POP: PICK OF THE WEEK
Saturday 12 February 2005
Co-headlining this tour with the very complimentary Hal from Ireland (who have a single out now on Rough Trade), , a hirsute boy-girl quartet based in London and signed to Heavenly Records, look set to be one of the breakthrough acts of the year. And, indeed, in among the artpunk and lad-rock obsessed bands currently clogging up the London scene, they're a breath of fresh air, plying dreamy tunes that meld country rock and folk with a smidgen of jazzy vibes. Their trump card is a line in beautifully constructed harmonies, one of the main reasons why their live tickets are so sought after.
Cockpit, Leeds, today; Glee Club, Birmingham, Tue Roadhouse, Manchester, Thur
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