Tonight we have come expecting the casual, ramshackle charm and strangely whimsical grace of Babyshambles circa 2009 and Grace/Wastelands but the band’s new album, Sequel to the Prequel seems almost unnaturally controlled and surprisingly vibrant.
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Sunday 15 September 2013
Sheffield’s noisemongers have seen their first five albums go to No 1
Sunday 02 June 2013
Private companies in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North-east are struggling for growth as the centre of business power moves "inexorably southwards", according to a report published this week.
No bad blood: Bastille storm to the top of the album charts and Justin Timberlake hangs onto UK singles top spot with 'Mirrors'
Monday 11 March 2013
South London rock band Bastille were celebrating their first number one today after storming to the top of the charts with their debut album.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
This brand of dirge-rock can feel like being drenched in cheap lager at the end of a Rod Stewart tribute night
Sunday 20 January 2013
Saturday 27 October 2012
Sunday 13 May 2012
The Kennedys travelled the world collecting art and anecdotes, now Laura Holt enjoys both – and in a stylish Georgian setting
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Duran Duran are to represent musical talent from England at a concert marking the start of the Olympic Games.
Friday 23 December 2011
You would think Kelly Jones would have to more to say at his first gigs in a year, yet, true to form, half an hour passes before he can muster a simple “Here’s one for ya.”
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Sunday 04 December 2011
A ceremony at Leeds United's ground and a record by Stereophonics frontman honour the Wales manager
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Boasting a line-up more suited to the Glastonbury main stage than the Brixton Academy, Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller and Primal Scream were among the cream of British rock acts who performed a one-off gig in aid of relief efforts for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable choked to death on his own vomit at the end of a three day bender.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'