They may present an image of faceless androids, but Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are always about the interface between technology and emotion – and RAM is their most emotional record yet. Because though the vocodered vocals frequently put android futurism front and centre, it was recorded using more actual flesh-and-blood human beings than any previous Daft Punk release.
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Monday 16 July 2012
Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words tells a story in body language. His swinging sixties characters play out sexual power games in the tilt of a head, the shift of stance. When a dancer moves her weight to the other hip, it’s blatantly provocative; pulling a dressing gown tighter is a form of surrender.
Sunday 01 July 2012
This London-based Ghanaian band have put some air and elasticity back into Afro-funk on this debut release.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Nicola Christie sits in on some lively rehearsals at The Sage.
Monday 11 June 2012
Saturday 09 June 2012
It's a rap as Plan B shows he's street-wise
Saturday 09 June 2012
Human rights activists warn TV adverts aimed at stopping journalists from covering abuses
Thursday 07 June 2012
Viktor starts with a woman stepping forward to face the audience. She seems to have no arms: they’re tucked away inside her red dress, its short sleeves gaping. The missing limbs are unnerving, but not as unnerving as her bright smile.
Mark Bruce Company, Wilton's Music Hall, London
Ballroom of Joys and Sorrows, Palace Theatre, Watford
Sunday 03 June 2012
If you see a wilder hour on a British stage this year, I'll eat his hat
Saturday 02 June 2012
London-based sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, who trade under the name 2:54, released their debut album last week.
Saturday 12 May 2012
Friday 27 April 2012
The Sundance Film Festival opened in London last night, marking the first overseas outing of the festival since it's inception in 1978.
Sunday 22 April 2012
One love – but many girlfriends
Thursday 12 April 2012
Ren (short for Lauren) Harvieu is swaying her hips, and pouting to the sultry number "Through the Night" which has attracted comparisons to Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey for its replication of 60s soul.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
In news to dismay many music fans, Stock, Aitken and Waterman are getting the gang back together for a reunion gig. But will Kylie come too? By Simon Usborne
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