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[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…

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Ailbhe Malone takes on this week’s releases Battles feat Gary Numan – ‘My Machines’ With a ticking timebomb for a metronome, this is music to panic to. And Gary…

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1. Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’ The words “YouTube sensation” are rarely a good omen. ‘Chocolate Rain’, Rebecca Black: all destined to be ‘liked’ into oblivion until they become…

Knocking around on the internet, there’s pictures of Bill Gates taken in 1983 of him stretched out on a desk, wearing a chunky woollen sweater and loveably tousled fringe. His…

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[a]Battles[/a] look sombre. Multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams is scowling in a black suit, guitarist Dave Konopka looks like he might burst into tears at any moment and drummer John Stanier is…

Puzzle pop? Sexy? Um, it’s about as enticing as a shoeless Britney covered in chip fat, flailing about in her mansion screaming at her long-departed servants for more Wotsits. But…

Ever since legendary punk ’zine Sniffin’ Glue scrawled the manifesto “Here’s a chord, here’s another one, here’s another one, now go form a band”, indie rock critics have looked on…

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Who wants a history lesson? Good. Forget the subsequent activities of their wig-wearing bandleader back in the ’70s, The Glitter Band revolutionised rock percussion with what became known as The…