You can see why the bods at DFA thought Toronto underground character Max Turnball’s 2012 album was worth throwing out to a wider audience. A (...)

Mr Freedom: Who needs subtlety when we’ve got angry sloganeering?
Review: Mr Freedom

Clad in starred-and-striped cod-quarterback regalia, Mr Freedom (John Abbey) takes aim at an African-American family dinner before travelling to la(...)

From early incarnation the Dee Dee Dums, under the guiding hand of the gifted Kevin Parker, Perth’s Tame Impala have evolved into the band whose two r(...)

Marie (left) and Janine Péchaud have sold newspapers in their tobacconist shop on the Left Bank for 34 years. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

Newspaper vendors are fixtures of Parisian life, as important as one’s cafe, coiffeur or concierge. They soften Paris’s hard edges by commiserating wi(...)

 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

The fact that the most infectious, feel-good tune of the year was made by two French lads usually seen sporting motorcycle helmets is a sign of the(...)

Margaret Thatcher pictured in 1977.

The BBC has said it will not play Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead — a big seller following the death of Margaret Thatcher - in full during this we(...)