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Best albums of 2012, No 10: Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man in the Universe

1161 days ago
Guardian MusicIn our countdown of our critics' favourite albums of the year, we've already run through numbers 40-21 and 20-11, and now it's the top 10. Each day for the next two weeks, we'll be revealing the next album on the list, starting today with Bobby Womac... more info

Flavours of the month 03/04 2012: Poliça / Alabama Shakes / Grimes / Electric Guest / Hooray for Earth / My Best Friend

1163 days ago
From Mato, From LondonPoliça (USA) Música fantasmal, tersa y nocturna que cuenta entre sus fans a Jay-Z y Bon Iver. Con sus percusiones de post-rock, sus teclados melifluos y sus vocalismos (auto)tuneados, esto debería teneros entretenidos hasta que salga el segundo disco... more info

Bobby Womack: soundtrack of my life

1170 days ago
Guardian MusicThe soul singer and guitarist reflects on a turbulent career, Janis Joplin's final hours and making his comeback with the help of Damon AlbarnBobby Womack's career began in his teens in Cleveland, Ohio, when Sam Cooke mentored his family band, the Va... more info

Radar Band Of The Week - No. 114: The Child Of Lov

1174 days ago
NME - RadarMeet The Child Of Lov. That’s him above – well, that’s his chin and torso, to be absolutely precise. He’s choosing to keep the rest a secret for now. While the anonymous shtick of WU LYF, iamamiwhoami, Evian Christ et al may b... more info

Damon Albarn saved Womack's life

1211 days ago
TopixSoul singer Bobby was in hospital ill with pneumonia and colon cancer when he was approached by Damon to appear on the third Gorillaz album 'Plastic Beach', and he says the move helped him pull through. more info

Trey Anastasio - Traveler (RS album stream)

1216 days ago
Totally Fuzzy The Phish frontman toys with horns and covers Gorillaz on new solo record Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will release his latest solo effort, Traveler, on October 16th through ATO, but now you can turn in and drop out with this exclusive advance str... more info

African Express journey is over – but what an amazing ride

1247 days ago
Guardian MusicAs the Africa Express tour came to a riotous end, the crowd revelled in the barely controlled chaos of a show that brought the Womad spirit to the Twitter eraBefore a note of music has been played, this Africa Express gig can be considered something ... more info

Africa Express in Bristol: A riotous clash of genres, generations and cultures

1247 days ago
Guardian MusicAfrica Express offers barely controlled chaos in a show that has brought the Womad spirit to the Twitter eraIf any city can take the arrival of a trainload of musicians from Africa and Britain in its stride, it's Bristol. After all, half a mile up th... more info

Clubs picks of the week

1248 days ago
Guardian MusicLa Musique, DerryAfter bouncing in and out of numerous venues around the city of Derry for half a decade, the La Musique guys have chosen the Gweedore Bar as the place to host their fifth birthday celebrations. Since setting up shop in 2007, La Musiq... more info

Damon Albarn: 'We're there to spread the joy'

1261 days ago
Guardian MusicThe singer, one of the driving forces behind Africa Express, on his hopes for the tour, which features 80 musicians on one train as it makes a string of stops across the UKDamon Albarn's creative period didn't end when Blur pressed pause in 2003: it ... more info

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