Get little ones off to the land of nod with a bit of help. IndyBest finds comforters for tired infants (and new parents)
Artists have been ditching downloads and playing whole albums for fans at listening parties and gigs. Elisa Bray reports
Victoria Hesketh has taken her own path rather than become a 'singing Barbie'
Singer Oli Sykes: 'I guess we didn’t know how far the band would come along, but at the same time there are not many English bands that have of this kind of heaviness that have achieved it'
Johnny Marr on his disdain for modern pop music and new album Playland, which featured 'four people just plugging into amps and going for it'
Alt-J on the new nerve-racking expectations on the band after their recent stunning success
Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
They didn’t spend enough time in the library and struggled with lectures, but our six celebrities made firm friends, enjoyed their subjects and some even mastered spaghetti bolognese
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.
A musical fantasy on Radio 3 recalls the disastrous encounter between TS Eliot and Groucho Marx in 1964
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
The Kooks have been through backlashes, break-ups and heartbreak. Now they're back with a new sound they call ‘electric church music’