dickens smiths thumb

The best parody of The Smiths ever – from, err, Horrible Histories

The BBC’s Horrible Histories has had some wonderful musical parodies in the past (the theory of evolution set to Bowie’s Changes springs to mind) but this one is something else. A chronological account of the life of Charles Dickens set to the music of The Smiths. It is spot on too. The level of detail is superb, the Morrissey style …

Read more | Comments (0)

AshleyThe best parody of The Smiths ever – from, err, Horrible Histories
smiths

Smithsfest – a two day Smiths festival at the ICA in March

If there’s one band that you could probably take and turn into a mini arts festival without actually playing a note of their music it is The Smiths. From their cover art, through to their musical influences and passion for films, The Smiths are still IMO the most interesting British pop band of the last 30 or so years. So …

Read more | Comments (0)

AshleySmithsfest – a two day Smiths festival at the ICA in March
the-smiths-the-complete-picture-original

The British films that inspired The Smiths’ record sleeves

It is incredible to think that The Smiths were together for just five short years. In that time they managed to release four official albums, a few compilations of sessions, singles and oddities and of course, a run of some of the most amazing and unique 45s ever. And one of the things that made The Smiths’ singles and albums …

Read more | Comments (0)

AshleyThe British films that inspired The Smiths’ record sleeves
duffy

12 of the most disastrous second albums of all time – Stone Roses, Duffy and more

Aaah the tricky second album syndrome, it catches a lot of bands on the hop doesn’t it? After all you have a decade or so to piece together the tunes for your first album, while the second is often flung together in a heartbeat after months of touring. If you are smart you have saved a few great songs from …

Read more | Comments (0)

Ashley12 of the most disastrous second albums of all time – Stone Roses, Duffy and more
morrissey_edils_23-09-10-thumb

Morrissey likes Nigel Farage and nearly voted UKIP. Big Mouth Strikes Again in a bizarre interview

Oh, Stephen Patrick, your Big Mouth Strikes Again. The lead singer of arguably the best band the UK has produced since The Beatles has been mouthing off again and this time has come up with some real gems. Morrissey has been talking to Loaded magazine (I am not sure why? Surely they represent a lot of things he hates) and …

Read more | Comments (0)

AshleyMorrissey likes Nigel Farage and nearly voted UKIP. Big Mouth Strikes Again in a bizarre interview
scissor-guitar

20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles

Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status …

Read more | Comments (0)

Gerald Lynch20 Most Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hairstyles

Agyness Deyn, Chloe Sevigny, Paul McCartney & Morrissey at Coachella 2009

Celebs already make us jealous with their post-Christmas holidays in the Carribean, the Bold and the Beautiful have been out at Coachella, the first festival of the summer.
From David Hasslehoff to Jared Leto the US stars were out in full force, having a lovely time but we also had some Uk slebs representing, with Agyness Deyn and Henry Holland putting in an appearance.

Read more | Comments (0)

adminAgyness Deyn, Chloe Sevigny, Paul McCartney & Morrissey at Coachella 2009