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Monday, November 23, 2020

Former Mossbourne Academy pupil Deschanel Gordon has gone from playing keyboard in a Hackney church to impressing the judges at a near empty Cadogan Hall

Up-and-coming Islington R&B singer releases new single that chimes with the times

Chilly triumphs in bid to unite and refresh disparate elements of the Christmas canon. Rejoice!

Unexpected second record grinds gloomy indie-pop from the bowels of lockdown.

The National frontman’s alchemical swirls of dark lyricism and classic country soul make for an intoxicating debut.

Camden Market radio service CDNX plays old and new music but founder Sammy Jacob says there will always be a need for live gigs

Fake Turins returned to the stage at Paper Dress Vintage, in Hackney, after a long lockdown break.

Album review: Jónsi - Shiver

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

First solo album in a decade from Sigur Rós frontman takes a rugged ride through off-road electro.

Album review: Idles – Ultra Mono

Monday, September 28, 2020

Britain’s feted heroes return with another slab of searing social commentary and seismic rock.

Album review: Native Harrow – Closeness

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fourth record for US folk duo is imbued with sparkles of jazz, art-pop, soul and the American Songbook

Design studio Pearson Lloyd is turning the former Yorkton Workshops, which once housed milliners and doll-makers, into an archive, studio and gallery.

Proceeds from a version of the ‘90s RnB classic by some of the UK’s best session vocalists will offer a lifeline for Olu’s Soup Kitchen on the Frampton Park Estate

Bartlett’s debut is an open invitation to float gently through pools of calming piano

A smattering of plum tracks on a debut that borrows from Britpop and beyond.

Celebrated electro-popsters reveal a hypnotic, nuanced and considered third album.

Andrews flies the flag for modern Americana with a triumphantly raw, reflective set

The 1975 have set a date for their huge one-day show in Finsbury Park, which was originally scheduled to take place this summer.

The Yorkshire outfit sound anything but peaky on their darkly thrilling sophomore record

The Union Chapel, King’s Head and Park Theatres hope they can benefit from the £1.57 billion of loans and grants to support the arts sector through enforced closure

Grassroots music venues in Hackney have warned they could face closure without a government support package.

Colours Hoxton, EartH Hackney, and Islington Assembly Hall are among those to sign the Music Venue Trust’s open letter calling for support to survive.

Gloria! Digital Pride Festival is a diverse weekend of pole dance and splits classes, drag aerobics, bingo and fabulous performances by Ru Paul Drag Race stars

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

The feted singer-songwriter beams a transfixing set straight into your front room – is this the future of live music?

Hackney-based practitioner Carlotta Artuso offers a distanced session of this ancient Japanese technique to reduce stress and help relaxation

The all-girl outfit make their best record yet, striding into new sonic territory with their bright melodies and peppy lyrics.

Ninth album from the Mercury Music Prize-winner is a rollercoaster of ebullience and candour

The Islington-based rocker played a home gig last Thursday as part of his campaign to help independent music venues hit by the pandemic

The Urban Tree Festival is taking place online for the first time. Three organisers – a writer of London’s street trees, an Islington tree inspector, and a community gardener – talk about what trees mean to them.

A music events company in Shoreditch is responding to the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for its artists through online sessions.

The north Londoner is signing up amateur and professional performers for the Great British Home Chorus to help combat social isolation

Thom Yorke will take to the stage for a rare solo performance at All Points East on May 24.

Bombay Bicycle Club have been announced as the opening night headliners for All Points East, joining Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, The Kooks and The Wombats on a huge bill for the 10-day event.

Three-piece rock band, Cagework, are making waves in the live-music venues of Hackney, and now there are rumours of a second album on the horizon.

All Points East festival has announced The Kooks and The Wombats are both performing in Victoria Park on May 30.

In 2009, eight musicians hosted an intimate gig in a living room in London, and Sofar Sounds was born.

On Saturday, July 11 the band will perform alongside Charlie XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers and Cavetown.

Landry pulls back from heartbreak to deliver his best record yet.

Liz Beardsell was 12-years-old when she began keeping a diary. Twenty-six years and more than 9,000 entries later, she’s still yet to miss a day of writing.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

“Our goal is to create a world where nobody feels out of place if they’re not drinking,” says Laura Willoughby MBE, who co-founded Club Soda in 2015.

A strong, evocative debut from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Williams adds to the festive frivolity by delivering a gift that few will be searching out in years to come.

Engaging and award-winning folk trio unearth more musical nuggets of our oral history.

All Points East have today announced Kraftwerk as the second headline act for their 2020 event.

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