The latest edition of 'The Selector' from the British Council features new tunes from Bloc Party, Barbarossa, and Goldfrapp, as well as live session tracks from British singer-songwriter Scrimshire. Bloc Party knocked it out of the park with their new single, "Ratchet".
Check that track by Baby Strange, a hot up-and-coming new UK band that will thrill fans of the Libertines, the Buzzcocks and the more punky side of UK rock. We are eager to hear a lot more from this young band.
Historian Richard Noakes interviews with PopMatters on his work, Physics and Psychics, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, which offers fascinating insights into the 'heretical' activities of some of the most eminent scientists in Victorian Britain.
Film/TV score composer Cliff Martinez talks with PopMatters about his work with Steven Soderbergh, Harmony Korine, and Nicolas Winding Refn, whose new series Too Old to Die Young features one of Martinez's most ambitious scores to date.
In a new edition to the sequel to How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, ¡Yo!, Julia Alvarez structures the story of a writer and her voice by allowing everybody but the writer herself to have a voice.