Beneath the flamboyant punk insanity, the mic-in-mouth howls and the glitter-encrusted, spiky-hipped strut, one fundamental reason that Yeah Yeah Yeahs rank amongst the most scintillating and adored bands of the…

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O performs at Leeds Festival 2009. Held at Bramham Park.

Appearing on a Tim Burton soundtrack is no longer the clear-cut coup it once was. The film director’s last few releases suggested that his gothic genius had inched past its…