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Metro is a free newspaper published in tabloid format in the United Kingdom. It is distributed from Monday to Friday on many public-transport services in selected urban centres across the United Kingdom. The paper was launched in London in 1999, but is now also distributed in other major UK locations

13 articles

Estelle: Urban Ambassador

Profile and Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Metro, 7 April 2005

IT'S BEEN A long time coming, but finally things are moving for the feisty Fulham-born singer and rapper Estelle. Fast. So fast, in fact, that ...

The Roots: How I Got Over (Mercury/Def Jam)

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 27 June 2010

PHILADELPHIA'S ROOTS aren't really like any other hip hop acts. They're a proper live band, for starters (you might have seen them guesting as the ...

Arctic Monkeys: Alex Turner: "Tupac's 'California Love' is my karaoke tune of choice"

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 6 June 2011

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner talks to Metro about how living in the US made the band's new album Suck It and See sound more ...

Ed Sheeran: +

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 11 September 2011

SINGER/SONGWRITER Ed Sheeran is a 20-year-old Prince Harry lookalike from Suffolk who somehow straddles the worlds of folksy MOR and hip hop. ...

Feist: Metals

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 30 September 2011

Feist's direct, simple and appealingly childlike melodies shine throughout latest album. ...

Sharon Jones: Make A Date: Sharon Jones

Report and Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 1 March 2012

Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings is enjoying the life of the late-flowering soul diva. ...

Everything Everything: Arc

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 11 January 2013

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING follow up their 2010 Mercury nominated debut Man Alive with Arc – and the results are both pleasingly complex and maddeningly simple. ...

Eels: Wonderful, Glorious

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 1 February 2013

THE TENTH ALBUM from Eels shows that, while they may have fallen out of the limelight, their music is as sharp as ever. ...

Disclosure: Settle

Review by John Lewis, Metro, 31 May 2013

IF SURREY DJ outfit Disclosure illustrate anything, it's the endlessly cyclical nature of dance music. ...

Lil' Kim: The hip hop star is a little big woman in a man's world

Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 11 July 2013

"I'M A GIRLY GIRL," says Lil Kim. "I'm strong but I'm very timid. Very dainty." This, of course, is the same Lil Kim who wrote ...

Wild Beasts: Masculinity is so unnatural

Profile and Interview by John Lewis, Metro, 21 February 2014

"MACHISMO IS basically a drag act," says Wild Beasts' frontman Tom Fleming. "There's a gross swagger that usually accompanies masculinity, and that's something that's learned ...

Anna Calvi: Hunter

Review by Simon Price, Metro, 28 August 2018

IT WASN'T ALWAYS easy to discern the purpose of Anna Calvi. A spare PJ Harvey in case we lost the real one down the back ...

The Kooks: Let's Go Sunshine

Review by David Bennun, Metro, 28 August 2018

DISCLOSURE: I had forgotten the Kooks existed. When the Brighton indie quartet first surfaced some 12 years ago, I described them as an "amiably ordinary ...

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