The Barometer: Rage Against the Machine; Liars; Lightspeed Champion; Nite Funk; Laura Marling; Fucked Up
Friday 11 December 2009
Rage Against the Machine Killing In The Name
A campaign has kicked off to take on the "X Factor" Christmas single with this 1990s classic. We support the cause. It brings out the angry teenager in us all.
The art-rockers' intense new single starts quiet and then gets very loud. Either way, it's pretty good.
Lightspeed Champion Marlene
The first single from Dev Hynes's new album packs a punch with dramatic strings and 1970s guitar pop.
Nite Funk Am I Gonna Make It
Producer Dam-Funk and singer Nite Jewel get together for a sleek synth-funk trip back to the 1980s.
Laura Marling Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
Marling's new song with smart lyrics over a spare guitar proves the "new folk" scene has still got legs.
Fucked Up Do They Know It's Christmas?
The Canadian punks take a charitable swipe at the Christmas favourite with the help of an all-star indie cast including GZA, Yo La Tengo, and David Cross.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams cast in Channel 4 drama about cyber bullying
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's 'Booty' music video is just a load of butts
Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written
The Walking Dead season 5 synopsis: Spoilers and existential questions revealed
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes