Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
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Sunday 08 January 2012
Time at last to say 'yes I said yes I will Yes'
Sunday 01 January 2012
Some of music's biggest rebels eat their words and graduate as OAPs this year
Friday 28 October 2011
Lulu may be the ultimate Goth album: steeped in art-house self-regard, mired in the vilest extremes of perversion and misery, barked out with as little human warmth as its practitioners can muster and its leaden tortures drawn out to unbearable lengths, it takes the notion of being "drawn to the dark side" to the nth degree.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Backstage at Reading festival, Madness frontman shares a tale of an awkward moment with David Bowie.
Friday 27 May 2011
Kate Bush is working on a new record.
Friday 15 April 2011
Unlike some blues purists petrified by a laborious concern for authenticity, Steve Miller has always been able to apply a supple pop sheen to classic blues stylings, without detracting from their appeal.
Thursday 28 October 2010
An exclusive photographic exhibition of David Bowie's formative years in London charts the rise of one of the most influential artists of our time.
Sunday 29 August 2010
You have to admire the sheer originality of "pop's new Picassos" (NME).
Sunday 27 June 2010
Anderson's first studio album in 10 years is one to divide opinion – either enough to induce "stultifying boredom" (the NME) or one that makes her "the most important multimedia artist of our time" (The LA Times).
Sunday 27 June 2010
Dr John in mellow mood, closer in temperature to Steely Dan than to the album's dedicatee, Bobby Charles – snakey, low, hip and perhaps a little jazzier than you might have reason to expect.
Friday 18 June 2010
As the title suggests, Homeland sees Laurie Anderson returning to the familiar territory of her opus magnum United States I-IV, with a series of ruminations and observations upon her native land, in which unashamed intellectualism – references to Kierkegaard, Thomas Paine, etc – is balanced by her dry wit and ironic delivery.
Friday 18 June 2010
His first new album in 17 years finds the self-proclaimed Space Cowboy, Gangster of Love and Midnight Toker returning to the blues roots on which he cut his teenage teeth, before psychedelia turned his head.
Friday 12 February 2010
The covers album as we know it dates back to 1973, when David Bowie's Pin Ups and Bryan Ferry's These Foolish Things were released.
Friday 11 September 2009
"Just as weird as their older albums; it's just weird in a much more polished way. Though it's good to hear a new Os Mutantes record that carries forward the ideals and exploratory spirit that made us all love the band in the first place." - Joe Tangari, pitchfork.com
Friday 07 August 2009
New Jersey art-rock trio Yo La Tengo has been going strong since 1984 and on 8 September they release their 12th album, 'Popular Songs'.
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