Michael Bonner

A Hard Day's Night: 50 years on...



A Hard Day's Night: 50 years on...

Last week, the BFI hosted a Q&A session with director Richard Lester, as a prelude to the 50th anniversary re-release of A Hard Day’s Night.


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John Mulvey

The 26th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 26th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Last week, just as I was finishing off the 25th playlist of the year, the new Steve Gunn album arrived. This week, the last-minute radical guitar hero is Chris Forsyth, whose first studio album with the Solar Motel Band is absolutely killing it as I type.


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John Mulvey

Jeff Tweedy interviewed: "This is the biological reason why Hell exists."



Jeff Tweedy interviewed: "This is the biological reason why Hell exists."

I've been playing the new Jeff Tweedy album, "Sukierae", a good deal these past few weeks - or, I should say, the new Tweedy album, since these quietly wired tracks are, strictly speaking, collaborations between the Wilco man and his eldest son, Spencer. I'm slowly beginning to think it might be the best studio album he's been involved with since "A Ghost Is Born".


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! Jack White live at the Hammersmith Apollo, July 3, 2014



Reviewed! Jack White live at the Hammersmith Apollo, July 3, 2014

What strange music Jack White makes these days. At the end of this hot, compelling, tempestuous show, he stands triumphantly on a monitor, guitar held high above head like the hammer of Thor, every inch the conquering stadium rocker.


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John Mulvey

The 25th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 25th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

One of those weeks when the office playlist is taken to a whole new level at the very last moment, thanks to the arrival this morning of the new Steve Gunn album. A couple of previously redacted records can now be revealed, too, as the new efforts by Ryan Adams and Goat


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Michael Bonner

"Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson



"Somewhere between pure euphoria and terrible insecurity": An interview with The The's Matt Johnson

In this month's Uncut, I reviewed the deluxe edition of The The's Soul Mining, which has been reissued as a box set with additional material. I was fortunate enough to speak to Matt Johnson for a Q&A to run with the review. In the end, we ended up talking for about an hour, so I thought I'd post the full transcript of my interview here. I hope you enjoy it. I'll endeavour to post the review itself in the next week or so; better still, you can find it in the issue on sale now... (apologies for the shameless plug...)


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John Mulvey

“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”



“Old Glastonburys never die, they just move to their own field...”

Sunday night I was not, I must admit, watching Kasabian on the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury. Instead, I was… well, gripped would be the wrong word, but somehow compelled to watch every last hideous minute of the match between Greece and Costa Rica, a game that acted as kind of evil payback for all the good football karma this World Cup has accrued. Applying this logic to rock music, a friend pointed out, I probably should have been watching Kasabian, too.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack



Glastonbury Day 3: Massive Attack

The witching hour draws near on Sunday night in Glastonbury. Time for local heroes Massive Attack to bring the noise to the Other Stage before it goes dark for another year.


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Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys



Glastonbury Day 3: The Black Keys

Sunday evening, with the finish line in sight, and Glastonbury has still got the blues.


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Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies



Glastonbury Day 3: Yoko Ono, The Wailers, assorted hippies

With Glastonbury building up to its grand blow-out finale, now is the time to tick off the traditional Sunday evening checklist.


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The 26th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Last week, just as I was finishing off the 25th playlist of the year, the new Steve Gunn album arrived. This week, the last-minute radical guitar hero is Chris...