Music

WATCH: Steve Coogan Stars in ‘Northern Soul’ Trailer

We just mentioned the Hoboken, NJ bar called Northern Soul in our series 10 British Things in U.S. Cities.

Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with ...

WATCH: Marc Almond And The Floppy Disco Orchestra Presents ‘Tainted Love’

This might be the most internetty video you’ll ever see that does not feature cats or babies.

Five Songs That Contributed to the Moral Decay of Great Britain

Are you feeling naughty? Feeling like crossing a few boundaries, breaking a few taboos? Well it’s practically the weekend, why shouldn’t you?

David Bowie Leads The Mercury Music Prize Nominations

It’s that time of year again. The Mercury Music prize shortlist has just been announced, and this year, it’s all about the big hitters.

Danny Boyle: Brits ‘Brilliant With Music’ But ‘Rubbish at Film’

Film director Danny Boyle has some definite ideas about where Britain stands in the modern cultural universe.

The Perfect One Direction Clip For Everyone, Ever

The problem with being a world-straddling, press-eating pop band is simply this: not everyone likes you. And the people that don’t like you are often far more vocal than the people that do, and they’re pretty good at ...

On UK Tour, Psy Discusses ‘Gangnam’ Oxford University Style

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is an undisputed international hit, and the UK has not been immune to its intoxicating success. It’s the first K-pop (Korean pop music) song to top Britain’s music charts, but its impact is by no means ...

Down With The Gentrification Of Pop Music!

There comes a time when you have to ask yourself: what are you for, musically speaking? Are you for artistic expression, people being allowed to create the music they want to make, singers singing the songs they want to sing, about the ...

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Map: The Great British Musical Infographic

So this thing emerged this week, from Pello.co.uk, a lovely infographic depicting the island that is called Great Britain (being the biggest of the British Isles), as if it were made up of the names of British bands.