With Girls Aloud gone for good and two rival Sugababes fighting it out, there's a vacancy for a Great British Girl Group. (The Saturdays? Behave.)
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What To Do, See & Buy: Whistles; Jimmy Cliff; Robert Capa; George & Jorgen; the Flower Appreciation Society
Saturday 10 March 2012
Friday 09 March 2012
Michael Kiwanuka continues the folk-soul tradition of Bill Withers and Terry Callier on this debut album. Sensitively produced by The Bees' Paul Butler, it's a pleasant enough handful of easy-going songs, in which the focus on warmth has left them lacking bite.
Monday 11 July 2011
Listeners to BBC Radio 2 are to sample the ganja-scented atmosphere of the reggae dancehall for the first time when the station launches a late-night, weekly "spliff hour".
Friday 13 May 2011
The 10 songs on Neptune apparently reflect the last 10 years of Eliza Carthy's life, as she moves between relationships and confronts the duties of maturity.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
The reggae artist Smiley Culture died yesterday during a police raid.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Get romantic with Levi Roots' prawn and salmon linguine and ginger dessert.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
"Multiculturalism rules," The Selecter's Pauline Black says pointedly, hours after David Cameron has declared it dead. No one else gives the Prime Minister's comment house-room during this exhilarating, three-hour celebration of reggae in Britain. Look around at the delighted one-time skinheads and rude boys dancing to the heroes that unite them, and the idea seems the product of a fevered brain.
Friday 28 January 2011
Taken from a show in Pittsburgh in September 1980, Live Forever is the last recorded concert by Marley and The Wailers, but while it represents them at the broadest extent of their appeal, it by no means captures the band at their most potent.
Friday 26 November 2010
Hopeton Brown, aka Scientist, is one of the more skilled dub remixers, the immodest claimant of achievements such as Scientist Dubs Culture into a Parallel Universe.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Rare and largely previously unseen photographs of Bob Marley at the height of his career have been published in a new book which hits shops next week.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Two CDs documenting the passage of Jamaican "dancehall" music of the early 1980s, from Lone Ranger, Tristan Palma, Ini Kamoze and Yellowman through to the shoutier newer-school voices of Tiger and Buju Banton.
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial