Ben Howarth examines the early history of Irish rock band the Frames, who have just had their first three albums, 'Another Love Song', 'Fitzcarraldo', and 'Dance the Devil', reissued on CD in expanded editions
Scala, London, 20/2/2007
Little known outside their native Ireland where they are enormous, Ben Howarth watches the Frames play an anthemic and emotional set at the Scala in London
Lily Hiatt's third album has won praise for its country-rock blend. Cila Warncke gets to know her through the medium of her favourite listening for different frames of mind.
Florida born but now London based singer-songwriter Robert Chaney talks to Owen Peters about the inspirations for his debut album ‘Cracked Picture Frames’ which tells of hit and run accidents, insanity and domestic violence
At a show in Manchester, Aaron Brown speaks to guitarist Geezer from indie guitar group Oceansize about his band's just released third album, 'Frames'
Dour, Belgium, 12/7/2007-15/72007
Based near the small Belgian town of Dour, the Dour festival is an annual four day festival. Ben Howarth sees performances from the likes of Sean Lennon, Bright Eyes, the Frames, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Wilco
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'