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.
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.
It’s not even June yet and already 2015 is shaping up to be one of the weirdest years in music ever. Have there been other years as strange? In 1989, when Fleetwood and Fox famously blundered their way through the Brits and Jason Donovan had the best selling album of the year, many probably thought it would never be topped. And yet 2015 - still relatively young - could turn out to be yet more freakish. We’ve chosen just ten good reasons from a cornucopia on offer to prove why the world has gone completely bananas (except for Jack White’s tour rider which outlawed bananas, natch).
25 years ago on this very day, The Stone Roses played an epic gig at Spike Island. You can read the full story of the day here – including reminiscences from the organisers and the likes of Paul Oakenfold, who DJ-ed, and Maxine Peake and Jon Ronson, who watched – but right now we're slapping on a bucket hat, cracking open a tinnie and delving into the annals of YouTube to see whether we can recreate the show on our laptop screen. Sadly, it's pretty tricky.