Articles Tagged 'Joy Division'

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Steve Coogan at 50: Five Great Roles to Watch Online

In Britain, Steve Coogan is rightly hailed as an innovative comic genius on a par with John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson and Ricky Gervais. If he chose to retire right now, he’d still be mentally carried around at shoulder height for the next 100 years, and he will eventually become the subject of future folk songs. […]

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(Up To) Eleven Of The Greatest British Rocker T-Shirts

See this pic? That’s Sarah from BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black rocking a particularly iconic Clash teesh. The kind of teesh you could convincingly pretend you’ve had since you were tiny, after it was handed down by your roadie dad or something. It’s the kind of teesh you wear if you want people to know you […]

Five Innovative British Bass Players

So, we’ve done the gentleman singer, the inventive guitar player, the stick-twiddling drummer, but our great British band cannot be complete without the guy (or girl) who glues the whole thing together. It’s fine for the White Stripes to go out there without a bass player, but most other bands feel the need for a […]

Music Roundup: Ready Yourself to ‘Rock & Roll’ With Frank Turner

Frank Turner is a surprising diamond in the UK’s mostly pop-laden rough. The London punk-bred songster, educated at Eton, spent much of the new millennium rocking out with hardcore outfits such as Kneejerk and Million Dead. But during the last five years, Turner has scrupulously honed his high-spirited acoustic guitar-driven sound, as heard on his […]

WATCH: Bernard Sumner Teams Up With Hot Chip for Converse

We celebrate a ton of British music here at Anglophenia, so you can imagine how delighted we are for Converse's Connectivity campaign, an ultra-cool initiative spotlighting some of the scene's biggest movers and shakers. Earlier this fall, Converse released "Didn't Know What Love Was" featuring post punk legend Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order, Bad […]

Control Is On a Roll: Ian Curtis Film Dominates the BIFA Awards

Ian Curtis biopic Control won five British Independent Film Awards, including Best Film, Most Promising Newcomer (Sam Riley), Best Director and Best Debut Director (Dutchman Anton Corbijn), and Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Toby Kebbell, who played Joy Division’s manager). (BBC) Ray Winstone‘s daughters, Lois and Jaime, brought a Goth edge to the BIFA red carpet. The […]

Before the BAFTAs, There’s the BIFAs. Plus: Reese Witherspoon as Heather Mills?

Ian Curtis biopic Control has received 10 nominations from the British Independent Film Awards. Heather Mills wants Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon to play her in a biopic. She’s really pushing this girl-next-door persona.(Daily Mail) James McAvoy as Kurt Cobain? That’s a casting decision I could get behind. Sir Anthony Hopkins has confirmed he will play […]

Ecstatic Reviews for Ian Curtis Biopic, Control

Five – count ’em – five big stars for Control (watch trailer) from The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw, who calls it the film of the year and adds, “What a fantastic film this is. [Director Anton] Corbijn famously started out as a photographer who recorded Joy Division‘s existence with still images, and, in triumph, he’s transferred […]

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