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Monday 18 February 2013
Hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks have been added to the line-up of the Isle of Wight Festival along with 1980s favourites T'Pau.
Friday 08 February 2013
It may simply be the influence of producers Flood and Alan Moulder, who have a track record of rendering indie-rock commercially palatable, but on Holy Fire, Foals move further away from their nerdy math-rock origins to a more muscular rock'n'roll style.
Friday 01 February 2013
Salford 0 Wigan 42
Monday 28 January 2013
Bob Geldof is to be reunited with the Boomtown Rats for the first time in more than 25 years at a festival this summer.
Sunday 27 January 2013
LA-based five-piece (not a solo artist) Milo Greene trade solidly in American folk-pop.
Sunday 13 January 2013
If this is the band of 2013, take me back to 1973
Thursday 20 December 2012
Charity proves to be a running theme tonight - Paul Weller not only headlines for the second year running in aid of the homeless, but gives a leg-up to a younger acolyte. The Modfather ventures on stage early to join Miles Kane, a Mini-me to the veteran artist with his own feather cut and sharp threads.
Monday 17 December 2012
Anthem-rockers The Killers have been named as the last headliner for next year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Celebrating the top spot of their new album Four in the midweek charts, Bloc Party announced this intimate show at Birthdays in Dalston on Twitter. Stating that it would be free and on a first-come, first-served basis, the bar recommended that Bloc’s numerous fans not attempt to camp overnight but from 8am the next day they were already queuing for the show.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Seeing various musicians carefully arrange flute and tambourine, tune mandolin and ensure the core band members' mics can be heard, you would be forgiven for thinking this Scouse trio are preparing to take us up country for some acid folk.
Sunday 19 August 2012
After flirting with electronica and Kele Okereke's disco-tastic solo adventures, the fourth Bloc Party album sees them rediscovering guitars with a vengeance – and many tracks here come with the sort of epic quality that has helped Muse filled arenas.
Saturday 18 August 2012
As ever, Kele Okereke’s energies are divided between the political and the personal on Four, with agit-punk assertions like “ Coliseum” and “Kettling” and the contemptuous pillorying of political duplicity in “So He Begins to Lie” punctuated with more tenderly rendered emotional wrestling on tracks such as “Truth” and “Real Talk”.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Milk Maid are one of two lactically named bands causing ripples right now (the other being The Milk).
Saturday 09 June 2012
Casa de Mi Padre (15) ***
Saturday 02 June 2012
The latest of Paul McCreesh's large-scale musical projects, following his award-winning realisation of Berlioz's colossal Grande Messe des Morts, is this updated re-recording of the album that in 1990 established the reputation of the Gabrieli Consort & Players, a detailed re-creation of the pageantry surrounding the coronation of Marino Grimani as Doge of Venice in 1595.
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