12 - Jan 06

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The Strokes Get Hard!

The first thing you notice is that The Strokes look different. Five years ago their colourful t-shirts, pastel sports jackets and white belts made them teh perfect poster boys for a generation of young bands. The look was just as much a factor in their success as their breathtaking debut.

The Kooks Brighton Rocks

It's 5.30am on a cold Tuesday morning and Clash is staggering down a quiet London street having barely survived 48 hours in the company of The Kooks

Coldcut Reflections on Music

Welcome to Ninja Tune HQ. That guy in the hat is Jonathon More. It's been a massive eight years since Jon and his partner in crime Matt Black last released an album on their own.

Belle and Sebastian Not So Trivial Pursuit

After a year of reissues and reworkings of past glories, Belle and Sebastian return with 'The Life Pursuit', their first album proper since 2003's 'Dear Catastrophe Waitress'.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! Smart Alec

"This is the first band I've been in and the first band I've ever endeavoured to start and one of the reasons I held off was because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do this anyway."

Tiga Let's talk about Sexor

Tiga is on the verge of releasing the first great dance album of 2006, 'Sexor'. It has it's roots in Electro but branches out into a disparate array of genres.

Regina Spektor Moscow Cool

There's no chance of mistaking Regina Spektor, her music or her person, for anyone else. A truly distinctive artist who stands aside by musical talent and creative thinking.

  • THE BIG 3 Duels
  • THE LAST TIME The Infadels
  • WRITE ON Son Of Dave
  • BOWMAN'S BLOG Edith poders New Year's resolutions
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLASH Exclusive highlights from our first 2 years
  • FASHION Jenny Lewis, Style Hotlist 2006, C-Neeon...
Album Reviews
  • Richard Ashcroft
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Acid Casuals
  • Cat Power
  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
  • The Kooks
  • Beck
  • Artctic Monkeys
  • The Strokes
  • Prefuse 73
  • Liam Howlett
  • Beth Orton

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