Classical and Opera Features

Reissues Roundup: Low, Neil Young, Arthur Russell, Bryan Ferry

by Ian Wade

A curated compedium of December’s repackaged works features Low, Neil Young, Arthur Russell, Bryan Ferry, Fela Kuti, Robbie Williams, The Pastels and Paul McCartney, compilations from Heavenly, Warp and Now… and The Wombles

Reissues Roundup – The Human League, Ride, The Cure, Leonard Cohen

by Ian Wade

November’s bumper roll-call also features Patrick Cowley, Peggy Lee, PJ Harvey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Soft Cell, The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, 2manyDJs, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, That Petrol Emotion and Natalie Imbruglia 

Anaïs Mitchell interview – “Bonny Light Horseman songs are collective musical ...

by Steven Johnson

The background to the trio’s new album Rolling Golden Holy, how their songs differ from her solo work, the concept of ‘cowriting with the traditional’ and some ideal future collaborations

Reissues Roundup: The Beatles, Garbage, Queens Of The Stone Age

by Ian Wade

October’s picks also zoom in on Kylie Minogue, Dexys Midnight Runners, Maha, Japan, Recoil, Marine Girls, David Bowie, Can, INXS, The Libertines and Siouxsie And The Banshees

a-ha’s True North movie is a letter from their dramatic homeland, with a serious ...

by Michael Hubbard

Their second cinematic release in six months also furthers the case for reconsidering their musical legacy beyond the big pop hits

Reissues Roundup: ABBA, Olivia Newton John, Marianne Faithfull

by Ian Wade

September’s selections also feature Roxy Music, Ladytron, Shakespears Sister, David Sylvian, Stereolab, Supergrass, Blur, Slade, House Of Pain, New Radicals, The Heptones and… Aqua

Why I Started… End Of The Road Festival

by MusicOMH

The independent minded and much loved festival is 15 years young. Ahead of this year’s event and the release of a festival-adjacent compilation called Between The Music, co-founder Simon Taffe takes us back to the...

Bruce Hornsby: “Most people in the pop world want to live a white note life. I’...

by Ben Hogwood

The Way It Is singer on scoring for Spike Lee, guarding against chromaticism, his latest album ‘Flicted, and the continued resonance of his best known hit

Reissues Roundup: George Michael, Madonna, Oasis

by Ian Wade

This month’s picks also feature Steps, Max Tundra, Blondie, Joe Meek, R.E.M., Basement Jaxx, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr

Kristin Hersh: “I wanted it to sound like you’re waking up on someone’s floor. Th...

by Steven Johnson

The Throwing Muses icon on the ‘trippiness’ of new 50 Foot Wave release Black Pearl, the dynamics of her different musical outlets, label experiences and the frustration of being misrepresented

Reissues Roundup: The Chemical Brothers, Liza Minnelli, Liars

by Ian Wade

July’s picks also feature The Finn Brothers, Wu-Tang Clan, Swing Out Sister, Orbital, Ash, Idlewild, Keane, Paul Weller, µ-Ziq, Alt-J and Beastie Boys

Reissues Roundup: Prince, Diamanda Galás, Cabaret Voltaire

by Ian Wade

A Pride celebration rubs up alongside Moominland sounds, a Kylie anniversary, Lebanese fusion and one of the greatest albums of all time in this month’s deep dive into rereleases

Calexico’s Joey Burns: “This album represents the things I love most, a mix of cult...

by Steven Johnson

The veteran Tex-Mex outfit’s frontman talks new album El Mirador, musical identity, human connections and ‘finding a way in’ to music

European Music Festivals 2022 Preview: continental summer music moments

by Michael Hubbard

From the parkland chic of We Love Green to the island life of Mallorca Live, via wellness-meets-music in Albania and industrial backdrops in Helsinki, Europe’s music festivals are returning from pandemical hibernation and bringing the...

London Music Festivals 2022 Preview: 11 essential summer capital picks

by Steven Johnson

From premier pop to a Southbank Centre takeover, via Vicky Park and a fond farewell, London’s festivals are back with a big bang

UK Festivals 2022 Preview: 10 music extravaganzas not to be missed

by Steven Johnson

In the first of three festival season previews, we present our eclectic pick of UK-wide events

Reissues Roundup: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Daft Punk, ABBA

by Ian Wade

Wendy Carlos, Neil Young, Rose Royce, Arthur Russell, XTC, Mercury Rev, Rick Astley and The Associates also feature in May 2022’s picks

Reissues Roundup: Record Store Day 2022

by Ian Wade

From Taylor Swift to Suede, from Angelo Badalamenti to Sugababes, this year’s RSD’s reassessed, reboxed, reworked and repackaged specials for your delighted perusal

Reissues Roundup: T Rex, Rufus Wainwright, Suzi Quatro, Sparks

by Ian Wade

From T Rex to Gazelle Twin, from Rufus Wainwright and Sparks to Suzi Quatro and Norah Jones, April’s selection goes big and goes hard

Midlake’s Eric Pulido: “We had a desire to embrace the gift of each other, and ...

by Steven Johnson

The Texas folk-rock ensemble’s frontman on new album For The Sake Of Bethel Woods, being inspired by the theme of family, band dynamics and finding purpose in loss

Reissues Roundup: Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Suicide, Kraftwerk

by Ian Wade

March’s spotlight also falls on Tinariwen, War Child, Broadcast, Pink Floyd, John Barry, Dennis Bovell, Bon Iver and much else besides