Heartbreak for the romantics as Scott Hutchinson and co take Cambridge out on a date for Valentine’s Day. Jude Clarke reviews.
Our picks from the impressive, obscure and beyond experimental line-up at this year’s Supersonic Festival.
On Tuesday night Elizabeth Fraser simultaneously brought The Royal Festival Hall, and our reviewer therein, to its feet and to its knees.
Jude Clarke speaks to Jamie Kelsey-Fry of Occupy London to find out more about the School of Rockupy project.
Jude Clarke report on the Birmingham-based alterno-noise-dance-avant-garde-rock-festival, now in its ninth year and with a selection of music that’s inspiring, challenging, entertaining and baffling in equal parts.
Straight-up, straightforward garage rock, with a side of blues and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll; lacking the kind of distinctive voice that is needed to make the singer more than simply “the one who did that Nike ad song”.
Their combination of joie de vivre and knowingness, worldliness and innocence is still an appealing one, and when it shines through it feels good to have them, in all their entertainingly contradictory nature, back with us again.
This side-project from The Horrors’ Faris Badawan and opera singler Rachel Zaffira brings us an album that purrs like the cats in question, slinky and frequently seductive, but with the occasional unsettling curveballs.
Tucker weaves together elements that have been around for hundreds of years into something fresh, original and inspired. This album of beauty, gravity and inventive musicianship is as impressive as it is arresting.
7th studio album from the curmudgeonly Scottish instrumentalists, which – whilst not up there with their very highest peaks – is still a well crafted and emotionally coherent offering that merits a place in their canon. Jude Clarke reviews.
An overlong, indulgent and sketchy album, yet one that is still strewn with enough lo-fi-pop-gold to make for simple, uncomplicated enjoyment. Sic Alps return with a collection of 22 tracks, with themes including re-incarnation, magic and schizophrenia. Jude Clarke reviews.
Jude Clarke gets to experience the fantastic festival that is Supersonic, probably one of the most interesting and diverse line-ups in the UK festival circuit.
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