Emily is the Acting Music Editor of The Independent
Girl in a Band: A Memoir, by Kim Gordon, book review: Snide asides and honest insights in a memoir that rocks
26 April 2015 01:09 PM
You have to get nearly halfway through the book before the story of the band even begins
Tom Sturridge interview: Best friend of Robert Pattinson on starring in Far from the Madding Crowd and grabbing people's crotches
26 April 2015 12:44 PM
Starring roles in a film and a play make this a huge week for the actor Tom Sturridge. Emily Jupp finds the pressure is getting to him
24 April 2015 11:30 AM
Her passion for knowledge is more intense because while her friends are at university getting degrees, she is spending all her time on music
23 April 2015 10:31 AM
When the post punk-rock group, Sonic Youth, disintegrated in 2011 following the break-up of the marriage of key members, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s, bereft fans sought answers. This memoir, named after one of Gordon’s most hated interview questions (what’s it like...?) offers those answers, openly, and often bitterly. But first and foremost this is a book about Gordon’s life, from growing up in California, with years spent in Hong Kong and Hawaii to starting art school and moving to New York where her first job was working in a gallery as its inept assistant. You have to get nearly half way through the book before the story of the band even begins.
Alice's Adventures Underground, The Vaults, review: Bringing you closest to the experience of falling down that rabbit hole
14 April 2015 05:59 PM
The show looks tiring - each character repeats their performance loop up to 36 times in one night
10 April 2015 02:27 PM
After a sugary debut and a dark follow-up about depression, the Liverpool band are back with their third, most mature album yet
10 April 2015 12:43 PM
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?
Sleaford Mods: 'We're not socialists, we're not f**king communists, we're just talking about what we've been through'
03 April 2015 11:56 AM
The duo are making a name for themselves by articulating the feelings of the dispossessed and disenfranchised in uncompromising, Anglo-Saxon terms
24 March 2015 12:38 PM
The guitarist said the band still had an album of unreleased material
17 March 2015 05:57 PM
Kanye West's announcement that he will headline Glastonbury angered the guitar-rock purists. But times have moved on, says Emily Jupp
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 YouTube social experiment shows just how easy it is to kidnap a child