Duw Duw, Just Peachy Records
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Sunday 26 August 2012
Michael Gira, Swans' lead noise-rock believer, calls The Seer "the culmination" of a life's work.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Success in songwriting is as much a lottery as a measure of true quality.
Saturday 04 August 2012
My parents were… My dad wrote children's books. He wrote The Wide-Mouthed Frog. My mum did all kinds of things; she worked for Apple at one point, the Beatles' label. Both were relatively hippie-ish; there are amazing pictures of my dad in little round blue glasses and ridiculously long hair… though I can't really say anything about long hair!
Monday 30 July 2012
Plan B has stormed to the top of the charts with his new album, film soundtrack Ill Manors.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
“If you don’t believe in something, then you’ll fall for anything,” Plan B snarls on the forlorn “Lost My Way”, and the solemn 28-year-old rapper is big on “belief”. However, we get precious little actual dialogue tonight at this desperately hip album launch, with almost certainly the poshest soap of any venue toilet in London.
Monday 23 July 2012
Amy Winehouse is still proving to be one of the most popular British recording artists of modern time, with fans buying more than 1.7 million copies of her recordings in the year since her death.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Exactly 50 years after Bob Dylan's debut album hit record stores the American folk rock legend is to release his 35th studio album.
Monday 16 July 2012
The follow-up to Mumford & Son's hugely successful debut album will hit record stores on 25 September.
Saturday 07 July 2012
The Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa has built a huge audience through YouTube postings of her solo performances.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Husband-and-wife team Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have many associations with the folk scene, notably with Lakeman's brother Seth and Roberts' fellow South Yorkshire siren Kate Rusby.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
You felt it in your bones, but now it's official – it was the lousiest June ever.
Sunday 01 July 2012
Making songs from fear and self-loathing
Saturday 23 June 2012
A soul survivor who still has the power to seduce
Sunday 17 June 2012
You feel a sense of elation seeing yourself on a billboard It's like: five years ago I was pulling pints, and now look. But being recognised is something you have to learn to deal with. It is kind of shocking – you still consider yourself to be the same as anyone else.
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