1st week playlist

‘Raimondas Rumsas’ – Oliver Coates   ‘Everything Happens to Me’ – Mr Hudson and the Library   ‘Life’s a Bitch’ – Nas   ‘Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)’ – Björk   ‘Jessica (feat. Ezra Koenig)’ – Major Lazer   ‘Water Fountain’ – Tune-Yards   ‘Little Fang’ – Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks   ‘Proserpina’ – Martha Wainwright […]

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What goes boom? A great band dying slowly

There’s no getting away from that legacy. Whether all you’ve heard is ‘Where is My Mind?’ from the Fight Club soundtrack, or if you’ve loved every song from ‘Caribou’ to ‘The Navajo Know’, Pixies are a band that almost everyone likes. All that makes their return to recorded music after a gap of well over […]

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The Libs return

This week The Libertines announced a gig in Hyde Park in July, their second reunion gig this decade. Pete Doherty freely admits he’s running short of cash, so the gig has been widely reported as a “big-money” concert. Cynical ex-fans are playing it up as “selling out”, but from day one The Libertines were a […]

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Paolo finally grants our last request

Fresh off last Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, one thing is noticeable about Paolo Nutini: his lack of … ‘pizazz’. He doesn’t answer Norton’s potentially prying questions with blunt tell-all honesty à la Jennifer Lawrence, nor does he dress it up with a certain style or swagger like the Robin Thickes or Justin […]

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Excitement Galore for up-and-coming duo

“Every day should be Record Store Day in my opinion,” laughs John Hamson Jr., one half of emerging alt-pop duo, Thumpers, when asked about the importance of the recent event. “It’s really important to get people into the shops.” With their debut album Galore set to grace the shelves of UK record stores on 19th […]

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