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The Independent's music editor selects the best artists to watch
Latitude, now in its ninth year, continues to push the boundaries and be a source of inspiration
They're are a duo without a guitar, but that hasn’t stopped the comparisons with Led Zeppelin and Muse
There's an even more eclectic mix than usual down on the farm this weekend, with Dolly Parton competing for Metallica's audience... if Arcade Fire hasn't already taken them.
Frontman Joseph Mount had much humbler expectations than a top 10 album, festival headline slots and sold-out gigs at major venues
From Latitude’s vast celebrations to boutique events in Kent, we count down the 30 best festivals on the UK’s extraordinary summer music scene.
Guitar bands – proper, loud ones – are back in vogue. Cover your ears
Ever since Bob Dylan went electric and David Bowie began painting his face, musicians have been reinventing themselves. The Kooks are about to do the same, and they’re not alone
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The Week in Music: Pharrell Williams releases first album in eight years
If people chatting throughout gigs is, for you, a constant source of irritation, sign up to Sofar Sounds. Back in 2010, three friends frustrated with the London live scene decided to reinvent it and launched a movement of secret gigs in front rooms. It has since spread to New York, and now Edinburgh.
Two new tribute albums promise, for once, to do justice to their subjects
The band’s latest album takes them way beyond the jangly indie-pop for which the quartet are still known
This year's Brit Award nominations highlight the strength of new music, with breakthrough acts Bastille, Disclosure and Rudimental dominating the British Group and Album categories.
Vinyl is shedding its image as a retro novelty as a new generation discovers cover art, liners and great sound
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