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Jade Hairpins: “It’s bright, happy music, gunning for a residency on the lido” – Interview

by Sam Shepherd

Fucked Up’s Jonah Falco on laying out a bunch of feel good summer tinged tunes with his new outfit



Sparks: “You never know when you’re foretelling the future in a song” ...

by Ben Hogwood

Ron Mael on the brothers’ new album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, keeping sane in lockdown and the absolute necessity of music

One For Keeps: Pulp – Different Class

by Ross Horton

In the 25th anniversary year of its release, and on the day Common People went on sale, Ross Horton remembers one of the finest British...

Tim Burgess: “I just dream, and that’s how songs come now” – Interview

by Ben Hogwood

With his new album I Love The New Sky out this week, the sometime Charlatan talks Twitter, isolation and the post-pandemic world

One For Keeps: Sade – Lovers Rock

by Ross Horton

Ross Horton looks at one of the most sensual, delicate albums of 2000, and pledges allegiance to the queen of R&B

This Music Made Me: Sleaford Mods

by musicOMH

Lyricist and front man Jason Williamson trawls through the music that influenced him most, as the duo release retrospective All That Glue

One For Keeps: Black Sabbath – Technical Ecstasy

by Ross Horton

On the 50th anniversary of their debut album’s release, Ross Horton highlights a diverse, endlessly entertaining yet unfairly neglected work

DELANILA: “There’s a lot of stuff thrown at us at all times. It gets overwhelmi...

by Ben Hogwood

Danielle Schwob on her alter ego’s electronic album, working with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sir David Attenborough and Ben Folds, and lockdown life

Imperial legacy: Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider remembered

by Ross Horton

Examining the Germans’ classic phase, without which entire genres of music would not have existed

One For Keeps: a-ha – Hunting High And Low

by Ross Horton

A debut work that made a pin-up star of Morten Harket, gave its creators their only UK Number 1 single, and changed music video history

Bandcamp in the time of Corona: a beginner’s guide

by Ben Hogwood

The user-friendly resource, waiving its fees again, is used by small-scale music makers and larger record labels alike. Where to begin?

One for Keeps: Bob Dylan – Self Portrait

by Ross Horton

Ross Horton urges you to take another look at a lost classic, one mistakenly disliked only because of context

One For Keeps: Grace Jones – Warm Leatherette

by Ross Horton

Ross Horton attempts to do some measure of justice to a 40-year-old brooding post-funk masterpiece

This Music Made Me: Ane Brun

by musicOMH

The Norwegian songwriter and label founder mines her music memory for the albums that have influenced her most

This Music Made Me: M Ward

by musicOMH

Ahead of She & Him star’s 10th solo album Migration Stories, the LPs that influenced him most

This Music Made Me: Melt Yourself Down

by musicOMH

Melt Yourself Down‘s third album 100% YES is an epic, exciting joyride which sets saxophone genius Pete Wareham and front man Kush Gaya at the...

The Gipsy Kings: “To us it’s just our music, and it feels good” – Q...

by Alan Ashton-Smith

Lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo on the Bamboleo stars’ 40 years in business

This Music Made Me: Cornershop

by musicOMH

Cornershop return with a new album England Is A Garden, their 10th, just ahead of the band’s 30th anniversary of existence, and four years since...

Preview: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2020

by Steven Johnson

After previously visiting the likes of Manchester, Tyneside, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival is headed for Camden this year and...

This Music Made Me: Seth Lakeman

by musicOMH

Seth Lakeman‘s latest album A Pilgrim’s Tale tells the story of the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower’s maiden voyage as they set sail, four centuries ago,...

Andrew Weatherall: A Tribute

by Ben Hogwood

The outpouring of shock, love and reverence at the passing of Andrew Weatherall speaks volumes. The conclusion reached by musicians and listeners alike was unanimous:...