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.
18 January 2013 07:00 PM
Chelsea Light Moving is the latest project from Sonic Youth man Thurston Moore. His new four-piece outfit has been slowly gestating in the last year or so, throwing out occasional songs and now emerges with some strong words: "The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullaboo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn't support right-wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology." The onslaught begins on 4 March when they release their self-titled first album through Matador. Ahead of that they've sent out "Empire of Time", an attacking track from the LP with guitar tones, chimes and crunching riffs. Find it at ind.pn/13yxIOL.
12 January 2013 12:00 AM
Thom Yorke once joked that Radiohead was like the UN with him as America. It seems he may have kept a similar power structure with his project Atoms for Peace.
05 January 2013 12:00 AM
A few weeks ago, Pulp played a reunion homecoming show in Sheffield – and as a parting shot left a Christmas card to all the attendees which contained a code to download a gift from the band's website on Christmas day.
29 December 2012 12:00 AM
29 December 2012 12:00 AM
It's a month or so since Beck's choose your own adventure Song Reader album has been with us.
22 December 2012 12:00 AM
Foals are slowly easing themselves back into the fray ahead of the 11 February release of the third album, Holy Fire.
15 December 2012 12:00 AM
Girls, the acclaimed HBO series by the distressingly young writer/director/actor Lena Dunham is about to get a soundtrack release to accompany this year's first series, which ran in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
08 December 2012 12:00 AM
Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip has a new solo EP out and it seems he's not afraid of alienating the Arsenal-supporting element of his fan-base.
01 December 2012 12:00 AM
Solange is unlikely to reach the stratospheric heights of her sister Beyoncé, but she seems content to carve out her own niche of finely crafted, indie-leaning pop. "Losing You" (youtu.be/Hy9W_mrY_Vk) displayed as much, as did the delicate "Lovers in the Parking Lot" (snd.sc/QvT0tn). This week we got the full EP from which they were taken. Released digitally on Grizzly Bear man Chris Taylor's Terrible Records, and made by Solange in collaboration with Dev Hynes, True is an impressive seven tracks of
24 November 2012 12:00 AM
On 14 January Hoboken's second-finest (no one can top Sinatra), Yo La Tengo return with Fade, their 13th full album release.
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France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
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Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'