Glen Hansard from The Frames is a real-deal Irishman. We know this because when we called him up he spoke at length about how to pull a pint, which seemed way more interesting than talking music anyway.
You might not know Fletcher by name, but you'll probably know his voice. As the frontman for Bluebottle Kiss and The Devoted Few, Ben Fletcher has been penning yearning, shambling ballads since last century.
Dutch photographer, film maker and director Anton Corbijn has pointed his camera at U2, Johnny Cash, Joy Division, Nirvana and...er...Bryan Adams. But he's not all that comfortable in front of the lens.
Three albums in, and U.K. rockers Foals seem to be coming of age. One of the more reliably furious live shows doing the rounds today, in brand new LP, Holy Fire, they finally have an album worthy of their arena billing.