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The xx win Mercury for “record of its time”

September 9, 2010


It was hardly a surprise to see The xx pick up the Mercury Prize this week, with the coveted award rewarding the south London band for a fine album. Though they have already built up a solid fanbase and wowed fans at festivals this summer, the greater attention lavished upon them should lead to even […]

Latitude 2010

July 20, 2010


As news spread round the country that Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Suffolk had been the scene of two rapes, many of the revellers at the festival remained happily oblivious. Once they discovered what had occurred in the campsites they agreed with those that heard the news earlier that the ugly events were entirely […]

Born Burnley: Boff Whalley speaks

April 5, 2010


Chumbawamba frontman Boff Whalley, whose band formed in Burnley in 1982, is still enjoying life in the Premier League even as the side tumble towards the Premier League trapdoor at an alarming speed. “Even though the last game (the 2-1 home defeat by Wolves) was absolutely awful, I’m still really enjoying it, because we never […]

Pete Doherty in drugs arrest

March 22, 2010


* This article originally appeared in The Hackney Post Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs after the January death of Hackney heiress Robin Whitehead, according to The Guardian. A spokesman for the Metropolitan police said: “A 31-year-old man was arrested on 19 March on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs. […]

No more Tubthumping for Chumbawamba

March 6, 2010


*Article orginally appeared in The Hackney Post “I get knocked down, but I get up again/You’re never gonna keep me down”. Those simple lyrics, and perhaps soaking John Prescott with water at the 1998 Brit Awards, are what come to mind for most people when they think of Chumbawamba. But for the band that briefly […]

Oasis should get over themselves

September 2, 2009


So, the inevitable has finally happened and Oasis have split. Am I the only one who is a little bit relieved? The endless rows between the Gallagher brothers were getting repetitive and boring, while the bands recent albums were exceedingly poor compared to the masterpieces of their heyday. Those hoping for some phoenix to rise […]

Camp Bestival 2009

July 29, 2009


Voted festival of the year when it first surfaced in 2008, Camp Bestival has a tough act to follow in the form of its big brother, Bestival. But on the basis of this second edition, it should be around for a while. Yes, Camp Bestival is a family festival. But that doesn’t really describe what […]