Articles Tagged 'Arctic Monkeys'

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10 Great British Bands of the Last 10 Years

The rules of this game are very simple. We’re setting up an instant pantheon, one that stretches back over the entire timeline of Anglophenia, from its birth in 2005 to the article of dazzling wonderment you see before you today. All the bands mentioned in this list released their first music in the period from […]

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Say Hello to Stephanie Sigman, James Bond’s Latest Flame

It seems faintly odd, in the mid-twentytenties, to still be referring to actresses taking on a part in a well-loved movie franchise as Bond girls, but what other term would fit the bill? Love interests implies perhaps a deeper romantic bond (pun intended) than the women in the franchise tend to normally get, and actress […]

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10 Britpop-Era Bands Still Around in 2014

Earlier this year the British music press was full of features about the 20th anniversary of Britpop—the British musical renaissance kicked off by Suede, given shape by Blur and then puffed up beyond all recognition by Oasis. But one of the most interesting things about those times is that there is still a fairly rabid audience for […]

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No Bowie, No Showie: The 2014 Brit Awards In Full

It’s official, after at least 45 years in the business, David Bowie has finally arrived, taking the Best British Male award in the 2014 Brit Awards. It’s been a long haul—some people believed he may have just given up, chastened by some of the newer, more youthful acts on the scene, but finally his perseverance […]

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The 2014 Brit Awards Nominations: It’s Bastille Day!

Now that we’re firmly into the awards season, it’s time to turn our faces away from the televisual and movieational arts, pack our eyes away, unbox those ears, and have a think about music.  The nominations for this year’s Brit Awards have been announced, and it looks like it’ll be a pretty good year for […]

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20 Greatest British Songs of 2013

The best year in ages for British music? It sure seems that way. Adele‘s general absence (outside of her Oscar win) from stages and radio stations may have taken focus off the U.K. recording industry on this side of the Pond in 2013. But a great diversity has taken root in Britain, with young artists […]

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James Blake Wins The 2013 Mercury Prize

You’ve got to be doing something pretty good in music if you can be Mercury nominated for both of the albums you’ve released to date, and win it with the second,  scurrying past the waving and envious fists of artists of the calibre of Arctic Monkeys, Laura Marling, and David actual Bowie. So hats aloft […]

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. As we usually do, we’ll go through all twelve of the nominated albums, and give examples so that everyone is up to speed with the shortlisted albums, but frankly, for some […]

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15 Great British Tribute Band Names, And One We Made Up

There’s a definite knack to naming a tribute band: Ideally you’d want a devilishly-clever pun on the band’s name (or at a push, their most famous song or album title), but it has to be one that also explains that you’re definitely a tribute band and not the real thing, so that anyone coming to […]

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Glastonbury Announces Line-Up with Major Headliners

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger hinted back in January that he may be heading to Glastonbury music festival but wouldn’t commit to it 100 percent as he didn’t want to disappoint. Well, no disappointment here. It’s been confirmed that The Rolling Stones will be headlining the festival along with Mumford and Sons and the Arctic […]

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