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Tom Aspaul: ‘I’m trying to care less about what people think’

The pop singer made one of the best disco records of 2020, and now he’s back with his ‘shiny, plastic, fun’ second album. He speaks to Isobel Lewis about falling out of love with the big city, the appeal of his ‘grim’ hometown, and the struggles of the independent artist


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For the Love of Festivals

Music festivals have saved me so many times

Concluding our series of first-hand accounts of life in tents, Patrick Smith recalls the way that festivals such as End of the Road and Primavera have helped him through bad times, from heartbreak to grief to crushing depression

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