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Classic Chats: Foals

FROM ANTIDOTES TO ANSWERS: Born in the blaze of a burning-down music industry and bringing guitars back to flaming life in Holy Fire, FOALS continue to make their incendiary case for being the most important British band of the day. 

Britain’s indie music landscape in 2007 was weird. The preceding …



Rethinking: Woodkid

Reminding ourselves of what one man thought of director Woodkid’s sensational music-video project.

Sat in the Southbank Centre, watching the meticulous maestro soundcheck, Alex Lee Thomson ponders a unique journey from music video director to cinematic soundscape creator that befits a truly unique artist.

Certain artists come and go from …



The Reality of Risk: can you ever really be safe at a music festival?

With two people killed and 22 injured at the Austin-based SXSW festival this week, history suggests that this kind of tragedy would come from a crowd crush or stage collapse. The true horror is that these people were simply standing in line for a show. Greenfield event planner Josh Finesilver