The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Tower Of London, Monday July 9

The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Tower Of London,...

Monday night inside the medieval walls of the Kingdom Of Doom, and as the bells of All Hallows strike 10, scattering the ravens across the moon, the jester and the executioner step from the shadows. The jester, one Squire Harold Enfield, places an...

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The Bad & The Queen

The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The...

Damon Albarn doesn’t half make it easy for people to dislike him. There he was, onstage at Camden’s newly refurbished Roundhouse venue with his new band (who, apparently, are “all too old to have a name”) performing this, their first...

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Kingdom Of Doom

The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Kingdom Of Doom

It may be no accident that, when the promo copy is loaded via iTunes, this record is listed as ‘Baby It’s You’ by The Beatles; it is, after all, the closest Damon Albarn has swerved towards ’60s Brit psychedelia since modern life was...

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The Good The Bad & The Queen: Roundhouse, London, Thursday October 26

The Good The Bad & The Queen: Roundhouse,...

All the things people accuse Damon Albarn of being – calculating, pretentious, arrogant – are actually the things that are good about him. Who else, apart from an artistically inclined clever-clogs with unlimited self-belief, would dare get...

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Herculean

The Good, The Bad & The Queen: Herculean

Blissed out baggyista; ‘Parklife’-preachin’ lager lout; post-rock miserablist; Simian svengali – is there any role Damon Albarn can’t turn his hand to? This time around the rai players of Algeria and the Master musicians of Jajouka get a...

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