Nick Hasted has been a film journalist since 1986. He writes about film, music, books and comics for The Independent, Sight & Sound, Uncut and Little White Lies. He has published two books: The Dark Story of Eminem (2002), and You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks (2011), both from Omnibus Press.
10 October 2014 12:30 PM
The Mercury Prize mostly acts as the slightly hip wing of the music industry's hype machine. It can, though, give a legitimate leg-up to a band such as Polar Bear, whose new album In Each And Every One has earned their second nomination, and whose questing post-jazz is a long-shot for mainstream acclaim.
Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete, album review: Get ready for no less than 138 tracks Dylan recorded with The Band
26 September 2014 10:17 AM
Though so little of Dylan’s carefree 1967 music was officially released, its impact has been huge
Robert Young: Primal Scream guitarist who summed up their potent and hedonistic fusion of punk, psychedelia and the rave culture
14 September 2014 04:25 PM
‘He can get a tune out of anything,’ said Bobby Gillespie
11 September 2014 11:20 AM
From his T-shirt to his funny, raw confessions, he ignores classical rituals
08 September 2014 01:38 AM
01 September 2014 05:05 PM
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
27 August 2014 11:44 AM
Stripped of Grizzly Bear’s layers, Rossen has singer-songwriting strength
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
The Mercury winner has written a paean to his home town – musicians love to do it
20 August 2014 11:46 AM
Royal Albert Hall, London
15 August 2014 03:19 PM
Blue Note remains more than the shell of a name that other formerly legendary labels – Virgin, Island, Motown and EMI – have been reduced to according to Nick Hasted
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 2 Exodus Gods and Kings casting controversy: Ridley Scott would never cast 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school