Wendy Roby is departing from the Drowned in Sound singles column. We asked her to answer a few questions after four years in charge.»
Single of the Week! AlunaGeorge - ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ (Island) When you have a longheld, irrational hatred of a particular band, it doesn’t taint or falter. In the same way that the embarrassments of youth do not dispel or wane after t»
This week’s singles column has been given over to the Olympic theme tunes. It is also a slightly breathless rant about the restorative power of exercise. »
Single of the Week! Patrick Watson - ‘Into Giants’ (Domino) On ‘Into Giants’ Patrick Watson is not messing about, not one toy is getting left in the cupboard. And it is all quite overwhelming, there being so many things here worthy of not»
This week I am fairly sure there is something for everyone. Even if you don't like Xenomania at their most shiny, or insanely pretty indie pop, or singles that wouldn't sound out of place at Wigan Casino (even though they come from Tel Aviv).
Also, someone, somewhere, is going to really regret giving me access to high res, press-only images of
Tom Out Of Keane. »
Glasto, gold discs, America, the world. "It is pretty surreal what’s happened but, at the same time I can’t say we’re really disillusioned with it all; that it hasn’t been as good as we expected and we were expecting it to be all very bling." So what are Keane's hopes and fears now?»
Keane's debut album 'Hopes & Fears' is already set to be one of the best-selling albums of the year yet, judging by some of your comments on the messageboards, they are are band loved and loathed in not so equal measure. DiS writers are no different: Neil Robertson argued why he hates them so much right now. Here, Anthony Gibbons tells us why he likes Keane...»
Like it or not, Keane's debut "Hopes and Fears" is going to be one of the biggest-selling albums of the year. But are they a bunch of bland, no-hope bed-wetters or heartfelt romantics? This week, DiS gives two very different, hopelessly biased opinions about the newest stars of British rock.»
DiS predicted Keane were going to be huge and it seems our prediciton is coming true. So, we rolled up at Northampton's Soundhaus to meet songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley for a chat about how the band got together, found out what excactly ace new single 'Somewhere Only We Know' is all about, their perceived not very rock 'n' roll image, got some songwriting tips and discovered frontman Tom Chaplin's secret Freddy Mercury obsession. Bismallah! No! Etc.»
Bands in the key of love and heart break. Check out these audio tracks, videos and live dates from Azure Ray, The Stills, Keane, Thirteen Senses... then use our comments board to recommend your current lovesome favourites and records which will be making your Valentines extra special...»
Little gig journeys round London’s underground. 20-24th April 2003.
20/04/03 @ The Windmill, Brixton
The Twisted AM Lounge alldayer, 2 days following the DiS alldayer of which the mind is too hazy to write about. In fact, ditto this gig too. The ubiquitous Capes are stripped to a 2-piece»