Jarvis Cocker

Watch every NME Awards Best Music Video winner throughout history

There are some proper classics on this list<p>If you’re looking for a playlist of classic music videos to help you procrastinate or just pass some time …

Britpop

Artist To Watch: Paddy Hanna

It played out like a scene in a downbeat, indie-level <i>This Is Spinal Tap</i>. In one of his succession of failed projects, Irish songwriter Paddy Hanna …

Britpop

A Playful Pasadena Apartment Where You Can Chill the Eff Out

<b>Name:</b> Aurora Lady and Ben Pringle <b><br>Location:</b> Pasadena, California <b><br>Size:</b> 830 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years, rented<p>"Our home is our everything — …

Britpop

Best Albums of 2017: #50 to #41

<b>#50 to #41 /// #40 to #31 /// #30 to #21 /// #20 to #11 /// #10 to #1</b><p>50. <b>Elbow – Little Fictions</b><p>Elbow’s seventh full-length again shows a soaring, …

Indie Music

Scott Walker: 'My last album was pretty perfect'

As Scott Walker publishes Sundog, a book of his lyrics, he talks about big-budget burnout, his debt to Britain, and why he’s a huge fan of FKA twigs<p>A wintry afternoon and London’s roads are rammed with traffic. Mortifyingly, I am late to meet Scott Walker, the musical legend who rarely gives …

Music

Was I naïve to put my faith in 'good dudes' like Aziz Ansari?

They say you shouldn't meet your heroes; perhaps, this year, the maxim should be "don't have heroes at all".

Aziz Ansari

A Crack in Everything: Leonard Cohen at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal – BLARB

“I don’t have the chops to decipher this bewildering range of human activity that confronts me. I can’t figure it out — can you?”<p>I hear these words …

Books

When are the BRIT Awards 2018? Date, time and TV channel details for how to watch the ceremony live - and full list of nominations

It's never a quiet evening when it comes to the BRIT awards - from Madonna tumbling to fisty cuffs, there's always plenty of action.<p>The full list of …

Dua Lipa

EXPRESSWAY | Event

Curated by the Academicians’ Room and byNWR<p>Academicians' Room events<p>Tuesday 6 February 2018<br>7 — 11pm<p>Book now<p>EXPRESSWAY<p>More events<p>We are excited to …

Filmmaking

Can Florence Welch's new lyric book add something to the genre?

This past 12 months, the most powerful exhibit I have witnessed has been Ian Curtis's handwritten lyrics for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us …

Celebrity News (UK)

Inside Alexa Chung's Third Collection: Fantastic

ALEXA CHUNG has unveiled the third collection from her eponymous brand, entitled "Fantastic" after one of the designer’s favourite slogan tees.<p>A …

Fashion

Winners from Theresa May reshuffle

<b>David Lidington</b><p><b>Cabinet Office minister</b><p>Age: 61<p>One of the government’s most pro-EU voices, David Lidington served as Europe minister for David …

Brexit

How the Suit Stopped Being Essential

With bosses wearing chinos and streetwear, we've seen the death of the suit as a sign of superiority.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Think about the last time you were dragged into a meeting room for an assessment. What was your manager wearing? A pair of tastefully off-white Novestas …

Britpop

The best radio this week: The Cameron Years

David Cameron’s legacy of failure is discussed on Radio 4, while Amy Lamé steps into Jarvis Cocker’s shoes over on 6 Music<p>All political careers end in failure but few did it so quickly as David Cameron’s. He came to power promising not to “bang on about Europe” and ended up having the continent’s …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Gritty-chic Peaky Blinders is a cult hit

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — The Liverpool Olympia is best known as a music venue, having hosted storied acts such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. But …

Peaky Blinders

I Have a Question Marta Pajek

Marta Pajek is a Polish animator best known for her fantastic short, <i>Impossible Figures and other Stories II</i>, which won awards all over the place in …

