Reviews

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Marissa Nadler gig review

In the two years since 2014’s lugubrious, autobiographical July, Marissa Nadler returns to London with songs from her new album Strangers

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Anohni, Park Avenue Armory, review

Anohni performs her new electronic pop album Hopelessness, tackling Obama, war, global surveillance and climate change, alongside Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. The show reaches the UK this summer

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Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds review

On the 50th anniversary of the seminal recording of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds in 1966, tonight is the last time London will see Brian Wilson perform the album in its entirety. Pet Sounds was the product of Wilson's creative peak, a masterpiece in itself, as well as a constant source of inspiration for musicians and music fans today. 

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Songhoy Blues, gig review

The ebullient Malian four-piece weaved together sounds from their homeland and much further beyond

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The Invisible Hand review

Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, at the Tricycle Theatre in London, tells the story of a kidnapped American banker

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Richard Ashcroft, Roundhouse, gig review

To see Richard Ashcroft in full flow last Monday night is to feel like the last 10 years never happened. Since his last solo album a decade ago, he has endured personal issues as well as The Verve’s messy third break up (which followed their even messier fourth album), and a disastrous foray into rock/rap with his project, RPA and The United Nations of Sound. Subsequently, Ashcroft has been underground since 2010. 

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Heath Quartet review

Six masterpieces of Bartok's Hungarian art music, performed by the young Heath Quartet

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Mark Lanegan gig review

The influential rocker performed songs from his extensive back catalogue, accompanied by Duke Garwood