Paul Morley

Don't Judge Me, but I Don't Like Marvin Gaye or Pharrell Williams

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

No doubt like a lot of people by now, I've had a quick go at playing the two songs back to back, chucking on Gaye's Got To Give It Up followed by T&P's Blurred Lines, and vice versa. A quick go at playing judge and jury. And, well, yeah they do sound pretty similar. Tempo, the syncopated rhythm, the vocal pitch, even - arguably - the yukky sexism. But hey, what do I know?

Is That Martin Freeman On The Decks?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Yes, you're not seeing things... that is indeed 'The Hobbit' star Martin Freeman in a bar in East London, on DJ duties for the album launch of a band ...

Coronation Street Gets Classical

James Murphy | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

I hope the millions who watch Coronation Street will be tantalised by the short excerpts they heard of both pieces and hunt down the full works. Their efforts will certainly be rewarded.

What the '80s Meant to Me

Andrew Poppy | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Poppy

What were we dancing to back then? Talking Heads' Life During Wartime and Kraftwerk's Computer Love. It sums up a lot. What was I trying to do? To be a composer, musician, artist. To make records like a band or producer would, in the studio but also to be a composer like Stravinsky and Philip Glass - whatever that meant.

The Classic Brits are Not What's Wrong With Classical Music

Paul Kilbey | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Paul Kilbey

Classical music is obsessed with the past to the point that it believes in its own death - or at least it's sufficiently concerned about its health to feel threatened by an event as irrelevant as the Classic Brits.