Larry Ryan is Deputy Editor of The Independent Magazine. He has previously worked on the Home News desk and the website of The Independent and he writes the "Caught in the Net" music column for the paper's arts magazine, Radar.
07 June 2014 12:00 AM
25 January 2014 12:00 AM
I start by making some calculations to soothe myself. Using the Rail & Sail combo route from London via Holyhead to Dublin takes nine or so hours; to fly between the two cities takes 50 minutes – but a few hours have to be added on for the to-ing, fro-ing and faffing at airports. A one-way rail/sail ticket costs about 30 quid all in – a flight is double that, unless you're very organised or lucky. Even if you're very disorganised, the rail/sail option can be bought just before you travel at no extra cost.
Dissident Gardens, By Jonathan Lethem: Book review - insightful look at radical politics in New York
17 January 2014 07:00 PM
Music looms large for Jonathan Lethem. In the past, citing Walter Pater's dictum that "all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music", he has said that he tries to make his prose "as musical as I can".
20 December 2013 12:00 AM
Some might argue that the output of Gorillaz was akin to solo albums by Damon Albarn in all but name – with added high-profile collaborators. Regardless, the real thing, Albarn's first official solo LP is arriving in 2014. Last week, we got our first teaser in the shape of 21-second YouTube video with Albarn sitting at a piano with his back to the camera. The music which plays over it – scant electronic sounds and a mournful piano motif – gives little away.
11 December 2013 12:00 AM
Talk this way: a writer as inventive in speech as on paper
15 November 2013 07:00 PM
And Patrick Flegel returns after Women trouble ends
08 November 2013 07:00 PM
And ring in the new year with alt-pop's super-duo
01 November 2013 07:00 PM
And Warpaint on for a stealth attack
30 October 2013 12:08 PM
Bryce Dessner is best known as the guitarist with the much-loved art-rock band The National, but over the last few years he has steadily been carving out another branch to his career in modern composition and contemporary classical music - and the various other nebulous terms that are used to describe such music.
25 October 2013 07:00 PM
And an R&B sensation makes the Cut
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