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Crystal Castles, Brixton Academy, London

A wall of dirty synths and intense strobe lights descends upon the crowd as vocalist Alice Glass hobbles onto the stage. It seems that a broken ankle – sustained in Tokyo in January's segment of the tour to promote the Toronto duo's second eponymous album, Crystal Castles (II) – is not enough to hold her back.

The Word On: The king of Limbs, Radiohead

"The eight songs here are less like an album and more like two EPs in a set: one of spectral, understated ballads, and the other of spectral, understated takes on left-field electronic music." nymag.com

Ghostpoet, Electrowerkz, London

Shortly after crowds pour into this intimate venue, it becomes apparent that Ghostpoet isn't going to serve up what anyone familiar with his new album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam might expect. Obaro Ejimiwe, as his mother knows him, is accompanied tonight by a drummer and a guitarist.

I Don't Believe in Outer Space, Sadler's Wells, London

The tone for William Forsythe's I Don't Believe in Outer Space is set by dancer Dana Caspersen, who acts out both sides of a conversation with such exaggerated physical and vocal mannerisms that she becomes a postmodernist Gollum act.

Music & Me: Breakage

Breakage (James Boyle to his mum) drops the kind of bass heavy D’n’B meets breaks beats that hits you square in the chest. This producer du jour’s tracks have now been voted “Hottest Record in the World” five times in a row by Zane Lowe. He took time out from hitting chests and wooing Lowes to answer a few of our questions...

The Streets, Picture House, Edinburgh

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How Radiohead caught rock's ballet bug – and went viral

Thom Yorke's dance begins in silhouette before building to a convulsive climax. The latest Radiohead video, "Lotus Flower", has amassed more than 3.5 million YouTube hits since being uploaded on Friday. It looks like the nervous jitters of a madman. It is, in fact, the delicately choreographed work of one of modern dance's greatest talents.

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Radiohead, The King of Limbs (Ticker Tape/XL)

The announcement on Valentine's Day of an imminent Radiohead album was greeted as enormously significant in many quarters, like Moses coming down from the mountain with a brand new slab under his arm.

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Kings of reinvention, but Radiohead haven't gone out on a limb

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The return of Radiohead: No surprises? How about a new album...

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