John Mulvey

Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."



Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."

Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was released. It begins with Wyatt discussing, of all things, Big Brother...


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John Mulvey

Revealed: The New Issue Of Uncut…



 Revealed: The New Issue Of Uncut…

For many of us who came of age in the mid '80s, The Smiths probably provided the soundtrack to a political maturing as much as an emotional one. My epochal moment of teenage rebellion came on July 23, 1986, a day I had strategically reserved for the purchase of The Queen Is Dead, so as to coincide with the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.


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John Mulvey

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015



The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! PJ Harvey: Recording In Progress, Somerset House, London, January 20, 2015, 1300-1345



Reviewed! PJ Harvey: Recording In Progress, Somerset House, London, January 20, 2015, 1300-1345

1240: By the entrance to Somerset House on Waterloo Bridge, there is a shop called Knytta, where one can "create your own unique jumper and see it made in front of you."


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John Mulvey

Reviewed! Natalie Prass' outstanding debut album



Reviewed! Natalie Prass' outstanding debut album

March 2013, Richmond, Virginia. Matthew E White's Big Inner album has become a minor word-of-mouth sensation: a country-soul fantasia, saturated with lavish horn and string arrangements, mostly recorded in the attic of his Richmond house (You can read my 2013 interview with Matthew E White here).


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John Mulvey

The 2nd Uncut Playlist Of 2015



The 2nd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Some fantastic new additions here, though it's been tough these past couple of days to navigate away from the playlist that Caribou posted on Youtube: 1,000 tracks that you're advised to play on shuffle. I keep getting Wire and J Dilla every time I dig in, but it's really a constant source of familiar pleasures and usefully contextualised new discoveries.


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Michael Bonner

And the 2015 Oscar nominations are...



And the 2015 Oscar nominations are...

Here we go, folks. Hot off the press, it's this year's Oscar nominations. First impressions: it's an incredibly predictable set of nominations this year.


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John Mulvey

Introducing… Radiohead: The Ultimate Music Guide



Introducing… Radiohead: The Ultimate Music Guide

On December 3 last year, Nigel Godrich sent an early Christmas present to his 62,000 followers on Twitter. In a move doubtless sanctioned by his old friends, the producer posted a photograph of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood poring over a fiendish tangle of studio kit, styled very much as radiophonic engineers absorbed in the process.


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John Mulvey

The 1st Uncut Playlist Of 2015



The 1st Uncut Playlist Of 2015

First off, a quick announcement that our latest Uncut Ultimate Music Guide will be out next week, dedicated this time to Radiohead. I'll write more about that soon, but in the meantime, while I'm finishing the next issue of Uncut itself, please dig in to the assembled tunes below.


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Revealed: The New Issue Of Uncut…


For many of us who came of age in the mid '80s, The Smiths probably provided the soundtrack to a political maturing as much as an emotional one. My epochal moment of teenage rebellion came on July 23, 1986, a day I had strategically reserved for the purchase of The Queen Is Dead, so as to...