Why the 1990s were the last golden age of culture

With Sensation at the Royal Academy in 1997, which opened amid official talk of “Cool Britannia”, the movement peaked – and today, within the art world, it is often derided as splashy and dumb. Yet, the YBAs made contemporary art less elitist, and generated an energy that other artists benefited from too, such as the … Read more

Blondie’s Debbie Harry makes a bold style statement in a vibrant pink blazer and a matching skirt

Blondie’s Debbie Harry, 76, makes a bold style statement in a vibrant pink blazer and a matching skirt as she relishes in the spotlight at London gig By Codie Bullen For Mailonline Published: 19:39 EDT, 26 April 2022 | Updated: 20:00 EDT, 26 April 2022 Her band Blondie helped define the look and sound of … Read more

Listen to Mogwai’s soaring new single, ‘Boltfor’

Mogwai have shared a soaring new single called ‘Boltfor’ – listen to it below. READ MORE: Mogwai – ‘As The Love Continues’ review: cinematic post-rock that loses steam Released today (Apri 26), ‘Boltfor’ was “initially recorded during the sessions for ‘As The Love Continues’ at Vada Studios” according to a statement, “and then completed at … Read more

Straight Outta Lowestoft… bishop son made £10m playing ‘gangsta rap’ glorifying guns and violence

The son of an Anglican bishop, British DJ Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood couldn’t have been a more unlikely pioneering champion of hip-hop music. Middle-class and privately educated, he was – critics noted dryly – Straight Outta Lowestoft in Suffolk, where the only ‘hood’ he would have been familiar with growing up was the one on … Read more

Brian May on Freddie Mercury’s death ‘Roger and I completely overreacted, we over-grieved’ | Music | Entertainment

It’s been over 30 years since Freddie Mercury lost his battle with AIDS and died at just 45-years-old. Following his death, Queen bandmates Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon set about putting together their final album together in what would be 1995’s Made In Heaven, featuring the singer’s posthumous vocals. At his album launch … Read more