A sideways look at the world of music
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
If any current band could soundtrack Spirit of ’45, Ken Loach’s new documentary on Britain’s post-war spirit of utopian belonging, it’s British Sea Power.
Sunday 24 March 2013
A large section of Dover’s famous White Cliffs has tumbled into the English Channel.
Thursday 21 March 2013
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Peace, love and a fine riposte to easy understanding
Friday 15 March 2013
Friday 15 March 2013
Stung by falling royalties, top musicians are turning to penning soundtracks. Charlotte Cripps listens as they carve new careers
Friday 08 March 2013
Devendra Banhart's last few albums left little impression, and despite moving to Warners' artists colony Nonesuch, his latest seems unlikely to arrest that trajectory.
Sunday 03 March 2013
If you haven't heard this Swedish singer/producer duo before, then track title "This City's Local Italo Disco DJ Has a Crush on Me" tells you what to expect.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Almost 50 years after the Rolling Stones first provoked hysteria at the NME awards, the rock veterans have been embraced by a new generation after winning two prizes at this year’s ceremony.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Nature abhors a vacuum, and so does a record-company roster.
Monday 18 February 2013
Hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks have been added to the line-up of the Isle of Wight Festival along with 1980s favourites T'Pau.
Sunday 17 February 2013
From henceforth, all commercial-pop snobs should be obliged to listen to the Canadian sisters' seventh album.
Friday 15 February 2013
Thursday 14 February 2013
“I heard some good singing done there,” vocalist Jonathan Higgs remarks in a gruff Cumbrian accent. “Well done.”
Tuesday 12 February 2013
By any critical measure, the NME’s annual tour package of four thrusting young acts broadcasting their sound to the nation has once again chosen well from a pool of artists who are unheard-of, just-rising or deserving of a step-up now their careers are well the way.
Monday 11 February 2013
“I'm majorly losing my voice”, says singer Alex Trimble after a pulsating rendition of “Settle”. It is only mid-way through Two Door Cinema Club's set at the Brixton Academy and the buoyant atmosphere built up thus far, takes a slight dip at the news.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football