Weekend Reads

Years & Years, Pulp, Kali Uchis, Arcade Fire… Weekend Reads

Years & Years

Years & Years

Herewith, a bumper crop of music features from around the web, this week featuring Kali Uchis, Daphne & Celeste, Neil Young, Years & Years, Pulp, Stephen Malkmus, Angélique Kidjo, Erland Cooper, Serge Gainsbourg, Eliza Carthy, John Howard, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Mariza, Chvrches, Her, Boards Of Canada, Preoccupations and Arcade Fire.


Noisey: This Bullshit World Was Predicted by Pulp’s ‘This Is Hardcore’ (Andrea Domanick)

Noisey: Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk and Read This Interview with Neil Young (Domanick/Ross)

DIY: Planet Holy Wood: Years & Years Are Back (El Hunt)

Guardian: Arcade Fire: ‘People have lost the ability to even know what a joke is. It’s very Orwellian’ (Laura Barton)

musicOMH: Spotlight: John Howard – Incidents Crowded With Life (Michael Hubbard)

Pitchfork: Stephen Malkmus on How to Be a Useful Human (Alex Frank)

Guardian: Daphne & Celeste’s unlikely return: ‘We’ll make it weird’ (Pete Cashmore)

Vulture: Tinashe on finally releasing Joyride, setbacks and taking control (Dee Lockett)

Crack: Kali Uchis: California Dreaming (Aly Comingore)

Best Fit: Erland Cooper’s Guide To The Orkney Islands (Laurence Day)

Best Fit: Straight Outta North Carolina: Rainbow Kitten Surprise (Steven Loftin)

Songlines: Eliza Carthy: Wayward and Free (Nathaniel Handy)

Noisey: In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can’t (Güclü/Stächelin)

Drowned in Sound: “Music is more than therapy for us”: DiS meets Preoccupations (Marie Wood)

Songlines: Mariza’s World (Gonçalo Frota)

Best Fit: Hope and Her: Victor Solf talks about grief and resolution (Emma Finamore)

DIY: Never Say Die: Chvrches (El Hunt)

Songlines: Angélique Kidjo: An artist is only really a full artist if they are aware of the world around them (Jane Cornwell)

Best Fit: La Résistance! The New Wave of French women bringing French pop to British shores (Cheri Amour)

The Quietus: How The #VinylRevival Is Paradoxically Threatening Record Shop Survival  (Alex Marshall)

The Quietus: Serge Gainsbourg: Beyond The Hit (Jeremy Allen)

Pitchfork: Why Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children Is the Greatest Psychedelic Album of the ’90s (Simon Reynolds)

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