Following a slick performance from Katy B, Dizzee Rascal takes to the stage at Camden’s Roundhouse as the duo perform one of the most urban shows at this year’s iTunes festival. Tonight, Dizzee Rascal goes straight for the gut with a a nine-track set of synth-heavy, bass-trembling drones taken from his new release, The Fifth, an album packed with guest appearances, including Will.I.Am, Robbie Williams and Jessie J.
Florence And The Machine
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Tuesday 21 July 2009
The nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize have been announced, with joint favourites Florence and The Machine's 'Lungs' and Kasabian's third LP 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' jostling with ten other entries to be named the album of the year.
Friday 17 July 2009
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine turned up on Monday night to look at the wild and wacky designs of the V&A's latest exhibition, Telling Tales. She looked nearly as good as the fantastical Design Art itself, dressed in a gun-metal-grey-layered dress of silk and sequins, with an adder and scrollwork on the front of it, designed by Richard Sorger.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
The BBC's annual poll to find the "Sound" of the forthcoming year has rapidly developed its own self-fulfilling critical mass, nowhere better illustrated than in the performance of Florence and the Machine's singles so far.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
T in the Park is almost upon us with less than two weeks to go, taking place in Balado, Kinross-shire from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July. This year the Main Stage is headlined by Kings of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol along with the finest in international and home grown talent including The Specials, Glasvegas, Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and TV on the Radio.
Saturday 27 June 2009
The Barometer: Florence and the Machine; Raekwon (feat Method Man & Ghostface Killah); Jack Penate; Woods; Clint Mansell; Billy Boy on Poison
Friday 19 June 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
The home I grew up in ... was a lovely house in Hampshire, down a lane, next to a church. I didn't spend too much time there as I went to boarding school at the age of nine.
Friday 17 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Usually the support band has to make do with the chosen stage set-up of the headlining act, but in tonight's imaginatively concocted line up by the Teenage Cancer Trust, each of the three performers has almost equal stage time – and equally large and eccentric personas.
Sunday 08 February 2009
Monday 02 February 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Once symbolic of the eclecticism present in the UK music market – the meeting point, as it were, of Jarvis Cocker's buttocks and Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" – the Brit Awards these days tend to be dominated by mainstream pop-rockers and graduates of the Brit stage school.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Coldplay and Duffy led the way at the Brit Awards nominations tonight with four nods apiece.
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