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Obituary: Broadcast’s Trish Keenan

by Dan Marner

Disbelief, shock and immense sadness greeted the news that broke last Friday morning, 14th January 2011. Trish Keenan, lead singer and primary creative force in…



Spotlight: Hefner – Dead Media

by Gareth Ware

If a week equates to a long time in politics, then god only knows what 10 years is in music. Think of the passing fads,...

Spotlight: Giant Sand – Blurry Blue Mountain

by Tom Jowett

Giant Sand, or more precisely Howe Gelb, is one of those artists who should have delivered more than what was initially promised. Twenty-five years ago,...

Obituary: Solomon Burke

by Daniel Paton

Whilst Solomon Burke will justly be remembered for his committed, powerful soul voice, singing was not necessarily his prime vocation. He described himself as “a...

Spotlight: Robbie Williams – In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010

by Nic Oliver

In common with other great British institutions, Robbie Williams has been hovering around our media-saturated lives for a lot longer than many of us realise....

Spotlight: Orange Juice – Coals To Newcastle

by Andrew Burgess

When discussing the post-punk musical landscape of the early ’80s, it’s impossible to overlook Orange Juice. Fronted by Edwyn Collins and his somehow confident and...

Spotlight: ESG

by Darren Harvey

There are many well-known tales of events which changed the course of musical history: Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads; Bob Dylan going...

Spotlight: The Rolling Stones – Ladies & Gentlemen…

by Neil Dowden

2010 is proving to be a year of resurrection for the Rolling Stones. May saw the expanded reissue of their masterpiece Exile On Main Street....

Spotlight: Morrissey, 25 Years On

by musicOMH

Another year, another Morrissey album. Years Of Refusal is his 30th in an extraordinary 25-year career, if you include all The Smiths’ releases, his solo...

Spotlight: The Making Of Nick Cave

by Nic Oliver

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ first four albums, From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My...

Spotlight: 2008 Mercury Music Prize Nominations

by Ben Hogwood

Approximately 240 albums were submitted as entrants for this year’s Mercury Prize, an indication perhaps of the effect a nomination can have on sales and...

Spotlight: Bella Union at 10

by Michael Hubbard

Bella Union is a special record label. If you’re a music fan, chances are you already know this. It is an independent, headed by former...

Spotlight: The Fall and Rise of Shoegaze

by James Buckley

Shoegaze, says Wikipedia, “is a genre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted until the mid 1990s,...

Obituary: Arthur Lee

by Jenni Cole

Arthur Lee, lead singer of the band Love, died peacefully in his sleep in Memphis on the afternoon of 3rd August, 2006 from complications arising...

Spotlight: Duran Duran – Notorious Wild Boys

by Steve Malins

As their first biography is published ahead of a huge tour and DVD release, Duran Duran’s biographer Steve Malins charts the lavishly bumpy life of...

Spotlight: Richard Hawley

by Helen Wright

Richard Hawley is finally coming into his own. With a move to Mute and a showcase gig for an invited audience, it’s surely (finally) possible...