Two Door Cinema Club are one of those bands that make you wonder what the point is. Not in a the-end-is-upon-us sort of way (there's very little apocalyptic about this lovely little Northern Irish troupe) but in that, if this is the band that makes it, this is the band that gets massive, this is what people want, then... what do music journalists know about anything? Why bother?
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Friday 15 March 2013
Though no masterpiece, Suede's Bloodsports is a decent piece of work that stays true to the band's aesthetic while boosting its sound to arena size.
Monday 04 March 2013
The invitation to the show was a plastic polar bear and the entry card called for the species to be saved, so it was of little surprise that the hottest ticket at the ready-to-wear shows in Paris came with an environmental message too.
Sunday 03 February 2013
The reluctant pop star who came out of the wardrobe
Wednesday 30 January 2013
While non-famous people might consider it a little grandiose, comparing yourself to the Lord is fairly common among celebrities.
Monday 21 January 2013
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was outbid by his wife when the pair went head-to-head at a charity auction following the European premiere of Lincoln.
Sunday 16 December 2012
A four-disc retrospective (there's also a 10-disc one) of the great bluesman's epic recording career, which began in 1949 in Memphis, and snaked its way through every market variation to which the electric blues might adapt itself.
Saturday 01 December 2012
TV pick of the week
Friday 30 November 2012
Darts star Eric Bristow admitted he was disappointed not to make the final of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after becoming the latest contestant to be voted out of the jungle.
Thursday 29 November 2012
With an incredible $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre has topped the list of 2012's highest-paid musicians.
Saturday 01 September 2012
If Planet Earth, the acclaimed BBC documentary series that first came to our screens in 2006, taught us one thing, it is that the natural world is endlessly fascinating. It also taught us that a humpback whale calf consumes around 500 litres of milk a day, and that snow leopard cubs aren’t as cute as they look. But as astonishing as the high-definition footage itself was George Fenton’s score, which is now to be heard live.
Thursday 30 August 2012
British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Stockhausen! Not so long ago the composer’s name served as an expletive for conservative music lovers, expressing not so much their dislike as their nervous fear of radically modern music. It is five years since he died, and he has suffered the usual post-mortem slump in attention.
Sunday 26 August 2012
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
Sunday 26 August 2012
Is this electro-pop's newest star? Or just Christina Aguilera for hipsters?
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