a director travelling to Italy to best decide how to adapt a similar murder story. Delevingne crops up as a spunky English student who takes it upon herself to help Brühl navigate the dark underbelly of the city of Perugia.
It may not sound like too much of stretch for Delevingne, but in many ways she's the anchor of the film, holding everything together while Brühl slowly loses his mind as he delves into the stranger side of the city. Surprisingly, she’s also pretty good, something which bodes well for her role in this year's adaptation of the Martin Amis classic London Fields.
If you didn’t get chance to catch Mini Mansions on their recent support slot with Royal Blood, fear not as their first full-length album hits stores/your iTunes account today. Featuring Queens Of The Stoneage bassist Michael Shuman on drums and vocals alongside fellow Los Angeles musicians Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford, Mini Mansions specialise in a White Album-meets-The Beach Boys-meets-80s-disco strain of danceable yet meditative pop cuts.
As if to authenticate the album’s credentials, Beach Boy Brian Wilson lends backing vocals to the new wave ‘Any Emotions’ while Alex Turner provides a brooding guest verse on single ‘Vertigo’. Their down-tempo cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart Of Glass’ is another head-invading gem.
23 March (Fiction Records)