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Mobo awards 2014 in pictures
Thursday, 02:24 23 October 2014
Jamelia, Nicole Scherzinger, Mel B and Tinie Tempah were among the stars who turned out for the 2014 Mobo awards held at the SSE Arena in London Continue reading...
Mobo awards 2014: Sam Smith takes home four prizes
Thursday, 01:35 23 October 2014
London soul singer awarded best RnB artist and best song for his hit Stay With Me at Wembley ceremony Continue reading...
Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande may be popular but they're not country
Wednesday, 23:05 22 October 2014
Why are the CMA awards giving pride of place to pop stars when countrys most talented women are left outside the spotlight? Continue reading...
quartet-lab: a string quartet who open your ears to new ways of listening
Wednesday, 22:03 22 October 2014
At last nights Wigmore Hall concert, quartet-lab created a framework within which anything was possible, permissible, and comprehensible. Continue reading...
Q awards: Wilko Johnson receives icon award following battle with cancer
Wednesday, 21:25 22 October 2014
Dr Feelgood star receives Q icon award, while Kasabian beat Kate Bush to pick up trophy for best act in awards 25th year Continue reading...
CMJ's opening night: Amanda X, Dune Rats, J Fernandez, Charly Bliss, Roomrunner
Wednesday, 20:03 22 October 2014
In his first report from New Yorks music showcase, Brad Nelson sees some mammalian Australians, geometric indie rockers and experiences densely joined grooves from Baltimore Continue reading...
Mercury nominees 2014: Kate Tempest
Wednesday, 16:34 22 October 2014
Bookies favourite Tempest has awards for her poetry but with hip-hop album Everybody Down she has moved towards the mainstream and the Mercury judges love a female MC Mercury nominees 2014: Jungle Me ..
Peter Hill: Messiaens La Fauvette Passerinette, etc CD review hugely rewarding
Wednesday, 16:30 22 October 2014
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Jake Bugg review minimum showmanship, maximum talent
Wednesday, 16:27 22 October 2014
Alexandra Palace, LondonThe 20-year-old Nottingham singer-songwriter barely acknowledged the crowd, but so hypnotic were his tumbling rhythms and wrong-side-of-the-tracks observations that it didnt ma ..
The Turn of the Screw review compelling, challenging and creepy
Wednesday, 15:18 22 October 2014
GlyndebourneJonathan Kents production of Brittens ghost story is revived to haunting effect, with standout central performances from the children Continue reading...
Arthur Russell: 'Comedy is the highest form of art' - a rare interview from 1987
Wednesday, 14:21 22 October 2014
Following the release of Red Hot + Arthur Russell, a new covers album paying tribute to the late artist, heres an interview, originally published in Melody Maker, with the slippery master of the avant ..
Death from Above 1979 review circle pits and shirt-free moshing
Wednesday, 13:37 22 October 2014
Electric Ballroom, LondonThe duos confrontational chaos of yore has been traded for something more nuanced, but the crowd still went ballistic Continue reading...
The playlist: hip-hop Drake, Freddie Gibbs, Lil Mouse and more
Wednesday, 12:54 22 October 2014
Divisive track Tuesday gets an is-it-funny? video/remix and Lil Mouse has more money than my Math teacher Continue reading...
Culture Club review Boy George puts his self-destruction behind him
Wednesday, 12:47 22 October 2014
Heaven, LondonKarma Chameleon twangs far harder than the original on Culture Clubs first tour in 12 years Continue reading...
Suede: 10 of the best
Wednesday, 12:00 22 October 2014
We remember when it was all council blocks and drug-addled crones having bad sex around here to mark 20 years since Dog Man Star, here are 10 classics from Suede Continue reading...
Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy (and hear an unreleased mix)
Wednesday, 11:16 22 October 2014
Led Zeppelins Stairway to Heaven continues to prop up best-ever lists. But what made it great? Jimmy Page and some of the songs admirers explain its magic Continue reading...
Dutch Uncles - In N Out: track premiere
Wednesday, 10:59 22 October 2014
Manchester indie group return with a funk pop track which describes the primal urges of mankind with an oddly matter of fact approach Continue reading...
Lorde recruits Grace Jones, Q-Tip and Chemical Brothers for Hunger Games soundtrack
Wednesday, 09:26 22 October 2014
Sole music curator of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 announces soundtrack for film, featuring a Kanye remix and new songs from the singers true heroes The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 releases ..
Kate Bush publishes open letter thanking fans for 'surreal journey'
Wednesday, 09:00 22 October 2014
Before the Dawns 22 gigs were one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life, writes the enigmatic singer Kate Bush Before the Dawn - 5 star reviewKate Bush returns: the view from the front seat ..
Annie Macs top 10 dance tracks
Wednesday, 09:00 22 October 2014
Shes the superstar DJ whos helped turn British electronic music into a global phenomenon. So what are Annie Macs top 10 dance tracks? Continue reading...
Nikki Lane/the Delines review: from bar room to lounge, the best in country
Wednesday, 07:09 22 October 2014
Newtown Social Club, SydneyNikki Lane has the joint jumping with a barnstorming set while the Delines provide a languid contrast with elegiac tales of troubled souls Continue reading...
Later...with Jools Holland: U2, Sam Smith, Interpol - liveblog
Tuesday, 23:37 21 October 2014
Following episode five of this series of Later comes episode six featuring up-and-coming beat combo U2 Continue reading...
Namvula review half Scottish, half Zambian newcomer is a true original
Tuesday, 18:30 21 October 2014
The Forge, LondonShowcasing her new album, Namvula performed an adventurous and impressive set that blended African styles with jazz Continue reading...
We took four New Yorkers to The Death of Klinghoffer: what was their verdict?
Tuesday, 18:28 21 October 2014
On Monday night, hundreds of people protested outside the Met opera that Klinghoffer was antisemitic. So what was our panels take? Continue reading...
The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments
Tuesday, 18:28 21 October 2014
Raphael Ravenscrofts sax line on Baker Street was better known than he was but hes not alone in being the little known creator of something famousRaphael Ravenscroft, Baker Street saxophonist, dies ag ..