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The Cribs

As ‘Another Number’ clatters to its climax, Gary Jarman licks his lips and declares, “We wrote that 10 years ago in a shithole in...

Kings Of Leon

Looking around at the sold-out crowd tonight at the city’s prestigious Madison Square Garden, you could see these packed seats as a vindication. It’s...

Luke Haines

While the question on everyone’s lips tonight at the Roundhouse may be “How many hats does Grace Jones actually have?” (she’s playing in the...

Sky Larkin

With something of a grunge renaissance taking place in Yorkshire at the moment, it seems appropriate for Sky Larkin to wind up the Huw...

Eagles Of Death Metal

Resplendent in a shocking pink T-shirt, Jesse ‘The Devil’ Hughes marvels at the Parisian crowd: “Honey, there are some beautiful babies here tonight. I...

Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009: Glasvegas/Friendly Fires/White Lies/Florence And The Machi

Here we… here we… here we fucking go… Here we… here we… here we fucking go…” Of course it begins like this: in the pubs,...

Babycakes Party

When Paul Griffiths (aka Babycakes), one of the most popular people on UK MySpace, announced he was holding a party in London, it sold...

Red Light Company

What do you get if you take an Englishman, a Scotsman, a Welshman… er, an English-Australian (who’s possibly the fourth Hanson brother) and a...

The Joy Formidable

Sometimes, when you fall utterly in love with a band’s recorded output, hearing those same songs in a live setting proves frustrating. So it...

Bloc Party

Something funny happened to Bloc Party around the release of ‘A Weekend In The City’ in 2007: they became insufferable bores. With debut album...
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