Emily Jupp

Emily is the Acting Music Editor of The Independent

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Fantasy stuff: one of the performers in ‘Alice Underground’ at the London Vaults

Alice's Adventures Underground, The Vaults, review: Bringing you closest to the experience of falling down that rabbit hole

The show looks tiring - each character repeats their performance loop up to 36 times in one night

The Wombats (with Matthew Murphy centre)

Wombats' frontman Matthew Murphy on depression, growing up and the band's new album Glitterbug

After a sugary debut and a dark follow-up about depression, the Liverpool band are back with their third, most mature album yet

Don McLean's 17 page manuscript for 'American Pie' goes up for auction at Christie's in New York

American Pie: Is it better not to know the definitive meaning of Don McLean's lyrics?

The original manuscript to Don McLean's masterpiece has been sold at auction, revealing his thought process as he wrote it. But do fans always need answers to what the lyrics mean?

Uncomfortable listening: Andrew Fearn (right) and Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods

Sleaford Mods: 'We're not socialists, we're not f**king communists, we're just talking about what we've been through'

The duo are making a name for themselves by articulating the feelings of the dispossessed and disenfranchised in uncompromising, Anglo-Saxon terms

Phil Manzanera, Bryan Ferry, and Andy Mackay perform at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2001

Roxy Music reunion 'could still happen', says Phil Manzanera

The guitarist said the band still had an album of unreleased material

Kanye West, performing in New York last week, has been the subject of controversy as rock's traditional headline slot at Glastonbury is lost once again

Kanye West for Glastonbury 2015: Like Jay Z, he could make the hip-hop haters eat their words

Kanye West's announcement that he will headline Glastonbury angered the guitar-rock purists. But times have moved on, says Emily Jupp

Inside Track: Noel Gallagher shows the love for Paul McCartney and Ryan Adams plays Natalie Prass in drag

Noel Gallagher explains how he ended up in a 'meditation pod' with the Beatle on BBC's The First Time

Mathew Herbert

Musician Matthew Herbert on 'bringing down the government'

Pioneering electro musician Matthew Herbert has ambitions far beyond the creation of his next album

Noel Gallagher performing with his High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, O2, gig review: Oasis hits and sweary banter make for a joyous evening

Noel Gallagher has said fans would get what they wanted on the ‘H.F.B’ tour; a good smattering of Oasis hits.

Singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons new song 'Believe', review: 'The banjo is dead, long live electric'

Emily Jupp reckons the sign of a good band is when their sound has evolved

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own