The Week in Radio: Williams was quick on his feet, and willing to cover mishaps with self-deprecating humour
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
"Lick your cigarette and then kiss me," yelps Alex Kapranos on the ripe "No You Girls". The trim frontman (and part-time food writer) sports a short-sleeved gold shirt, trademark pointy shoes and is looking considerably younger than his 41 years.
Friday 16 August 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from a number of music stars recent albums of covers.
Friday 05 July 2013
Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Michael Kiwanuka are also among the gang interpreting the Scientologist’s songs for him
Sunday 12 May 2013
French brand Eleven Paris has arrived in London's Carnaby Street – it's about time, says Stephanie Hirschmiller
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Few acts unite popular musical opinion like David Bowie. Arguably, even more so than The Beatles. Even if Bowie’s new album The Next Day, which was released on Monday, doesn’t tickle your fancy like Low or Hunky Dory, it’d be a bold move to say you didn’t love at least some of his work. The man, frankly, unarguably, is a genius. Are we quorate on that? Right.
Friday 08 March 2013
TV pick of the week: Shetland
Friday 08 March 2013
Berlin’s much vaunted love affair with David Bowie has been given a new lease of life with the release of the singer’s first album in a decade, featuring a track dedicated to his time in the once-divided Cold War city at the end of the 1970s.
Friday 22 February 2013
This follow-up to the original 2006 Rogue's Gallery sea-shanty compilation is slightly less salty but just as broad-ranging musically.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Weeks after Bowie released a nostalgic single about his time in 1970s Germany plans for a film about that time have been announced
Wednesday 09 January 2013
He made his name(s) through constant self-reinvention; this fresh material, however, feels perilously close to a retread
Tuesday 08 January 2013
His fond look back shows singer still has plenty to offer
Monday 26 November 2012
Ageing rockers The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years in the industry by performing to a packed London crowd for the first time since 2007.
Sunday 22 July 2012
In his Eighties pomp, Jackson contributed a superb arrangement of "Round Midnight" to a Thelonious Monk tribute album, but this new homage to Ellington works as superior adult-pop rather than jazz.
Friday 29 June 2012
Ohhh no, we can't insure your bulldog. This was the response from Churchill Insurance when Timothy Taylor, of Leicestershire, tried to get a quote to cover his six-year-old bulldog, Monty, who'd just been given a clean bill of health.
Friday 10 February 2012
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 3 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help