“You have spent too much at Christmas. Your pay is taking an interminable time to land in your account. The weather is awful. It is dark. You want to marry the person you love, but can’t because the law won’t let you.” File photograph: Getty Images

Those of you who got caught up in the retail frenzy of Black Wednesday on November 19th are going to love the pseudo-science behind Blue Monday.Every (...)

Bernard Sumner of New Order.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Back in the early 1980s New Order lost money on every copy of Blue Monday that they sold. “Only for the first 250,000 copies,” Bernard Sumner says. He(...)

Kim Wilde: The singer, who hosts  syndicated radio programme The Kim Wilde 80s Show, will appear at the Radio Days conference in Dublin next month.

Pop singer Kim Wilde, the star turn at next month’s Radiodays Europe event in Dublin, isn’t a fan of waffle. “The times I have turned off(...)

Minks: Tides End

When New York’s Sonny Kilfoyle stumbled across Tides End, a grandiose Long Island waterfront estate that had slipped into decline, its imagined his(...)

 Brandon Flowers: clean-cut but awesomely energetic

Smile Like You Mean It. The title of one of the Killers hits pretty much summed up Saturday night’s concert in the Phoenix Park, the second in a trilo(...)