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  1. Morning Phases: Beck

    ... has always been an artist driven by ideas. Sure, the American songwriter is known for his vast stylistic shifts, his ... dated Factory figure Gerard Malanga and danced at early Velvet Underground shows. “When I was starting out I would say he was one of ...

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  2. Next Wave #639: Sunflower Bean

    ... trio... Features "We all like Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Nirvana - ya know, all the good stuff!" Sunflower Bean's grungy, pyched-out rock ...

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  3. Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter

    ... of punk riffs, mad lyrics and '60s jangled guitar. From the cover art alone it's clear that the five-piece have a great sense of humour ... its dying moments and, strangely, sharing some DNA with The Velvet Underground. This is a side of the band we'd love to see more of, but ...

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  4. Playlist: Tess Parks

    ... with both choosing to settle and make art in Europe. Now the pair have decided to release a joint album. 'I Declare Nothing' follows a ... heard of this song is a live version... it sounds like the Velvet Underground, but better. - - - 'The Devil May Care (Mom & Dad ...

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  5. David Bowie Thinks 'Lulu' Is Lou Reed's Greatest Work

    ... Laurie Anderson – Lou Reed's widow – revealed that the British singer reckons it's Reed finest hour. Speaking to Lou Reed's ... "I made my first eye contact with Lou, dancing to the Velvet Underground when they were playing upstairs at Max’s Kansas City in ...

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  6. Death And Vanilla - To Where The Wild Things Are

    ... Sweden's Death And Vanilla have all the makings of a great cult band. They prioritise vinyl (coloured, natch) ... evoke everything from Czech cinema soundtracks to The Velvet Underground channelled through their own uniquely distorted lens.It's ...

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  7. Leon Bridges Announces Debut Album

    ... horns, guest vocals – it was an impressive show. Capturing the velvet grit of 50s and 60s R&B, Leon Bridges had a charisma which was all his ...

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  8. Foundations: Simian Mobile Disco

    ... any pigeon-hole, any genre-tag placed against them. The duo – Jas Shaw and James Ford – emerged from the wreckage of an indie ... quality when voiced in this way. - - - The Velvet Underground And Nico - 'The Velvet Underground And Nico' I could ...

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  9. Influences: Echo Lake

    ... almost painfully shy sense of introversion. Since then, the band have developed a broader, more open voice. Debut album 'Wild Peace' ... gritty, warm and experimental. - - - The Velvet Underground - 'I Found A Reason' I'll always try and include any ...

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  10. Premiere: Myles Manley - 'I Love Her Family'

    ... Myles Manley is something of a unique figure. Born in the UK but raised in Sligo, the rising artist studied mathematics before ... is under-pinned by a riff which is equal parts Pavement and Velvet Underground. Yet there's a folk touch to the songwriting, an ...

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