23 - Nov 07

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Daft Punk Rumours, rumours and yet more rumours …

There are very few dance acts that have managed to perpetuate as many myths than these two reclusive Frenchmen. Gossip around their shroud pervades more often than not.

Sigur Ros Return with their astounding film 'Heima'

Iceland, that far-flung outpost of the Atlantic, has always had a disproportionately high level of cultural output.

Burial First exposure to Burial can be disorientating

True or false: the most exciting thing to emerge from London’s music scene in recent years is a sweaty little smack-oik who mistakes his own gauche laziness for Dickensian wit. No conferring please…

Wu Tang Clan Return Mob Handed

You don’t have to be Magic E to know that words have power. Take the proper noun Wu-Tang Clan.

Andrew Weatherall Private Passions

Think Andy Weatherall and a rich array of noises are likely to enter your brain. Reshaped Madchester classics, perhaps, modern mutant techno, probably, or even the uptempo “oompty oompty business” he makes a living playing out these days.

Boy Kill Boy Readying themselves for a Dj slot

The Leytonstone rockers are feeling pretty content with themselves – album number two is in the bag, and they’re still slightly tanned from spending two months recording it over in the Hollywood hills.

Steve Cropper The legendary Booker T & the MGs guitarist

A Southern gent with a career many musicians would kill for, straight out of high school and onto the floor of Stax Records’ McLemore Street studios, working with a blush-inducing amount of Sixties soul talent while writing a fair proportion of their hits.

Album Spotlight

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

"What we talk about is creating something as notable as Beethoven's Fifth."Robert Plant on Physical Graffiti.

Personality Clash

King Creosote Vs Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys and Kenny Anderson (AKA King Creosote) have been seen sheltering beneath many a dripping tarpaulin throughout many of this year’s soggy festivals. With both the most recent Super Furry Animals and King Creosote albums flying off the shelves, the festival circuit was the perfect plugging ground before autumn tours. And while surrounded by the same falafel munching audiences, they have bonded, becoming fans of each other’s music, but also good friends.

  • ROCK AND RULES Maceo Parker
  • FASHION What's hot in Berlin
  • ELECTRIC SELECTION Delving deeper underground
  • ONES TO WATCH 15 essential new bands
  • WRITE ON The Harrisons
Album Reviews
  • Carbon/Silicon
  • Dj Vadim
  • Soulwax
  • Booka Shade
  • Band of Horses
  • The Black Dog
  • Benga
  • Sigur Ros
  • Radiohead
  • Neil Young
  • Augie March
  • Scouting for Girls

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