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Pop treasure Robyn brought Mad Cool 2019 to a sophisticated close (except when she snogged herself)

The music of pop’s heartbreak Laurette Robyn is many things – emotionally savage, honeyed and unbelievably good fun to dance to – but you...

Lewis Capaldi at Mad Cool: a comedown from Glastonbury, but ‘Chewbacca’ is unstoppable

“TAP AFF!” shouts the surprisingly large Scottish contingent at Lewis Capaldi’s debut show in Madrid, at Mad Cool festival. The mercury says it’s 39 degrees...

Bring Me The Horizon at the opening night of Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival: high-camp, confrontational and utterly compelling

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes is freaking people out. It’s something the singer clearly enjoys doing these days, having morphed into a...

“We’ll always miss him” – Frightened Rabbit, their closest friends and collaborators celebrate the beauty of Scott Hutchison

The remaining four members of Frightened Rabbit are gathered around a small table in a cafe in Glasgow. We're here to talk about the...

Africa Express – ‘EGOLI’ review

Earlier this year, Africa Express played one of their biggest gigs to date at Waltham Forest in Leytonstone, east London. It was a diverse...

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler is now officially a Canadian citizen

Arcade Fire's Win Butler is now officially a Canadian citizen. You can see footage of the moment Butler was awarded his dual citizenship below. ...

‘Stranger Things’ fans have a new theory about the ending

Fans of Stranger Things have a new theory about the ending of Season 3. Read More: All the evidence surrounding *that* character’s shock death in...

Why I wish that Mr. Levenstein, Jim’s Dad from ‘American Pie’, was my Dad

There’s an exquisite moment in American Pie: Reunion where Jim’s Dad, played by Eugene Levy and his eyebrows, probes his grown-up son on the...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Deryck Whibley, Sum 41

1: Name all the members of The Sums, the rebranded version of Sum 41 you play in The Strokes-spoofing 2002 ‘Still Waiting’ video. “So...

Just Mustard: Meet the Irish shoegazers already loved by The Cure

‘Frank’ and ‘October’, the two songs that make up the new 12” from Ireland five-piece Just Mustard, are concerned with dreaming. “I watch TV...
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