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Jeremy Allen

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015

From David Bowie To Charli XCX, 10 Artists Who've Recorded Songs In Another Language

In the inchoate days of pop, it wasn’t just assumed English would become the rock ‘n’ roll lingua franca. Therefore it wasn’t unheard of for British bands to learn the words to their own songs in French or German or Italian in order to ingratiate themselves with fans from another market, naturally at the encouragement of their record companies. In those days you couldn’t just type your lyrics into Google Translate and voila!


Rhian Daly

Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015

Watch: Crushed Beaks' Mind-Bending Video For 'Overgrown'

You'll probably recognise Crushed Beaks if you've kept a keen eye on the UK's vibrant new music underground over the past few years. They've been making the kind of garage-pop thrills that should really have seen them lauded by a lot more people than they were. Not that that's made any difference to the trio, who've quietly kept working hard and have come up with the goods on their debut album 'Scatter', released on February 9 on their own label Matilda Recordings. You can read more about that in this week's issue, but for now watch the mind-bending new video for single 'Overgrown'.


Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015




Nick Levine

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why I'm Totally Behind The New All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Any big screen reboot is a tricky business - how do you make something relevant to a modern audience without sacrificing what made it so popular in the first place? Rebooting Ghostbusters is an especially tough task, though, because the original 1984 film (and, to a lesser extent, its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II) still inspire such affection. Ask "who you gonna call?" and everyone knows exactly which film you're referencing.


Al Horner

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why The Time Is Right For Blink-182 To Split Following Tom DeLonge's Departure

“Let’s make this last forever,” once yowled Tom DeLonge, dragging his trademark sneer across a melee of skate-rock guitars and breathlessly thwacked drums. For a while, it seemed like Blink-182 might have lived up to that pledge, the hook to fizzing 2001 single ‘First Date’. Four years after an acrimonious 2005 split – sparked by guitarist DeLonge who described himself as tired of writing “bullshit pop songs” to people “singing along like 14-year-old girls” – the band returned in 2009, with a new album in the works and a world tour planned.

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