What did you learn today?" asks Kaiser Chiefs' frontman Ricky Wilson. His answer: "I learnt nothing." How about letting us be the judge of that. "Never Miss A Beat", the lead single from whence those lyrics came, actually does tell the audience pretty much all it needs to know about the British band's third album – Off With Their Heads.
“It’s been a long time coming” coos Nellie McKay on double album Pretty Little Head and you have to admire her honesty. Let’s face facts: after three release dates for this follow up to 2004’s Get Away From Me had come and gone, you’d have been forgiven for giving up on her.
With their latest single “Cash Machine” hitting the charts and Stars Of CCTV in stores, Hard-Fi are on their way to grabbing some heat from The Arctic Monkeys, while rekindling the triumphant spirit and sound of The Clash.
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The forty-eighth Grammy awards are but a week away. The music industry will descend upon Los Angeles any moment now and will have to deal with Woody Allen’s assertion that he didn’t “want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.” Here are some predictions from the main categories
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: yes, the half-Italian, half-icelandic Emiliana Torrini sounds like Bjork. Just without the squeaking. Or high pitched sounds there for the benefit of dogs and – yes! – music critics. But hold on a minute, there surely can be room for both singers in this ever crowded world where, like London buses, you wait ages for one and then, well, two come along jostling for passengers? And if that doesn’t mix your metaphors, then who knows what will?