Classical and Opera Features

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 interview – “I wanted it to sound like you’re waking up on some...

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

Mark Lanegan: In Remembrance

by Sam Shepherd

The death at 57 of the Screaming Trees frontman and serial collaborator deprives music of a voice that filled ears with warmth and heart

This Music Made Me: Sea Power

by MusicOMH

Ahead of the release of new album Everything Was Forever, founding member and guitarist Martin Noble mines his music memory for the albums that influenced him most

Reissues Roundup: The Divine Comedy, Felt, Silver Apples, Jenny Lewis

by Ian Wade

February’s gathering-up is upon us, also featuring Funkadelic, Joy Division, Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, Los Campesinos! and more than a little Mod action

Reissues Roundup: Saint Etienne, Aretha Franklin, Bernard Butler

by Ian Wade

New year, new reissues! Herewith, January’s stately transglobal meander through compilations, anniversary editions and music history from across the years

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2021

by Michael Hubbard

In a year notable for its challenges, new original albums emerged to save the day. Our writers listened, loved and listed

Reissues Round-up: Gorillaz, Fela Kuti, The Communards, Can

by Ian Wade

December’s batch of new-but-olds also stars big movie soundtracks, Belinda Carlisle, The Waterboys …and the return of Dudley and his Futurist Desk