Arts and Entertainment Teleman were among the eclectic mix of performers who braved yesterday's rain at Festival No.6

Johnny Marr had the audience spinning, and your reviewer wiping a tear from her eye

Kraftwerk will play T in the Park

Pop festival of the week: T in the Park

Balado, Kinross

Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine to headline Festival No.6

My Bloody Valentine have been announced as the final headliner at Festival No.6 in September.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine to play T in the Park festival

Alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine are to make their T in the Park debut as part of the festival's 20th anniversary line-up.

Classic Lines - When Harry Met Sally: 'When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.' Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) to Sally Albright (Meg Ryan)

I won't have what she's having, thanks: Valentine's Day films are chocolate box coupledom

If we must have smoochy films for Valentine's Day, can't the schedulers come up with something more imaginative than this?

Album: The Horrors, Skying (XL)

This is the one. You may remember, in 2009, the clamour of critics lauding The Horrors for – shock, er, horror – actually making a good album with their second effort, Primary Colours. I was practically a lone sceptic, sulking and tutting on my own in the corner.

Album: EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions)

Erika M Anderson announced her arrival as a solo artist with the striking seven-minute single "The Grey Ship", which opens this debut album in a multi-sectioned lo-fi epic that's like passing through a series of doors, from folksy strummage to buzzing synth mantra-chant to brief melodica pause and berserk thrash, before settling into a calm conclusion.

Drive Angry: Video interview with Amber Heard

Nicolas Cage stars as a vengeance-fuelled father pursuing the killers of his daughter and to save her kidnapped baby in Drive Angry, the new in-your-face shocker from the team behind My Bloody Valentine!

Album: The Go! Team, Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries)

Right at the end of what is officially the most depressing month of the year comes a shaft of unadulterated sunshine.

Treefight for Sunlight, Hoxton Bar and Grill, London

The musical new year is still in hibernation, the increasingly choreographed and grating hype for fresh acts standing in for any real action. Denmark's Treefight for Sunlight have taken the opportunity to play a week of London club shows, and support gigs with New York's mighty The Walkmen. Their self-titled debut album, due next month, is dipped in West Coast warmth, and this fresh-faced quartet, barely out of their teens, exude health and hope.

Album: Sun Airway, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans)

As an intimation of musical intention, the title Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier pretty much nails it here, Philadelphia duo Sun Airway dealing in a miasmic drone-rock that brings to mind My Bloody Valentine collaborating with The Flaming Lips.

Caught in the net: An infectious blast of noise pop

It feels like every week a new all-girl guitar band emerges, each heavily influenced by 1980s indie; all distortion, guitar jangles and hazy vocals, with some swift punky riffs from the 1970s thrown in for good measure.

Bad vibrations: Is it time to crank down the volume at concerts?

Loud bands have existed since the birth of rock'n'roll, but now earplugs are to be given out at concerts.

Album: Darker My Love, 2 (Dangerbird/Strange Addiction)

Deep in the Los Angeles suburb of Silverlake, the long-dormant seeds of shoegazer drone-rock pioneers like Spacemen 3 and My Bloody Valentine are finally bearing fruit through bands including Silversun Pickups and now Darker My Love, whose second album becomes the band's first UK release.

Friendly Fires - Burning eyes on the prize

Friendly Fires' album of retro dance-pop is the sleeper on the Mercury judges' shortlist. Fiona Sturges explains why

The Horrors, Concorde 2, Brighton

They might sound good, but all the horror has gone out of it
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
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Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

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