John Mulvey

The Night Marchers: "See You In Magic"



A small recurring theme here these past few weeks has been the work of John ‘Speedo’ Reis, with the release of Rocket From The Crypt’s posthumous live album, “RIP” and the appearance of a new band called The Night Marchers on Myspace. Now, the Night Marchers album has arrived, and I reckon it may be the poppiest thing Reis has ever been involved with.


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Sigur Ros And Interpol Join Franz Ferdinand At Latitude Festival



This year's bash takes shape -- tickets are on sale now! Find out more about the Uncut-sponsored bash here...


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First headliner for Latitude Festival is revealed!



The first headline act set to play this year's Latitude Festival at Henham Park, Suffolk has been revealed.


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Latitude Festival 1st Announcement Is Today!



This year's Latitude Festival is nearly ready to launch -- with the first headliner being announced exclusively on Uncut.co.uk at 12noon today (March 19)!


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John Mulvey

No Age: "Nouns"



As a general rule, I must admit to finding most of the stuff that goes by the dubious name of “nu-gaze” pretty lame. If there’s a minor boom in bands who revisit the aesthetics of shoegazing, most of them strike me as being awfully conventional, a particularly insipid kind of indie that revolves around weak vocals, predictable effects and a generally fey take on orthodoxy.


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Michael Bonner

Anthony Minghella, 1954 - 2008



In one of those strange coincidences, I happened to buy a new DVD player the other week, and the film I chose to christen it with was The English Patient. It’s one of my favourite films, an unashamedly epic romance played out across the burning sands of Cairo, a self-conscious throwback to the kind of Technicolor splendour you associate with David Lean’s movies.


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John Mulvey

Two new albums from James Blackshaw



In the playlist yesterday, I mentioned that James Blackshaw, one of my favourite contemporary guitarists, has a new album out as part of a duo called Brethren Of The Free Spirit. Actually, Blackshaw has two new things in circulation at the moment, and both are excellent.


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John Mulvey

The 12th Uncut Playlist Of 2008



A load of new stuff again this week, much of it pretty interesting. The Brethren Of The Free Spirit, incidentally, are a duo featuring the guitarist James Blackshaw, who's received much love here over the past year.


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John Mulvey

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: "Sunday At Devil Dirt"



It’s a strange thing that, as Mark Lanegan becomes more ubiquitous, his own material seems to be scarcer and scarcer. Since Lanegan’s last solo album, the fine “Bubblegum”, came out in 2004, his voice has been everywhere, but his substance has been hard to track down.


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John Mulvey

Write your own play for Latitude



As Latitude 2008 approaches (it's on between July 17 and 20, lest you forget), here's an exceptional chance to help write a play that'll be performed at the festival.


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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


Weird serendipities aplenty this week: versions of "O, Death" on two albums I downloaded one after another, by Mike & Cara Gangloff and Bessie Jones; dovetailing into Sea Island overlap between Jones and Loscil. It makes for a nice blurring between time and genre with, say, the Gangloffs...