Weekend Reads

Lily Allen, Kanye West, The Cure …Weekend Reads

Lily Allen

Lily Allen

This week’s in-depth music round-up features Lily Allen, The Cure’s Meltdown curator Robert Smith, Matt Maltese, Kanye West, Oneohtrix Point Never, Gruff Rhys, JPEGMAFIA, Dead Can Dance, Fatima Al Qadiri, Nubya Garcia, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Spring King, You Me At Six, GUM and The National.


Guardian: The Cure’s Robert Smith: ‘I was very optimistic when I was young – now I’m the opposite’ (Dorian Lynskey)

BBC News: Lily Allen on her demons, divorce and laughter (Mark Savage)

NME: Lily Allen: “People try to reveal the most intimate details of my life without permission. This is me taking ownership of my narrative” (Nick Levine)

Pitchfork: What We Saw at Kanye’s Ye Listening Party in Wyoming (Alex Frank)

DIY: Matt Maltese: a different kind of love song (Lisa Wright)

NPR: Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World (Ari Shapiro)

London In Stereo: Gruff Rhys Interview (Gem Samways)

Pitchfork: Get to Know JPEGMAFIA, the Political Noise Rapper Who’s Trolling the Trolls (Paul A Thompson)

Noisey: Surviving the Last Days of Excess with Oneohtrix Point Never (Colin Joyce)

Guardian: People: how the National and Bon Iver’s streaming service frees musicians  (Michael Hann)

The Quietus: The Strange World Of… Dead Can Dance (Lottie Brazier)

NPR: Transgression, Noise And Drag: The Creation Of A Fake Arab Pop Star (Mina Tavakoli)

The Quietus: Listening To Me: Nubya Garcia Interviewed (Teju Adeleye)

NME: Suicide, anxiety, Brexit and finding hope – Spring King on their ‘utopian’ new album ‘A Better Life’ (Andrew Trendell)

Best Fit: Why We Should Listen To Survivors And Jessica Lea Mayfield (Emma Madden)

Drowned in Sound: “Some of the most triumphant music can be the most self-doubting”: DiS meets GUM (Lindsay Krause)

Independent: You Me At Six: ‘The music industry has no ambition when it comes to rock bands’ (Roisin O’Connor)


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