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.
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
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Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
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