18 - Jan 07

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LCD Soundsystem James Murphy: Just another manic monkey!

Over the afternoon this singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and co-owner of DFA Records has imparted many incisive theories on the DNA of social scenes, suppositions on the foundation of ‘coolness’ and why he wants a 23-year-old to kick his ass.

The Fratellis Bed Rockers

As 2007 stretches before them like a big bottle of ice-cold Irn Bru just waiting to be devoured, the trio convene to quietly ponder and muse on life so far in the crazy Fratelli world…

The Klaxons Fluoromantics

Its funny how life goes around in circles. If some geezer had suddenly started selling glowsticks on the street a year ago, he’d probably have been booted into the nearest mental institute.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Thunder Cats

Since their self-titled debut, the musical vehicle that is Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has been in non-stop motion. Alec Ounsworth’s idiosyncratic wailing, warbling, yelping even, strangely enough gave the band mass appeal, a sort of cultish fanbase of oddballs and popstrels alike.

The Rumble Strips Brassbound For Glory

From the depths of the West Country come The Rumble Strips, ready to take on the world with a ramshackle sensibility and a debut album bursting with hooks.

The Earlies Pan-Atlantic Crossing

Warm, charming and intoxicating are just few a words that could describe the music of Anglo–American quartet The Earlies. It’s fitting then to sit down with the band’s two English members in a cosy Salford pub, where the Guinness flows freely and an open fire crackles away in the corner.

The Shins Return of the Mercer-naries

When Natalie Portman mumbled an off hand remark in Zach Braff’s directorial debut, the surprise indie success story, Garden State, she didn’t realise the impact she would have on James Mercer’s life.

Album Spotlight

Aretha Franklin

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)

Personality Clash

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Vs Billy Bragg

GCWCF's Sam Duckworth talks with his hero Billy Bragg

  • ROCK AND RULES Andy Summers
  • FASHION We salute...Juliette Lewis & the Licks
  • ELECTRIC SELECTION In The Country, Pentatonik, Ultre, Saroos...
  • ONES TO WATCH Cold War Kids, The Twang, Uffie and more...
  • THE LAST TIME Kate Nash
  • WRITE ON Jesse Malin
Album Reviews
  • Amon Tobin
  • Husky Rescue
  • Bloc Party
  • Gruff Rhys
  • DJ Hell
  • The Bees
  • Jamie T
  • Sven Vath
  • The Good, The Bad & The Queen
  • Bobby Conn
  • Indigo Moss
  • The View

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