Rob Fitzpatrick

The Roots Of… Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine have announced that they're reuniting for a slate of shows in 2020. To celebrate the return of one of rock's...

The Roots Of… Eminem

No great band is born without a struggle and no great records are born in a vacuum. For every artist whose ideas make your...

The Roots Of… Arcade Fire

Nine years ago this month a seven-person theatrical rock band from Montreal packed their kit to go and play the CMJ (once the College...

The Roots Of… Pixies

“Pop music,” Pixies singer Black Francis once opined, “is comprised of the hard and the soft” and few bands have ever nailed both those...

The Roots Of… Manic Street Preachers

"All those other indie bands are tawdry and grey…" With those few words spoken over two decades ago Manics bassist Nicky Wire helped to...

The Roots Of… Arctic Monkeys

In the later winter of 2005 a 19-year-old Alex Turner told an American journalist, “We don’t have influences.” This quote is remarkable for two...

The Roots Of… Kings Of Leon

Some bands develop over time; they spend their lives immersed in music, soaking up a range of influences that end up infecting every part...

The Roots Of… Disclosure

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of… Jay-Z

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of… Nine Inch Nails

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of… Portishead

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of… Vampire Weekend

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of…Mumford & Sons

No great band is born without a struggle and no great records are born in a vacuum. For every artist whose ideas makes your...

The Roots Of… Kanye West

Each week we take an artist, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

The Roots Of… Queens Of The Stone Age

No great band is born without a struggle and no great records are born in a vacuum. For every artist whose ideas makes your...

The Roots Of… Daft Punk

Each week we take a band, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences....

Kings of Leon – ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ review

There can’t have been another band in history who arrived with a backstory and image more acutely designed to make certain music fans (ie:...
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