Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

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TRADITIONAL Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett: The Dwelling (Real World) It was only ...

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FOLK/ROCK Various Artists: Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s The Midnight Orga...

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FOLK/POP Daughter Of Swords: Dawnbreaker (Bella Union) Alexandra Sauser-Monnig isn’t a name kn...

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ELECTRO Hot Chip: A Bath Full Of Ecstasy (Domino) Since their breakthrough 2006 single Over And ...

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Rock The Raconteurs: Help Us Stranger (Third Man/PIAS) The third album from the rock supergroup ...

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SYNTH/INDIE POP Bastille: Doom Days (Virgin/EMI) Who would have thought that such an average, ma...

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ALT-ROCK The National: I Am Easy To Find (4AD) The National’s eighth album in 20 years appears...

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AMBIENT Hayden Thorpe : Diviner, Domino Never one for not seeing a silver line in a grey cloud, ...

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INDIE Joan As Police Woman: Joanthology (Play It Again Sam) Much admired for her sequence of sol...

Home Fires Burning

Home Fires Burning

Irish band A Lazarus Soul have made possibly the best album of their career by moving from earlier British or American influences to traditional Irish-inflected songwriting and a focus on community and home, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

‘When REM broke up, the feeling was that we could do whatever we wanted. That alone was enough to allow me to not only indulge my various passions in music, but also to give me time to breathe’

‘When REM broke up, the feeling was that we could do whatever we wanted. That alone was enough to allow me to not only indulge my various passions in music, but also to give me time to breathe’

He was once the musical engine of one of the biggest bands in rock history. But eight years on from the demise of REM, Peter Buck has happily veered off the highway and headed for the hills, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

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World/Soul Rhiannon Giddens: There Is No Other (Nonesuch) Trained in opera, a former member of U...

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SINGER/SONGWRITER Soak: Grim Town (Rough Trade) The title of Soak’s second album may give the ...

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TECHNO The Chemical Brothers: No Geography (Virgin/EMI Records) It seems you can’t keep a good...