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Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage

French artist works piano and electronica into intriguing sculptures for third LP

Co-director of Hackney Showroom, Sam Curtis Lindsay, talks to Zoe Paskett about their second anniversary and a festival celebrating joyful protest

The California band continue to feather their pigeonhole with rusting ennui, lullaby-soft vocals and pretty, power-pop ditties – and if it ain’t broke...

Merely one album into her career, Jacklin applies poise and grace to her forlorn tunes

A short, searing but seductive set from British folk’s brightest star

Half-Irish, Catalonia-born singer Nuria Graham talks to GREG WETHERALL about her swift ascent in music and her gripes with using social media

Victoria Park is celebrating 15 years of Love this summer.

Louise’s mother and charity Mentor bring together the Scarletinas, Tim Arnold and Bryn and Alfie from The Holloways to perform in her honour on Thursday

Salford band’s fifth continues to straddle post-punk and complex pop. Is it enough to make anyone care?

The year-long residency came after an online poll asked workers residents and students in Kings Cross to nominate a musician

Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown talks to Zoe Paskett about music, success in comedy and why he doesn’t ever do TV panel shows

It’s clear that Anton and Erin Boag have been dancing together for 20 years. They have an easy rapport both in step and conversation that can fill the Barbican’s large main hall

Album review: Rag’n’Bone Man - Human

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The bear-sized Brightonian’s debut has awards-givers frothing at the mouth. Does it match such high hopes?

Lydia Gosnell from Woodberry Down talks about launching the album, playing for 24 hours in a row and raising £4,500 for a six foot recorder

Angie Rance and Luke Owen from folk group Patch and the Giant talk to ZOE PASKETT about releasing their album and being related to an old Hackney Mayor

A bag of fuzzy, grungy fun that leaves Menace Beach pointing in the right direction

Journalist, author and one third of Saint Etienne Bob Stanley talks about researching his forthcoming book and releasing a new album inspired by Brexit

Emeka Egbuonu’s third book is a novel about sisterhood. He talks to Zoe Paskett about getting into the mindset of the women in his life

Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies recalls honing their unique sound ahead of their show at the Roundhouse, finds Zoe Paskett

Poised. finger-picked tranquillity and humbling talent from a lesser-known star of instrumental guitarmanship.

Richmix is playing host to this year’s “live music culture clash”.

Top album picks for 2016

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stephen Moore rounds up his favourite albums from 2016, including Radiohead, Michael Kiwanuka, Glass Animals and Bat for Lashes

Enter by January 19 for a chance to win one of 100 tickets to James Bay’s final show before he goes back to writing, while raising money for a good cause

Dark Vader from Star Wars themed band Galactic Empire tells ZOE PASKETT about the power of the Empire in arguably the most bizarre interview ever

2 Become 1 ridicules the idea that all women fit into templates – posh, tomboyish, fierce, innocent – while also being a touching narrative on the importance of female friendships

Her December concerts unveil the “Christmas songs rejected by the Victorians for being too happy”

Blue Lab Beats are playing at the Jazz Cafe in Camden as part of Ronnie Scott’s week long pop-up residency

The creators of comedy musical 2 Become 1 based on tunes of 90s female pop stars talk to ZOE PASKETT about the Spice Girls and selling out at Edinburgh Fringe

Well, that’s one way to get people to come to church. St John-at-Hackney will host Robbie Williams for a one-off gig next week.

The 40th Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens on Sunday in London’s East End with a mix of Early music, classical Bach, jazz, Swing—and even opera for babies.

Comedian Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen talk to Zoe Paskett about meeting through Spinal Tap, embracing a sing-a-long, Donald Trump and making Christmas great again

Unsigned singer Chelou from Camden Town entrances his Hackney audience with Jeff Buckley-esque vocals and mesmerising melodies

Singer and broadcaster Aled Jones talks to Zoe Paskett about dueting with his younger self and loving a traditional Christmas ahead of his festive Barbican show

Father and son Darren and Aaron Martyn talk to Zoe Paskett about one day filling the O2 and following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps

Honeyblood improve on their recipe of sharp-tongued, sure-footed and spiky rock

The EFG London Jazz Festival returns to venues across the capital, with upwards of 2,000 artists playing 300 gigs at more than 50 venues

Glenn Tilbrook talks to Zoe Paskett about his run in with David Cameron, the housing crisis and watching Black Mirror on the road

Joseph Arthur is performing at Oslo in Hackney just in time for the US Presidential election. His Campaign Song received backlash for bashing Donald Trump

Itch & Scratch theatre company present Best New Theatre, Great Night Out at the Hackney Showroom

Jim Kerr tells Zoe Paskett about the band’s love for David Bowie, going back to their roots and an acoustic gig with a kick

For one night at Hackney Empire, a variety show celebrates the world spectacular with acts that you’d never show the royal family

Listening to the album there’s no way to fully comprehend just how complex this music is, but seeing it in all its glory I’m bowled over by the musical skill of the three men in front of me.

Joan Wasser marks 10 years in showbiz with this cool, classy collaboration.

Ben Caplan talks to ZOE PASKETT about musical kinship, biblical themes and working with Fred Wesley

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