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Thursday 15 December 2011
If Xfm’s festive knees-up truly reflects the station’s character, its male-dominated line-up chafes against most other annual charts and round-ups.
Friday 09 December 2011
Drums - John Bonham
For the fact that he was such a musical badass, inventive, intense and our drummer, Matt, will have a real problem with me if I pick another drummer that's not Bonham.
The Barometer: Hooded Fang; Little Comets; Charlotte O'Connor; thenewno2; Willy Moon; Whales in Cubicles; The Staves; Chinese Christmas Card; High Highs
Friday 02 December 2011
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Friday 22 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Sunday 10 July 2011
This is the one. You may remember, in 2009, the clamour of critics lauding The Horrors for – shock, er, horror – actually making a good album with their second effort, Primary Colours. I was practically a lone sceptic, sulking and tutting on my own in the corner.
Friday 01 July 2011
An unlikely success story is recounted in Stephen C Mitchell's patchwork rockumentary.
Friday 08 April 2011
Just because it was recorded in Dave Grohl's garage doesn't make Wasting Light garage-rock, even if it was captured on analogue tape by Nirvana producer Butch Vig.
Friday 25 February 2011
Some aspects of the music business can't just be magicked up via the interweb.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The warm-up act was only half joking when they said they'd been asked to play their set twice to fill in as a snow-impeded Jon Spencer Blues Explosion raced across London. More than an hour after they left us, the audience was decidedly tepid. So it was lucky that when JSBX finally turned up, their menacingly synthesised New York sound soon sent the temperature gauges soaring.
Friday 22 October 2010
It's not rare for performers to burn up in the sudden supernova of success, though one wouldn't have expected it of a band that has built as steadily as Kings Of Leon, from small-scale indie credibility to chart-invading star status.
Thursday 14 October 2010
When you forget where you are, you know you've been touring too hard and too long. "We're Band of Skulls, and you are... the Forum?" says frontman Russell Marsden nonchalantly, as he casually sweeps his long blonde hair out of his eyes. The momentary doubt never reaches confusion; this trio is far too rock'n'roll for that.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
Though nominally a Campbell & Lanegan duo album, Hawk is more akin to an Isobel Campbell solo album: she writes the songs, and drives the arrangements, and Mark Lanegan's involvement is more peripheral, with several tracks showcasing Campbell alone, a couple more featuring new duet partner Willy Mason, and one out-of-character instrumental.
Sunday 25 July 2010
This album came about in 2007 when Da Gatorra, eccentric Outsider musician and inventor of his own hybrid drum machine/guitar gadget (the Gatorra), was visited in Sao Paulo by one of his biggest fans, Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys.
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