Sugary show needs more bite
Laura Dockrill, aka Dockers MC, is a poet on a mission to spread the spoken word, playing gigs with Kate Nash and headlining festivals along the way. Ian Burrell meets her
Florence and the Machine's dark, dramatic and downright sexy music has already made her pop's hottest property
Too many toffs on this magic roundabout
"Grasping" and "tacky" were among reviewers' moderate descriptions of Cherie Blair's self-invasive memoirs. Selling 3,877 copies in a week can be spun as an achievement – until one considers the newspaper serialisation; the blanket Radio 4 coverage (Book Of The Week, Woman's Hour); Cherie's reported £1m advance from publisher Little, Brown; and the decision by stores and websites to sell at half the £18.99 cover price from day one.
The line-up for the 2008 Glastonbury Festival has been revealed ahead of schedule. The headliners on the Pyramid Stage are confirmed as Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve while other notable inclusions appearing at this year's festival in Somerset are Kate Nash, The Raconteurs, Massive Attack and Leonard Cohen.
Stars such as KT Tunstall and Kate Nash are products of a burgeoning countrywide open-mic scene, says Simon Hardeman
She was hailed as the saviour of British soul, then vanished after a fall-out with her label. Now Estelle is back – with a new set of celebrity friends and some serious attitude...