Elisa Bray is The Independent's Rock & Pop Editor
14 November 2013 10:40 PM
We've had covers of songs by the late Lou Reed from My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys and Twin Shadow (with a woozy version of “Perfect Day”).
08 November 2013 03:23 PM
'Here's to another ten years'
08 November 2013 01:00 AM
On stage, and on her second album, Anna Calvi lets rip. Yet in person she is a model of quiet restraint
Has penning movie soundtracks become a must-do for musicians? Arcade Fire and Jon Hopkins join the bandwagon
07 November 2013 07:01 PM
Arcade Fire have written the music for Spike Jonze's Her
01 November 2013 12:00 PM
As she prepares to celebrate her 70th birthday, today's stars talk about how Joni Mitchell inspired their work
25 October 2013 05:28 PM
If there's one thing guaranteed to make music fans nostalgic, it's anniversary albums and tours. Both The Killers and Keane are celebrating 10 years in music – cue best-of albums and special shows. The Las Vegas band, who played their first London show 10 years ago, are releasing Direct Hits on 11 November and to celebrate they are playing a one-off show at Hammersmith Apollo on 6 November. Fans pre-ordering the album from the band's online store before noon on Monday will receive a unique code allowing them to buy tickets from 10am on Wednesday, ahead of the general sale on Thursday. The Best of Keane arrives the same day – tonight they play a tiny homecoming show at Tunbridge Wells.
18 October 2013 07:00 PM
It's the Canadian city where the sounds never stop – a scene that produced Arcade Fire and countless other acts. How does it happen? Elisa Bray went to find out
11 October 2013 07:00 PM
The Feeling were masters of melodic rock till the hits dried up. Now they're going it alone, they tell Elisa Bray
27 September 2013 07:00 PM
'May We Be Forgiven is really kind of dark, modern fiction – it's great'
26 September 2013 04:07 PM
Less than two years ago, the Manic Street Preachers played the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena. Now, they play to a tenth of that audience size, the intimacy of this west London venue - and others on this tour - ideal for their new, 11th studio album, Rewind the Film, which revolves around gentle acoustic modes. It seems that in their middle age the Welsh band are embracing subtlety (musically, at least).
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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