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Experimental Rock (avant-rock)
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
Radiohead's live drummer and Adele's pianist are jazz stars. They tell Nick Hasted how go-to players are restoring the genre's links to the mainstream
Wednesday 11 April 2012
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Sunday 18 March 2012
James Mercer may use the words "sublimate" and "indigent", but don't be fooled: The Shins trade in a highbrow equivalent of landfill indie.
Saturday 03 March 2012
They have already cut out record companies by selling music direct to fans. Now Radiohead are taking a stand against the inflated prices that fans are forced to pay for live concerts by launching their own "ethical" ticket exchange.
Friday 02 March 2012
It's interesting how many of today's brighter young talents, from Laura Marling to Duffy, have been reared not on the conveyor-belt exercises of stage school, but on more individually fulfilling engagement with the outré influences of older generations. J
Sunday 12 February 2012
Anyone coming to Gotye's third album via twinkling torch-song-cum-YouTube-phenomenon "Somebody That I Used to Know" may be surprised, then disappointed.
Friday 06 January 2012
Guitar - Stef Ketteringham
On guitar I've got a guy named Stef Ketteringham, from a band called Shield Your Eyes.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
A "Gothic dream-pop supergroup" led by 4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell, This Mortal Coil established a style of brooding chamber-pop from which would derive subsequent ruminative indie strains like shoegazing.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Eva Braun was only 17 when she first met Hitler. In October 1929, she was working late in Heinrich Hoffmann's photography shop when her boss introduced her to "Herr Wolf", who turned out to be Adolf Hitler. The three shared a meal of beer and sausages, during which time Hitler is said to have "devoured her with his eyes". Despite the 23-year age gap, Braun was to become an important presence in Hitler's life.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Rocket From The Tombs were a Cleveland proto-punk legend that remained unrecorded in its brief existence, but would go on to provide the seed-corn from which Pere Ubu would grow.
Thursday 03 November 2011
Friday 28 October 2011
Lulu may be the ultimate Goth album: steeped in art-house self-regard, mired in the vilest extremes of perversion and misery, barked out with as little human warmth as its practitioners can muster and its leaden tortures drawn out to unbearable lengths, it takes the notion of being "drawn to the dark side" to the nth degree.
Saturday 01 October 2011
Hundreds of New Yorkers chanted slogans criticising the banks, corporations and the media, as a protest that has claimed to "Occupy Wall Street" for the past two weeks sparked into life.
Friday 26 August 2011
Due to the uncertain political situation in their Malian home base of Tessalit, Tinariwen did what comes naturally to nomads, upping sticks and relocating to a tent in the Algerian desert to record Tassili.
Friday 12 August 2011
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