This summer, a new generation of fans will discover the visceral scissor-jab to the senses of a reformed At The Drive-In at a brief series of shows, 11 years after…

“Mellow” and “acoustic”: terms not normally associated with – and not really welcome anywhere near – The Mars Volta, but terms applied by the band themselves to their latest effort.…

The Mars Volta are the sort of band who could take an otherwise-innocuous tourbus anecdote about misplacing their Moroccan nasal flautist in a Little Chef toilet on an M8 lay-by…

Could’ve happened to anyone, really. You buy a Ouija board in a curiosity shop in Jerusalem to mess around with on the tourbus. You start talking to it. It talks…