John Mulvey

The 34th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



 The 34th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Thanks for all the nice feedback about the Liam Hayes/Plush piece I wrote earlier in the week. Lots of other good new arrivals in the list here, and you could do worse than start off by listening to the Cool Ghouls from San Francisco, especially if you're interested in the Allah-Las, the Ty Segall axis, Nuggets ad nauseam and so on.


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John Mulvey

"One way to make a duck salute!" An enigma returns…



"One way to make a duck salute!" An enigma returns…

I received an email last week from an old college friend, with a link to the Souncloud page of Liam Hayes & Plush, and an amused/irate message along the lines of, "One of your two jobs in life was meant to be to flag me when he releases anything/makes any move out of his lair."


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Michael Bonner

'All the old gods are long gone. But still..." An interview with Robert Plant



'All the old gods are long gone. But still..." An interview with Robert Plant

Robert Plant's excellent new album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar goes on sale today [September 8], so it seemed like a good opportunity to post the full text of my Plant cover story from last month's Uncut... Hope you enjoy it.


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John Mulvey

The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 33rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014

After my blog about the Aphex Twin the other week, it's a real pleasure to embed the first leaked track from "Syro" this morning. It's called "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]", and I think it's excellent.


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Michael Bonner

A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket: some thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films



A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket: some thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman's final films

The last major works by one of Hollywood's greatest modern actors.


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John Mulvey

Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard



Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard

On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.


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Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide


In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call...