Issue 38 / June 2009

Featured in this issue…

The Enemy Inspiration for the Nation!

It's clear when you listen to 'Music For The People', that never do they claim to have any answers. They are not prophets nor politicians. They pride themselves, however, on being everyman.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Rebirth Of Cool

For a band that cut their teeth making a stupendous and often profane ruckus, the interview room where I met all parts of New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs was more silent than death.

Graham Coxon Indie's Poster Boy Gets Folked Up

The sound of an aeroplane roars overhead. "Flippin Heck", Graham Coxon exclaims, "You don't get that very often. It must have been off course, must have been hijacked."

New York Dolls How Punk's Pioneers Bounced Back!

The New York Dolls imploded in 1975, victims of the frustration of being a band before their time, and the injustice of a waning career.

Peaches Has The Queen Of Filth Cleaned Up?

Electroclash's favourite cultural insurrectionist is back!

Gallows Refining Hardcore

Portentous strings rising slowly in the mix, surrounded by the sampled lapping of a river against its bank. This is categoricaly not how hardcore albums are supposed to begin.

Phoenix "Amadeus, Amadeus, Rock Me Amadeus"

Versailles, France. Home to Daft Punk, Air, Michel Gondry, the Palace of Versailles and Phoenix. Or if they had it their way, 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix', as their new album is cheekily titled.

Album Spotlight

Crosby, Stills & Nash 'Crosby, Stills & Nash'

The time was 1969. The place was Laurel Canyon. The band were Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Personality Clash

Donald Cumming Vs Richard Hell

The Virgins pay their respects to Richard Hell

  • Write On The Acorn's Rolf Klausener knows inspiration
  • Rock and Rules XTC's Andy Partridge has been there, done that
  • Royal Academy Reviews Bjork faces the Academy's critical reactions
  • Private Passions Man Like Me like vintage TVs
  • Stalker Twelve things you never knew about Eminem
  • Polls Apart The best and worst token raps in songs
Album Reviews
  • Passion Pit
  • Junior Boys
  • The Enemy
  • Fink
  • Phoenix
  • Maximo Park
  • Toddla T
  • Graham Coxon
  • Gallows
  • Maccabees
  • Yppah
  • New York Dolls

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