Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

This week in The Ticket – and your plugs

The Human League: yep, the editor got her way. The League talk new album, Tony Clayton-Lea listens. Iron & Wine: Sam Beam on songwriting, r’n’b, his five daughters and living in Texas. Richard Ayoade: the star of The IT Crowd …

Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 08:00

   

The Human League: yep, the editor got her way. The League talk new album, Tony Clayton-Lea listens.

Iron & Wine: Sam Beam on songwriting, r’n'b, his five daughters and living in Texas.

Richard Ayoade: the star of The IT Crowd talks to Donald Clarke about his debut gig as a director on Submarine, a coming-of-age tale set in Wales.

Plus: reviews of music releases from The Unthanks (CD of the Week for the fabulous Last), Pet Shop Boys, Braids, RoySeven, Erland and the Carnival, The Vaccines, Micachu & the Shapes & the London Sinfonietta Orchestra, “Bossa Nova & the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s”, Kenny Wheeler, Sara Bareilles and more, plus new movies on release including Battle, Los Angeles, The Company Men, Day for Night, Fair Game, Hall Pass, Man Of Aran, Norwegian Wood, The Resident and Walkabout.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot.

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