Latest Nitin Sawhney Stories

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By Charlotte Cripps When Antony Gormley heard Nitin Sawhney's latest album, he decided to supply the CD artwork. Charlotte Cripps talks to them about how mutual artistic appreciation developed into a deep friendship The acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley is far better known for his Angel of the North sculpture and for winning the Turner Prize in 1994 than he is for designing album artwork. But when he listened to his friend Nitin Sawhney's new album London Undersound which...

2008-08-21 18:00:35

By LIZA WILLIAMS GROUNDBREAKING music festival the Electric Proms is coming to Liverpool this autumn - the first time the event has ventured outside London. The city will co-host a line up of top stars from October 22 to 26, with gigs that aim to create a new musical experience. The Last Shadow Puppets, featuring Miles Kane of Liverpool band The Rascals and Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, will play the Philharmonic Hall, while Tony Christie will launch the event on the River Mersey,...

2008-08-18 18:00:00

Disappointing news from the Big Chill, the music festival that prides itself on its environmentally-friendly philosophy. The organisation's motto is "Leave no trace", referring to the pristine state it always leaves its temporary home in the beautiful Deer Park at Eastnor, Hereford. It seems that this year, the army of litter pickers, admitted in exchange for a free weekend ticket, failed to turn up for work on Sunday morning, by which time the site was rather the worse for wear after...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

By CHARLOTTE CRIPPS Pop THE BIG CHILL Eastnor Castle MALVERN The Big Chill - a multi-media festival - is held in the Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire. The eclectic line-up this year includes Martha Wainwright, Lykke Li, Beth Orton, Portico Quartet, Don Letts, The Orb, Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Witt and Norman Jay, as well as spoken word performances from Apples and Snakes, moonlight cinema screenings of Dracula and Oliver Twist, and comedy from Bill...

2008-07-26 18:00:27

By CATHERINE JONES SIR Paul McCartney has spoken about the unique spirit of Lipa at the college's graduation ceremony. Speaking at yesterday's graduation bash at the Philharmonic Hall, he said: "The spirit of this school is what sets it apart from lots of other places." Sir Paul also unusually talked about life in The Beatles, revealing what set them apart from other groups was their ability to seize on new and unusual things that happened to them both inside and outside the recording...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'