Weekend Reads

ABBA, MØ, Despacio, Ari Roar …Weekend Reads


ABBA. Who are BACK.

This week’s round-up of in-depth music features from around the web features ABBA, MØ, Ari Roar, Mélissa Laveaux, Despacio, Lisa Stansfield, Tanya Tagaq, Parquet Courts, Jon Hopkins, CHVRCHES, Josh T Pearson, Silas Neptune… and Miss Piggy.


Best Fit: Songwriting, Seattle and the Sixties: Ari Roar interviewed (Emma Finamore)

Guardian: ‘DJ culture became weaponised elevator-music’: how Despacio is fighting EDM (Andy Beta)

Drowned in Sound: Spiritual Transmissions: DiS meets Mélissa Laveaux (Jasper Willems)

Independent: Lisa Stansfield: ‘Corbyn comes across as a real smart-arse’ (Elizabeth Aubrey)

Resident Advisor: The demonstrations following police raids on Georgian clubs are a reminder of how meaningful dance music can be. (Editorial)

Echoes and Dust: Interview with Silas Neptune, son of Ozric Tentacles’ Ed Wynne (Dave Cooper)

The Quietus: Ah-haa! ABBA, Beyond The Hits (Bennum, Smith et al)

Guardian: Seal hunting, throat singing, and fighting fair: the power and purpose of Tanya Tagaq (Brigid Delaney)

The Quietus: These Vibrated Me: Josh T. Pearson’s Favourite Music (Nick Hutchings)

Noisey: The Pop Goth Gospel of CHVRCHES (Sarah MacDonald)

London In Stereo: Jon Hopkins interview (Danny Wright)

Noisey: Miss Piggy’s Guide to Being a Rockstar (Lauren O’Neill)

Dork: MØ: “The best songs I write are always when I’m feeling very emotional” (Jessie Atkinson)

DIY: Switched on, turned up: Parquet Courts (Lisa Wright)

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ABBA, MØ, Despacio, Ari Roar …Weekend Reads