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  1. July 20, 2014

    Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK – review

    There had been monsoon warnings; there had been reports that yoga would be taking place on site this year, but nothing had...

  2. April 30, 2014

    Lily Allen: Sheezus – review

    Sheezus – the title cocks a snook at Kanye West’s bullying Yeezus – portrays Lily Allen as London’s leading anti-pop star....

  1. April 29, 2014

    Lily Allen, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – review

    Like its counterpart “dad-rock”, “mum-pop” is a derogatory term for the sort of music mothers are supposed to enjoy –...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Mudslinging is the worst fate failed floats need fear

    How different to the home life of our dear Queen. Nat Rothschild tweeted that Indonesian miner PT Bumi Resources resembled a...

  3. March 30, 2012

    Lost in motion

    It started, as these things do, with a call from his aunt. She told him that Wayne McGregor was interested in meeting him....

  4. August 27, 2011

    Summer quiz answers

    Round One 1. “White Christmas” 2. Skegness 3. Maplin’s 4. Venezuela 5. Hard Times 6. Thailand 7. Goa 8. All hosted/provided...

  5. July 23, 2011

    Hollie Cook: Hollie Cook

    Daughter of a Sex Pistol, Hollie Cook ran away from school to join a late incarnation of the Slits. Reggae collaborations...

  6. May 28, 2011

    Cults: Cults

    Cults Cults (In the Name of) Talking of Lily Allen, here’s one thing she’s done since quitting the stage: she’s signed hyped...

  7. April 22, 2011

    No ordinary Guy

    There is a moment halfway through my marathon four-hour meeting with Guy Hands when I realise he sees me as a competitor....

  8. October 15, 2010

    Update your autumn wardrobe with a scarf

    Silk scarves by Manolo Blahnik for Liberty First came the It bag, the accessory every woman had to have. Its natural...

  9. July 13, 2010

    Songwriters call for music piracy levy

    Artists such as Lily Allen have spoken out about file-sharing sites that the music business says results in millions of...

  10. July 10, 2010

    Professor Green: Alive Till I’m Dead

    Professor Green Alive Till I’m Dead (Virgin) London rapper Professor Green is too weasel voiced to claim “All the girls want...

  11. June 30, 2010

    Sovereign Capital to buy music school

    Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity group, is poised to buy Tech Music Schools, which trains musicians for the industry...

  12. June 12, 2010

    Devo: Something for Everybody

    Devo Something for Everybody (Warner Bros) “Pioneers who got scalped” is the way Devo think of themselves, their jerky...

  13. April 13, 2010

    Florence and the Machine

    "I'm going to have to take my shoes off because I'm wobbling slightly," Florence Welch told a cheering audience at...

  14. April 12, 2010

    Florence and the Machine, Le Poisson Rouge, New York

    “I’m going to have to take my shoes off because I’m wobbling slightly,” Florence Welch told a cheering audience at...

  15. Westminster Blog

    March 10, 2010

    David Cameron talks to Alan Titchmarsh

    In case you missed it here is a link to today’s Vanity Fair profile of Cameron, with the stand-out line coming from Ed...

  16. March 9, 2010

    One-nil to the East End

    East met west London at Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen's co-headlining show at the O 2 Arena. Rascal, aka 24-year-old Dylan...

  17. March 8, 2010

    Dizzee Rascal/Lily Allen, O2 Arena, London

    Fast-flowing: Dizzee Rascal in action East met west London at Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen’s co-headlining show at the O2...

  18. February 25, 2010

    Artists aim to call tune on EMI's future

    Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

  19. February 25, 2010

    Artists call the tune over EMI prospects

    Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

  20. February 24, 2010

    EMI faces chorus of disapproval

    Guy Hands, a rock star in the private equity industry, discovered the moment he stepped on to the music industry stage that...

  21. February 15, 2010

    EMI worth £2bn less than we paid, says Terra Firma

    Guy Hands, the boss of private equity group Terra Firma, has admitted EMI is worth £2bn ($3.1bn) less than he paid for it in...

  22. February 14, 2010

    EMI worth £2bn less than we paid, Hands says

    Guy Hands, the boss of private equity group Terra Firma, has admitted EMI is worth £2bn ($3.1bn) less than he paid for it in...

  23. December 4, 2009

    20 questions: Guy Hands, Chairman, Terra Firma

    'Relaxing - I do so only rarely' Guy Hands is chairman and chief investment officer of Terra Firma, the UK-based private...

  24. December 3, 2009

    20 questions: Guy Hands

    Guy Hands is chairman and chief investment officer of Terra Firma, the UK-based private equity group. He started his career...

  25. December 1, 2009

    Lily Allen

    If pop stardom depended solely on singing and dancing fabulously then Lily Allen would be seeking new employment. At Brixton...

  26. November 30, 2009

    Lily Allen, Brixton Academy, London

    If pop stardom depended solely on singing and dancing fabulously then Lily Allen would be seeking new employment. At Brixton...

  27. November 17, 2009

    Unpersuasive celebs

    Celebrities are proving coy about backing political parties. I call this a win-win. The celebs avoid being tarnished by...

  28. September 26, 2009

    Age ratings plan to fight internet piracy

    A scheme allowing broadband customers to choose age ratings for their internet connections could help prevent piracy at its...

  29. September 25, 2009

    Musical alliances

    It was always a strange alliance for Lord Mandelson, the business secretary. Not in this case, the banking scion Nat...

  30. September 15, 2009

    Lily Allen backs crackdown on file sharing

    The fight that has broken out in the music industry over illegal file sharing intensified on Monday after the singer Lily...

  31. September 12, 2009

    Stuart hits town

    While headhunters were busy drawing up a list for Sir Stuart Rose's successor, the Marks and Spencer boss was back on the...

  32. August 4, 2009

    Credit cards

    “It doesn’t matter ’cause I’m packing plastic,” sang popstrel Lily Allen. “And that’s what makes my life so . . ....

  33. July 13, 2009

    Rough Trade tracks the lapsed music buyer

    Before appearing at last month's Glastonbury music festival, Blur decided to hold their first public performance in nine...

  34. July 13, 2009

    Rough Trade to set up shop in Topman stores

    Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group, the UK's biggest privately owned fashion retailer, will introduce music sales to its high...

  35. July 13, 2009

    Rough Trade to set up shop in Topman stores

    Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group, the UK’s biggest privately owned fashion retailer, will introduce music sales to its high...

  36. July 12, 2009

    In search of music buyer

    Before appearing at last month’s Glastonbury music festival (pictured), Blur decided to hold their first public performance...

  37. May 9, 2009

    Summer music festivals

    ROCK & POP Sonar, Spain Day and night festival staged at various venues in Barcelona. Sonar By Day takes place in the Centre...

  38. March 23, 2009

    Dollar action helps Bond studio

    Pinewood Shepperton , which owns the studios where the James Bond films are made, including Quantum of Solace , starring...

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