Spotlights

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: 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: 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...