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Arts Writer — Guardian
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Gin and The Bee Gees, that's about the size of it

Why Squarepusher's Damogen Furies is the one album you should hear this week - video — Veteran electronic producer Tom Jenkinson's 14th album as Squarepusher is another deranged sonic bombardment, now with added EDM influences. Whether you find it funny or terrifying, once it's playing, it's completely impossible to ignore it, says Alexis Petridis * Read the Guardian's review of Squarepusher's Damogen Furies

Will James Blunt really 'serenade Kate as she gives birth'?

Blur: The Magic Whip review - friends reunited for a beautiful comeback — There are two kinds of band re-formation. The first is so compellingly straightforward that the "classic" bands that haven't done it now seem weirdly anomalous.

Why Tyler, the Creator's Cherry Bomb is the one album you should hear this week - video — How does the artist once known as the world's most controversial rapper fare when the hype and outrage has died down? Remarkably well, says Alexis Petridis. He says Cherry Bomb, Tyler, the Creator's fourth album, has weird musical ideas to spare * Read Paul Lester's review of Cherry Bomb

Have Blake Lively’s truffle-covered nipples trounced Gwyneth Paltrow? — There are weeks when nothing much seems to happen in the world of celebrity. They go quietly about their business, no different from you or me. And then there are weeks when the star-filled firmament shines so dazzlingly bright, it can only be safely looked at through smoked glass.

Jim Davidson’s white nights with Freddie and Kenny are a real cocaine hell — Come, readers, and venture back in time with Lost in Showbiz: peel away the years and journey to London past. There, we can cast our eyes over an image that sums up a lost era, more outrageous and decadent than our own.

What exactly is the ‘special game’ Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell play? — Lost in Showbiz professes itself transfixed by an interview in Hello! magazine with Amanda Holden, in which she discusses what goes on backstage at Britain's Got Talent: "I can't even give you a hint of a clue about what Simon Cowell and I get up to.

Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color review - a bravely freshened sound, but too few great songs — There were moments during their 2012 rise to fame that the Alabama Shakes seemed less like a real band than a dream had by a particular kind of Uncut-subscribing music fan. Here was a new band from America's Deep South who sounded not unlike Creedence Clearwater Revival, had CCR been hanging around Muscle Shoals' Fame studios in the late 60s.

Why the Lilac Time's No Sad Songs is the one album you should hear this week - video — After the best part of a decade, former 80s pop star Stephen Duffy's folk rock project the Lilac Time have reconvened. And they are as out of step as ever.

Wire: Wire review - postpunk veterans still facing forward on potent new album — Towards the end of last year, Wire reissued their live album Document and Eyewitness. It contained a recording of a tumultuous 1980 gig at London's Electric Ballroom, where Wire debuted experimental new material in front of a crowd who first bayed for songs they knew, then took to throwing bottles.
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Apr 21, 2015

@popbijoux Hey! Belatedly - I'm not on Twitter much these days - thanks so much. Yup, right up my street!

Apr 08, 2015

@TheLilacTime Your new album is beautiful. Grown-up themes, in the best way. I remain your humble servant etc. etc xx

Apr 02, 2015

@robdabank DJ Slipmatt and Jumping' Jack Frost packing their exfoliant cream and moisturiser as we speak.

Apr 02, 2015

@robdabank @bestival I misread the first item in Wellbeing & Spirit as "Raindance Facials". Skincare by a early 90s 'ardcore raver.

Apr 02, 2015

RT @doug_johnstone: This picture was just posted by Nick Griffin. Future Scotland looks fucking amazing!

Apr 02, 2015

I reviewed the new East India Youth album. I thought it was bloody great:…

Mar 31, 2015

Farley And Heller's Frankie Knuckles Tribute Mix is every bit as amazing as you'd expect:…

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