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Steven Ansell from Blood Red Shoes: Is music becoming a passive experience?

<i>With their new album out this week, DiS asked Blood Red Shoes' Steve Ansell what's on his mind, and here's what came back...</i><p>"The initial idea for …

DiS meets Sharon Van Etten: "It's the same piano that was played on Patti Smith's Horses."

<b>Sharon Van Etten</b> doesn't need introductions around here. Drowned in Sound's Album of 2012, the unabashedly breathtaking <i>Tramp</i> consecrated her as one …

Indie Music

Reformations, eh? - Falco on the slight-return of mclusky and being a lifer

Following Monday's <i>How to stop your brain in an accident</i> Neptune album prize nomination and ahead of Future of the Left's upcoming dates, the release …

Framing

Rappers and Melody: An Analysis by Chilly Gonzales

<i>With his 'Re-Introduction Etudes' Chilly Gonzales hopes to bring some of the joy back to the lapsed amateur pianist with a collection of songs</i> …

"1D's Louis kicked me off a picnic table once" - DiS Does Pop 2014 Digest

Why is 'chandelier' 2014's biggest buzzword? What is the year's best saxophone solo? Who on earth would go to a McBusted concert?<p>If you've not been …

Music

Best Case Scenario: DiS Meets dEUS

Tom Barman, frontman of <b>dEUS</b> and all-round <i>bon vivant</i>, has excellent taste. This much is evident from the impressive spread laid out in their dressing …

Songwriting

With Nile and I: DiS meets Nile Rodgers

There is a particularly touching story on <b>Nile Rodgers'</b> blog where he recounts the first morning after receiving his cancer diagnosis. He calls it …

Music

GoGo Penguin - Last Words [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Planet Gear: Polar Bear on the gear behind the sound

Planet Gear is an irregular feature on DiS in which we ask musicians to get a bit geeky and talk us through the equipment that makes the 'magic' …

Music Production

Album Review: Kate Tempest - Everybody Down

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Music

Album Review: East India Youth - Total Strife Forever

Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's …

East India

Album Review: Polar Bear - In Each and Every One

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Polar Bears

Album Review: Jungle - Jungle

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Evangelical Christianity

Album Review: Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Seymour; Blur; Gorillaz; Mali Music; The Good, the Bad & The Queen; Rocket Juice & The Moon; <b>Damon Albarn</b> is not a man to put out a record under his …

Album Review: FKA Twigs - LP1

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Music

GoDeeper: Mercury Music Prize 2014 - Playlist

Over the coming 12 days,DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so^, will be submerging you in this year's Mercury Music …

DiS at The Mercury Prize 2011: A Blog Sort of Thing

I arrived at the Grosvenor House Hotel just in time to be reminded that I should refer to tonight’s Mercury Prize as the ‘Barclaycard Mercury Prize’, …

Art Deco

Album Review: Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow

Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's …

Mario Kart

Album Review: Young Fathers - Dead

Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's …

Album Review: Anna Calvi - One Breath

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Electropop

Authenticity, Keyboard Warriors and How Jungle's Mask Slipped

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Ace of Bass: DiS Meets Royal Blood

It’s 3pm, but <b>Royal Blood</b> are tired. They have every right to be. The last few months have seen the duo criss-cross the Atlantic and the English …

Royal Blood's track by track guide to their debut album

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into this year's</i> …

Don't Touch That Doyle: East India Youth on his Mercury nominated debut LP

<i>Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's</i> …

Leave 'Mr Tembo' alone: Damon Albarn's Mercury-nominated solo album is superb

Ahead of this year's Mercury prize, DiS in partnership with Naim Audio's new wireless music system, mu-so, will help you GoDeeper into 2014's …