Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Glastonbury : Pyramid Stage (Saturday Evening)
Old and new Radiohead combine to devastating effect and the Flaming Lips sing 'Happy Birthday', all of which rather overshadows Supergrass and Turin Brakes...
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Wayne Coyne, meanwhile, isn't a man to be upstaged on Good Vibes Day, and he isn't when he leads thousands of people in a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' to five-year-old Marley, daughter of their T-shirt seller. That the [a][/a]' own songs can make the campfires burn with an extra Ready Brek glow is no surprise, but it's still mouthwatering that a man called Wayne can make sounds as cloudbursting as 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' and 'Waiting For A Superman'. Top of a day of class.
Supergrass have played more pre-sunset festival sets than Michael Eavis has sent celebrities onstage to tell people not to piss in the rivers. Well-oiled and packed with ammo - it's not so much a slur on Gaz, Danny and Mickey that we're so bored, just a testament to the talent that's superseded them.
Though fine in theory, Turin Brakes on the main stage at Glasto was never really going to work, was it? Their decent enough 'Ether Song' album might have tingled spines on some acoustic stage, but here, people have the serious business of getting stoned to worry about.
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
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies