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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ATP I'll Be Your Mirror, Alexandra Palace, London

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Caroline Shaw won this year's Pulitzer Prize for musical composition

Caught in the net: Shaw's Pulitzer pearl takes the breath away

The Pulitzer Prizes in America are more often associated with journalism and literature, but in among the awards is one for musical composition. At this year's recent prize-giving, the music gong went to American composer Caroline Shaw (pictured), who at 30 years of age is the youngest ever recipient. Her winning four-movement piece, Partita for Eight Voices, is also reportedly the first time the winner has been a vocal-only composition. The 25-minute piece, recorded with her vocal group Roomful of Teeth, has recently been released as an EP on iTunes, Amazon and at Spotify. The strange, beautiful music that ensues nods to the past – but with chanting, counting, spoken word, harmonising, sighing and all manner of other things thrown in, it sounds unlike most music you'll hear this year. Look out, too, for the suggestive sighs of the third movement, which give Serge Gainsbourg's “Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus” a run for its money.

Edwyn Collins

Music review: Edwyn Collins, Union Chapel, London

"The singing is no problem," Edwyn Collins maintains. "[But] the talking is a bit dodgy, to say the least."

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Johnny Rotten branded ‘a sexist pig’ after Australian TV bust-up

John Lydon is no stranger to shocking television appearances, but the former Sex Pistol provoked fury today by ordering a female host to “shut up when a man is talking”.

Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Drones will be used to boost security at G8 summit

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Album: Hurts, Exile (Epic)

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Arsenal vow to ban fan who threw banana at Gareth Bale

Tottenham winger was targeted during north London derby

Northern Ireland: Tensions rise as police find rocket launcher

A rocket launcher and warhead were discovered by police investigating possible action from dissident republicans in west Belfast as tensions escalated ahead of marching season.

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