Gary Ryan

Bring Me The Horizon’s Guide To The Heavier Bands To See At Reading And Leeds 2015

"We're super excited to be playing that high up the bill," says Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Lee Malia. The Sheffield metal quintet are...

Slaves On The Exhilarating Carnage Of Reading Festival

Backstage at Lowlands festival in the Netherlands, Isaac Holman – the drumming half of Slaves – is enjoying the August sun and hanging out...

Matt Berninger On New Project El Vy And The National’s Upcoming Seventh Album

“I keep calling this a collaboration ‘cos neither of us wants to have a second band,” explains Matt Berninger, referring to El Vy, his...

Tame, Titillating Or Terrifying: What Age Rating Would Music’s Most Controversial Videos Receive?

This week, it was announced that age ratings are to be added to online music videos made by artists signed to UK arms of...

Dublin Racket-Makers Girl Band On The “Psychotic Episode” That Inspired Their New Album

Live, Girl Band's visceral assault of noise means you only catch fragments of their lyrics. Yet the way that frontman Dara Kiely howls lines...

Micachu & The Shapes – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, Tuesday, July 28

Ever since Micachu & The Shapes’ 2009 debut ‘Jewellery’ tore up pop’s rulebook – and then sampled the vacuum cleaner that hoovered it up...

Soundtrack Of My Life: The Vaccines’ Justin Young On Loving Elvis And Covering Ariana Grande At Karaoke

What song made Justin Young want to be in a band? What was the first album he bought? And what track does he want...

Soundtrack Of My Life: Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos On His Teenage Beatlemania

Alex Kapranos' Franz Ferdinand are a British art-rock institution nowadays. But what are the songs that the frontman, recently seen collaborating with Sparks in...

Blur – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Barely two songs into Blur’s two-hour Blackpool warm-up show and it’s total chaos. During ‘There’s No Other Way’, the surging crowd causes the barrier...

Blur forced to leave the stage during Blackpool gig after security barrier collapses

Damon Albarn said delay was "worst thing that could have happened."
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