For the last decade, INmusic festival has been slowly building a reputation as the undiscovered gem of the European festival scene, and a truly Croatian experience. This year, for its 10th anniversary, it’s going to be better than ever. Here’s why you need to go to Croatia’s longest-running major music festival The line-up is incredible Placebo. Franz Ferdinand and Sparks’ collaboration, FFS, playing their fourth ever show. Florence + The Machine performing for the first time ever in Croatia. La Roux. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Need we go on? Oh, alright then.
As the reformed Minneapolis punk band play their first UK shows in 18 years, the solo artist and former frontman of Sonic Youth explains why Babes In Toyland are so vital Thurston Moore: "For me, for a certain period of time, Babes In Toyland were the greatest band on earth, and there are very few bands I can say that about. I’ll always remember when they first came to New York City and played at this little club called The Pyramid Club, which is a cool little place in the East Village that Sonic Youth used to play at a lot.
In new British romcom Man Up, American actress Lake Bell plays Nancy, a woman who accidentally gatecrashes someone else's blind date when Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for the woman he's actually meant to be meeting under the clock at Waterloo station. The pair hit it off immediately, but will Nancy's deception kill the chemistry once Jack discovers who she really is? It's a frank and funny film driven by Bell's completely charming performance as Nancy, for which she adopts an English accent so convincing, even Renee Zellweger might get jealous.
Sydney-based Britpop revivalists DMA's, who we've been keeping tabs on since early last year, were one of the most talked about bands at this year's Great Escape in Brighton. If you weren't able to catch their jangly set at the Vevo Stage in person, fear not!
Brian Cannon, founder of design agency Microdot, was practically the sixth member of Oasis in their '90s heyday, creating all their artwork, partying with the band and even playing keyboards on the track ‘Morning Glory’. “It was just a laugh,” recalls the man who initially got the gig because Noel Gallagher liked his trainers.