America’s decisive election
November’s presidential election will be the most significant in a generation for a country at a crossroads, Rob Fuller explains
Live- Anna Calvi @ Manchester Cathedral
An accomplished and interesting live show, Anna Calvi is an act that could restore your faith in British music.
Why Britain must stay in the EU
Rob Fuller puts forward the case for Britain’s continued membership of the European Unon
Album: Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
In becoming more confident, the songs lose the nervous emotional intensity that made them so endearing.
Feature: Bombay Bicycle Club
Prior to their Apollo show, we were lucky enough to catch up with Jamie and Suren to hear about their tour, new album, and potential solo plans.
Reading Festival 2011
One of the UK’s biggest and most popular festivals returned this year with headline acts Muse, My Chemical Romance and The Strokes, but who stood out and who just flopped?
My Political Hero: Clement Attlee
“While Churchill is seen as the definitive wartime leader, Attlee was the man who ran Britain.” Rob Fuller heaps praise upon one of the great 20th Century Prime Ministers
Better off Ed? In defence of Ed Miliband
Calls for an economic alternative have grown over the past 12 months, and following his keynote party conference speech ‘Red Ed’ is looking more far-sighted than far-left, writes Rob Fuller
Osborne risks battling the backbenchers
The Chancellor is on course for a skirmish over housing with increasingly restless Tory backbenchers
Conference crunch time for the coalition
Rob Fuller assesses the priorities of the three main parties, and what it will take for each of them to have a successful autumn conference
Reissue: Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals
2011 has been a year of Britpop revival. Oasis-esque Brother are set to release a hotly anticipated debut, Liam Gallagher’s new band have just released theirs and a reformed Pulp are about to take this summers festivals by storm. Now, 15 years on from its original release, the too often forgotten Ocean Colour Scene are re-releasing their classic album Moseley Shoals.
The White Stripes’ end is an example to us all
The music world erupted in both tribute and despair last week when The White Stripes announced they were no more. Rob Fuller looks back at their career.