Elisa Bray is The Independent's Rock & Pop Editor
03 May 2013 04:00 PM
Whether you want to party in the park, rock out in the woods, hang out with the kids or dance until sunrise, Elisa Bray previews this summer’s top events for indie, pop, classical, art and jazz fans alike
02 May 2013 08:00 PM
Forget love and happiness - these multi-tier marvels are reason enough to get hitched this summer.
26 April 2013 07:00 PM
Who'd have thought it? Just as the last memories of jammed Walkmans fade away, labels are again releasing on cassette. Elisa Bray ditches her iPod
05 April 2013 07:00 PM
Synth-pop pioneers OMD were one of most innovative bands of the Eighties. They're still on a quest for originality, they tell Elisa Bray
05 April 2013 11:18 AM
After a well-deserved year off, Glastonbury’s back with a bang this summer – and headlined by rock royalty in Mick and Keith. Organiser Emily Eavis tells Elisa Bray how it all comes together
29 March 2013 07:00 PM
Noah and the Whale have always had a keen interest in film (their name was inspired by the movie The Squid and the Whale). This week they announced the first single from their new album Heart of Nowhere, the follow-up to their platinum-selling Last Night on Earth. The video for the single is a trailer for a short film directed by their singer and songwriter Charlie Fink (pictured), that will accompany the album's release on 6 May. The album's title-track is a hit-in-waiting for the band. Watch the video at http://tinyurl.com/d989cb9
22 March 2013 07:00 PM
Alt-country star Ryan Adams (pictured) has, over the years, released metal, hard rock and hip-hop among his prolific output, so his fans have become accustomed to the unexpected. Now it has emerged that he has formed a punk trio called Pornography, with singer Leah Hennessey and Johnny T Yerington.
15 March 2013 03:14 PM
When Bastille frontman Dan Smith started off writing songs in his bedroom, he never imagined he'd create a No 1 album. It's just a pity he doesn't like being centre of attention, he tells Elisa Bray
08 March 2013 10:54 AM
As an exhibition of his photographs of The Smiths and Morrissey opens, rock snapper Kevin Cummins tells Elisa Bray no act ever fascinated him more
05 March 2013 06:01 PM
It’s probably quite fair to say that, a few years ago, the five members of Suede would not have imagined themselves back onstage together promoting a new album.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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