When I want to relax, I spend some time shooting people and things – often both at once – in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Sometimes, I even do this in a video game, namely the subtle and magisterial Fallout: New Vegas.
I could spend a whole column rhapsodising on the brilliance of the Fallout series, and may yet do [...]
Anyone who’s been up with the escapades of Rihanna’s recent promo campaign would get the impression that the pop industry continues to tower financially over us all.
The pair entered the studio for the first time earlier this month as part of Bacardi Beginnings and Independent Blogs managed to grab a few exclusive words with him about the progress of the project.
“I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns.” Lady Gaga’s defiant response to her fans’ criticism after being spotted sporting several fur coats out in public.
On Tuesday night Madonna brought her MDNA tour to England, performing a show in Hyde Park that was witty, narrative and relentlessly energetic, as well as the ridiculous spectacle you would expect from the Queen of Pop.
So, as the seventh billion person enters the world, a landmark predicted this Halloween, where does this leave the global family?
The next few months are set to be big ones in the world of pop music. Most likely, if you’re an astute follower of the genre, you don’t need me to tell you as you’ve already been running excited laps around your bedroom for weeks to burn off all the nervous energy you’ve collected, salivating at the prospect of what you can almost – but not quite – reach out and grasp.
In my Caught in the Net column on Friday I mentioned LA musician/artist Cameron Mesirow, and her burgeoning one-woman band Glasser (read a brief interview I did with her last year here).
Following last year’s much praised EP ‘Apply’ comes her debut LP, Ring. It picks up where the EP left off but in somewhat higher-fi, [...]
I remember reviewing Canadian duo Chromeo’s second album Fancy Footwork and feeling fairly unmoved by the whole thing: it seemed a Hall & Oates inspired electrofunk pop pastiche too far; though plenty who know better than me seemed to like it.
On Flavorpill yesterday they had an “infographic” breaking down the anotomy of a hipster fashion [...]
Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer and MGMT all hit the ground running in 2008 with a sound that occupied a relatively similar sphere (give or take some different quirks here and there). The first two bands have kicked off 2010 with well-received new records and now it’s just about time for MGMT to re-enter the fray. Thus far [...]
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