Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

SINGER-SONGWRITER John Prine: The Tree Of Forgiveness (Oh Boy) Widely regarded as the songwriter...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

POP/COUNTRY Kylie Minogue Golden (BMG) She celebrates her 50th birthday next month, but since sh...

Perpetual motion

Perpetual motion

Faves of the Irish festival circuit for the best part of a decade, Dublin electropop outfit Le Galaxie have now added vocalist MayKay Geraghty to their line-up as part of their continuing evolution

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

FOLK The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock: Lockout (Transduction Records) The fact that indie folkst...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

FUNK/ROCK Jack White: Boarding House Reach (Third Man/XL) Jack White has been extraordinarily ac...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

POP The Stunning: Twice Around The World (Dirtbird Records) Released in 1992, The Stunning’s s...

Suede frontman’s eloquent memoir recalls his pre-fame years

Suede frontman’s eloquent memoir recalls his pre-fame years

What we have here is not your typical rock star vanity memoir of the sex-‘n’-drugs-‘n’-rock-’n’-roll variety, but rather a poised and reflective view of a life not yet fully lived

Food for thought

Food for thought

Feeder have been around since 1994, but while the arena gigs and chart hits have disappeared, the Welsh band are now finding a new audience through streaming platforms such as Spotify and iTunes, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

ALT POP David Byrne: American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch) The songs on American Utopia, David By...

From riffs to riches

From riffs to riches

In a previous life, Chris Carter was a glam rock musician, but these days he makes his living as a writer of gory crime thrillers - some of them too gory for audiences in the US, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

POP/AMBIENT Moby : Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt (Little Idiot) Almost 20 years ago...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

HIP-HOP Rejjie Snow: Dear Annie (300 Entertainment/Brace Face) With Limerick’s Rusangano Famil...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

ALT-POP Joan As Police Woman: Damned Devotion (PIAS) There are few voices out there as liquid-go...

Music: Friends Indeed

Music: Friends Indeed

Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland have had their ups and downs with the music industry, but as The Lost Brothers they still believe in the magic of creating music, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

POP/ROCK Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending (Domino Records) Make no mistake: Franz Ferdinand’s...