Hamish MacBain

Hamish MacBain
Kings of Leon

“That woman in mom jeans who’d never let me date her daughter? She likes my music. That’s f**king not cool.” So said Caleb Followill in 2009. Back then, a mere…

Even though this year was my first time at South By Southwest, I had a fair idea of what to expect from the accounts of my colleagues over the last…

As Kayne West’s epic PR stunt fail earlier this month proves, the days of grand pop star gestures are over. This is not necessarily a bad thing Readers outside of…

The indie world has long had an uneasy relationship with celeb culture, but we shouldn’t be murdering Tom from SCUM for his recent gossip mag horror… yet A fortnight ago,…

Lana’s teased the world into a cold sweat, The Weeknd won’t do interviews, WU LYF are revealed as normal. Where does that leave music’s sexiest ingredient… mystique? “These days you…

Hamish MacBain explains why he’d rather watch a documentary – or read a book – based on the story of the little guys, rather than megastars like Foo Fighters or…

The Smiths

To The Smiths, a classic singles band, a band who cared about every last, tiniest aspect of their wares, B-Sides mattered. The fact that perhaps their most well known song,…

There was a brilliant moment on last Saturday’s X Factor where Louis Walsh, confronted with one of the groups having just sung Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’ all…

Martin Scorsese’s portrait of ‘the quiet Beatle’ is a celebratory, star-studded affair – and a suitable tribute to a remarkable life It’s quite incredible, really, to consider that the earliest…