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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Cate Le Bon and Sam Lee at End Of The Road 2014 - review



Cate Le Bon and Sam Lee at End Of The Road 2014 - review

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks at End Of The Road 2014 - review
British Sea Power at End Of The Road 2014 - review
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Gruff Rhys at End Of The Road 2014 - review
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Yo La Tengo at End Of The Road 2014 - review
Richard Thompson & Tinariwen at End Of The Road 2014 - review

One of the highlights of Saturday so far is Cate Le Bon, performing with her three-piece band on the Garden Stage. The vast majority of the set is taken from last year's excellent Mug Museum, and that album's brittle, angular cuts like "I Can't Help You" are the most exciting of the show.


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The 39th Uncut Playlist Of 2014


A lot to get through here, but I'm indebted once more to the resource that is www.nyctaper.com, who this week have posted two amazing live sets by Steve Gunn and Ryley Walker. Elsewhere, there's a new Waterboys track to check out,...