Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

The tourist trap: Two Door Cinema Club

The tourist trap: Two Door Cinema Club

The early success and the intense touring that followed could have killed the band’s career - but, ten years in, Sam Halliday and his bandmates are rock solid

Izzard’s life is no laughing matter

Izzard’s life is no laughing matter

Biography: Believe Me – A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens: By Eddie Izzard, Michael Joseph, €20

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Albums of the week

CONTEMPORARY FOLK Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up (Nonesuch) It has taken Seattle-based Fleet Foxes six ye...

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Albums of the week

INDIE/ELECTRONICA Alt-J : Relaxer (Infectious Music) What’s immediately evident about Alt-J’...

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Albums of the week

ROCK/POP The Coronas; Trust The Wire (Warners) You can’t fault The Coronas for persistence. Fo...

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Albums of the week

POP-ROCK Harry Styles: Harry Styles (Sony) If you were going to place a bet on which member of O...

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ELECTRO-POP Erasure; World Be Gone (Mute) Those of us who reckoned Erasure’s pioneering and of...

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Indie Thurston Moore: Rock ‘n’ Roll Consciousness (Caroline International) As guitarist and ...

Summer festivals special: Take a pop at Europe

Summer festivals special: Take a pop at Europe

Fed up with Irish festivals and weather? Tony Clayton-Lea presents a guide to the best and most esoteric events being staged further afield this summer

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Albums of the Week

POP/PUNK Blondie: Pollinator (BMG) There is a song on Pollinator, Blondie’s 11th album, that i...

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Albums of the week

HIP-HOP Kendrick Lamar, Damn (Interscope) Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album arrives under the weig...

Being there in spirit: The rise of religious holidays

Being there in spirit: The rise of religious holidays

From the Camino walk in Spain to the sacred sites of Ethiopia, those looking for a more spiritual travel destination have never been better served

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Joshua Tillman is US songwriter Father John Misty

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R&B/HIP-HOP Drake: More Life (Young Money Entertainment/ Republic Records) Is this a ‘proj...

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Albums of the week

Sleaford Mods, Alison Krauss and Dear Reader