Popular in Europe, but still little known in Britain where they originated, Piano Magic recently released their seventh album, 'Part Monster', which tells of its band members unsettled releationship with their adopted city of London. Frontman and founder Glen Hansard talks to John Clarkson about it
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Barbican, London, 5/6/2008
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova recently won an Oscar for 'Falling Slowly', the lead song off 'Once', the film they starred in, and 'The Swell Season', the album that accompanied it. At a one-off show at the London Barbican, Ben Howarth watches the real-lige couple play a riveting and exceptional s
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
In ther latest in his 'Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll' column, Ben Howarth looks at the career of Frames' frontman Glen Hansard, who, as well as acting in the film 'Once', also has just the Oscar for it for Best Original Song with 'Falling Slowly'