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Hip young American male/female duo Cults look to classic 1960s pop history for the 11 bite-sized pop nuggets of this impressive debut.

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The private equity firm Lion Capital has vowed to expand the global presence of All Saints after it rescued the fashion retailer in a deal worth £102m.

All Saints chain confident of deal

Fashion chain All Saints is set to complete a deal to secure its long-term future within the next week, according to its chief executive.

Dum Dum Girls, Dingwalls, London

Dum Dum Girls are almost too precious to be real: a cyclone of scarlet lipstick, black lace and blissful girl-group harmonies, they're basically a 60s fetishist's dream made flesh. Indebted in equal parts to The Ramones, The Ronettes and The Jesus and Mary Chain, they've been getting the muso-blogosphere very hot under the collar both for their music and their looks.

Lloyds adds to pressure on All Saints to find new investor

Lloyds Banking Group has hired an accountancy firm to offer advice on its option should All Saints fails to find an investor in the next week to inject fresh funds into the fashion chain.

Album: New York Dolls, Dancing Backwards in High Heels (Blast)

The late-life second career of the New York Dolls has been one of rock's most heartwarming stories.

Fashion chain All Saints 'up for sale'

High street fashion chain All Saints has been put up for sale with price tag worth a potential £140 million, it was reported today.

Story of the Song: Hazy Shade of Winter, The Bangles (1987)

In 1982 Susanna Hoffs was juggling her role fronting The Bangles with a day job in a ceramics factory. Her only company was the oldies station on the radio. "It was very lonely in this room, all by myself, all day," said Hoffs.

All Saints makes it big in America as sales surge

The trendy fashion chain All Saints has delivered surging underlying sales this year and has been approached by a major US investment bank to explore its options, including a potential flotation. The retailer is also pushing ahead with its expansion in the US by opening new shops in Las Vegas and New York over the coming weeks.

Album: Warpaint, The Fool (Rough Trade)

Warpaint aren’t the typical sunny LA girl group. Gothic with a g somewhere between upper and lower case, their looming basslines and spidery guitars interweave with meandering melodies and mediaeval harmonies which sound like Miranda Sex Garden fronting The Cure.

Album: The Like, Release Me (Downtown / Polydor)

Z Berg is, without a doubt, a gifted songwriter and a singer of some charm.

Album: Rose Elinor Dougall, Without Why (Scarlett Music)

Since leaving the Pipettes, the polka-dotted pop trio of which she was a founding member, Dougall has pursued a musical path which is no less 1960s in origin, but with a completely different flavour.

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