Saxophonist Murray is the most exciting live performer in jazz, but since a great run on the DIW label his recordings haven't always offered a true estimate of his worth.
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Friday 26 February 2010
Explaining the essential difference between Black Light and 2007's Soundboy Rock, Groove Armada's Andy Cato cites the likes of Friendly Fires, Klaxons and MGMT as having given them a fresh challenge which sent them back to the influences of Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Is this really a Groove Armada record?
Friday 19 February 2010
Hot Air: What's next for the enigmatic French duo who provided the soundtrack to a generation of dinner parties?
Saturday 19 September 2009
Two Frenchmen are having their photos taken inside an icing-sugar-pink complex of Modernist buildings in the dreamily named district of Belleville, a short cab ride from the Gare du Nord in central Paris. Smartly attired in an understated kind of way, the pair stand among the varied bits of vintage equipment in their own bespoke recording studio. With their upturned collars, pointed shoes and Gallic diffidence, they seem perfectly at home alongside the 20-year-old Moog sythesisers, mahogany mixing desks and cherrywood-veneer sound-proofing. They barely utter a word, offering only weak smiles and mildly perceptible nods. For a space designed to create noise, this could be one of the quietest, most thoughtful places in Paris.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Rare-groove legend TC goes trip-hop, with two songs co-written with Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, who composes another, "Live with Me", himself.
Monday 16 February 2009
Secure in the knowledge that it has chosen a much-loved, iconic track for its new ad campaign, which debuts tonight taking up the entire centre break of Corrie, The Co-op is giving music in ads a good kicking.
Monday 05 January 2009
Tuesday 22 July 2008
The Lovebox London Weekender is festival-lite for those not attending bigger bashes or the more ambitious Latitude in Suffolk, with which it clashes. If you can get over the stench of a village fête, and swaying to Groove Armada on a Saturday afternoon does not squash your soul, then look no further.
Wednesday 09 April 2008
We know how you feel: you need a holiday. Summer is fast approaching, beckoning you to make some plans, here are some of the best options.
Friday 07 March 2008
The art of the mixtape lies not just in the selection of tracks, but also in how they’re segued.
Thursday 21 September 2006
Deliveries of the 555-seater Airbus A380 superjumbo plane, whose wings are built in the UK, are to be further delayed, it was announced today.
Tuesday 26 July 2005
Friday 02 July 2004
Monday 14 June 2004
Into a Newport recreation ground, the Isle Of Wight Festival managed to squeeze three days of drinking, eating, sleeping and other essential human activities with a smoothly produced parade of bands playing music that, for the most part, captured the event's largely laid-back mood.
Monday 30 September 2002
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster