Badly Drawn Boy

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Badly Drawn Boy webchat: your questions answered on Springsteen, About a Boy and writing in his sleep
Ahead of his first album in eight years, Banana Skin Shoes, the artist otherwise known as Damon Gough spoke about film soundtracks, ‘the world going crazy’ and giving up alcohol

20, May, 2020 @1:17 PM

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Every Mercury prize-winning album – ranked!
Following the announcement of this year’s nominees, we run the rule over the 26 albums that have earned the crown, from Klaxons and James Blake to M People and Talvin Singh

Dave Simpson

26, Jul, 2018 @10:45 AM

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New band of the week: Andy Shauf (No 95)
Canadian singer-songwriter whose forthcoming album of lush chamber-pop is full of awkward characters and lovely atmospherics

Paul Lester

18, Mar, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Jazz Summers obituary
Music manager who turned Wham! into a global phenomenon during the 1980s

Joel McIver

24, Aug, 2015 @4:17 PM

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Badly Drawn Boy review – returning hero welcomed with kisses
Damon Gough has been touring his Mercury-winning Bewilderbeast album in full, reclaiming its magic and hinting at a welcome revival to come

Dave Simpson

30, Jul, 2015 @11:44 AM

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Badly Drawn Boy: ‘Music has saved me in a lot of ways’
It’s 15 years since Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy, won the Mercury prize with The Hour of Bewilderbeast. As he prepares to tour the album, he explains how his career hit the skids, and why he’s ready to make amends

Luke Bainbridge

12, Jul, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Badly Drawn Boy's Bewilderbeast tour is cause for genuine celebration
The quite and fame-phobic Damon Gough’s career became overshadowed by his classic seminal album. Now he has a chance to embrace its success

Harriet Gibsone

22, Apr, 2015 @5:15 PM

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See me after the show: when pop stars attack their own audiences
From Kanye West’s face-off with a fan over a diamond-encrusted mask to Badly Drawn Boy’s on-stage meltdown, why do so many musicians pick fights with their own crowds?

Danny Wright

09, Sep, 2014 @11:52 AM

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Gomez, Ms Dynamite and M People: how we spent our Mercury prize winnings

Unlike the Brits, a Mercury prize win comes with a fat cheque attached. So who lost theirs, who gave it to charity, and who spent it all on beer

Paul Lester

31, Oct, 2013 @6:05 PM

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Why does Bruce Springsteen make middle-aged men behave like teenagers at their first pop show?

Dorian Lynskey: For all the everyman gestures, what the Boss really does is remind his fans how perfect and ridiculous pop can be

Dorian Lynskey

21, Jun, 2012 @9:34 AM

Magic Loungeabout festival (day 3) – review

Ed Sheeran proved the day's big draw in an expensive, posh pop-festival experience, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

01, Aug, 2011 @5:36 PM

New music exclusive: Badly Drawn Boy – Is There Nothing We Could Do?

Michael Cragg: To promote the Manchester Aid to Kosovo charity album, Badly Drawn Boy performs this elegiac acoustic track

Michael Cragg

04, Apr, 2011 @10:54 AM

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