Features Index

Midori Takada & Lafawndah, Steve Gunn, Hannah Peel… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

The back end of this week is loaded with gigs we’d like to be at. The Barbican have had an excellent few years on the…



Africa Express, Doves, Sauna Youth… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project reach London with a show on Friday at Wanstead Flats. The show is part of Waltham Forest’s...

Interview: David Gray – “These days I’m about dispatches from NW3, walkin...


David Gray is in a chipper mood. There are several reasons for this – the brightness of the cold, wintry morning on which we connect...

Vampire Weekend, Charlotte Adigéry & Sarah Davachi…This Week In Gigs


It feels like London has been in need of a shot of sunshine and warmth for a while now and the return of Vampire Weekend...

Interview: Rocket Girl’s Vinita Joshi – “Music gave so much to me, I ...


Fully 20 years ago in London, after her time with Cheree and Che Records, Vinita Joshi was taking her first steps towards launching Rocket Girl...

Blick Bassy, You Tell Me & Ibibio Sound Machine… This Week In Gigs


1958 by French-Cameroonian artist Blick Bassy could well be the album released so far this year with the most interesting story behind it. It focuses...

We walk through mindfields: The Prodigy’s Keith Flint remembered


The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint, who has died aged 49, was one of the most recognisable figures in modern music, a pioneering life force of a...

Oneohtrix Point Never, Kristin Hersh, Gemma Ray… This Week In Gigs


Daniel Lopatin has built up a reputation as one of the most progressive and experimental artists working in the field of electronic music as Oneohtrix...

Late Junction Festival, The Twilight Sad, Snapped Ankles… This Week In Gigs


Late Junction is Radio 3’s flagship music programme for all things experimental, left of centre and below the radar. Now entering its twentieth year it...

Nitin Sawhney, Kathryn Joseph, Kel Assouf… This Week In Gigs


Spring has finally arrived in London with lighter evenings and warmer temperatures and the gig scene continues to warm up nicely also. It’s been impossible...

This Music Made Me: Ladytron


Beginning in 2001 with their debut 604 and continuing through 2002’s Light & Magic, 2005’s Witching Hour, and 2008’s Velocifero to 2011’s Gravity The Seducer,...

Yo La Tengo, Poppy Ackroyd, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Yo La Tengo return to London to play two shows at EartH. The first is on Sunday 17th and will no doubt...

Interview: Mercury Rev’s Grasshopper – “We really wanted that souther...


One of the more notable releases of the year so far has been Mercury Rev’s reimagining of Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete album, aided by...

The Residents, Beak>, Anna Calvi… This Week In Gigs


This week sees a rare appearance in London by seminal American avant-gardists The Residents. Now into their 45th year the mysterious quartet will be performing...

Interview: Shirley Collins – ” I despair of the population who allowed them...


Shirley Collins is truly a force of nature. Now in her early 80s, the folk singer continues to make music and develop as though she...

Low, Field Music, Shirley Collins… This Week In Gigs


After a relatively quiet start it feels like this week is the moment that London gigs get fully back on track in 2019. Our album...

Interview: Sunn O)))’s Greg Anderson – “I try not to take for granted...


What began as a way for Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley to document their early musical endeavours back in 1998 has developed into a label...

Spotlight: Making Christmas Albums – Aidan Moffat and Engelbert Humperdinck on th...


To quote a famous song, it’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Christmas is – with very few exceptions – recognised as a time...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2018


Herewith, musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2018. Click on an album title to read the full review, where one exists. The list in order appears...

Interview: Bernard Butler – “I became like a sponge”


Take a look at Bernard Butler’s discography and you will be surprised. Aside from the obvious entries of his huge contribution to Suede (the first...

Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018


As the leaves turn brown and the nights draw in, you could be forgiven for taking your mind off the subject of music festivals for...