26 - May 08

Featured in this issue…

Duffy The NEW first lady of Soul

Riding high on the crest of a soul-wave that has witnessed Duffy race to Number One in the charts with the Lulu-stomping ‘Mercy’, the ash-blonde spark plug grabs a Fifties microphone for leverage and pipes up to her own reigning creation on the iPod stereo.

Gnarls Barkley Double trouble from the hip-hop maestros

Mindful of their appearance, the follow up to 2006’s multi-platinum debut ‘St. Elsewhere’ has been christened ‘The Odd Couple’ – a reference no doubt to their serial killer aesthetic. Allegedly.

MGMT Brooklyn's sonic adventurers

Spawning glam-rock gems that recall Spiders From Mars, MGMT’s freaky future sonic adventures and child-like charm have captured the ears of everyone far and beyond the borough of their adopted Brooklyn.

Jamie Liddel Uncovering an electronic enigma

The experimental producer turned belt-it-out soul singer is moving in loftier circles these days, with high-profile fans and a swish new PR firm behind him, who also handle the likes of Mrs Ritchie.

Mavis Staples The woman, the voice, the legend...

Born in Chicago in 1939, Mavis was a million selling artist by the time she was 17 with The Staple Singers – the gospel family group led by her father. It’s a long and richly rewarded career.

Tom Middleton Full of Eastern promise

Clash was in China’s industrial city of Shanghai to witness a cross cultural musical exchange brought together by Smirnoff, proving that it’s possible to have original nights both home and abroad, set their cat amongst the pigeons by enlisting the help of one of the world’s most eclectic DJs

The Brian Jonestown Massacre Better the devil you know!

“I could be spending time fucking my wife instead of wasting it on you!" screams Anton Newcombe as he roundly barracks a journalist, just moments before Clash is due to fire their own questions at the explosive Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman.

Album Spotlight

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

Recorded in London and New York in 1973 to a backdrop of infidelity and egotism, ‘Aladdin Sane’ saw Bowie break from musical convention and transcend Glam Rock, the movement he had spawned.

Personality Clash

Junior Boys Vs Carl Craig

Matt Didemus of Canadian indie, electro-pop duo, Junior Boys, engages in a session of mutual interrogation with the prolific, influential and much celebrated Detroit techno and future-jazz pioneer, Carl Craig, who has recently produced a Grammy nominated remix of their track, ‘Like A Child’.

  • Write On Groove Armada
  • Rockand Rules Jean Michel Jarre
  • Niche Or Naff No Rave and Clowncore
  • Private Passions The Raveonettes
  • Stalker Madonna
  • Polls Apart Pop Fiction - musicians in movies
Album Reviews
  • The Draytones
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Camille
  • Scanners
  • The Last Shadow Puppets
  • Future Loop Foundation
  • Son Of Dave
  • The Prelude
  • Portishead
  • The Indelicates
  • Martina Topley Bird
  • Radioactive Man

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