Jul 03, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Buzzcocks' 1979 album A Different Kind of Tension may have been released the same year as Singles Going Steady, but it is a different shape of beast to Singles. For a start it was recorded intentionally as an album rather than cobbled together by a naive U.S. label in search of punk dollar.  More

Jul 03, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

I'm writing this just days after the, apparently, monumentally brilliant and moving tribute show to late Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley, at London's Royal Albert Hall. More

Jul 02, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Faith Eliott has always been comfortable around academia. Their parents are historians, their childhood was spent surrounded by dusty books and museum artefacts, learning and the high arts. More

Doves

Some Cities

USM/Virgin EMI

Jul 01, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

A further three years would pass before Doves were to unleash their next collection of new songs.  More

Doves

The Last Broadcast

USM/Virgin EMI

Jul 01, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

With spirits high after the success of Lost Souls, including a Mercury Prize nomination, Doves were in a buoyant mood when it came to planning for the follow-up.  More

Doves

Lost Souls

USM/Virgin EMI

Jul 01, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

When Doves announced their return at the tail end of 2018 after nearly 10 years away the collective sighs of relief reverberated far and wide.  More

Jun 28, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Thom Yorke has never had an issue with conversation. Whether at the center of the world's greatest rock band—as he has been for nearly 30 years—or as a solo artist, he has built a career on engaging his fans through the big ideas that have defined our generation. More

Jun 28, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle's fantasy film Yesterday poses the amusing question: "What if no one remembered The Beatles except this one guy?"  More

Jun 27, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

As we roll towards the end of this disturbing decade, Tyler, the Creator and his Odd Future cohorts Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, and the rest can claim as to having an influential voice over the past 10 years of music.  More