In this new series, Thomas Hobbs speaks to different musicians about their favourite film scores. Next up is Heather McIntosh, who discusses David Byrne's surrealist score for American musical True Stories.
"It’s ironic that the album’s scrambled nature might also be a casualty of the information overload of the always-online world that DJ Shadow set out to critique. Perhaps that’s the point, but it means this album, a whopping 91 minutes long, can be a real slog to sit through. After a while, it’s hard to resist the urge to simply log off."
Is the East End really the poorest part of London because of how the wind blows? Thomas Hobbs looks deeper into the city's wealth distribution.
"Cohen is communicating with ghosts, aware he might soon become one himself, but he sounds strangely excited rather than scared. This album is further proof that Leonard Cohen was fearlessly artistic right until the end."
We caught up with the American star as she readies her forthcoming third LP.
Ahead of his biggest UK show ever, Mac Demarco talks to Thomas Hobbs about finding the beauty in stillness, the fakeness of the internet, defying slacker expectations, his upcoming Alexandra Palace show, Mac Miller, and why the singer's next album might end up channelling the spirit of Frank Sinatra.
The rapper-turned-director discusses the making of his ambitious debut feature, Blue Story.
"Don’t be surprised if your blue key to the city finds itself at the bottom of your sock drawer sooner rather than later."
Evening Standard: Metronomy review - Rehashed electronica puts some fun in the funk but is short on edge
Live review - "There’s nothing cool about Metronomy. Even 13 years on from their debut, the five-piece band still look like relatively fresh psychology graduates from Oxbridge who play weddings for a bit of cash on the side, with their kitsch brand of electronic indie resonating deeply with drunk ex-boarding-school kids."
"At the very least, we’d like to shift the conversation away from yet another think piece examining the brilliance of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Yawn."
Live review: "The 34-year-old Welsh singer possesses an everyday relatability that means she’s not completely detached from her fans like so many of her pop peers."
With the 30th anniversary of its fall fast approaching, Thomas Hobbs speaks to three photographers about their memories of The Berlin Wall, with each reflecting on what it was like being confronted with such a bleak, apocalyptic structure.