John Mulvey

The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 19th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

A new office this week, although a good few crates remain. These, though, are the tunes that’ve sensitively assisted our transition. Special props to Bob Carpenter’s rediscovered album from ’74, very much kin to “No Other”; to the Mauritanian desert rock of Noura Mint Seymali; to the reissue of an old Imaginary Softwoods ambient set from John Elliott, ex of Emeralds; and to the enduring usefulness of Pye Corner Audio and Girma Yifrashewa.


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Allan Jones

Revealed! Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Neil Young in the new Uncut



Revealed! Paul Weller, Bob Dylan, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Neil Young in the new Uncut

There’s plenty to shout about in the new UNCUT, which goes on sale this Friday, May 23. First of all, we have an exclusive new interview with PAUL WELLER, as he prepares for the release of MORE MODERN CLASSICS, a compilation drawing on tracks from the last 15 years of his illustrious career, a period during which his music has become increasingly more adventurous and unpredictable.


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Michael Bonner

"An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie



"An incredible assortment of freaks": The making of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie

Dennis Hopper would have been 78 tomorrow (May 17). That seemed like a good reason to dust down this piece I wrote on the making of The Last Movie, Hopper's legendarily unhinged follow-up to Easy Rider.


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John Mulvey

The 18th Uncut Playlist Of 2014



The 18th Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Scene of some devastation this morning, as we’re surrounded by crates, packing for a move to new offices on the floor below. In haste, then: this has been the soundtrack for throwing out a load of old shit these past few days. Special attention, please, to the tremendous new Pye Corner Audio business…


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Michael Bonner

Bob Dylan's new album: let the wild speculation begin!



Bob Dylan's new album: let the wild speculation begin!

Yesterday was bookended by a pair of unexpected releases. In the morning, Morrissey unveiled his first new studio material in almost five years, then just as we were packing up for the day, a new track appeared without fanfare on Bob Dylan’s website. Admittedly, we had been expecting some new music from Morrissey; Dylan, however, caught us entirely by surprise, and not for the first time...


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John Mulvey

Track Premiere: Hiss Golden Messenger's "Brother, Do You Know The Road?"



Track Premiere: Hiss Golden Messenger's "Brother, Do You Know The Road?"

Sometimes great songs fall by the wayside, for whatever reason, and over the past year or so it’s felt that Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Brother, Do You Know the Road?” might unfortunately be one of those.


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Allan Jones

Introducing - The Cure: the Ultimate Music Guide



Introducing - The Cure: the Ultimate Music Guide

We’re busy this week finishing the next issue of Uncut – the final pages are being signed off and sent as I write this. We’re also packing an ungodly amount of stuff into crates and boxes ahead of another office move this weekend to the floor below the one we’ve been calling home since the last time we packed up and moved.


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Club Uncut at The Great Escape 2014 – Day Three: Trans, Arc Iris, You Are Wolf, Lisa Knapp



Club Uncut at The Great Escape 2014 – Day Three: Trans, Arc Iris, You Are Wolf, Lisa Knapp

In the same way that Marshall amps revolutionised rock music, allowing heavy rock and metal to flourish, loop pedals have changed the state of play for solo performers. No longer having to rely on real-time performing, the first two acts on tonight at the final night of Club Uncut at The Great Escape have been able to take folk to stranger, new climes.


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Club Uncut at The Great Escape 2014 – Day Two: Courtney Barnett, Ethan Johns, Syd Arthur, Serafina Steer



Club Uncut at The Great Escape 2014 – Day Two: Courtney Barnett, Ethan Johns, Syd Arthur, Serafina Steer

After last night's Hold Steady-headlined first night, Uncut's stage at The Great Escape continues tonight (May 10) with an opening set from Serafina Steer.


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Uncut at The Great Escape 2014! Night 1: The Hold Steady, The Rails, Alice Boman, PHOX...



Uncut at The Great Escape 2014! Night 1: The Hold Steady, The Rails, Alice Boman, PHOX...

The storms battering the South Coast have blown themselves out by the time Club Uncut reconvenes for another year at The Great Escape festival. It’s after midnight and very nearly pitch-black in the Dome Studio just before our first night’s headliners, The Hold Steady, dramatically hit the lights, then the stage. “As the song says,” Craig Finn promises, “we’re gonna have a real good time together.”


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White Fence, OOIOO, Ty Segall, other stuff...


One of the many privileges and occasional disorientations of working for a monthly music mag is that we hear some music so far ahead of release that it can be easy to forget when the albums actually come out. So while the world of Ty Segall-related projects might have moved on...