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Katy Perry – Teenage Dream Poor old Katy Perry.  Just two years ago the wholesome looking girl-next-door was deemed a cutting-edge, transgressive pop princess just by suggesting she liked kissing girls.  Now, post-Gaga, she has had to resort to donning whipped cream spewing bras, a host of coloured wigs and ever revealing outfits just to ...

The Libertines successfully completed their comeback last night (27 Aug), playing the Main Stage at Leeds Festival.  Being The Libertines though, the set was not without drama. After ripping through early crowd pleasers ‘Horrorshow’, ‘The Delaney’ and ‘Vertigo’, the set had to be stopped due to fears for the safety of fans at the front ...

Klaxons – Surfing The Void A lot has been said about the production process of Klaxons’ second album.  To summarise:  they struggled for about a year in the studio trying to settle on the right sound and direction to take – a struggle that nearly led to them giving up completely.  When they did finally ...

The Reading and Leeds weekenders have traditionally been the UK’s premier rock festivals.  With the number of summer music festivals increasing recently – and more and more attracting big-name headliners – the rock angle of Reading and Leeds has been accentuated in recent times in order to hang on to its image as the biggest ...

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire The Killers front-man embarks on his solo career with the first single from forthcoming album Flamingo, and after listening to it you have to ask – why bother?  Usually a solo project frees up a musician to explore different directions – but instead of going a bit electro or full-on country, ...

Confusion reigns tonight regarding Guns N Roses scheduled appearance at next weekends Reading and Leeds festivals. Despite being set to headline the event, an entry on Axl Rose’s Twitter account on Monday (August 16) announced that all ‘Guns N Roses gigs are cancelled’ and that fans should consult ticket distributors for a refund. Both Axl’s ...