A sideways look at the world of music
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Tuesday 07 May 2013
TV's Dermot O'Leary will be gracing Latitude 2013 with his own special A-list charm.
Monday 06 May 2013
Growing up with grace is difficult for any band, but when, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you make your early name with a bratty, sexy, art-punk squall, with feral, strutting anthems of youth, what do you do when you’re all edging into your 30s and you’ve already done the ‘going electronic’ shtick?
Sunday 05 May 2013
Repetition, any composer will agree, is a vital component of any chart-aspiring song.
Sunday 05 May 2013
Friday 03 May 2013
Iggy and the Stooges
Monday 29 April 2013
Two Door Cinema Club are one of those bands that make you wonder what the point is. Not in a the-end-is-upon-us sort of way (there's very little apocalyptic about this lovely little Northern Irish troupe) but in that, if this is the band that makes it, this is the band that gets massive, this is what people want, then... what do music journalists know about anything? Why bother?
Saturday 27 April 2013
Badger cull protest enlists squatter help
Thursday 25 April 2013
"The singing is no problem," Edwyn Collins maintains. "[But] the talking is a bit dodgy, to say the least."
Sunday 14 April 2013
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Announcement follows tickets for earlier show selling out in matter of minutes
Also showing: The War of the World Alive on Stage!, Papadopoulous and Sons, Thursday Til Sunday and Home
Saturday 06 April 2013
The War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! (118 mins, PG)
Friday 05 April 2013
At the start of the last decade Texan post-hardcore band At the Drive-In (pictured) made some of the most exhilarating raucous rock music around. Some 13 years later their album Relationship of Command is getting bells and whistles re-release treatment. To mark the occasion there is a remix of seminal single “One Armed Scissor” by Swedish electronic musician The Field. The remix is out in May as a 12-inch but it's already streaming at youtu.be/iopzilfHj9M. Admittedly it's a strain to find much trace of the original (if you can hear it at all) but it's a fascinating beats-and-pulses-filled, nine-minute whirr of electronica nonetheless.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Now in its 7th year, Field Day, London’s most forward thinking festival returns to the leafy green surroundings of Victoria Park. With its unique formula of pioneering line-up coupled with village fete mentality, Field Day is a celebration of all that is bold, daring and innovative in the world of alternative music!
Monday 01 April 2013
In barely six months Bastille have gone from playing undersold, tiny venues to selling out London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Academy on the back of their anthemic and synthy debut album, Bad Blood.
Friday 29 March 2013
Noah and the Whale have always had a keen interest in film (their name was inspired by the movie The Squid and the Whale). This week they announced the first single from their new album Heart of Nowhere, the follow-up to their platinum-selling Last Night on Earth. The video for the single is a trailer for a short film directed by their singer and songwriter Charlie Fink (pictured), that will accompany the album's release on 6 May. The album's title-track is a hit-in-waiting for the band. Watch the video at http://tinyurl.com/d989cb9
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