Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

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SKA The Beat, featuring Ranking Roger, Public Confidential (DMF) The Big Four multiracial Britis...

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SINGER-SONGWRITER Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) As a sign of domestic bliss ...

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SINGER-SONGWRITER Angelo De Augustine: Tomb (Asthmatic Kitty) Everyone loves a break-up album, l...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Sharon Van Etten’s new album, she tells Tony Clayton-Lea, is shaped by course-altering events in her personal life and a newfound communication with her fanbase

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SOUNDTRACK Max Richter: Mary Queen Of Scots (Deutsche Grammophon) In the past ten years, Max Ric...

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Rock/blues Eric Clapton: Happy Xmas (Polydor) The man who was once proclaimed as ‘God’ in gr...

Back in the Engine room

Back in the Engine room

Kilkenny glam popstrels Engine Alley were darlings of the music press in the 1990s before going on a two-decade hiatus. Now they’re back and eager to prove they can still cut it

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ROCK Muse: Simulation Theory (Warners) Rarely known for their subtlety, Muse’s three previous ...

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POP/ELECTRO Robyn: Honey (Interscope) It takes courage for a pop star of any stripe to take time...

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INDIE/FOLK Laura Gibson: Goners (City Slang) Some artists simply can’t avoid certain topics; t...

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POP/ROCK Razorlight: Olympus Sleeping (Believe Records) The danger of a once commercially succes...

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SOUL Aretha Franklin: The Atlantic Singles 1967-1970 (Atlantic) And so it begins. This new colle...

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POP/ROCK The Kooks: Let’s Go Sunshine (Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings) Some bands are of the ‘al...

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SINGER/SONGWRITER Gilbert O’Sullivan: Gilbert O’Sullivan (BMG) What a conundrum Gilbert O’...

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POST-PUNK Interpol: Marauder (Matador Records) Everyone grows up to discover that the things the...