Gavin Haynes

Foals’ Yannis Philippakis Interviewed: The Brutally Honest Story Of ‘What Went Down’

“I cut my finger on a knife as a three-year-old,” says Yannis Philippakis. “I wanted to test how sharp it was, even though I...

The Fratellis – ‘Eyes Wide Tongue Tied’ review

If Kaiser Chiefs were Bowie to the mid-2000s radio indie boom years, then The Fratellis were Mud. Possessors of ‘Chelsea Dagger’, a single sloppy...

Soundtrack Of My Life – 50 Cent On Miley, Michael Jackson And Bobby Womack’s Power To Move

Fiddy may have spent the last few weeks in the news after he lost two big lawsuits and filed for bankruptcy, but the rapper...

‘Back In Black’: The ABCD Of AC/DC

On the 36th anniversary of the world-conquering ‘Back In Black’ going to UK number one, we salute the immutable rock behemoth that is...

Bring Me The Horizon On New Album ‘That’s The Spirit’ – And Riding Around Greek Islands On Quad Bikes

The Greek island of Santorini: setting of the musical Mamma Mia!, home of sun-smooched black sand beaches, donkeys tied to posts, bored tourists in...

Chvrches Interview: The Synth-Pop Heartbreakers On The “Avalanche Of Sound” On Their New Album

“I guess I have a weird habit of writing body part metaphors,” says Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry about the title of their second album...

New Order On Working With Brandon Flowers, La Roux, Chemical Brothers And More On Their New Album

Ten years after their last album proper – 2005’s ‘Waiting For The Sirens’ Call’ – eight years after bassist Peter Hook left under a...

Foals’ Track By Track Guide To Their Blistering New Album ‘What Went Down’

If you’ve trodden the traditional ‘indie tykes to accomplished musicians to stadium-sound’ narrative arc, where do you go next? If you’re Foals, it turns...

No One Can Predict What Kanye West Will Do At Glastonbury – Which Is Exactly Why It’ll Be Amazing

Will he fill the stage with guests? Paint Michael Eavis gold? Go jump in a lake? Get bottled? The one thing that is certain,...

Wolf Alice Interview: On Their Eagerly Awaited Debut Album, The Simpsons’ Life Lessons And Not Wanting To Play UKIP Conferences

The Florin is the sort of unreconstructed Irish pub that is becoming harder and harder to find, even on London’s unfashionable Holloway Road. Racing...
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