Whack on some Mariah Carey but leave the Cliff Richard to grandma
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Monday 05 March 2012
Look like you've just stepped out of the hair salon with these handy gadgets - they're not just a load of hot air
Tuesday 14 February 2012
For an overnight success, Gotye (pronounced “goaty-eh") is quite a slow burner. He’s been popular in Australia, his homeland, since his first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin" was released in 2006.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Some of music's biggest rebels eat their words and graduate as OAPs this year
Saturday 31 December 2011
Tuesday 20 December 2011
1. Power Ranger
Unite in the fight against the Netherworld with the Power Rangers 10cm figure collection from Bandai. There are five to collect.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
It looks like Liverpool will follow in the footsteps of Geordie Shore and have its own reality series.
Sunday 13 March 2011
The late-life second career of the New York Dolls has been one of rock's most heartwarming stories.
Friday 11 March 2011
There was a certain louche dignity to the Dolls' 2004, but this sorry affair, knocked together in a Newcastle studio with David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain joined by Blondie guitarist Frank Infante, a pick-up rhythm section and backing singers they apparently met in the pub, is another matter.
Sunday 14 November 2010
Though the band photo on the back clearly depicts assorted members of Daisy Chainsaw and QueenAdreena, the aliases they adopt in the booklet – and the absence of references to the past in the press release – suggest the Dogbones wish to be appreciated on their own merits.
Thursday 01 October 2009
Sunday 03 May 2009
The reunited proto-punk legends are now on their second album of new material since their Morrissey-inspired comeback. The first, 2006's One Day It Will Please Us..., was better than it had any right to be.
Friday 01 May 2009
Despite an attrition rate that has seen the band's founding members reduced to just singer David Johansen and guitarist Sylvain Sylvain, the New York Dolls are on pretty good form here, with both snarling guitars and snotty attitude in full effect on the opening title-track.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/tehranologist-p.html">Tehranologist: Paradise Lost</a>
Wednesday 22 October 2008
The northern part of the country, where the Caspian hails the land, is a leafy paradise. In autumn it turns to a gallery of warm colours: yellows and oranges and reds and browns, with the Chaloos Road at the centre of that beauty.
Sunday 02 October 2005
Monday 04 July 2005
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State
- 3 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27