Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ album review


Manic Street Preachers release ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, the 14th album in their glittering career. Inspired by the bands the trio grew up listening to – ABBA, ‘Fables’-era R.E.M. and Echo and the Bunnymen – the record finds the Welshmen examining where we all fit in today’s uncertain and divisive world. It also features guest…

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The Anchoress – ‘Show Your Face’


The Anchoress returns with ‘Show Your Face’, the first single to be taken from forthcoming second album ‘The Art of Losing’ (out on 5 March via Kscope). Featuring James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers and drummer Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, Duran Duran), the song is a powerful statement of intent as Catherine Anne Davies…

Glastonbury Festival – Saturday 28 June, 2014


The moment Luke Sital-Singh plugged in his guitar for his late morning show over at the Park, the heavens opened. Jovially telling us ‘It’s not raining’ and that the abrupt storm would just add to the ambience of his soul-bearing songs, no-one seemed to mind too much as they intently listened out for delicately introspective…