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Erykah Badu, Gorillaz, Anitta, Snail Mail …Weekend Reads

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu, who plays London’s Field Day Festival on 1 June 2018

This week’s journey round the internets in search of in-depth music features published in the language we call English has produced a collection of words on Erykah Badu, Anitta, Snail Mail, Kelly Lee Owens, Gorillaz, Seun Kuti, Neko Case, Joy Division, Ash, Hatchie, Black Sabbath and Can.


GQ: Music festivals have hit crisis point, just look at Wireless festival (Anna Conrad)

Guardian: ‘I’m not sorry I said it’: Erykah Badu on music, motherhood and wildly unpopular opinions (Lanre Bakare)

I-D: Anitta grew up in a favela and became Brazil’s biggest pop superstar (Michael Cragg)

Guardian: Pop, passion and enemas: how online forums created a new musical culture (Tim Ewing)

Noisey: We Visited Murdoc in Jail to Learn about the New Gorillaz Album (Joseph Crewther)

Best Fit: Neko Case: Warrior Woman (Alex Wisgard)

The Quietus: Elevate Your Mind: Seun Anikulapo Kuti’s Favourite Albums (Richie Troughton)

Independent: Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan on writing about love: ‘It’s good to be vulnerable, but not pathetic’ (Ilana Kaplan)

The 405: A conversation with Kelly Lee Owens: The techno producer tells us about where she’ll be taking her sound next (Kieran Devlin)

NME: Meet Hatchie, the Aussie dreampop auteur joining the dots between Cocteau Twins and Carly Rae Jepsen (Larry Bartleet)

Gigwise: No Band Is An Island: Inside Ash’s Incredible Voyage (Steven Kline)

Guardian: Ozzy Osbourne: ‘My problem, really, is I don’t remember I’m 70’ [He’s 69] (James McMahon)

Guardian: ‘I grew up in total ruins’: Irmin Schmidt of Can on LSD, mourning and musical adventures (Alexis Petridis)

Uncut: Joy Division: We didn’t know Ian Curtis was approaching his breaking point (Stephen Dalton)

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