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Radiohead @ Punchestown Racecourse, Dublin

by James McCartney

I left Punchestown feeling distinctly downbeat and subdued long before the final encore. My expectations of Radiohead’s last show in Dublin had been high… a…



Madonna – Music


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Maxim – Hell’s Kitchen


Prior to the debut single Carmen Queasy, which gatecrashed the UK Top 40 with Skin from Skunk Anansie providing vocal prowess, the last you are...

Whistler – Faith In The Morning


Whistler have so far released only one other album, entitled Whistler. Faith In The Morning follows similar themes of instrumetation, with EMF refugee Ian Dench...

Radiohead – Kid A


An interesting musical study would be to compare the directions of Parlophone bands Radiohead and Blur. The latter’s last album, 13, was so obscure that...

The Frank And Walters – Glass


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Radiohead + Sigur Rós @ Goffert Park, Nijmegen


When I heard that Radiohead had announced a European tour, I bought tickets straight away over the internet and then the day after they announced...

Whistler @ Union Chapel, London


Following an excellent acoustic set by two softly-spoken Irish chaps which included a cover of A-Ha‘s Manhattan Skyline, Whistler took to the stage of the...

Bond @ Royal Albert Hall, London


Something new, something different, not run-of-the-mill, an interesting direction. These are perhaps the words that ran through the minds of some the top brass of...

Cinerama – Disco Volante


Every ’80s student bedsit stereotype loved The Wedding Present, and this is former frontman David Gedge’s new band. If there was a fault with the...

Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain


This marvel of a recording could possibly be a contender for the year’s best album. All of the nine tracks on Goldfrapp’s Felt Mountain are...

Skee-Lo – I Can’t Stop


Chicago emigre Skee-Lo, now securely ensconed in the sunny and presumably inspiring surrounds of Los Angeles, famous for his single Wish (“I wish I was...

Lindsey Thompson – Room In A Basement


Winner of the Loot Music Awards 2000, Lindsey Thompson’s debut album, Room In A Basement, affirms such an accolade by proving to be a real...

Lupine Howl @ Union Chapel, London


This was an eagerly awaited gig – the chance to hear the recently formed band Lupine Howl. Born from the ashes of Spiritualized and just...

Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun


Iceland’s Sigur Rós have stated plainly their intent to “change music forever, and the way people think about music.” And with their second proper album,...

Sgt Rock – Live The Dream


‘Tis the season for some debuts, being summer, despite what London’s weather system seems to think. So here’s the debut album from Sgt. Rock, a...

Sgt Rock – The Monarch


In a tiny venue up some stairs in Camden we found four people on a stage. One of them looked fairly ordinary, one looked like...

Coldplay – Parachutes


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Ian Astbury – Spirit, Light, Speed


What would happen, have you ever wondered, if Tim Curry in Frank’n’Furter garb were to be genetically fused at the voice box with Cilla Black?...

Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast


A long time coming, this debut album from Badly Drawn Boy. Once Around The Block was released to a pleased assemblage of critics last year...

Bis – Music For A Stranger World


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