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Disclosure – ‘Caracal’

The Footlocker funk of Disclosure’s 2013 debut ‘Settle’ saw them shoot to Number One, go platinum and scoop up a host of Grammy, Mercury and Brit Award nominations. The album…

Lana Del Rey – ‘Honeymoon’

Earlier this year, Lana Del Rey said that her third album 'Honeymoon' would be "very different" to her previous release, 2014's underselling 'Ultraviolence'. That album had seen the…

Chvrches – ‘Every Open Eye’

My mother made me a lifelong Eurythmics fan. A constant in our house alongside the Celtic rock anthems of U2 and Runrig, they offered a vision of a Scottish voice…

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Emotion’

After her bubblegum pop banger 'Call Me Maybe' became inescapable in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen seemed destined to become a classic one-hit wonder: Toni Basil for the Twitter era, if…

Keith Richards – ‘Crosseyed Heart’

As the dad-snorting, drug-devouring, cop-dodging heart and soul of The Rolling Stones for 50-odd years, and the epitome of the hedonistic rock’n’roll survivor who’ll probably outlive Princess Charlotte, Keith Richards…

Bestival – Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, September 10-13, 2015

When you find yourself talking to a group of giant inflatable penises, you know you’re at a British festival. But when you also stumble across Titania from A Midsummer Night’s…

Prince – ‘HITNRUN Phase One’

Prince never lost it. The 1990s and 2000s are littered with albums that were dismissed as the work of a once-great, now-irrelevant artist, but which are packed with overlooked gems.…

The Rifles – Jack Rocks At The Garage, London, September 12

“It’s been about 10 years since we’ve been here,” Rifles frontman Joel Stoker tells the sold-out audience at the 600-capacity Garage in north London, a crowd so macho it includes…

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘That’s The Spirit’

[a]Bring Me The Horizon[/a] are unashamedly ambitious. Speaking in a recent interview with NME, frontman Oli Sykes said his band could headline Reading and Leeds Festival next year and there…

Richard Hawley – ‘Hollow Meadows’

Arctic Monkeys’ main man Alex Turner might have spent the past few years dipping deep into his tub of Black & White hair pomade and lobbying hard for the position…

Battles – ‘La Di Da Di’

[a]Battles[/a]’ last album, 2011’s ‘Gloss Drop’, was a masterclass in pop-tastic playfulness. After former singer Tyondai Braxton quit to pursue his solo career halfway through recording, the experimental New York…

Petite Noir – ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’

Petite Noir La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful If you're going to invent a new genre for yourself, you need to be sure there's something different about your…