Elisa Bray is The Independent's Rock & Pop Editor
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).
20 September 2013 07:00 PM
A 20th anniversary edition of Nirvana's final album, In Utero, is released on Monday. Those who worked with the band, and musicians inspired by their music, talk to Elisa Bray
18 September 2013 12:00 AM
Arctic Monkeys and Plan B both turned on their fans. Bad move, says Elisa Bray
13 September 2013 07:00 PM
Daughter have just won Indie Album of the Year and toured with The National. They tell Elisa Bray about their intense sound
07 August 2013 12:00 AM
Razorlight's Johnny Borrell is the latest star to suffer as a solo act
02 August 2013 07:00 PM
Burberry model-turned-musician Marika Hackman is far happier writing sad songs than she is posing for the camera, she tells Elisa Bray
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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