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Braids, The Lexington, London

Finding a point of reference for Braids is difficult – there are tones of the XX and a feel of the Twilight soundtrack in their foresty howling, but the way it's put together is entirely original.

Why the indie record bosses are So-ho happy

Music market pulls in a new crowd

Caught in the Net: Bill Callahan dips into his past

Bill Callahan recently added to his huge catalogue of recordings – both using his own name and the moniker Smog – with a great new album, Apocalypse.

Laura Marling - Sweet taste of success for a shy songstress

Laura Marling's triumph at the Brits introduced a prime-time audience to a hugely undervalued treasure, says Gillian Orr

Album: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX, We're New Here (XL)

This remix album by Jamie from The xx stands in similar relation to the original as Garvey's Ghost did to Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey.

Price creep: Radiohead’s new album is no freebie

Radiohead shocked the music world three years ago when they released an album that could only be downloaded from the internet, then invited fans to pay whatever they thought it was worth.

James Blake, Plan B, London

He's living the electric dream

Caught in the Net: Picking up mixed Goodrich vibrations

I'm torn between being repelled and drawn in by the indie pop singer Rachel Goodrich. Take her song "Lightbulb": with ukulele, banjo and jolly vocals, it's almost unbearably kooky.

Troubled Commonwealth Games draw to a close

Now it is Glasgow's turn to play host to the Commonwealth after Delhi's much-derided Games ended in a lavish display of the best of India.

Modern master: Architect John Pawson reveals his life-long love affair with the perfect monastic space

Pawson shows Caroline Roux around his latest client's minimalist home

New bands making all the right noises

Who are tomorrow's Arctic Monkeys, or even the next xx? Elisa Bray trawls the indie labels to seek out the best up-and-coming young talent

First Night: Bestival, Isle of Wight

Teen spirits and ghost stories at Bestival's costume drama

My Secret Life: John Pawson, architect, 61

My parents were ... brought up Methodists. My mother had an enduringly complicated relationship with the material world which I have inherited, along with my father's appetite for absolute quality.

Story of the Song: You've Got the Love, Florence + the Machine (2008)

Three times a hit in the Nineties and endlessly remixed before landing in the hands of Florence + the Machine, "You've Got the Love" dates back to 1986, when it was titled "You Got the Love".

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

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