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Paul Banks - review

Sound Control, Manchester We know what to expect with Paul Banks's regular job as frontman of New York-based melancholy rockers Interpol : black-clad musicians, starkly melodic basslines, and an atmosphere that suggests someone just died. So it's a surp

Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar

(Blueblack Hussar) Around a decade ago, when Adam Ant was twice convicted of affray and sectioned to a psychiatric institution, few would have backed the troubled star to return to the music that made Adam and the Ants one of the biggest and most colou

Villagers: {Awayland} - review

(Domino) For all the charm of Conor O'Brien's first album, 2010's Becoming a Jackal , it contained nothing to suggest that he was anything other than a folk-informed Paddy McAloon. The Dubliner's follow-up , though no less literate, is more adventuro