Features
20.09.2010, Words by Charlie Jones

Everywhere else #10

Jamie Reynolds meets Jack Bond – vbs.tv# ‘Jack Bond is one of Britain’s most radical filmmakers and over a fifty year career has redefined documentary, art-house drama, music video and television… Jamie Reynolds is lead-singer of Klaxons, one of Britain’s most visceral, important bands.’

The month in grime/dubstep – pitchfork.com ‘Hyperdub’s Darkstar have re-invented themselves to create one of the dance albums of the year, the synth-heavy melancholic North.’

Salem: Perfectly Charming – thestoolpigeon.co.uk It’s their extreme sensitivity which makes new album King Night vulnerable to an ugly, desperate darkness, just as it makes it vulnerable to other things people don’t pick up on as readily because of its overwhelming emotional murk — beauty, joy, fear, love, comedy, lust, hope. Salem’s songs are chaotic and flushed, and seem to feel everything, all at once. Their transmissions are vivid but unrecognisable, as impressive and as hard to read as strange, new lights in the sky. You can see why they confuse people.

The xx have ‘no plan’ to release a second album

Free is Not the End – fingertipsmusic.com ‘Whatever the specific rationales habitual freeloaders use to justify their craving for taking music for free, one thing they all have in common is a blithe disregard for the cultural value of paid transactions. It’s a huge blind spot.’

Tony Benn & Nicky Wire Of The Manic Street Preachers in conversation – thequietus.com ‘One of our favourite politicians is about to publish another book. One of our favourite rock stars is about to release another album. We thought we’d get them together. Overseen by (one of our favourite writers) Simon Price’

Recording under the influence: Tamaryn – selftitledmag.comOLD WORLDS IN NEW ORDERS SO THAT THEY SURVIVE, SO THAT THEY CREATE BEAUTY, SO THAT THEY TELL THE TRUTH.’

Camille Paglia’s attack on Lady Gaga is way off the mark – guardian.co.uk ‘Gaga remained undemolished as Paglia’s critique missed the point by a mile.’

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