A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
Glastonbury : Pyramid Stage (Sunday Afternoon)
Run for the hills! The Sugababes are actually smiling!...
Nothing sounds better in the sunshine than dub, but it's a curse in disguise for Asian Dub Foundation whose politico-punk messages fall on deaf ears as a blissed-out crowd seem more concerned with foot-tapping than they do about American foreign policy. Still, they're hard workers, Asian Dub Foundation, and by the time 'Knocking On The Walls Of Fortress Europe' comes around, everyone is set to give an asylum seeker a home.
Like a 48-hour romance and nuptials courtesy of the Glastonbury chapel, no festival experience is complete without a set from The Waterboys. Playing for what is possibly the 15th time this weekend, they've now got their druid-mantras and mysti-folk down to a T. Imbibed in good Christian fervour, NME.COM wanders off to the Fair Trade Tent to sign every petition going.
With their monster quiffs and dolly-bird dancers, the Leningrad Cowboys claim to be a failing Russian folk band who relocated to America after being told that "they'll swallow any old shit over there". But then they also claim to write all their own songs. Either Guns N' Roses and Imi Kamoze are in serious trouble, or these guys are just crazy rockabilly jokers from Finland.
Also messing with musical history are the Glastonbury Town Band, who greet the morning sunshine with a brass-band mash-up of Bach and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - it'll certainly give 2Many DJs something to think about for next year.
The second album from Piper and Skylar Kaplan is danceable, euphoric and pleasingly trippy
Mumford & Sons’ collaborative steps into world music aren’t embarrassing – but they’re not essential either
The iconic DJ Shadow returns with a mixtape-like album that frustrates as much as it fascinates
A Western that revolves around a trio of gun-wielding female leads, and has a clear and consistent feminist message