Britpop

17 bloody brilliant things to do this week

We've got your social life sorted<p>2018 is here, and instead of making scores of resolutions that you’ll only break, why not instead bring in the New …

Molly Bloom

32 Bands We Want To See Reunite For Coachella 2018

It’s a new year, and very soon the music events of 2017 will fade further into the rearview and we’ll be greeted with 2018’s first big releases and …

John Bonham

Book Notes - Will Dowd "Areas of Fog"

January 19, 2018<p><i>In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published …

Sufjan Stevens

Listen to the Final Episode of Jarvis Cocker’s BBC Radio Show

Jarvis Cocker has hosted his last episode of the BBC Radio 6 show “Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service.” Cocker has recorded the program since January 2010, but will hand off hosting duties to UK radio presenter Amy Lamé. On the final episode, Cocker played music from Sigur Rós, Bob Dylan, Leonard …

Britpop

My pop highlight of 2017, by Rag’n’Bone Man, Charli XCX and more

From Craig David’s intergenerational Glastonbury success to Tim Jonze’s run-in with Marc Almond, pop stars and Guardian music writers pick their musical memories of the year<p><b>Alexis Petridis</b><br>Stormzy’s storming Glastonbury set<p>There is something uniquely thrilling about being in the audience at a show …

Music

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields Plays Rare Solo Show: Watch

Last night, Kevin Shields delivered a rare solo performance at Norður og Niður, Sigur Rós’ festival in Reykjavík, Iceland. Footage has now emerged from his set. He sang and played guitar accompanied by drummer Tim Herzog of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Find footage below. When his appearance at the …

Music

‘Peaky Blinders’: The Disparate Ingredients of a Cult Hit

LIVERPOOL, England — The Liverpool Olympia is best known as a music venue, having hosted storied acts like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. But on a morning in June, this 112-year-old theater had been turned into a TV set for “Peaky Blinders,” the gritty-chic crime drama with a cultural imprint …

Peaky Blinders

‘Peaky Blinders’ Caryn Mandabach On Series’ Success & Being A Woman In Today’s, And Yesterday’s, TV World

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Caryn Mandabach is a multi-award-winning veteran producer whose credits include hit U.S. series from <i>The Cosby Show</i> to <i>Roseanne, Grace Under</i> …

Entertainment

Watch the first trailer for ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

The follow-up to the hugely-successful 2008 film will see many members of the cast of 'Mamma Mia!' reprise their roles<p>The first trailer for the <i>Mamma</i> …

Movies

Peaky Blinders, series 4 episode 6: betrayal, a very unlikely politician and one massive twist

Who was dead? Who was just pretending? And how will the new Labour MP for Birmingham South go down with Jeremy Corbyn?<p>Here’s everything that happened in the explosive fourth series finale, titled The Company.<p>Fight night was a bloodbath, both in and out of the ring<p>Let’s get ready to rumble. Peaky …

Peaky Blinders

Creatives around the world share the personal highlights and lowlights of their year

As the year draws to a close, and we’ve been compiling these articles of reflection, on the whole they are a positive look back on the creative year. …

Britpop

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa and Stormzy to headline BRIT Awards 2018

But will anyone fall down the steps this time?<p>The BRIT Awards have hosted some of the most memorable live performances ever, from Geri Halliwell …

Dua Lipa

Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People review – variety show for atheists returns

Conway Hall, London A joyful lucky dip in which secular sermons and Christmas messages quoting Kurt Vonnegut make for a silly but rousing celebration of rationalism<p>It’s hard to believe this is the 10th year of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, an endearingly shambolic, joyful lucky dip of …

Kurt Vonnegut

Fan mail: the greatest S/S 2018 fashion week invitations

<b>Clear view:</b> Invitations took a transparent turn for the women’s shows in Milan, Prada opting for a fold-out in bold coated canvas and Sportmax encasing a striped invitation inside a glossy plastic slip case. <i>Photography: Aylin Bayhan</i><p><b>Poster art:</b> Loewe loves a poster-themed invitation, so for its S/S …

Jil Sander