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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ALBUM (1986)

    Rewind, album: 'Flaunt It' by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (1986)

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Charlie Carter

    ... would become the whipping boy of the music press. The band became a hit in February 1986 when its first single, Love Missile F1-11, went to No3 on the British charts and No1 in Europe. Produced ... wonders with the band's debut album, Flaunt It, which briefly made the British top 10 before falling out of sight amid a string of negative reviews. That pretty much ended the SSS story: ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Working out The Kinks

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 03:51pm by John J. Moser

    ... Guitarist and singer Dave Davies has long been a solo artist – he released the first of more than a dozen discs under his own name in 1980. He last played with the rock band that made him famous 15 years ago. But Davies says he understands people always will connect a lead guitarist with his biggest band – especially when that band is seminal rock force The Kinks. From 1964 to 1980, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    The Clash: still selling records

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... still generate excitement is testimony to both the affection in which the band are held, and the sense that no British rock 'n' roll band since has challenged them for ambition, scope ... Michael Hann The Clash were one of the most successful English punk bands, and 36 years after their first release are putting out two new compilations, writes Michael Hann Hitsville UK ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - undefined

    Their own worst critics

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Tim Jonze Rising British band Foals attribute much of their success to being uptight and constantly dissatisfied, writes Tim Jonze Their own worst critics Apast interview with British band ... Holy Fire, on which the band head off towards a more organic, nature-infused sound (there are bee and swamplife samples) while Philippakis sings lyrics so personal ("Cause I'm a bad ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs

    The xx: British minimalist indie band

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Russell

    ... British indie band The xx are bringing their sultry, minimal sound to Hong Kong, writes Amy Russell After building up a following in Asia, one of the most critically acclaimed indie bands ... joined the band in 2006. Romy Madley-Croft and Ollie Sim started the band as a duo in 2005, and met Smith met while studying at Elliot School in London (which also spawned the likes of Hot Chip, ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Canadian punk band D.O.A. say farewell to their Hong Kong fans at Backstage Live

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm by Richard Lord

    ... and British acts Sham 69 and The Vibrators. A particular highlight, he says, was putting out music by British punk legends The Damned, "who were the first punk band I ever saw on TV". He ... Richard Lord Canadian hardcore punk band D.O.A. are enjoying their rolling farewell tour so much they just might keep going Screams like old times PUNK ROCK BANDS aren't supposed ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Talk — the band's latest album is more melodic and brighter. The single Wild Grass sounds like British guitar pop from the 1980s. New bassist He Fan and drummer Sun Heting, who both joined ... Carsick Cars have probably been feeling a little carsick themselves these days. In the lead-up to their latest show in Hong Kong on April 20, the band have been undertaking a month-long road trip ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FEATURE

    Almost disbanding 10 years ago, Sodagreen are now Mando-pop's biggest indie band

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by David Frazier

    ... This is a band that started organically as a group of college classmates with a penchant for British rock groups such as Radiohead, Coldplay and Suede. They have since reinterpreted ... Taiwan's college band scene for three years, and nearing graduation, with no prospects, they were preparing to call it quits. The group had entered a contest, the Taiwan Indie Rock Awards ...

  9. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    British budget tightens taxation of homes held by non-residents

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:21pm by KATIE GRAVES

    ... Katie Graves Higher rate of stamp duty tax will be applied to homes people own by way of corporate entities British budget hits non-resident property owners In tax terms, Britain's budget, released on March 19, was mostly uneventful. However, there were some unexpected announcements for non-residents who own British property. In addition, more details were given ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    New Order- the band that wouldn't die

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... If we enjoyed what we were doing, that was a great career strategy," he says. Few bands have been as mythologised as New Order and their previous incarnation, Joy Division, while showing so little interest in mythologising themselves. Let others talk about how New Order rebounded from the suicide of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis to become one of the greatest bands of the 1980s, ...




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