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From McQueen’s makeup to Mika: what’s hot and what’s not this week
Sound the horn for side partings, chalk stripes and Marcello Mastroianni; stifle a yawn for penis flashing, floral shoes and teenagers

25, Apr, 2015 @5:00 AM

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Mika meets Dita Von Teese: 'I've had to work hard to stay like this'

The flamboyant singer and the burlesque performer share their thoughts on fetishism, sexuality and pop as the ultimate masquerade

Paul Lester

11, Oct, 2012 @6:00 PM

Mika: The Origin of Love – review
The hits and hooks are few and far between on Mika's third album, finds Hermione Hoby

Hermione Hoby

06, Oct, 2012 @11:04 PM

Mika: The Origin of Love – review
Laurel Canyon meets Steve Reich? The pitch for Mika's new album sounds ridiculous, but it makes sense when you hear it, writes Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

04, Oct, 2012 @9:15 PM

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This week's new tracks

Ellie Goulding | David Guetta Feat Sia | Mika Feat Pharrell Williams | Alt-J | One Direction

Nick Levine

28, Sep, 2012 @11:05 PM

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New music: Mika feat Pharrell – Celebrate

Michael Cragg: A slinky, Daft Punk-esque ode to getting over yourself and having a bit of a laugh

Michael Cragg

13, Aug, 2012 @6:00 AM

Mika – review
Mika's showmanship shines through in a live gig, and the merits of his hummable disco-pop take a back seat when he's leaping from his piano to straddle his keyboard player, writes James Smart

James Smart

31, Jul, 2012 @5:38 PM

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Meet the superfans

One has an onion pickled by Terry Pratchett. Another has a pair of Neil Diamond's underpants. And the Shane Richie car has to be seen to be believed. Interviews by Leo Benedictus

Leo Benedictus

24, Jun, 2011 @10:01 PM

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If you're not on the list: the BBC Sound Of … poll

Each January, the music industry eagerly awaits the BBC Sound Of … poll, and its predictions for the year's hottest pop acts. But has it become a kiss of death, asks Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon

06, Jan, 2011 @10:00 PM

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Singles out this week

Sophie Ellis-Bextor | Toni Braxton | Mika Vs Red One | Cascada | Taio Cruz Feat Ke$ha

Peter Robinson

30, Apr, 2010 @11:21 PM

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From Arcade Fire to Mika, Owen Pallett is the industry's go-to guy for a lavish orchestral arrangement

After a career working in the shadows, is the world ready for Owen Pallett's divisive solo album about a farmer's fictitious world of Spectrum?

Louis Pattison

16, Jan, 2010 @12:05 AM

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Musicians counter falling CD sales with 'added value' packages to woo fans
Artists attempt to lure buyers with extras such as follicles of hair, car rides and free downloads

Alexandra Topping

03, Jan, 2010 @10:37 PM

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