If the challenge faced by Jake Bugg on his second album is to prove you can take the boy out of Clifton (the Nottingham council estate where he was born) without taking all traces of Clifton out of the boy, then it’s one he rises to. Those who see Bugg’s so-called “authenticity” — whatever that means — as a storm of hype might spy signs of “grooming” in the decision to record in LA with producer Rick Rubin, but the follow-up to his hit debut makes the Midlands-to-Malibu move look largely seamless: as an exercise in expanded range, Shangri La is too diverse and distinct to dismiss.
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Sunday 13 March 2011
Between 15cm and 25cm of snow is predicted over the weekend in the Highlands, after much of Scotland and Northern Ireland were blanketed by snow yesterday.
Friday 11 March 2011
Heavy snow is set to hit large parts of Scotland and northern England this weekend as winter returns with a vengeance.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
The heaviest snowfall in a century has brought cities on South Korea's east coast to a standstill.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Parts of York were flooded yesterday after a weekend of heavy rainfall in North Yorkshire. Only last week the Yorkshire Flood Defence Committee decided to defer schemes to combat flooding in York, Leeds and Thirsk. The Leeds scheme alone would have cost £180m.
Friday 04 February 2011
An enormous winter storm left millions of Americans shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the north-east of the country yesterday, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the region to breaking point.
Thursday 03 February 2011
A fearsome storm has spread a smothering shroud of white over nearly half the US, snarling transportation, burying parts of the Midwest under 2ft of snow and causing at least 12 deaths.
Friday 28 January 2011
Violet Cries offers a salutary lesson in the pitfall's of cultural prediction: for if Esben and the Witch can feature on the BBC's Sound of 2011 longlist, then there are clearly more than a few cloth-eared contributors to that list.
Thursday 27 January 2011
Britain's break from the chilly conditions appeared to be over today amid forecasts of cold temperatures and snow flurries.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Shares in Hornby slumped 10.6 per cent yesterday after the model-train maker warned its full-year profits had been derailed by December's snow.
Monday 24 January 2011
Barn owls were badly affected by the snow and freezing conditions this winter, with a record number of birds that had been ringed found dead.
Saturday 15 January 2011
John Lewis has emerged as the star of turn-of-the-year trading, recording sales almost 40 per cent higher in the first week of January, compared with the same week last year, and a 7.6 rise in sales in the run-up to Christmas.
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