If her record company’s blanket-bombing advertising campaign hasn’t put you off by now, you may want to know if Lissie’s second album can measure up to 2010’s brilliant and criminally underrated Catching a Tiger.
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Tuesday 08 October 2013
Well, it’s about time. The good people at the Wellcome Trust charity have given £60,000 to the Clerks choral ensemble to explore the science of misheard song lyrics. The initiative hopes that the research into mistaken song words – otherwise known as mondegreens – will give a clearer understanding of how we perceive music.
Sunday 06 October 2013
A sideways look at the world of music
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Our man in Manchester
Sunday 29 September 2013
After a year of generating enough buzz to suggest a reversal in the decline of the world’s bees, LA’s three sisters Haim are now familiar enough to seem like two bands.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Three albums in, and at the age of 33, Natasha Khan has been in the game long enough, to cultivate a rich, distinctive sound. Debut album Fur and Gold was well-received, but follow-ups Two Suns and last year’s The Haunted Man - which consolidated her phantasmagorical sound into an effortless, distinctive whole - gained real critical acclaim.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Keep cool and covered with a kimono-style wrap at the beach this summer, says Naomi Attwood
Friday 08 February 2013
Fleetwood Mac will play an additional O2 Arena show due to demand as part of their much anticipated UK arena tour.
Fleetwood Mac to go their own way performing new songs on tour - and fans outraged at 'tickets that cost more than my rent'
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Fans might clamour for the hits from Rumours but Fleetwood Mac will perform new material on their forthcoming tour.
Friday 25 January 2013
Pitch-perfect pop before they went their own way
Saturday 15 December 2012
'He's a bit of a curveball. We'd have to rein him in a bit'
Tuesday 04 December 2012
The 64-year-old singer has confirmed a 34-city tour next year
Saturday 24 November 2012
Thursday 15 November 2012
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.
Friday 19 October 2012
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.
Friday 08 June 2012
Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, committed suicide at his Tennessee home, police said.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia