Will Butler (Arcade Fire) – ‘Surrender’


Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has shared new single ‘Surrender’ ahead of the release of new solo album ‘Generations’ on 25 September via Merge Records (Waxahatchee, Caribou, Destroyer). Opening with handclaps, a bluesy riff and call-and-response lyrics (‘Remember? I don’t know! You told me? Maybe so! You wanted to surrender’), it has a bit of back-to-basics…

Spectral Nights: Top Glastonbury Festival Sets


As we’ve now reached 1,000 posts* (as our friends at For the Rabbits said when they reached this landmark, that’s a lot of words to basically say ‘I like this song/band/album etc’) we thought we’d look back over the Glastonbury Festivals we’ve attended and choose a set that lit up Worthy Farm from each year.…

Glastonbury Festival – Friday 27 June, 2014


Glastonbury is famed for secret sets. On Thursday evening, The 1975 and Metronomy got the party started unofficially in the Williams Green tent, while rumours abound about just who would open the Other Stage on Friday morning when all the major stages opened up. Last year it was Beady Eye, so some were dreaming of…