Manchester indie quartet The 1975 formed because they realised that making music was "better than going to work".
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Saturday 31 August 2013
The Nine Inch Nails frontman is still furious after all these years. But, at 78, Leonard Cohen knows it's better to be a lover than a fighter
Sunday 25 August 2013
Make hay while the sun shines but remember cold weather is closer than you think. Now’s the time to invest, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Saturday 24 August 2013
Art-pop kings remind the world why they rank among this century’s finest songwriters with a truly scintillating comeback gig
Monday 19 August 2013
The Green Man festival’s Brecon Beacons setting regularly startles with its beauty. The Black Mountains – more like lush green hills – and open sky which tower over its stages don’t dwarf the performers, instead making them feel part of something bigger. A diverse bill leaning towards folk and Americana often rises to the landscape’s challenge.
Saturday 17 August 2013
Album three from the LA four-piece whose Nothing is Wrong was one of my favourite records of 2011.
Simon Price on pop: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: If you missed punk's first two waves, it's back - and it's fracking furious
Saturday 17 August 2013
What a difference an apostrophe makes. Punks in Camden Lock. Any year you choose, from 1986.
Punk gets fusty? The Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel embraces monarchy and the Daily Telegraph
Tuesday 06 August 2013
He’s the snarling bassist in The Stranglers, punk’s most malevolent survivors, famed for beating up rival bands, fans and each other. But Jean-Jacques Burnel has revealed that he is now a Daily Telegraph-reading advocate for Britain’s constitutional monarchy.
Sunday 28 July 2013
A big legend in small circles, Medicine were the first American band signed to Creation Records and were, according to Planet Pitchfork, 'the American answer to My Bloody Valentine'.
Saturday 20 July 2013
I arrived in Detroit ready to roll, ready to rock. At last I was in Henry Ford's Motor City, where he conceived the Model T, the vehicle that made modern America. Finally, I was in the place where Motown was born, where Berry Gordy built a musical dynasty: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5. For me, Detroit was iconic, a symbol of America in its mid-20th-century pomp.
Friday 12 July 2013
'I settled on Nile Rodgers; he's the coolest man alive, really...'
Wednesday 10 July 2013
'Built for muddy trails, perfect for tackling potholes'
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