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Luke Turner

Luke Turner

Luke Turner is a co-founder of the online music magazine The Quietus. As a freelance journalist he has also written for the NME, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused and The Stool Pigeon.

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Bloc Party: Intimacy

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 20 August 2008

BLOC PARTY have always made themselves a frustratingly difficult band to like. Alright, so if you're a 17 year old kid from Haywards Heath with ...

Blue Roses, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Fever Ray, I Like Trains, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Grace Jones, Of Montreal, Pet Shop Boys, Tricky, Wild Beasts, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Patrick Wolf, The xx, Thom Yorke: Latitude Festival Review: The Quietus Gets Saucy In Southwold

Live Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 24 July 2009

The Quietus bored by Yorke but tentage to Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at the driest wet festival ...

Blur, Elastica, Oasis, Pulp, Suede: Modern Life Isn't Rubbish: The Trouble With Britpop Nostalgia

Comment by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 10 April 2014

The mainstream media are currently engaged in a collective misty-eyed throwback to the 'glory days' of the mid 90s. Luke Turner, who was a teenager ...

British Sea Power: From The Sea To The Land Beyond

Film/DVD/TV Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 11 December 2013

BRITISH SEA POWER'S rather schizophrenic identity has arguably been their commercial undoing. On one hand there's the indie group capable of writing songs with rousing ...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 10 February 2013

RECENT YEARS have seen messageboards, pop gossip sites and magazines alike indulging in the pursuit of Brighton-based Nick Cave spotting. Nick Cave spotted waving a ...

Chris & Cosey: From Death Factory To Fenland

Interview by Luke Turner, Stool Pigeon, The, May 2011

At home with electronic and industrial music pioneers Chris & Cosey ...

Jarvis Cocker Interview: Talking Further Complications 

Interview by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 21 May 2009

Luke Turner talks to Jarvis Cocker about Albini, the male psyche, Sunn O))), living in the moment, and how it feels to be accused of ...

Fleet Foxes: Why Is Our Radical Folk Heritage Ignored?

Comment by Luke Turner, Guardian, The, 14 November 2008

Modern British music is so in thrall to Americana that our own treasure trove of radical traditional folk is in danger of being forgotten ...

Diamanda Galás: Devil Woman

Interview by Luke Turner, Dazed & Confused, March 2008

Diamanda Galás has been shouting down society's hypocritical moralists for over 30 years. Here, she explains how HIV/Aids, Catholicism and injustice inspired a lifelong crusade ...

Grace Jones: Hurricane

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 7 November 2008

IN THE YEARS SINCE Grace Jones' last foray into recorded music, female artistes have increasingly been forced into major label-defined sonic and aesthetic roles, be ...

Nitzer Ebb: The return of pop perverts Nitzer Ebb

Retrospective and Interview by Luke Turner, Guardian, The, 3 January 2019

Loud, rude and flirting with fascistic imagery, Nitzer Ebb took synth-pop and sexual deviance to working class Essex. Three decades on, they're back – now ...

Pete Doherty: Peter Doherty: Grace/Wastelands (EMI)

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 17 March 2009

IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE, someone has taken Pete Doherty's cultural obsessions and musical touchpoints and made beguiling music that explores Englishness in a subtle, intelligent ...

Pet Shop Boys: Animal Instinct

Interview by Luke Turner, Stool Pigeon, The, May 2009

Pet Shops Boys done good these last three decades, and they're still playing cat-and-mouse with expectation. ...

Primal Scream: More Light

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 13 May 2013

PRIMAL SCREAM have always been a hard band to really love. Their lurching from jangling dreamers (Sonic Flower Groove) to drug-touched genre benders (Screamadelica) to ...

Daniel Patrick Quinn: Acting The Rubber Pig

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 25 July 2014

WHERE HAVE ALL the awkward bastards gone, the square pegs in round holes, those who wilfully follow difficult paths, to their own detriment, in a ...

Savages: Silence Yourself

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 3 May 2013

INSPIRATION, NOT innovation, is what I look for in Savages. One Quietus reader insists, every time we write about them, on commenting "post punk karaoke", ...

Savages: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 22 February 2013

SO JUST A YEAR after their first gig down in a manky former theatre in Brighton, Savages are here in the Electric Ballroom for an NME awards ...

Sleaford Mods: 
Divide And Exit

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 2 May 2014

SLEAFORD MODS snap at you, lumber at you, insult you, your friends, probably some of your family too. They're a force of nature, of testosterone ...

Sonic Youth: A Rude Awakening

Interview by Luke Turner, Stool Pigeon, The, May 2009

Luke Turner feels the pall in the mall as he accompanies a pre-boogie woogie jam Sonic Youth on a shopping trip. ...

Spiritualized: Songs In A&E

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 16 May 2008

SPIRITUALIZED reached their commercial zenith a decade ago, when a nation wearying of Britpop and knocked sideways by the insane reaction to the death of ...

Suede: Cheating The "Living Death": Suede Interviewed

Interview by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, March 2013

They triumphed with their live return, and now they're about to release killer new album Bloodsports. Luke Turner speaks to Brett Anderson and Mat Osman ...

Suicide: Live 1977 - 1978 Box Set

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 6 August 2008

IT'S RARE to find live albums from canonical acts that don’t come swathed in mythology or creaking under the weight of their own self importance. ...

Sunn O)))

Interview by Luke Turner, Dazed & Confused, February 2008

"WE FOUND them in the woods," laughs Stephen O'Malley, refusing to divulge where Sunn O))) wove the monastic robes that, along with cranium-crushing waves of ...

Sunn O))): Doom With A View: Sunn O))) Discuss Monoliths And Dimensions

Interview by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 20 May 2009

THE QUIETUS has already stopped taking bets on our album of 2009. It's hard to imagine any other group coming up with a record as ...

These New Puritans: Field Of Reeds

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 10 June 2013

FIELD OF REEDS. It's that title that holds the key to These New Puritans' third album. Fields are terra firma, wilderness tamed, human use of ...

Chris Watson: Wild Tracks

Interview by Luke Turner, Into Magazine (Sound & Music), 30 June 2010

Chris Watson talks to Luke Turner about the connections between his work as a documentary sound recordist, musician and artist, as his latest installation, Whispering ...

The xx: Earthy & Complicated: The xx's Coexist Track By Track

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 21 August 2012

Next month, London trio The xx release their much-anticipated second album Coexist. Luke Turner takes you on a track-by-track guide through its eleven "far more ...

The xx's I See You

Review by Luke Turner, Quietus, The, 12 January 2017

In The xx's third full-length effort, Luke Turner finds an album seemingly more geared toward the televisions syncs that catapulted their once affecting minimalism to ...

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