Echo and the Bunnymen

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Courtney Love in Liverpool: the Scousers who taught the grunge icon how to rock
In 1982, a tearaway called Courtney Love blazed into the city, intoxicated by its exploding post-punk scene. We reveal the feuds, filched raincoats and grotty flats that set her on the path to stardom

Dave Haslam

25, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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LoudQUIETloud: can the Pixies break into the podcasting world?
The band are set to become the My Dad Wrote a Porno of the alt-rock world

Leonie Cooper

15, Mar, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Echo and the Bunnymen – 10 of the best
The greatest song ever written – even singer Ian McCulloch says it himself – and nine more from Liverpool’s indie titans

Dave Simpson

05, Jul, 2017 @2:20 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about finishing
It’s not quite the end of the world as we know it, with a playlist including Alice Cooper, Eels, Speech Debelle and the Sundays. And, as you’d hope, it rounds itself off nicely

Sarah Chappell

15, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Shiiine On Weekender – Bez's pool party, Britpop bastions and middle-aged boozers
For one weekend in November, the Minehead Butlins turns into an idyll for forgotten indie tribes, with performances from the Bluetones, Ash, Dodgy, the Wonder Stuff, Black Grape, Shed 7, er, the Clone Roses, and more

Mark Beaumont

14, Nov, 2016 @5:27 PM

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Ian McCulloch and John Simm on their mutually appreciative friendship
Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and actor John Simm were each other’s heroes before they met. Now they enjoy a creative – and boozy – friendship

Katie Forster

31, May, 2015 @5:00 AM

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Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant: how we made The Killing Moon
Ian McCulloch: ‘My wife had a cob on because I’d been out all night – then I played the song and she cried’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

07, Apr, 2015 @6:02 AM

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Lusts (No 37)
New purveyors of majestic indie that revisits the glory days of Echo & The Bunnymen, with elements of Oasis

Paul Lester

09, Jan, 2015 @4:14 PM

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Echo and the Bunnymen review – sighing against the dying of the light

The epic swagger is subdued as the indie icons tour their latest, fan-funded album. But the 80s classics still impress, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

10, Jun, 2014 @12:46 PM

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Echo and the Bunnymen - Meteorites: Exclusive album stream

Ian McCulloch adopted a 'whole new approach' for Echo and the Bunnymen's eleventh album. Have a listen ahead of release and let us know your thoughts

Guardian music

19, May, 2014 @10:41 AM

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The Music of Ian Broudie review – 'bittersweet undercurrents'
Miles Kane, the Coral's James Skelly and Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch are among those who join Broudie and the RLPO for an emotional celebration of his music, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

06, Apr, 2014 @4:30 PM

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