Issue 48/April 2010

Featured in this issue…

Arctic Monkeys On the road again...

As Britain’s favourite band headed out on the European leg of their ‘Humbug’ tour, Clash discovered that Arctic Monkeys were less sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, and more cakes, ping-pong and Coco Pops...

Goldfrapp Meeting Alison Goldfrapp should be a daunting expe

Her iconic status as a chameleonic superstar could make for an intimidating encounter indeed. But her beaming smile and affable demeanour defy expectation

Autechre The mysterious duo talk 'Oversteps'

Sean Booth and Rob Brown are often cited as the most highbrow boffins in electronic music, yet they look like they’ve just walked off the estates of Rochdale. Gruff stuff.

Laura Marling Laura Marling is living The Good Life

A Mercury nominated debut, album two about to drop, and a third already on its way.

Tunng Happy Families

It’s all happy families with folktronica band Tunng, who return after two years with a bigger sound, but without a founding member.

Crookers Phra, Bot and their 'Tons Of Friends'

People called it blog house, crack house or hip-house. Crookers, its main protagonists, rose to prominence at a bizarre speed.

Sugar Minott For a big man, Sugar Minott moves pretty fast.

When ragga turned up, Sugar was at the start line waiting. When digital reggae arrived, he was standing there too...

Album Spotlight

Leftfield - ‘Leftism’

Perhaps the first successful, fully formed album from the genre, which remains a classic of the era and inspiration for many who followed.

Personality Clash

Alan McGee vs Anton Newcombe

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the two hook up via the wire to discuss The Beatles, The Brits and, surprise, surprise, My Bloody Valentine...

  • Write On Frightened Rabbit
  • Rock And Rules William Orbit
  • Royal Academy Reviews Fruit themed songs
  • Local Heroes Gui Boratto’s São Paulo
  • Stalker Jimi Hendrix
  • Polls Apart Best and Worst songs about 'Cities'
Album Reviews
  • The Knife
  • Autechre
  • Blood Red Shoes
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Bonobo
  • New Young Pony Club
  • Tunng
  • Broken Bells
  • Gorillaz
  • Laura Marling
  • The Besnard Lakes
  • Frightened Rabbit

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