Rock

Miss The Midnight Barbers at Your Peril

Robyn Strachan | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Strachan

Two-piece The Midnight Barbers are loud. Self-assuredly, gleefully loud; the kind of sonic expansiveness that can bring a room of people to shocked attention.

One More Time: An Interview with Elliot Minor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Dyckhoff

If you are reading this and your first thought is 'Who, and/or what, is Elliot Minor?' then you my friend, are yet to experience one of the most innovative rock bands to hit the twenty-first century with a bang since 2006.

The Last Of the Troubadours

Jason Holmes | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The Last of the Troubadours arrive in our midst from that very English tradition of live playing, blended with a lyricism that has been informed by everything that rock, pop, soul and folk has thrown into the mix.

Is Rock Dying?

Scott Rowley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Scott Rowley

The End, it seems, is nigh. "It's strange in rock culture just now," Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie told BBC4's Review Show in December. "It's kinda dead, I think. It's over." The Cult's Ian Astbury, meanwhile, has decided that the album has also reached the end of the line.

'Born to Be Wild': The Golden Age of American Rock - Welcome to the Jungle

James Hale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Hale

By the 1980's, mainstream American rock music had moved far away from the protest and revolution of the 1960s and was more concerned with sex, drugs, partying and having a good time. All the time. Hey it was the 80s so it was allowed, apparently.

Gig Exclusive: Trio Valore Tears Up the Rule Book in Milan

Jason Holmes | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It is here in Milan, far north in the Bel Paese [Italy, the "beautiful country"], that a cultural pragmatism has attracted those of a more refined musical streak. And it is at Biko, a club not far from the throng of the city centre, that Trio Valore has convened to play to a Milanese crowd intent on devouring live music as would they their mammas' pasta e fagioli. It's a crowd of stylists who want to dance, and they do.

The Power and the Fury: 21st Century Punk Rock

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Letlive are an American post-hardcore/punk band who are here to destroy the myth that rock is dead (music magazines are always fond of saying this so they say rock is back three issues later).

Celebrating Iggy Pop

Tom Wilcox | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Wilcox

Iggy Pop is one of the most seminal figures in music. Without Iggy Pop there would be no punk, and rock/pop music would not have evolved such deviant shades. The revolutionary influence of his eclectic career is antithetic to his lack of commercial success in the first half of his career, from the 60's to 1986.

Led Zeppelin - Four Symbols

Neil Cossar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 8 Nov 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV, it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide.

John Henry Bonham

Neil Cossar | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 25 Sept 1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. 'Bonzo' was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in four hours).

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 23 Sept - 29 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The coming week's live listings are ready and waiting for you- so it's time you get yourselves organised. Get your diaries at the ready, because we've got a another round-up of unmissable shows for you to start looking forward to.

The Top Five Most Rockin' Cruise Holidays

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Cruises are for old people. Cruises are boring. Cruises are too formal. These are just some of the accusations which, rightly or wrongly, have been hurled at the cruise industry for years.

Sexual Ealing: Was Rock Music Born in London W5?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

What's the most important music venue or historic location in London? The pedestrian crossing used by the Beatles in Abbey Road? Or maybe The Sex Pist...

Bruce Springsteen's Light Shines Through the Darkness of Self-Loathing

Tony Lobl | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tony Lobl

The Boss is top of the live pops - he has just been voted No.1 among the 50 best acts currently performing. This accolade from a Rolling Stone panel ...

Welcome Back... Queens of the Stone Age

Raj Bains | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Raj Bains

Long overdue on the 3rd of June, Queens Of The Stone Age will finally release their sarcastically titled sixth studio album, '...Like Clockwork'.

Pretty Pastels With an Edge

Ashleigh Houlton | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ashleigh Houlton

It's that time of year again (although the weather would certainly disagree); with spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, candy colours are back! Flicking through the glossy pages of this month's Vogue, I can't help but be drawn to the ice blues, gentle lilacs, soft pinks, mint greens and lemon yellows.

Welcome Pariah: Riding the Rock'n'Roll Wave on the South Coast

Jason Holmes | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

They're propping up the bar at The Blue Posts on Berwick Street in Soho, a duo enmeshed in a knockabout conversation about the politics of music.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 4 March - 10 March 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Out of the vast list of ace live music coming up next week, we've plucked out just five shows to tell you about. These are the unmissable gigs- the ones you'll be thinking about for weeks to come and splattering all over your Facebook news feed. Every single one of them is going to be a fantastic night for new music- so if you can make it down there, let them know!

You Need To Hear This: Featuring Emerging Icons Noush Skaugen, Elissa Franceschi, Dirty Fair, Orestea and Rushil

Kat Jackman | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

As you make your way around Emerging Icons you'll see that there's all kinds of new music to discover- but each week we like to give you a bit of help and put a few suggestions your way. These are some of the best acts and the hottest tunes we've found on Emerging Icons in the past few days and we really want you to hear them. You NEED to.

Let the Melody Ring On: Musical Faces to Watch Out For in 2013

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A love of live music pervades the club, rather than the sweaty media ambition of the mainstream, whose godheads can be identified as the millionaire prefab boy bands who some of us have learned to avoid.

Welcome to London's Latest Music Venue: The Olympic Stadium

James Peckham | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Sport will inevitably be the true home of the Olympic stadium. But while contracts are negotiated and decisions made, live music needs a change in London from the unsatisfactory venue of Hyde Park.

Bishop Knocks On Heaven's Door With Rock Album

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

A bishop has swapped sermons for the studio as he records an album of rock classics. It sounds like a storyline from the Vicar of Dibley , but Rt R...

The Best Albums of 2012

Joel Durston | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Joel Durston

Hot Chip really are a national treasure, up there with the NHS, stamps, pints, Cornish pasties and John Motson with their quintessentially British warm eccentricity. Their fifth studio album, a tribute to staying young while growing up and getting married, has a few dull syrupy moments, but mostly shows the band at their best; making dance music for the hearts as well as the feet.

I Am Kloot

Pete Jobson | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pete Jobson

Signed 500 limited edition seven inchers this morning. I felt very like Muhammad Ali. He used to sign 1000 photos of himself every morning before breakfast and dispatch them forth quipping, "Yeah, I was pretty", safe in the knowledge that the bills were covered for the day.

Hanson's 2012 So Far - Shadows, Spaces and Faces

Taylor Hanson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Taylor Hanson

For a year that has been dedicated to the planning of a new album release in 2013 (which is underway) and focusing on looking back at 20 years of music (our band turned 20 this year) we still found a way to cover a lot of ground, from the Far East to the Great North.