stones

The Stones at Glasto. The Roses on tour. Is rock and roll now an old man’s game?

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Well it wasn’t me who said it. The words actually came from the lips of one Robyn Hitchcock. But then again he has a new album to promote – which is very, very good – and it is his 60th birthday. But it does strike me that there might be a grain of truth in his words, what with those …

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Suede

New Suede album Bloodsports: suprisingly good shocker – listen to it here

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Band reunions don’t tend to end too well now do they? Sure that mammoth one off gig in front of adoring fans is a win for both band and its devotees. It is when the band decides to regroup in the studio that the fun seems to end as invariably the band create music that adds very little to their …

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the-tears

Why the new Suede track Barriers makes me yearn for The Tears

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In case you missed it in the post Christmas and New Year comedown (and the fact that David Bowie announced his album the day after) glam popsters Suede are back with a new album in March and Brett Anderson is very excited about its potential. He told the NME “[It’s] called ‘Bloodsports’. It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s …

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Opening Ceremony shoes: Do Androids Dream of Electric (Blue) Feet?

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New York & Los Angeles-based boutique Opening Ceremony is already a favourite with fashion insiders, with a wide-ranging selection of fine labels, cuts and accessories; much like to London’s b Store, but with added vintage finds. Like that Savile Row emporium, their own-brand shoes have become staples with footwear connoisseurs.

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