They’ve sold enough gig tickets to be deemed a “band of the people”, and the likes of Noel Gallagher and Morrissey have publicly extolled their vir(...)

Kodakid

Whatever you do, don’t confuse Kodakid with Kodaline; the only similarity the two bands share is a penchant for glossy, high-end production. You wo(...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

In many ways Everyday Robots is the last word on the great Blur-vs-Oasis debate. Back when Damon Albarn was writing drivel such as Country House, i(...)

Maybe definitely not: Oasis in 1994

Two of the most hateful terms in the music industry are the “deluxe edition” of an album and the “re-mastered” version of an album. The former (...)

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1996: providing the songtrack to the bacchanalia. Photograph: Reuters

This piece was supposed to be about the upcoming reunion of Oasis. On Wednesday, a note on Facebook alerted the world to an upcoming announceme(...)

Kate Moss receiving the award on behalf of David Bowie. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

We’re all human. It is to be expected that our opinion on celebrities mouthing off about political and social issues is flavoured by our own st(...)

(From left) Nick O’Malley, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys who lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. Photograph: PA

Arctic Monkeys lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. The annual music bash sees the Sheffield quartet competing for(...)

Pete O’Hanlon and Ross Farrelly of The Strypes performaning at IMMA  in Dublin in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For Cavan teenage band The Strypes, 2013 has been a year that they hoped would never end. Twelve months ago, they were just another promising young ba(...)