The much maligned corporately sponsored V Festival opens its doors tomorrow (Friday 20th) at its twin venues of Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Stafford for an event that had long completely sold out well before the majority of its artists were even announced.»
Arriving at the fag-end of a summer teeming with gruelling festival weekends, Bestival has enough gusto and idiosyncrasy to more than stand up for itself.»
DiS' founder and current editor Sean Adams compiles a playlist of songs that could be heard in the year 2000 (a rough theme we've set for you to build a Spotifriday playlist around - more details here) when this very website was in its embryonic stages. First, a bit of prologue...»
Yeah, THANK GOD/DOG/F*CK IT'S FRIDAY! It certainly was the easiest day to pick random tracks for which feature the name of the day in the title. In fact just searching for 'Friday Night' brings up a whole array of interpretations of "party night". Hopefully this playlist goes some way to summing up and soundtracking at least one part of your Friday night frolicking and if not, what says Friday to you? (comment below)»
To paraphrase Billy Piper, Latitude is pretty much honey to the b for the middle class legions of the DiS writing team, and thus it was in considerable numbers that we fell upon this year's edition of the idyllic Suffolk festival. Here are our reviewers' highlights.»
This week, not one, but two records are defined by their cuteness (and sadly only one of them successful). We also make (yet more) shameful confessions of our innately teenage disposition, enjoy some bangingness and are rather unmoved by the grandiose return of Doves.»
Dom Gourlay speaks to Mancunian trio Doves about their forthcoming fourth album, Kingdom Of Rust.»
Hmmm. V2002. it's a bit anodyne, safe, whatever.
Or is it?
Yes, it is.
However, scrape away the surface layer, and then the next few, and you will
get to some 10 to 12 ct gold bands. Okay, okay, I'm being cynical, but if you
take a look at the Reading/Leeds line-up, you reali»