They will tour the UK before heading to Europe
The move, long rumoured, has finally been announced as part of plans to raise student numbers
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For anyone who spent time in the early 1990s sitting around after raves talking about conspiracy theories, this much-anticipated collaboration between two of Britain’s leading artistic radicals will prove a spirit-crushingly familiar experience.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Groove legend Terry Callier has died aged 67.
She may have had only two hours' sleep after putting her body through the two days of heroic exertions that will define the London Games but for Jessica Ennis today the afterglow of Super Saturday was still burning strongly as she told of her relief at victory - and desire for some “rubbish food”.
Robert Plant is back to his bluesy roots – and happy to put his rock god days behind him. By Tim Cumming
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...
Close-harmonising sisters, mandolins, lapsteels and, when the songwriting hits the spot, country-pop which – were it given that "polished" production that kills most music of this kind – would sell squillions in those parts of America tourists rarely tread.
Musician and co-founder of Unkle James Lavelle, a man who has collaborated with greats such as Thom Yorke, Ian Brown and Jarvis Cocker, is set to host another artistic collaboration with a three-day pop-up music and art show at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London this weekend.
Famed for his work with stars such as Thom Yorke, UNKLE's James Lavelle has now curated a major exhibition of art inspired by his music. Charlotte Cripps meets him - Download three free tracks below!
Charities say creation of 'stabilisation force' may put relief workers at risk
After tiring of life in California, Bristol's trip hop king is back in Europe, determined to help disadvantaged teenagers in Paris find their voice. Nick Duerden meets Tricky
In the midst of the download revolution, why are some of rock's biggest names returning to vinyl? By Chris Mugan
Albums as perfect as this appear rarely. Tunisian oud maestro Brahem has been one of ECM's most-revered artists for years, pioneering a superior kind of east-west fusion (although that makes it sound less interesting than it is).