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Mac DeMarco review – honest pop songs delivered with sauce and body surfing
Sunday, 02:17 01 February 2015
Metro, SydneyIf DeMarco’s music is an exercise of simple honesty in a culture of pretence, his performance style is something different altogether Continue reading...
Laura Marling: ‘I got my childish wonder back’
Sunday, 01:05 01 February 2015
What does a gifted young singer-songwriter do when she feels fed up and disenchanted? Take herself off on a gap year, of course. Laura Marling talks to Tim Lewis about lonely gigs, a hippy shaman and ..
Laura Marling – in pictures
Sunday, 01:01 01 February 2015
Laura Marling photographed at home in Los Angeles, shortly before she returned to Britain. By Patrick Fraser Continue reading...
Suge Knight attorney says hit-and-run video is in 'police custody'
Saturday, 21:37 31 January 2015
Death Row records co-founder surrendered to police early FridayHip-hop mogul accused of fleeing scene where two men were hit – killing one Continue reading...
Jamie Hewlett announces Gorillaz' return via Instagram
Saturday, 15:25 31 January 2015
Artist posts new pictures of Murdoc and Noodle and confirms: ‘Yes. Gorillaz returns’ Continue reading...
Marion 'Suge' Knight arrested after fatal hit-and-run - video
Saturday, 14:00 31 January 2015
Los Angeles sheriff's department confirm the arrest of rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight on suspicion of the murder of Terry Carter. John Corina, the sheriff's representative, says during questioning Kni ..
Black Coffee’s favourite tracks
Saturday, 13:00 31 January 2015
The South African house star empties the contents of his psychic record bag Continue reading...
Where next for Simon Rattle?
Saturday, 11:30 31 January 2015
In 2018, he steps down as conductor of the world’s greatest orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic. What then? Ahead of Rattle’s London residency, his biographer Nicholas Kenyon asks if he will soon c ..
Father John Misty: ‘I just wanted to write about love without bullshitting’
Saturday, 10:00 31 January 2015
He’s been a miserabilist folkster, a feuding drummer with Fleet Foxes and a drug-fuelled hobo. Now, as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman is tapping eternal truths and getting real about romance on new ..
Petite Noir: 'Nowhere really feels like home'
Saturday, 09:30 31 January 2015
From Camden by way of Congo and Cape Town the musician is following in Spoek Mathambo’s footsteps with his dark mix of 80s electro and African styles, shaped by alienation, exile and a friendship wi ..
What we learned: North West's video misery and Blink-182's breakup saga
Saturday, 09:00 31 January 2015
Our roundup of the week’s music news, from Taylor Swift’s trademarking blitz to Jeff Bridges’ spoken word albumOn Thursday, Kanye shared the music video for Only One, his Paul McCartney-featurin ..
Live music booking now
Saturday, 07:00 31 January 2015
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic | Stormzy | Marika Hackman | Teenage Cancer Trust Continue reading...
Cerys Matthews: music to tame troublemakers
Saturday, 07:00 31 January 2015
Dr Crotchety, our musical agony aunt’s alter ego, prescribes tunes that will make troublemakers think twiceMy fiancee has just moved in with me. I have a problem: every time we go to a party, she ge ..
New faces: meet Eves the Behavior
Saturday, 01:39 31 January 2015
Ahead of her Laneway appearance, Eves the Behavior aka Hannah Karydas on her musical inspirations, flaws and why she’d like to take tea with Alan Turing Continue reading...
Louis Armstrong’s Desert Island Discs appearance found by BBC
Saturday, 01:05 31 January 2015
1968 recording of jazz legend unearthed alongside shows featuring Diana Rigg, Doctor Who star William Hartnell and Thomas the Tank Engine creator Continue reading...
Suge Knight could face 30 years in jail after arrest for fatal hit-and-run
Friday, 21:06 30 January 2015
Hip-hop mogul’s vehicle allegedly struck two men, killing one, in Los AngelesIncident happened during filming of NWA film Straight Outta Compton Continue reading...
Life and times of Suge Knight — the fall of Compton's notorious music mogul
Friday, 20:16 30 January 2015
The Death Row records co-founder, now charged with murder, has led quite a life that includes gangs, jail and allegedly dangling Vanilla Ice off a balconyMarion Hugh “Suge” Knight was born 19 Apri ..
Suge Knight: has time run out for hip-hop's real 'Teflon Don'?
Friday, 19:48 30 January 2015
The former Death Row mogul rose from American football to be the most feared man in rap before falling into the hands of law enforcement. Ben Westhoff looks at Suge Knight’s Shakespearean descentSug ..
Clubs picks of the week
Friday, 18:00 30 January 2015
Tin Man | Preditah | Lena Willikens | Find Me In The Dark | Shiba San Continue reading...
The playlist: pop - Rihanna, Sirena, Zhala and more
Friday, 17:39 30 January 2015
Riri, Kanye and Macca’s acoustic campfire singalong tops this week’s playlist. There’s also a dose of Scandi-pop synth beats plus TĀLĀ and How to Dress Well Continue reading...