Gavin Haynes

Kanye West – ‘Yeezus’ review

Kanye’s fifth album, 2010’s sprawling and joyous ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, was all like: “It’s 2am, I’m pissed on the dancefloor, I’m a fuck-up,...

The Song That Changed My Life – Roxette, ‘Dressed For Success’

The Song That Changed My Life is a regular series in which writers and musicians reveal the one track that shifted their own personal...

M Is For Montreal – Five New Band Tips From The New Music Fest

Ah, Montreal. It’s been dubbed 'the city that never sleeps', 'the best-preserved of all the Rennaisance trading ports', and 'The teeming hub of the...

On The Road With Holy Ghost! In Berlin

“What you’ve got to imagine,” Alex from Holy Ghost! decides, “Is not the three hundred people here. It’s that there are thousands,...

Coldplay, ‘Mylo Xyloto’ – The ‘First Review’

Gavin Haynes got exclusive access to the brand new Coldplay record. Here he delivers his verdict. Caution: may be a spoof. OK, it definitely...

This Week’s Singles Reviewed (17th September)

Warpaint - 'Billie Holiday' I like songs which spell their titles out in the lyrics – an artist hasn’t really explored their full conceptual depths...

Sziget Festival 2011 – Review

“And this,” our tourguide paused a moment to emphasise the full gravity of what he was about to say, “Is where Katy Perry shot...

Mercury Prize 2011 – Those Nominations In Full

The Mercury Prize comes round so often it’s starting to make our heads spin. We’ve decided to cut out the middleman and save ourselves...

The Horrors, ‘Skying’ – First Listen

With new influences ranging from Tears For Fears to ’60s pop, the (mainly) black-clad boys lift the shroud on their much-anticipated third album, ‘Skying’1....

Radar Band Of The Week – No.47 – Miracle

Miracle: drone gods stride out from the shadows into synth-pop bliss Many cover versions are eternally in vogue – ‘You Got The Love’, ‘I Am...
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