Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
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Monday 06 June 2011
Finding a point of reference for Braids is difficult – there are tones of the XX and a feel of the Twilight soundtrack in their foresty howling, but the way it's put together is entirely original.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Bill Callahan recently added to his huge catalogue of recordings – both using his own name and the moniker Smog – with a great new album, Apocalypse.
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
This remix album by Jamie from The xx stands in similar relation to the original as Garvey's Ghost did to Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Radiohead shocked the music world three years ago when they released an album that could only be downloaded from the internet, then invited fans to pay whatever they thought it was worth.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Friday 03 December 2010
I'm torn between being repelled and drawn in by the indie pop singer Rachel Goodrich. Take her song "Lightbulb": with ukulele, banjo and jolly vocals, it's almost unbearably kooky.
On the agenda: London's Relentless Freeze Festival; Moomins and the Comet Chase; The xx; Guitar Heroes benefit gig; Anderson Hotel's chill-off; The Quickening of the Wax
Sunday 24 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
Now it is Glasgow's turn to play host to the Commonwealth after Delhi's much-derided Games ended in a lavish display of the best of India.
Modern master: Architect John Pawson reveals his life-long love affair with the perfect monastic space
Friday 08 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
Saturday 11 September 2010
My parents were ... brought up Methodists. My mother had an enduringly complicated relationship with the material world which I have inherited, along with my father's appetite for absolute quality.
Friday 10 September 2010
Three times a hit in the Nineties and endlessly remixed before landing in the hands of Florence + the Machine, "You've Got the Love" dates back to 1986, when it was titled "You Got the Love".
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'