Caught in the Net: Seeing is believing for a soulful comeback
Saturday 26 May 2012
Soul-tinged US alt-rockers The Afghan Whigs recently reunited and last week produced their first song in over five years.
At theafghanwhigs.com, the song can be downloaded in return for an email address. "See and Don't See" is a moody cover of a 1970 track by soul/funk singer Marie "Queenie" Lyons. A fine return to the fold.
Folk-pop debut is no embarrassment
When the French folk-pop singer Mina Tindle supported fellow Gallic artist Camille at the Barbican recently, you could tell the lesser-known musician had fairly slayed the audience, when before her final song, someone shouted out for Tindle to introduce herself. With an air of mild embarrassment, she told the audience her name – they cheered loudly; job done. And she'll likely be met with similar approval following next week's release of her debut LP, Taranta. Following in the line of artful pop from the likes of Feist, Taranta is a lovely, confident 14-track record, flitting effortlessly from French to English lyrics; from guitar folk to expansive pop with jazzy inflections. Listen to a stream of the album HERE.
A positive judgement for Ocean's lo-fi sketch
Rap collective Odd Future's singer-in-chief Frank Ocean posted a new song to his tumblr over the weekend. With the simple words "just at home fuckin around, no judging", he offered up a lo-fi video and lyrics to the track at frankocean.tumblr.com. In the untitled sketch of a song, Ocean plays some sparse keyboard notes and displays his impressive vocal range over a tale of doomed love.
Grace Dent on TVtv
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
‘Remember the attackers are a cold-blooded, crazy minority’, says Blek le Rat
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Syrian refugee child beaten by Istanbul Burger King manager for eating customer’s leftover food
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Alfred Hitchcock's unseen Holocaust documentary to be screened
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Photographer Matt Lankes' portraits of the cast of Boyhood influenced the film's storyline
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens