Thom Yorke

Japan Underground club night set to tour the UK

Someone once said that New York is the city that never sleeps. They obviously haven't been to Tokyo. Japan Underground is a music club night touring the UK next month, bringing Tokyo's music scene and alternative nightlife to London, Birmingham, Brighton and Nottingham.

The Barometer: What's hot and what's not

We can't think of a better avant-pop music combination than Björk and Thom Yorke on the Icelandic songstress's new track Naturra. And it's in aid of the environment.

Summer Sundae Weekender, De Montfort Hall and Gardens, Leicester

Summer Sundae is an unfailingly hip festival that requires few stars to draw a crowd. Supergrass and The Coral pass for big pop here, likewise new reggae name Natty. Roisin Murphy dwarfs her thumping electro-rock with a head-banging sweater girl persona. Reverend and the Makers' Jon McClure is similarly hands-on in making his crude take on the Happy Mondays connect.

Going green on the festival scene

Cars and rubbish can make a festival an eco-disaster. But now organisers are tackling their carbon footprint. Nick Hasted reports