Callahan’s fifth album under his own name in the eight years since the Smog lifted, sounds precisely as you might expect it to: drily humorous but essentially dark lyrics, delivered in that trademark detached baritone, while instruments from flutes to violins flitter fittingly (never a note out of place) in the background.
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Thursday 12 September 2013
Ticket resale website Seatwave today named the former chairman of Shazam as its new boss, as the company revealed it was in profit for the first time thanks to sell-out concerts like the Rolling Stones.
Saturday 31 August 2013
A second album since the mournful Ali Campbell was replaced as lead voice by his brother Duncan. And they have a theme.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
With no criticism of Spencer Leigh's well detailed Slim Whitman obituary (20 June), one item overlooked was the accomplishment that the singer didn't receive – a place in Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, writes Tony Byworth.
Monday 13 May 2013
Dutch jazz and pop singer Caro Emerald has gone straight to number one with her second album The Shocking Miss Emerald.
Thursday 11 April 2013
What if there were no magic potion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What if your best friend fell for your girl and no enchanted flower could lift the spell? That is the premise of Shakespeare’s rarely performed comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona. And this is the play that director Andrew Hilton and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory have chosen to stage in rep with their recent Richard III.
Friday 05 April 2013
At the start of the last decade Texan post-hardcore band At the Drive-In (pictured) made some of the most exhilarating raucous rock music around. Some 13 years later their album Relationship of Command is getting bells and whistles re-release treatment. To mark the occasion there is a remix of seminal single “One Armed Scissor” by Swedish electronic musician The Field. The remix is out in May as a 12-inch but it's already streaming at youtu.be/iopzilfHj9M. Admittedly it's a strain to find much trace of the original (if you can hear it at all) but it's a fascinating beats-and-pulses-filled, nine-minute whirr of electronica nonetheless.
Monday 01 April 2013
Singing show The Voice lost out in the Saturday night ratings war when it returned for a second series at the weekend.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Sir Tom Jones has admitted that producers fed The Voice coaches comments in the first series of the TV show - in case they were lost for words.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
DJ Steve Wright's weekly dedication show is ruled to have breached BBC guidelines after Radio 2 listeners were encouraged to leave requests for programmes which had already been recorded.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Red and green should never be seen. That's the rule, folks. That's the rule. Don't blame me, I didn't make it up. Them's the fashion fundamentals. Only, someone should probably have a word with the people who make Chrimbo sweaters, cos they're not listening. It's red (mainly) and green everywhere, because they are Jesus's favourite colours. Not really; we've got swathes of red because of Coca-Cola and the great Santa swindle, and we've a dash of green here and there because it's nice to have a reminder of a snog under the mistletoe.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Six decades into his remarkably consistent career, Fame has made one of his best albums: a bare-bones trio recorded in Slovenia with guitarist Primoz Grasic and bassist Mario Mavrin.
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