Regina Spector

Regina Spector

There’s a pleasing irony to tonight’s proceedings. Regina Spektor is playing her first UK show to promote an album called ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ at the notoriously vertiginous Royal Albert Hall, and you can’t help but feel...

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Regina Spektor - 'What We Saw From The Cheap Seats'

Regina Spektor - 'What We Saw From The Cheap...

Regina Spektor has come a mighty long way from the grotty East Village bars of the anti-folk scene at which she first started plying her hiccupping, jazz-garnished piano pop trade in at the start of the millennium. Yet even though her sixth album,...

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Regina Spektor - 'Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)'

Regina Spektor - 'Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me...

Her new album, ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’, has been produced by Mike Elizondo, who is the guy Dr Dre calls whenever he needs a pop hit. Here he’s assisted Regina in a similar way, layering on calypso drums and trumpets on a tune that...

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Regina Spektor - 'All The Rowboats'

Regina Spektor - 'All The Rowboats'

Hooray Regina Spektor’s back! Though ‘All The Rowboats’ opens and closes with an electronic segment, fans fear not - the track is Spektor-by-numbers. Still singing with her trademark Bronx drawl, with crescendo piano figures ‘All the...

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Album review: Regina Spektor - 'Far'

Album review: Regina Spektor - 'Far'

The role of the older sibling is vastly underestimated as a musical Castrol GTX in the engine of culture. Shaping youthful taste with deftly-chosen lendings, the sisters and brothers of this world help us forge our musical identities before...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Regina Spektor, Astoria, Friday Feb 16

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Regina Spektor,...

There's something about The Spektor that makes us want to hug a tree. Could it be the virtuoso piano playing? Could it be the lyrics that make us weak in the knees and want to cut them into our arms? Who knows? Ultimately all that matters is...

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Regina Spector : Your Honor

Regina Spector : Your Honor

It’s a nervous breakdown you can dance to. See, most ‘kooky’ songstrels would wait until after the cold sweats and psychotic episodes had worn off before they hit the studio – but quirky-something Mate Of The Strokes Regina Spektor, like a...

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