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Suede review – a sensory assault for classic LP Coming Up
Brett Anderson climbs monitors and vaults up to high notes in an energetic, irresistible performance of their 1996 album

Malcolm Jack

04, Nov, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Kasabian review – Serge Pizzorno ably steps up as frontman for new era
The fuzzing dance-rockers return strongly after Tom Meighan’s departure, and unite the crowd in hollered vocals

Malcolm Jack

14, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Erasure review – a heady cocktail of corsets and classics
On the opening night of their first post-pandemic tour, the British synth-pop duo proved they haven’t lost their essence

Malcolm Jack

04, Oct, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Declan McKenna review – breathless, exuberant pop-rock maximalism
The glitter-loving Enfield boy wonder has a firm grasp of the grand gesture – but could do with changing things up

Malcolm Jack

03, Sep, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Green Man festival review – magical return for this psychedelic carnival
Mogwai, Nadine Shah, Fontaines DC and more mesmerise in the festival’s overwhelming, glorious comeback

Malcolm Jack

23, Aug, 2021 @2:59 PM

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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'It had to be slightly weird': how we made GamesMaster
‘I got this call: do you want to audition for a show about video games? It sounded exactly the thing a dweeb with round glasses could do’

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

05, Apr, 2021 @2:12 PM

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How we made The Lives of Others
The film about the Stasi spying on East German lovers was seen as too dark, with one funder even wanting it remade as a comedy. But it went on to win an Oscar

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

23, Nov, 2020 @3:44 PM

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How we made the Keep Calm and Carry On poster
‘When I’m asked why it’s so popular, I always say the same thing: it’s cheaper than antidepressants’

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

20, Apr, 2020 @2:46 PM

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How we made the Big Issue magazine
John Bird: ‘The comradeship was incredible. We had a party in the office and I set my chest hair alight’

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

07, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Supergrass review – joyous return for one of the UK's greatest singles bands
In a tradition of melodic, wild, witty British guitar pop – with a dash of psych and glam – the returning Britpop favourites make your face ache from smiling

Malcolm Jack

21, Feb, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Survivor: how we made Eye of the Tiger
‘Sylvester Stallone said it didn’t have balls. So we raised it one decibel – and he loved it’

Interviews by Malcolm Jack

27, Jan, 2020 @4:52 PM

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