David Bowie performs on stage during The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in London, April 20th, 1992. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The organisers of Record Store Day have announced the exclusive vinyl releases for this year’s celebration of independent record shops. The list fea(...)

Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

They have spent most of the past decade pegged by many as lad rockers, barrel-scrapers, knuckle- dragging musical neanderthals not fit to lick Oasi(...)

The Strokes: Comedown Machine
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  • March 22, 2013, 00:00

From their effortlessly cool garage rock beginnings to the well-documented in-band squabbling that has overshadowed the past seven years, it’s (...)