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The Auteurs: A Novel Approach

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 5 December 1992

Failed ice-cream man Luke Haines of the Auteurs wants to rescue you from mindless grunge, and sees his heart-stopping new single, 'Showgirl', as a mini-screenplay. ...

The Auteurs: Auteur Magic For The People

Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 20 February 1993

Fed up of noisy, brutish Brit bands ripping off tired ideas from the Yanks? Nothing to excite you in the modern, cutting-edge of music? Then ...

The Auteurs: New Wave (Hut Hut)

Review by David Sinclair, Q, March 1993

A NAME that the nation's tastemakers have been looking up in their dictionaries and dropping in the right circles for, oh, weeks. ...

The Auteurs: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 29 March 1993

Bound for a kind of glory Caroline Sullivan joined the crush to hear The Auteurs ...

Auteurs make a big splash before a small crowd

Review and Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 14 April 1993

CAMBRIDGE – Hype is a constant factor in the music biz – an irritant and an enticement – but only occasionally can you actually buy ...

The Auteurs: San Francisco Bay Blues

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, July 1993

They came, they saw, they left. The Auteurs' maiden voyage to the Americas left more than a little to be desired. "Next time," they warn ...

British Rockers Trot Out the Flag

Report by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 5 September 1993

LONDON — In rock-and-roll just as in politics, the United States and England have a special relationship. Together, they have dominated global pop. Over the decades, ...

The Auteurs: An interview

Interview by David Cavanagh, Select, February 1994

SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR... Last year the Auteurs missed the Top 40 by one place and had the Mercury Prize snatched from under ...

The Auteurs: Haughty by Nature

Interview by Andrew Mueller, New Musical Express, 9 April 1994

Yup, it's six-gun 'n' ten-gallon — from Odd bins — fun all the way. as THE AUTEURS release their second album, Now I'm A Cowboy. ...

The Auteurs: Simply The West

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 21 May 1994

THE AUTEURS make witty, literate, even barbed and bitchy pop. None of which explains why mainman LUKE HAINES is dressed like an extra from some ...

The Auteurs: Astoria 2, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 24 May 1994

THIS TIME last year, the pop press were grooming the Auteurs to be the next big thing. It didn't quite happen, and now, a good ...

The Auteurs, Sleeper, Gene: Zap Club, Brighton

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 24 September 1994


μ-Ziq: μ-Ziq vs. the Auteurs (AstralWerks/Caroline)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Spin, June 1995

WITH ITS jungle rhythms and uncouth passion, rock'n'roll used to be the enemy of civilization and refinement. So I'm amused that it is rock fans ...

The Auteurs: After Murder Park (Hut DGHIH33)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 8 March 1996

HE TALKS a good fight, does Auteurs songwriter Luke Haines, but only intermittently delivers on his promises. This third album is a strangely, unaffecting affair ...

The Auteurs: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, September 1996

PITY POOR Luke Haines, a man weighed down by the burden of talent. It's odd to think that this sneering bundle of cynical intelligence was ...

The Auteurs: London School of Economics

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 6 November 1999

HE'S AGED well. In the six years since the Auteurs first waltzed into the fray, Luke Haines seems to have grown into his scowling, petulant ...

The Auteurs: Live in Paris

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2000

AS LUKE Haines builds up an ever-expanding oeuvre, replete with cross-references and self-mythologising manifestos, one wonders what the French might make of this superficially haughty ...

Luke Haines: Bad Vibes – Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall (Heinemann)

Book Review by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 4 January 2009

ROCK HISTORY, like other sorts, tends to get told from the point of view of victors rather than losers. By popular acclaim, the big winners ...

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