Monkeys, Boredoms, Thursday

"Brianstorm", the new Arctic Monkeys single, turned up in the Uncut office yesterday, and it's a relief to report that…

Wake Up!

Thanks to all your responses over the past few days. A couple of people have asked me to write about…

The Neon Bible

I suspect few records released in 2007 are going to provoke as much argument as this second Arcade Fire album,…

Further Nightmares Etc

Thanks for all your comments on the Arctic Monkeys blog. Hopefully, I should have my own copy of the album…

Favourite Worst Nightmare

So we’re sitting in Domino’s new offices, somewhere on an industrial estate in Wandsworth. There’s a train track outside one…

TEN YEARS AGO THIS WEEK. . .

HAPPENINGS TEN YEARS TIME AGO February 19 to 25, 1997 Ben Elton hosts the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court,…

“Letsagettabittarockin'”

More on Joe Strummer and The 101’ers Following my somewhat nostalgic post about calling in at the Elgin and being…

Dressed Up For The Letdown

I'm not sure what kind of symmetry this represents, but Richard Swift's new album begins with the sound of tapdancing…

Today’s giant cosmic freak-out

I worry, occasionally, that this blog has started to give the impression we spend our days at Uncut listening to…

Joe Strummer strummed here. . .

I found myself last night for the first time in decades in Ladbroke Grove, an old stomping ground, not much-visited…

Maximo Park

Faintly astonishing news the other day, when it emerged that the new Bloc Party album had entered the American charts…

This week’s Friend Of Devendra

If you're American, brandish an acoustic guitar and look a bit feral, chances are your publicist will flog you as…