Piers Barber gives the lowdown on alternative hip hop due Chiddy Bang prior to their busy summer of touring.
Piers Barber listens to space-rock messiahs Spiritualized tighten up after a lengthy recovery from illness.
Perfume Genius’ attempt to develop a more ambitious sound on his second album brings mixed results, says Piers Barber.
Primal Scream remind a celebratory Hogmanay crowd why Screamadelica remains the ultimate party record, writes Piers Barber.
Piers Barber assesses Wiley’s latest attempt to channel his restless creative powers into a coherent album.
Piers Barber appreciates a special night in New York as The National bring the curtain down on their latest tour.
Piers Barber meets Murs and attempts to identify the source behind the endless ambition of one of the West Coast’s most important rappers.
Piers Barber is just about successful in pinpointing the logic behind Radiohead’s first remix album.
The London riots are yet more proof that urban music should be looked to as a reflection, not a cause, of urban discontent, says Piers Barber.