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Kevin Morby: “My whole goal is just to be like my...

Order the latest issue of Uncut online and have it sent to your home!Originally published in Uncut’s July 2017 issue A classic singer-songwriter in his own right, Kevin Morby is a musical wanderer as much at home with Manhattan streetlife as he is in the LA wilds. Uncut traces his path from Midwestern traumas to…

Rocketman – reviewed!

The rock biopic was in a bad enough way long before Bohemian Rhapsody came along to sully its reputation further. Critics panned it, but the public loved it, ignoring the synthetic hair, manipulated (sometimes even totally fabricated) history and preferring instead to revel in a bombastic jukebox musical than pay witness to the worst –…

First look: The Dead Don’t Die

As the curtain raises on the 72nd Cannes film festival, there’s plenty to look forward to. There’s Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio; Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman, with Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell channelling Elton John and Bernie Taupin; plus new films from Pedro Almodóvar, Werner Herzog,…

Introducing the new Uncut – starring The Black Keys, David Bowie,...

I’m writing this in mid May and, as we’re almost halfway through the year, I thought I’d dwell for a minute or two on the state of music in 2019. I think we always tend to make claims about the high quality of new music in any given year, but it genuinely feels like we’ve…

Introducing King Crimson: The Ultimate Music Guide

I interviewed Brian Eno a few years ago for a wide-ranging chat that encompassed, among other things, his vast repertoire of collaborators. Is there a thread, I asked him, that links artists like David Bowie, Gavin Bryars, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, John Cale… “It’s standing outside of music in some way,” reflected Eno. “Looking at…

The 16th Uncut New Music Playlist Of 2019

Follow me on Twitter @MichaelBonner 1. 75 DOLLAR BILL “Every Last Tea Or Coffee” (tak:til/ Glitterbeat) 2. THE QUIET TEMPLE “The Last Opuim Den (On Earth)” (Point Of Departure Recordings) 3. KAZU “Salty” (Adult Baby) 4. HOUSE AND LAND “Across The Field” (Thrill Jockey”) 5. VANISHING TWIN “Krk (At Home In Strange Places)” (Fire) 6.…

Jethro Tull on The Rolling Stones’ Rock And Roll Circus and...

Ian Anderson and co recall their early years Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images Order the latest issue of Uncut online and have it sent to your home!Originally published in Uncut’s March 2018 issue of Uncut “Jeffrey just looked the part,” remembers Ian Anderson today. “He always had that rather enigmatic, strange, slightly detached, rather arty…

The 15th Uncut New Music Playlist Of 2019

The Boss is back, plus Ride, Beak>, Black Keys, Mark Lanegan and more Follow me on Twitter @MichaelBonner 1. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “Hello Sunshine” (Columbia) 2. CRAVEN FAULTS “Engine Fields” (Lowfold Works) 3. BEAK> “Life Goes On” (Invada) 4. FLYING LOTUS “Takashi” (Warp) 5. RIDE “Future Love” (Wichita Recordings) 6. SOFT CAVALRY “Dive” (Bella Union) Order…

Introducing the Ultimate Genre Guide to 2-Tone

The new Uncut is in shops – and you can buy a copy online now by clicking here. In 2016, I spent a day in Coventry with Horace Panter as part of a Specials’ cover story. It was August, less than two months after the EU referendum. Part of the piece made an explicit correlation…

The Turtles on ‘Happy Together’: “Everybody needs a big hit”

Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan and co recall the creation of their enduring classic Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images Originally published in Uncut’s Take 233 issue“We wanted it,” says Howard Kaylan of The Turtles’ drive for success. “We really wanted it. We were a singles band. And we enjoyed it, because there was nothing better than…
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