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Demob Happy, one thing becomes immediately clear; this is a band who cannot wait for their debut album to come out and a real excitement surrounds them, like kids at Christmas, but in all fairness it is a debut that has been a pretty long time coming. [read more]
How exactly did music descend to this point? How did it lose its inherent value and become little more than a promotional accessory to big business? This is the question the present essay will explore, setting out the context of the dwindling profitability of music and the industry's resulting shift to alternative revenue streams. [read more]
There is mystery in ballet that seems like an infinite journey through pain and beauty. In the photos of Flore Diamant, the naïve illusion is broken yet replaced with something more beautiful: companionship, strength and reality. [read more]
Chances are, if you've ever walked down The Headrow, you'll have walked past in umpteen times. Tucked away down an alley on the busy strip, just off Briggate, stands the 100-year-old mill; the only evidence of its existence being a faded sign for Big Lil's Saloon Bar, an infamous bar renowned for its rowdy clientele and frequent troubles with the law and the last thing to occupy the space. Since it shut down over 10 years ago, the former mill has just sat there, waiting. [read more]
The 405's HoJun Yu spent some time with Titus Andronicus in Philadelphia for our latest Behind The Scenes feature. Check out the gallery right here. [read more]
Summer is officially over. Autumn is already in the air. Festival season is petering out. The year marches onward and, in financial terms, we're stumbling over the finish line of the second quarter for yet another year and it's been as eventful as ever. There's never a time when stuff isn't happening. [read more]
Another month, another roundup of the best photos to spring from the brains/eyes/cameras of our incredibly talented photography team. From the filmic embrace of La Route Du Rock in France, to the sweaty clubs of Hamburg, we were there - lurking in the background as always. [read more]
Filmmakers Stephen Bevan and Tim Boddy in association with the 405 spent a considerable amount of time in Iceland, embedding themselves within the music scene during the course of Iceland Airwaves and beyond. The purpose of this stay: to film a documentary on the Icelandic music scene. [read more]
his summer, Britain has been in a bizarre, but much needed, cultural crisis. Calais brought about an outpouring of support for those fleeing war-torn countries hoping to improve their lives by coming to Europe. Furthermore, the image of Aylun Kurdi provoked feelings of shame and prompted the largest march in solidarity with refugees that the United Kingdom has seen. [read more]
The 405 is proud to premiere Gemma Hayes’ exclusive new single ‘Laughter’ from her latest album Bones + Longing. The Irish singer-songwriter’s released her debut album, Night On My Side, in 2002 which received instant acclaim and garnered her an international audience. Since then Hayes has released four subsequent albums and has made the move from major label to independent artist. [read more]
Surviving well-documented controversies and various lineup changes, The Pandoras became a certifiable LA phenomenon thanks to four brilliant albums, before Pierce (at the age of only 31) suffered a fatal aneurysm in 1991, leading to the official end of the band. [read more]
We figured that because artists work primarily with visual things, i.e. what you see, anyway, it would be a cool idea to interview them in a visual way. You know how interviews are always filled wi...
D∆WN and her dancers go to work in this video.
The clip mixes flower patterns and old home videos, giving it an aura of nostalgia and serenity.
He was joined by the Roots and Rapsody.
DeJ Loaf is on a roll.
It's their first in almost seven years, since 2009's Beacons of Ancestorship.
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