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Friday 25 June 2010
The tribute album is often damned by the diffidence of disciples wary of offending against their holy musical text.
Thursday 15 April 2010
Acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Scissor Sisters and The Flaming Lips are among the main acts playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, it was announced today.
Sunday 04 April 2010
This Philadelphia band's loyal followers have always claimed that, studio-wise, their best is yet to come.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Hiding behind the name Sparklehorse, the American singer-songwriter Mark Linkous made affecting, beautiful, bewitching, fragile music, and was championed by Radiohead, with whom he toured, as well as P.J. Harvey and Tom Waits, who both guested on his 2001 album It's A Wonderful Life. The handful of haunting albums and EPs and the dozen singles he released between 1995 and 2009 only nudged the lower reaches of the charts, yet they established him as a cult artist in the vein of Mark Everett – aka Eels – and two other tragic figures of the US alternative scene, Vic Chesnutt and Elliott Smith, though his rockier, more visceral material like "Hammering The Cramps", "Someday I'll Treat You Good" and "Rainmaker" was reminiscent of Hüsker Dü or The Replacements.
Sunday 07 March 2010
This Danish quintet don't wear their influences on their sleeves so much as tattoo them on to their foreheads. Emotive alt-rock remains their schtick on this second LP, concocted from two parts Arcade Fire to one part Flaming Lips, and with the co-frontmen's wistful, in one case Wayne Coyne-esque vocals pitched against driving, ever-swelling arrangements.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Sunday 20 December 2009
Christmas is no time for messing with the formula, but just because that happens to be the case doesn't mean you have to start reaching for the Cliff Richard records.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Even if you're not freaked out, you'll act like you are and that will fill the gap in between," announces Wayne Coyne, after jumping into the crowd in a giant space bubble, which its members gleefully consent to tossing him about in. As the opening of "Race for the Prize" kicks in, Coyne topples off the edge of the stage, in unison with an avalanche of yellow and orange balloons and confetti jet streams, to be returned by fans with cheers only a cult figure receives.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Friday 06 November 2009
The Flaming Lips are keeping it in the family as they tour their latest album. In support are the previously unheralded Stardeath and White Dwarfs, though look closely and you will find uncanny similarities between the two bands. Their young singer's high-pitched, childlike quality owes much to Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and, indeed, shares his surname. For Dennis Coyne is none other than Wayne's nephew.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Miike Snow is not a man. Miike Snow is, in fact, two men: the band alias of Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, whose CD sleeves are annoyingly damage-prone cut-outs of the mythical jackalope.
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