It’s hard to shake the feeling that The Great Escape, the annual three-day gigathon for new bands and Brighton’s answer to Texas’s South-By-South-West, has grown too unwieldy for its own good. Certainly, the queues outside venues that snake all the way to Eastbourne offer little hope to the majority of seeing the year’s buzz bands such as The Strypes, Swim Deep or Parquet Courts.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
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Monday 06 June 2011
Music producer Martin Rushent, best known for his work with the Human League, has died at the age of 63.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Thursday 28 April 2011
"What a waste of Helen Mirren. I hope they paid her loads to make it worthwhile."
Thursday 21 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Sing It Loud is k d lang's first work with a band of her own since her original albums with The Reclines two decades ago. But compared to the sprightly tone of those breakthrough recordings, this is tough going.
Thursday 14 April 2011
"You Brits will love the Kennedy story. It has all the pomp, sex, money and power struggles you expect from us colonials. Jackie was our queen, Jack our prince. All very royal in an American way."
Friday 25 March 2011
There's much to enjoy about The Human League's comeback album, not least the way Phil Oakey expands the lexicon of pop to include such outré terms as witless, rancour and hellions, sprinkled among the 11 tracks.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Sunday 13 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Pet Shop Boys have come a long way since the ill-fated disco musical Closer to Heaven.
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