A new biography of Lou Reed captures his creativity and turbulence but feels rushed
Experimental Rock (avant-rock)
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Thursday 30 May 2013
A legal fight between the rock band The Velvet Underground and the Andy Warhol Foundation is over.
Friday 24 May 2013
'Earl Sweatshirt's only 19, but he's the best rapper around'
Wednesday 22 May 2013
"I feel a whole lot better," maintains a hoarse Wayne Coyne, apologising for being too ill to play the previous day's cancelled concert before informing us that "being sick is pretty petty" compared to the tornado disaster in Oklahoma, his home state. It is. He goes on to admit that "this is kind of a ridiculous event". It's certainly an odd event.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Clean bandit are a hip gang of young British up-and-comers. Catch them at Latitude before they become massive.
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne on the heartbreak and mid-life crisis that inspired new album The Terror
Friday 10 May 2013
Coyne surfs the crowd in a space-bubble at their gigs. But his new album is a bleaker affair
Monday 06 May 2013
Growing up with grace is difficult for any band, but when, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you make your early name with a bratty, sexy, art-punk squall, with feral, strutting anthems of youth, what do you do when you’re all edging into your 30s and you’ve already done the ‘going electronic’ shtick?
Friday 26 April 2013
As well as turning Ryan Gosling into an action hero, the noirish thriller Drive has also given a nitro boost to the career of musician David Grellier. Under his pseudonym College, the French electronica producer provides the backing for one of the film's rare romantic interludes – when Gosling's getaway driver takes Carey Mulligan and son for a jaunt down that iconic urban idyll, the Los Angeles River.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Senate blocks checks on gun owners
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Their name might make them sound like a band of teen goths, but Dark Dark Dark's beautiful, dramatic folk music couldn't be more different. And, just for you, they're playing at Latitude's i Arena this year. We caught up with them for some very important questions.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
London based artist David Shillinglaw was born of British parents in 1982 in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel and exhibiting in galleries worldwide. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002, he has exhibited in galleries in Japan, China, Holland, and keys cities such as New York, Beijing, Berlin and Istanbul. And now he's at Latitude...
Wednesday 10 April 2013
“So show me where you fit,” the beanpole (6'5'') dubstep singer trembles on "Retrograde", from his pioneering new album Overgrown. James Blake, to his immense credit, doesn't easily "fit" anywhere. The 24-year-old, who resembles Ben Whishaw with his choir-boy good looks and Justin Bieber hair, is one of our most uncategorisable artists and he's all the better for it.
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