Even by Morrissey's outspoken standards 2017 has been a controversial year. Big Mouth has struck again and again, offering his fairly unpalatable views on the Manchester terror attacks, immigration and the “rigged” Ukip vote. While it’s always important to separate the man from the music, in the case of the former Smiths singer such a procedure is virtually impossible: the man is the music, and that’s why it’s compelling.
A queue that snaked round the block, a sizeable police presence, and seats used only for standing on: J Hus’s first London headline gig scored highly in terms of edge and excitement. The London grime star (real name Momodou Jallow) received a Mercury nomination for his debut, Common Sense, which expands the grime sound to take in elements of R & B, dancehall and drum’n’bass.
In an era of instant gratification, the slow-burning pleasures of The War On Drugs provide the perfect antidote. The Philadelphia band, whose latest album A Deeper Understanding reached number three in the UK charts, specialise in sprawling, widescreen rock that nods to Dylan, Springsteen and Dire Straits. If their penchant for seven-minute songs makes them a hard sell for the radio, it makes them a thrilling live act.
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".