Issue 72/April 2012

Featured in this issue…

Sleigh Bells Clash unravels the dark web of the band's past.

Having emerged from a fraught, emotional and vulnerable trauma, Derek Miller and Alison Krauss are fighting back with unfaltering enthusiasm.

Graham Coxon Distortion and delay

Let’s get this out the way first: ‘A + E’ is not the album some people would have been expecting. It’s immediate, but this is immediacy as applied to the creative process.

'Left Eye' Lopes Losing left eye

Ten years ago this month the music industry lost one of it’s brightest stars: Lisa Lopes.

Friends Pets may be for life, but are Friends?

"We didn't have a grand plan of where we were going to go when we started and we don't have one now."

John Lennon & Black Power Say you want a revolution

Clash reveals the association between ex-Beatle John Lennon and the Black Power movement, which resulted in his most militantly astute album, and an appearance on prime time TV with his friend, the chairman of the Black Panther Party.

Kindness Cruel to be kind

Kindness brings empty threats, playful satire and the art of not talking.

The Shins A seminal collective

It’s funny how life can turn out. The Shins’ new album, ‘Port Of Morrow’, nearly wasn’t made at all but now its creator James Mercer is joking with Clash about going head-to-head with the new Bruce Springsteen record.

Album Spotlight

Iggy Pop - The Idiot

“A dark, dense and desolate display of an artist confronting his demons head on.”

Personality Clash

Andrew Bird Vs Eugene Mirman

The Chicago-based eclectic songwriter talks to author and film maker.

  • Private Passions We Are Augustines
  • In The Works Gaz Coombes
  • Rock And Rules The Doors' Ray Manzarek
  • Stalker Black Flag
  • Royal Academy Reviews Cats
  • Swan Song Shirley Manson
Album Reviews
  • The Shins
  • My Best Fiend
  • The Mars Volta
  • Spoek Mathambo
  • De La Soul
  • Orbital
  • Dr. Dog
  • Grimes
  • Graham Coxon
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Scuba
  • Dirty Three

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