Pitch-perfect pop before they went their own way
The 64-year-old singer has confirmed a 34-city tour next year
When Ladyhawke – aka New Zealander Phillipa Brown – fired onto the electropop scene in 2008 with an addictive self-titled first album, the hype was off the scale. Her name was mentioned in the same breath as Lady Gaga and La Roux and endorsements came thick and fast – including one from Kylie Minogue.
Anyone still ready to dismiss Hot Chip as geeks or middle-class ironists would be disabused of that notion as soon as the south London five-piece appear.
Rising soul pop star Carrie Mac gives us the skinny on her favourite tunes, pop idols... and Jedward.
When people use the word "siren" to describe Clare Maguire, it's unclear whether the sense is mythological or industrial, such is the strength of the 23-year-old Brummie's deep, window-shatteringly powerful voice.
A versatile virtuoso guitarist with a clean sound and a distinctive, sustained tone, Gary Moore would grimace and unleash torrents of fluid notes from his trademark Gibson Les Paul, and drew ecstatic responses from audiences across Europe throughout the last three decades. However, as he willingly admitted, he often had a tendency "to play a song four minutes after it's finished."
Guns N'Roses star Axl Rose, who kept the world waiting 15 years for his comeback album, has been declared the greatest lead singer of all time.
Country music sanitised, buffed, autotuned and Fleetwood Mac'd to within an inch of its life, and not in a good way.
The riffs, the roar, the rants: must be another Hole record
This is Friday night," Black Joe Lewis reminds the crowd as they happily howl for more. "Don't y'all got nothing better to do?" Not now, they don't.
The biggest musical event this week isn't a concert at all, but it's coming to a popcorn pit near you. By the time I'm writing this and you're reading it, Michael Jackson was meant to have performed 27 dates of his This Is It farewell show at the O2 in London, with a further 23 to follow in the spring.
She hated physical contact, shunned company and once locked herself in her house for three months. Then, two years ago, Pip Brown was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. So how is she coping with life as Ladyhawke, the next big thing in pop?
A little over an hour into another ebullient performance by the most refreshing new band of the year, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig revealed that this was the longest concert they had ever given. A few minutes later it was all over, but it's doubtful whether anyone in the audience felt short-changed.
On 'Beautiful Future', Primal Scream continue their fantasy of living in an urban war zone (the title track depicts bodies hanging from trees and gas chambers).
Label: City Slang