Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Slaves announced for The Great Escape 2015

Alabama Shakes and Django Django are among 150 artists announced for this year's Great Escape festival. The annual convention sees over 400 artists play between May 14-16, 2015, at 35 venues around Brighton.

The Smiths’ Andy Rourke: “You can’t make an LP called Meat Is Murder and then slip out for a burger”

Morrissey is on the front cover of the new issue of Uncut – out now – and inside we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder with an in-depth, inside look at the making of the group’s second record, released 30 years ago.

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...

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.

The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel: “Mark Kozelek has probably never even listened to our music”

Adam Granduciel discusses The War On Drugs’ success with Lost In The Dream, Uncut’s album of 2014, in the new issue of Uncut, dated March 2015 and out today (January 27).

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