Is this the country's new cultural capital I see before me?
With Mercury-nominated 2011 debut Peanut Blues & Melancholy Jam, Ghostpoet rewired something very British into his own bleak, bruised sound.
The band pay tribute to the recently deceased singer-songwriter described as 'largely overlooked' in his lifetime despite his unique talent
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One of the most senior figures in City regulation will meet protesters from the St Paul's Cathedral camp today as part of a Church of England initiative on finance and ethics.
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said of the strike action today: "I genuinely regret the disruption and inconvenience that these kinds of actions cause, but I think people do realise that sometimes it is right to take a stand. Public sector workers are saying to the Government 'you have got to negotiate in a fair way'.
On 9 September 2001, Islamic terrorists launched a massive attack on the USA.
Breakage (James Boyle to his mum) drops the kind of bass heavy D’n’B meets breaks beats that hits you square in the chest. This producer du jour’s tracks have now been voted “Hottest Record in the World” five times in a row by Zane Lowe. He took time out from hitting chests and wooing Lowes to answer a few of our questions...
You may remember Thorn as the Lyndhurst-faced leader of 1980s indie-jazz duo Everything but the Girl, and later guest vocalist on Massive Attack's "Missing".
Trip-hop act Massive Attack have their first stand-alone album for seven years. Here one half of the band, 3D, gives an exclusive inside view of the record that also features Damon Albarn and Martina Topley-Bird
Where do you go when the sound you pioneered has been absorbed by the mainstream as a default setting for car ads?
Charities say creation of 'stabilisation force' may put relief workers at risk
If Faithless are a poor man's Massive Attack, then Zero 7 truly are a band for credit crunch times.
No Longer at Ease, indeed. From the opening track – the spookily atmospheric "Death" – this Nigerian singer-songwriter delivers her own brand of edgy, politically motivated, post-soul (rather than nu-soul).
The home I grew up in ... I remember when we made the step from flat to house and I got my own room. It was a nice big house across the road from a lake and up the street from a country park
Rare-groove legend TC goes trip-hop, with two songs co-written with Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, who composes another, "Live with Me", himself.