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All the young dudes: Arctic Monkeys scrub up well

Fri, Sep 6, 2013, 07:46


Arctic Monkeys: as the band release their fifth album “AM”, we catch up with Alex Turner at the Electric Picnic to hear where his head is at.

Macklemore: there’s more to the Seattle rapper than a fondness for secondhand clothes

Any Day Now: Alan Cumming on how finds time to appear in flicks inbetween doing solo Macbeth on Broadway, penning op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, writing a book about circumcision, curating a photography exhibition and doing a spot of equality activisim.

Ain’t them Bodies Saints: David Lowery on making a Western – of sorts

Mark Lanegan: Q&A with the sometime Queens of the Stone Age, Gutter Twins and Screaming Trees vocalist as he releases his eighth solo album, a collection of covers of songs associated with Hall & Oates, Frank Sinatra and Nick Cave.

Soundgarden: Q&A with bassist Ben Shepherd

Plus CD reviews (including Manic Street Preachers, Hot Natured, Factory Floor, A$AP Ferg, Múm, Empirical, Caruso, Obits etc), film reviews (Riddick, About Time, Any Day Now, The Great Beauty, More Than Honey, Bonjour Tristesse, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Museum Hours), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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