Feeder and The Stereophonics were amongst the bands forced offstage by a hostile crowd at this year's Imola festival in Italy. The 120,000 strong festival was headlined by local legend Vasco Rossi, and fans were somewhat impatient to see their idol, resulting in them trying to hasten his appearance in whatever way»
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It is a well-known fact that the Coen Brothers love the noir genre. Many of their films such as Miller’s Crossing are updates of or homages to the genre, and even the comedic brilliance of The Big Lebowski was based in part on a Raymond Chandler novel. Of late, their movies have become more accessible (»
Japan. One of the most hard-working and disciplined countries on earth, complete with some of the most demanding school hours on earth. This is a country where even motorcycle gang leaders have the internet.
As such, is it any wonder that there is such vibrant youth culture? From Cornelius to Melt Banan»
‘’I like Hackney. I’m here, ain’t I?’’ Indeed, the Hackney Ocean is nice. It’s not a strictly rock & roll venue, it’s a little bit more upscale than that (and it’s all new and shiny). Ask for water and you get it with ice, a black straw, and lime. Class-ay. The glass is plastic, but neverthel»
This was The Moldy Peaches first ever British show, on the lead-in to their tour supporting The Strokes.
For those who haven’t yet heard of them, The Moldy Peaches are the living, breathing embodiment of lo-fi. The album sounds almost as if it was recorded live into a tape recorder, which is a»
Funereal San Diegans The Black Heart Procession are playing a date on Monday July 9th at at the London venue 93 Feet East. Featuring Tobias Nathaniel and Paul Jenkins of 3 Mile Pilot, the band have been likened to Slint and Tom Waits, and write love-lorn, piano driven songs, although instrumentation is greatl»
The queue stretches around the block on this, the second date of the godfather of Faulkner-tinged Old Testament hellfire’s 3-night residency at the Academy.
But first, the support:
If you want to be pointlessly analytical, each of the support bands evidence a facet of the headliners. Simon Breed the crashing»
US slow-core trio Low and antipodean instrumental group Dirty Three are to release a collaborative album. Entitled ''In the Fishtank 7'', it is the latest in the Fishtank series of albums released on the Konkurrent imprint. The premise behind the series is that two like-minded groups are given 48 hours in a studi»
The Lollies are purveyors of deliciously danceable bubblegum pop. None of the songs on this 5-track EP stray much beyond the 3 minute mark, and combine smart indie (Dandy Warhols, Sleater Kinney), with 60’s garage guitars, retro organs and breezy harmonies. Another high point is Kate St Claire’s lyrics, which are w»