Can you believe we’re already four months into the year? With March on the horizon, we’ve rounded up some of the top things on our radar from music to the Netflix releases that you simply can’t miss.
The Album Hot List
George Ezra | Staying at Tamara’s | March 23
Britain’s favourite deep voice is making his way back onto our playlists. That’s right, singer-songwriter George Ezra is back in the game. Following the success of his debut album, Wanted on Voyage which brought us hit singles including Listen to the Man and Budapest, George is back with his sophomore album, Staying at Tamara’s. You’ve probably already heard new singles Don’t Matter Now and Paradise on the radio, which gives plenty of reason to listen to this unmissable record.
Love, Simon Soundtrack | March 16
The musical accompaniment of the upcoming romantic comedy starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford sounds like it will be just as good as the film. American indie-pop band, Bleachers perform the first single ‘Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)’, written by front-man Jack Antonoff, Ilsey Juber and Harry Styles. The soundtrack also includes a cool pop contribution from MY, MY, MY singer, Troye Sivan called Strawberries and Cigarettes that you’ll have on repeat, as well as tracks from Khalid, Normani and MØ. Don’t miss Love, Simon when it hits cinemas on March 16!
The Neighbourhood – The Neighbourhood | March 9
From the boys who brought us Sweater Weather, Californian band The Neighbourhood are releasing their third studio album this month. Their signature alt-sound can be heard in the album’s debut single Void and is an absolute must-listen if you love The 1975.
Grab the popcorn, it’s movie time!
Red Sparrow | March 1
Jennifer Lawrence plays Russian dancer in this glamorous spy film that packs a punch or two. After a leg injury that ends her career, ballerina Dominika Egorova ends up becoming a new recruit at Sparrow School, a Soviet intelligence service that teaches her how to use her body and mind as a weapon. J-Law reunites with ‘The Hunger Games‘ director, Francis Lawrence, as her character undertakes a seductive mission with a CIA agent (Joel Edgerton) that threatens her security.
Tomb Raider | March 16
Alicia Vikander stars as the new Lara Croft in exciting action reboot of the 2013 video game. A role previously embodied by Angelina Jolie, the iconic female adventurer sets off on a quest to investigate her father’s mysterious death. Stakes are high as she embarks on a dangerous journey to a mythical island with the destination of an ancient tomb. Roar Uthuag directed the third film based on the classic gaming series that is a must-see of 2018.
Ready Player One | March 30
Steven Spielberg directs the story of this action-packed race towards one man’s fortune. Based on Ernest Cline’s novel, a VR universe creator dies and releases a video that challenges OASIS users to find a hidden Easter egg – the winner inherits his entire wealth. Tye Sheridan plays teen Wade Watts, who begins the contest in the thrilling sci-fi that actually filmed some scenes in Birmingham!
Jessica Jones | Season 2 | Netflix | March 8
Marvel’s Netflix original is back for another round of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. Her short-lived stint as a superhero left her as a PI, now Jessica is picking up the pieces after a traumatic first season. It’s under wraps whether her tormenter played by David Tennent will be back for the next episodes, but we can’t wait for this series to return to our screens.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace | BBC Two
This American drama telling the story of fashion’s most notorious murder case makes it’s UK debut on our screens throughout March. The anthology series that brought us binge-worthy The People V. O.J Simpson tells the story of Gianni Versace when he was shot by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Daniel Criss) in 1997. Édgar Ramírez stars as the infamous designer with Penélope Cruz playing his sister, Donatella.
Love | Season 3 | Netflix | March 9
Looking for an upbeat rom-com to get you through March? Binge to your hearts content watching the story of a couple played by Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. From the producer of The 40-year-old Virgin, Judd Apatow brings to life the journey of two 30-somethings with love, laughs, cries and cringes in the final season. After season 2 saw Mickey spiral out of control and break sweet Gus’ heart yet again, we’re excited to see what the future holds for these two. In a recent interview, Judd Apatow said: “I am really excited about the third season of Love. I think it is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way.”
Bizarre Romance | Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell | March 1
Author of The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) and illustrator of From Hell (Eddie Campbell) team up in this collection of 13 quirky stories that are a visual treat. The husband-and-wife duo have created a collection of wild vignettes featuring a variety of genres from supernatural to fairytales. From two big talents in the industry, this collaboration is not to be missed.
Feast from the Middle East by Tony Kitous | March 8
Packed with more than 100 recipes of delicious dishes, you need this cookbook in your life if you love Comptoir Libanais. Founder of the restaurant, Tony Kitous, has created a collection of Lebanon-inspired food with feasts like aubergine shakshuka and an unusual cake consisting of orange blossom, almonds and semolina. Put this book on your shelf and get ready to make some tasty treats.
Boys Keep Swinging by Jake Shears | March 29
From confused teen to worldwide performer, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears publishes the memoirs of his journey through life. Shears tells all about being an LGBTQ+ icon, important friendships, school bullies and finding a sense of belonging. In this touching book, you get to hear about the wild ride of the singer’s interesting life and career.