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“For all those people who felt uncomfortable dressing up,” says Win Butler in his fancy trousers and jazzy jacket, “I’m not sorry.” Arcade Fire are feeling playful, and they’re not…

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Arcade Fire have always been obsessed with light. The first song Régine Chassagne and Win Butler ever wrote together, back in 2002 before they were married, was called ‘Headlights Look…

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I do have a once-a-year drunken morning where I’m like, ‘What am I doing with my life? I could own a house by now!’” Four years ago, Owen Pallett stopped…

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1. Arcade Fire – Speaking In Tongues/Culture War Summer waxes blustery and bright and Arcade Fire’s thoughts turn to festivals; right about now they’re starting a run of US and…

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Arcade Fire long ago attained the sort of critical mass where anyone who breaks ranks from received wisdom and dares to have a pop at them is rounded up by…

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You wanna know how epic ‘Intervention’, the latest track lifted from ‘Neon Bible’, is? Someone on YouTube has already made it the score to a cut-and-splice of clips from classic…

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After the funeral comes the wake. A celebration, a party; a bleary, teary toast to what’s gone before, its impact on those who were touched by it. And after [a]Arcade…

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OK, so the indie stratosphere’s been a fun place the last two years, but something’s been missing. A voice, as comforting as Dad reading bedside stories but distant like a…

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Luckily for Arcade Fire the New Goth Future has finally become the present, with well-known Dark Lord worshippers like My Chemical Romance and, er, Posh Spice making a stand against…

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Here we are, then: the gleaming jewel in Arcade Fire’s crown. Few bands in 2005 have proved quite so emotionally affecting as this Montreal-based orchestral rock septet, perhaps because no…

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Yes, it begins with the same stadium-bound bass riff you’d find on U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’, but Arcade Fire know that sounding big doesn’t always have to involve a follically-challenged…