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Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Should The Libertines Make A New Album? The Experts Have Their Say

It's been quite a few weeks for The Libertines, from their spectacular warm-up shows in Glasgow to their triumphant return at London's Hyde Park.


Lucy Jones

Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Martyn Q&A: On Club Culture In An EDM World, Meditation And Melancholy

Martyn's new album is called 'The Air Between Words' but it could easily be called 'The Air Between Genres'. Though often billed as a techno or dubstep artist, the Dutch producer hovers between a myriad of styles, more so now than ever before. His drum 'n' bass DJing days have long since passed and recent work, including 2011's 'Ghost People', sees him engaging with sounds on a larger scale, without committing to one in particular. The result is impressive and consequently it's been a regularly played album on the NME stereo this year. It's unpredictable, too.


Jeremy Allen

Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fuck Putin - 10 Of The Best Swears In Musical History

If you thought all this nonsense about ‘British values’ was whack, then you ought to try living in Russia. Not content to just repress anyone’s sexuality that isn’t the common or garden variety according to the gospel of Vladimir Putin, now the prez is taking his new puritanism to vertiginous heights by banning profanity from the arts.


Al Horner

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014

Crowd Crush At The Libertines' Hyde Park Comeback - Your Experiences

As internet commenters have joked over the last few days, you know a situation has spiralled out of control when Pete Doherty of all people is trying to calm things down. But the crowd crush at Saturday's Libertines comeback show in London's Hyde Park was no joke for a lot of gig-goers, many of whom were hurt as what was supposed to be a triumphant return for the 'Up The Bracket' band threatened to tip over into tragedy.


Rhian Daly

Posted on Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Libertines' Hyde Park Return: A Performance To Silence Any Doubters?

Back in April 2014, it was announced that The Libertines, one of Britain’s most exciting, chaotic and unpredictable bands, were to headline one of Barclaycard’s British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park. Complaints from local residents flooded in, worried Pete Doherty’s presence in their neighbourhood would instantly turn it from plush opulence and fine living to crawling with drug dealers and louts. Then came the quotes from Doherty himself, revealing that he was strapped for cash and he and fellow frontman Carl Barat were set to land themselves £500,000 each from the show.

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