Issue69/January 2012

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The Horrors Third time's a charm

It took them three albums to get there, but finally Southend’s haunting quintet have finally cast the shackles of that cult status to become a Radio 1-starring, huge-in-Mexico, chart- bothering success. As 2011 closes, they look back on the year in which they finally peirced the mainstream, a

Review Of 2011 Clash's end of year celebrations

It’s that time of year again: join us as we look back over the last twelve months and count down the music that’s made 2011 so great...

The Black Keys Grand Voyagers

Ten years into their indomitable career, Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach look back on the journey that brought them to seventh album ‘El Camino’, and the car that drove them there...

Modeselektor The seductive evolution of modern bass.

"What i really want to do in 2012 is write a cooking book; a techno cooking book.” Minimal soup, yeah? Clearly Gernot, one half of Berlin’s hungriest bass mongers feel that they’ve achieved everything else in 2011.

Modern British Protest Music Incite and Sound

Through all the unrest that swept the streets of London this year, one of the most often asjed questions was, where has the protest music gone? As Dan Hancox explains, it’s been here all along - it’s just changed...

Metronomy Joe Mount on leftfield indie

"I’m basically waiting for the next Prince. My predictions are there is going to be a young male artist who is capable of taking on Florence and Adele. A young boy in his bedroom who can dance amazingly well, sing incredibly and make amazing music: the second coming of Prince."

Lemmy Rock And Rules

From sex to excess, Lemmy knows a thing or two about the rock'n'roll life. LISTEN UP!

Album Spotlight

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

“He’s one step ahead of the crowd and for the first time he vocalises it.”

Personality Clash

The Antlers Vs Braids

The three Brooklynites began by grilling Katie, before the remaining Braids joined in for a very tongue-in-cheek conversation involving personal chefs and coke-covered steaks...

  • Private Passions The Subways
  • In The Works Liars
  • Rock And Rules Lemmy
  • Stalker Jeff Buckley
  • Write On King Creosote
  • Swan Song The Kooks' Luke Pritchard
Album Reviews
  • Lou Reed and Metallica
  • Jeff Mills
  • Gorillaz
  • Anchorsongs
  • Mickey Moonlight
  • The Black Keys
  • Motley Crue
  • Surkin
  • Pusha T
  • Fulgeance
  • The Do
  • RKC

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