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The Best Of ’05 As Chosen By The Best Of ’06: Five O’Clock Heroes

by Jeremy Lloyd

The Best Of ’05 Chosen By The Best Of ’06:Five O’Clock HeroesPosing for when they sell out Brixton Academy… Five O’Clock Heroes (named after a…



Interview – Indigo Girls


Atlanta’s trailblazing, Grammy Award-winning lesbian folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls, are unleashing a new album – Become You – and it’s being touted as a “back...

Interview: Editors


Birmingham based gloom rockers Editors have been one of the most talked about bands of 2005. They’ve been favourably compared to Interpol, Joy Division and Elbow,...

Interview – !!! (Chk Chk Chk)


On a wild card imagine seven unassuming punks riding the freak ticket into the White House. The first thing they would do, apart from installing...

Interview – Alter Bridge


Interview: Alter BridgeAlter Bridge.With their three studio albums, Creed sold an astonishing 23 million records in the US alone.However, with the public’s adulation came scorn...

Interview – The Detroit Cobras


They’re a garage band who cover obscure ’50s and ’60s blues and soul songs.Karaoke night that went eight years too far or, like their home...

Interview – Gary Jules


After a Christmas Number One single with his cover version of Tears For Fears’ Mad World, and all of the exposure such an achievement entails,...

Interview – Jamie Cullum


To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind for Jamie Cullum would be an understatement on a par with saying that Gordon...

Interview – Linkin Park


Linkin Park’s lippy front man, Chester Bennington, doesn’t like doing interviews.Despite his relatively tender years, it seems he’s encountered one too many wasted journalists.But unlike...

Interview – The Modern


The Modern. It’s a brave name for a new band, a statement of intent. What backs them up in this claim is a notable ‘first’...

Interview – Peter Andre


Peter Andre used to be big, and we don’t just mean pectorally.Back in the mid ’90s he had hit after hit in the UK and...

Interview: Rupee


A rollercoaster ride is the best way to describe Rupee’s route to stardom. A decade ago he was just another unknown art student hanging out...

Interview – The Superimposers


As the eponymous album lurks somewhere sub-radar, The Superimposers remain something of a word-of-mouth thrill.Safely ensconced in a recording studio in West London (run by...

Interview: Duran Duran


Icons of the ’80s Duran Duran have come full circle. From being adored some 20 years ago, they’ve suffered critical ridicule and dwindling record sales...

Interview – Grand National


The music world continues to love the cooler side if the ’80s.Retro pop duo Grand National get compared to The Police and Talk Talk. But...

Preview: Cropredy 2005


Bert Jansch and his Pentangle as fore-fathers, the exotic, erratic, outrageously brilliant Incredible String Band occupying the lunatic fringe, resident larrikin John Martyn struggling to...

Can


Often spoke of in the hushed, reverential tones usually reserved for religious leaders, the legend of the German improvisational rock group Can can be monolithic...

Can


Often spoke of in the hushed, reverential tones usually reserved for religious leaders, the legend of the German improvisational rock group Can can be monolithic...

Interview: Sigur Rós


For a band whose lyrics have never been in English and whose songs regularly clock in at more than six minutes long, Iceland’s second biggest...

Interview: The Hives


What about this as a recipe for success: A Kylie video where she’s riding a mechanical bull wearing nothing but seductive lingerie and – here...

Interview – Midge Ure


Midge Ure has had about a dozen careers in one. Frontman of chart-topping ’70s popsters Slik; fill-in guitarist for the legendary Thin Lizzy; brains behind...