Weekend Reads

Jon Hopkins, Beach House, Belly, Grouper… Weekend Reads

Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins (Photo: Steve Gullick)

This week’s trawl round the interwebs in search of in-depth music features brings you a selection resplendent with Jon Hopkins, Belly, Beach House, Eleanor Friedberger, Grouper, Rihanna, Avicii, Liz Phair, Françoise Hardy, Hawkwind, Iceage and Bastille.


Observer: Jon Hopkins: ‘Psychedelic experiences inspired this album’ (Killian Fox)

Noisey: Jon Hopkins Wants to Take You on a Blissed-Out Trip (Tom Connick)

Pitchfork: Grouper’s Liz Harris Explains the Art of the Paradox and the Beauty of Mistakes(Ben Ratliff)

Gigwise: Tanya Donelly tells how self-releasing a crowd funded album has liberated Belly (Julian Marszalek)

The Quietus: A Belly Full: Tanya Donelly’s Favourite Albums (Emily Mackay)

Noisey: The Enduring Brilliance of Beach House(Ryan Bassil)

Vogue: Rihanna on Body Image, Turning 30, and Staying Real—No Matter What(Chioma Nnadi)

Mixmag: The music industry should be held accountable for Avicii’s death, here’s why (Sirin Kale)

Crack: Sophie: Earthly Pleasures(Chal Ravens)

Independent: Eleanor Friedberger on not working with her brother, the importance of lyrics, and being inspired by a Greek goth disco (Ben Walsh)

Noisey: After 25 Years in Guyville, Liz Phair Is Glad to Be in Woman-World(Dan Ozzi)

Observer: Françoise Hardy: ‘I sing about death in a symbolic, even positive way’(Sean O’Hagan)

Guardian: 10 years of Cafe Oto: how the east London venue became the heart of the underground (Noah Payne-Frank)

Pitchfork: Tracking the Gender Balance of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups (Mitchum/Garcia-Olano)

NME: From meeting Nirvana and Oasis to Catfish and Shame – Steve Lamacq looks back on a life in music (Andrew Trendell)

The Quietus: Space Ritual: Dave Brock Of Hawkwind Interviewed (Harry Sword)

Dork: Iceage: “You can’t write with the opinions of fucking people in the back of your head” (Steven Loftin)

BBC: Vinyl collectors spent millions on Discogs last year(Mark Savage)

DIY: Lost in Orchestration: Bastille (Sarah Jamieson)

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