Arcade Fire and Lily Allen have already been confirmed as performers
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Friday 11 March 2011
There are moments on Degeneration Street that suggest Dears' creative mainspring Murray Lightburn is hoping to effect an Arcade Fire-style vault from indie saltmines to popularity; but it's all too little, and at five albums into their career, too late for that.
Monday 14 February 2011
Arcade Fire were overwhelmed by their shock 'Best Album' Grammy win.
Friday 11 February 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Canadian rockers Arcade Fire and American singer Cee Lo Green will perform at next month's Brit Awards.
Sunday 09 January 2011
It starts so well. For the first few minutes of their third album, My Little Cheap Dictaphone – a Belgian band led by Redboy – mine the same rich seam of vintage sounds as the Real Tuesday Weld and the Shortwave Set, creating a haunted junkshop feel.
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 03 December 2010
I have seen Arcade Fire in a small church and in a packed Hackney Empire. Now they are bounding onstage at the O2 Arena as if born to the role. Their ascent has been rapid and has been all the more surprising given the peculiarity of their music, a bewildering panoply of strings and things. Significantly, they do not seem out of place here. As an octet, they are not dwarfed by a stage this size. The same applies to their sound.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Monday 22 November 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
Cross the Proms' two most popular fixtures – the Last Night of the Proms and the Doctor Who Prom – and you might just end up with the event that's taking over the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday afternoon. It's a recreation of the programme you would have heard had you attended the Last Night of the Proms 100 years ago, in 1910.
Monday 23 August 2010
Thursday 12 August 2010
Friday 06 August 2010
Last year's collaboration with Scarlett Johansson was probably more aesthetically pleasing, but music fans will likely be more excited by Pete Yorn's latest hook-up with Frank Black, aka Black Francis.
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