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Inspiral Carpets Working On First New Album In 20 Years

Nineties rockers the Inspiral Carpets are to release their first album in 20 years with a little help from poet John Cooper Clarke.The group's first album of new material since 1994's Devil Hopping will feature...

Manic Street Preachers Close Festival No.6

Manic Street Preachers closed Festival No.6 last night (15.09.13).The 'Show Me the Wonder' group gave a preview of tracks from their new album 'Rewind the Film' - released today (16.09.13) as they headlined the event...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

Monkeys Team Up With Cooper Clarke

Indie rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS are collaborating with punk poet JOHN COOPER CLARKE on some new songs. The I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR hitmakers are convinced 57-year-old Cooper Clarke, who performed as an...

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