A sideways look at the world of music
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Thursday 28 November 2013
With Mercury and Brit nominations, Jessie Ware has had a stellar year. The singer is unveiling her latest song, written with the Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan, at the ASOS All-Nighter (an online house party) on 12 December. She's dedicated the next few months to writing the follow-up to her debut album. "I want my album out next year," she tells me. "It's definitely going to be electronic, but if I can have strings I'm definitely going to!" Expect more collaborating with Julio Bashmore, Kid Harpoon and Dave Okumu.
Friday 04 October 2013
Stanley Donwood was in the studio with Radiohead when he was inspired to paint holloways, the "cathedrals of nature"
Friday 13 September 2013
'James Murphy would be handy to have around...'
Wednesday 28 August 2013
We spoke to Everything Everything's Jeremy Pritchard ahead of his band's appearance at Festival No. 6.
Friday 23 August 2013
'Whenever I hear Adam Ant it's a primal thing – he's a great singer'
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Maria Alyokhina forced to appear at parole decision appeal by video link despite hunger strike over right to attend in person
Thursday 18 July 2013
Radiohead frontman last week hit out at Spotify, accusing them of prioritising shareholders over artists
Monday 15 July 2013
Stephen Street says Yorke's band devalued digital music when they made their seventh album pay-what-you-like
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Clean bandit are a hip gang of young British up-and-comers. Catch them at Latitude before they become massive.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
“So show me where you fit,” the beanpole (6'5'') dubstep singer trembles on "Retrograde", from his pioneering new album Overgrown. James Blake, to his immense credit, doesn't easily "fit" anywhere. The 24-year-old, who resembles Ben Whishaw with his choir-boy good looks and Justin Bieber hair, is one of our most uncategorisable artists and he's all the better for it.
Saturday 09 March 2013
There is much to like and admire about the great minimalist, but he should have looked elsewhere for pop inspiration
Monday 25 February 2013
The obscurely menacing lyrics which are Thom Yorke’s stock in trade are reflected on the deflated gas-holders in this more obscure, east London Oval.
Prince unveils new track then charges fans to download the video: his rock'n'roll revolution is right on the money
Sunday 24 February 2013
Charging fans to download music videos is just a sign of the times
Friday 22 February 2013
News that American composer Steve Reich's latest composition has been inspired by the work of Radiohead makes a fitting tribute to a band that has done more than any other current rock outfit to bring down the boundaries between their genre and classical music.
Friday 25 January 2013
'I'd love to see Mozart on stage playing vintage synths'
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness