Bush Hall, London
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
The drummer of rock band Keane said today that he was "horrified" that their song was played at the Tory manifesto launch.
Monday 12 April 2010
Chart act Supergrass are to split after 17 years following a series of summer shows, it was announced today.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Luke Haines was the lead singer of the 1990s band the Auteurs. One might be tempted to call them a Britpop band, but don't do so in Haines' hearing as he loathes and despises Britpop and all the other bands associated with it. But then, he loathes and despises pretty much everything: all bands more successful than his own; anyone who doesn't think his music was better than everyone else's; small people; small dogs; Northerners... Haines' arrogance is breathtaking: he meets Paul McCartney at Abbey Road studios but declines to play him any of his new songs as "they're too good for him".
Friday 23 October 2009
On Saturday 31st, The Independent is offering readers the chance to download eight Brett Anderson tracks, including four brand new songs from the highly anticipated album, Slow Attack.
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
As much as anything, this box set charting the development of British pop from 1956 to 1964 confirms that the medium is indeed the message.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Allen was the principal wheel in the engine room of Fela Kuti's monumental Afrobeat, a driving yet relaxed kit-drummer for the ages.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
After a morning stop for a few live sets, I gathered my official SXSW music badge and visited the offices of C3 – the folks behind Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. I got a sneak peak into some new music, including a country-style collaboration between Heartless Bastards singer Erika Wennerstrom and the Black Angels.
Friday 31 October 2008
"The overall tone of 'A Hundred Million Suns' is rather fraught, a bit like reading a teenager's poetry, which is the appeal for some, I guess. But the album could have done with the odd quiet moment to break up the onslaught." - William Rycroft, www.justwilliamsluck.blogspot.com
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/mixtape-i-cant.html">MixTape: I can't believe I like Keane</a>
Wednesday 15 October 2008
I have officially surprised my musical taste with a band which I formerly thought were a big pile of appalling musical rubble, toppled off with some poppycock; let's just say I wasn't very keen on, er, Keane.
Tuesday 16 May 2006
Enclosing two of Shostakovich's concertos between two symphonic scores of Sibelius may not seem the most obvious programming, so different are the sound-worlds of the composers. Yet Schoenberg, who liked neither, was prepared to concede: "I feel they have the breath of symphonists" - meaning the stamina to sustain long, complex structures. And, in the event, this concert under the volatile baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy balanced up well.
Friday 03 February 2006
Sunday 22 January 2006
Tuesday 22 November 2005
Friday 11 November 2005
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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