In the five years since their last album, Franz Ferdinand have lost one member, guitarist Nick McCarthy, and gained two more. Alex Kapranos’s distinctive croon and biting lyrics are still front and centre, however, so existing fans will remain in familiar territory. There are more keyboards than usual thanks to newaddition Julian Corrie and, with the help of French dance producer Philippe Zdar, the band are as capable as ever of making indie rock that moves the feet.
“You’ll never be ready for how great Carleen Anderson is,” declared support act Zara McFarlane, proceeding to set the bar high with her exquisitely voiced tunes. The Houston-raised, UK-based Anderson is mighty indeed, a singer/composer and former Young Disciple whose current album Cage Street Memorial, a suite of songs supporting the theme of pilgrimage, is a deftly crafted masterwork.
It seemed like bad form when Camila Cabello started releasing her own music while still a member of US girl group Fifth Harmony. The Cuban-born singer officially quit a year ago to go solo — but it was a bold move for a 19-year-old that’s already paid off, as she’s just spent five weeks at No 1. Cabello’s debut album doesn’t draw too heavily on the Latin flavour of smash hit Havana — a burst of Spanish on the tropical groove of She Loves Control is another nod to the homeland.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".