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Lump, Simian Mobile Disco, Manic Street Preachers… Weekend Reads

Lump: Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay

Lump: Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay (Photo: Mathew Parri & Esteban Diacono/PR)

This week’s in depth music features round-up features Laura Marling‘s new project LUMP, Manic Street Preachers, Stefflon Don, Machine Woman, Jenny Wilson, Simian Mobile Disco and unlikely partnership Sting & Shaggy.


NME: Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay on surreal, yeti-fronted LUMP: “We’ve gotta give him the right cuddles.” (Larry Bartleet)

musicOMH: Interview: Sting & Shaggy – ‘It was very much an accident’ (Ben Hogwood)

Guardian: ‘I played Berlin at 7am on Sudafed and coffee’ – the middle-aged DJs still keeping pace  (Tony Naylor)

Resident Advisor: The Walled Off Hotel: A creative retreat in Palestine (Tom Faber)

Guardian: Anne-Marie: the platinum Essex pop star fighting anxiety and body shame (Laura Snapes)

Time Out: Novelist: ‘London gives you an accepting heart’ (Jon Cook)

Interview Magazine: Porches bassist Maya Laner makes her own chill alt synth pop as True Blue (Matt Mullen)

Pitchfork: How Musicians Are Fixing the Summer Music Scene With Their Own Festivals (Grayson Haver Currin)

Guardian: Field Day festival set to go ahead after organisers, council and locals do battle (Ed Gillett)

Resident Advisor: Breaking Through: Machine Woman (Aurora Mitchell)

Evening Standard: Stefflon Don on getting advice from Drake, motherhood and why she’ll never do drugs (Richard Godwin)

Drowned in Sound: “I am fascinated by art that asks a lot of questions” – DiS meets Jenny Wilson (Philippa Nicole Barr)

The Quietus: Human Synthesisers And Robot Armies: An Interview With Simian Mobile Disco (Joseph Mumford)

Independent: Manic Street Preachers: ‘Democracy has been overtaken by digital hysteria’ (Roisin O’Connor)

Drowned in Sound: The Fangasm: This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours By Manic Street Preachers (Marc Burrows)

NME: Manic Street Preachers: This is your untruth… (Andrew Trendell)

Independent: The Last of the Crooners: Meet the jazz-singing locals of the East End pub that’s defying gentrifcation  (Tom Oldham)

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