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Beck Genre hopping slacker icon

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, such is the case with the wait for Beck’s eighth studio album and the legion of eager fans who have spent three years trying to second guess just what exactly he was going to do next. Predicting Beck though is much easier said than done.

The Bravery NYC synth-rock combo

Forget “ice cold” – now when someone asks you “What’s cooler than cool?” if the next two words that leave your lips are not THE BRAVERY then you’ve obviously been reading the wrong magazines.

Tom Vek London multi-instrumental wunder-kind

Sinking into a leather sofa, with a Jim Beam in one hand and a freshly lit Marlboro in the other, Tom Vek seems pretty content with life. Having recently secured a deal on Island Records (home to U2, Keane and Busted), the 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist is staring at mega stardom…

Gang of Four Legendary British post-punk outfit

Gang of Four, the British four-piece post-punk outfit from Leeds who influenced a generation of bands from Nirvana, REM, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Fugazi, to more recently Radio Four, The Futureheads and Franz Ferdinand, have bowed to the constant calls of fans to reform…

Bright Eyes Cult singer hailed as the next Bob Dylan

Writing and recording songs since he was 13 years old, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes has gone from ‘indie wunderkind’ to being hailed as the next Bob Dylan. With two new albums ready to unleash – recorded with friends Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Emmylou Harris

Optimo World famous Glasgow clubnight

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, with a combined DJ experience of 30 years, are the men behind the now legendary Glasgow club Optimo, where every Sunday, party freaks stir up the weekend melting pot into one last hedonistic den of iniquity and electro sleaze

Mercury Rev Symphonic American psychedlic act

Finally liberated from their cosy music box in the sleepy surroundings of new York’s Catskill mountains, Mercury Rev have returned to shower us with more majestic symphonies

Personality Clash

Headman Vs Trevor Jackson

Robi Insinna AKA Headman and Manhead faced some of his toughest questions in our last personailty clash with Erol Alkan

Album Reviews