Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
Manic Street Preachers : So Why So Sad / Found That Soul
This is a cunning stunt right up there with launching the campaign for your new album with a gig in Cuba.
That 'So Why So Sad' (fragrant Beach Boys/Rolf Harris pastiche) and 'Found That Soul' (honky-tonk Whitesnake) are bereft of any redeemable features and slot nicely into the Manics' decade-old canon of self-righteous mediocrity is neither here nor there: this is a cunning stunt right up there with launching the campaign for your new album with a gig in Cuba. Just imagine: for one night only, the Buena Vista Socialist Club - the touching story of how a group of old men, massively out of touch with reality, are reunited through their love of money, sorry, music. Also appearing in no particular order: Designer Politics, Sew-On Anarchy and Middle-Age Spread (late addition).
This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act
Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler