Classical and Opera Features
Bandcamp: In Order To Care

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:...

Air’s Nicolas Godin: “Louis XIV had very good taste” – Interview

by Ben Hogwood

Music and architecture have always been natural bedfellows, especially in the lives of French duo Air. The two, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, met as...

This Music Made Me: Sam Lee

by musicOMH

Traditional music specialist and sometime wildnerness survival expert Sam Lee‘s debut album Ground Of Its Own boldly took folk songs and re-imagined them, with his...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2019

by Michael Hubbard

Herewith, musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums of the year just gone. Have we got it about right or is your choice nowhere to be seen? Compilations,...

A Winged Victory For The Sullen: “There should be space to be inside the music, w...

by Ben Hogwood

Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie have gathered with musicOMH via Skype to discuss the pair’s fifth album release as A Winged Victory For The Sullen....

This Music Made Me: William Doyle

by musicOMH

William Doyle, formerly known as East India Youth, is now trading under his own name. His new album Your Wilderness Revisited explores the theme of...

Sean O’Hagan: “I thought, if Tyler, The Creator’s doing it, I’ll do it!...

by Steven Johnson

Sean O’Hagan has been making music for over 30 years in one form or another. During our conversation in the foyer of London’s Queen Elizabeth...

808 State’s Graham Massey: “When rave came along, I felt culturally and tec...

by Ben Hogwood

When electronic dance music exploded into the pop charts 30 years ago there were doubts around its longevity in the UK. But to the surprise...

Squid, Black Country, New Road & Daniel O’Sullivan… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Two of the most hotly-tipped new bands hit London this week alongside some more familiar, bigger names. Squid may have only just released a few...

Sam Evian, The Beths, Kikagaku Moyo… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s another relatively low-key week in London for gigs but if you have an urge to experience live music then there’s plenty of opportunities. Tuesday...

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Oval, Peaness… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s a quieter week in London as everyone gears up for remaining big UK festivals but there’s still a few gigs worth calling out. 2018...