Blog faves, BBC Sound of 2013 poll, world tour…and the trio hadn't even released an album. Can it live up to the hype?
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Sunday 08 September 2013
A 30-year-old has been charged with reckless driving
Friday 31 May 2013
LA musician Julia Holter (pictured) returns in August with her third album in three years in the shape of Loud City Song. Last year's much praised Ekstasis was a stand-out, full of great experimental baroque pop, strange electronics, fine songwriting and Holter's lovely high-pitched vocal.
The promotional bumf cites Colette and Frank O'Hara as influences on this album themed around Holter's relationship with her hometown, all of which might make one uneasy, but in her skilled hands it should all be OK.
The first track from Loud City Song has been a released and it is an intriguing opening effort. “World” is an extremely sparse affair with those high-end, poised vocals leading the charge over spare hints of synths and strings. The song can be heard with its lo-fi, LA-shot video at youtu.be/BmT7GKPsxto.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
This weekend's Field Day festival in east London is packed with storming new acts.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Chairman, Dick Olver, endured a torrid time at his final AGM as protesters against its deals with Saudi Arabia were ejected amid stormy scenes
Saturday 23 March 2013
Whether Portico Quartet ever were a jazz act is debatable, but they certainly don't sound like one now.
Friday 01 March 2013
Despite her avowed intention to adopt an electronic approach that would take this fourth album in a different direction to its predecessors, it sounds like textbook Dido – which is either a tribute to her voice's character, or an admission of failure.
Friday 01 February 2013
On Taiyo, the universal language of techno bridges 7,000 kilometres to bring together DJ/producers from Germany and Japan in a seamless alliance of beats and tones.
Sunday 06 January 2013
First, a seasonal recommendation, for though decorations are down and detoxes are underway, blow me down if I haven't found just the thing to soundtrack this bleak midwinter: Pedestrian Verse from Scots rockers Frightened Rabbit. Out in early February, it sees their marriage of grimly poetic lyrics and gustily anthemic choruses more on point than ever.
Friday 14 December 2012
Tate bosses have apologised "unreservedly" for a ticketing disaster this week which left many fans of German electronic group Kraftwerk unable to see the band after the gallery's website could not cope with demand.
Sunday 14 October 2012
With pesky priapic cherubs One Direction having nabbed Lewis's "most popular X Factor act" crown, this long-delayed third album sets out to make the Hackney diva "current" again.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Not, as you might anticipate given the title, one of the mixmaster's outpourings of noise-rage, but a quiet, meditative, even warm exploration of slooooow, in dub.
Sunday 19 August 2012
Saturday 21 July 2012
Martyn Ware, who made his name with bands Heaven 17 and Human League, is to transform the Millennium Bridge into a “sound installation” designed to tell the story of London and its people. He urged the authorities to invest in more projects to make the city more “beautiful”.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Glamorous companion said to be a married pop star who Korean leader's father forbade him to see
Thursday 21 June 2012
We’re excited to announce more of this year’s amazing late night line-up with DJs booked on the i Arena, In The Woods and The Lake Stage.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall during coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness