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The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

Glaswegian gal goes solo on hook-laden third record, trying out new sounds along the way.

Joyful sing-a-longs and giddy dancing in the evening sunshine as Mumford & Sons thrive in Victoria Park.

Bad weather didn't dampen the French pop star's electric headlining performance at All Points East on Sunday, where she, and her dance troupe, stormed the stage and set it ablaze.

With four critically acclaimed albums under his belt, James Blake felt like a spot on North Stage headliner for All Points East's eclectic third day.

As soon as The Strokes swaggered on stage and burst into Heart in a Cage it was clear they weren't messing around.

Hot Chip's colourful catalogue of bratty but lovable synth-pop clearly keeps the rain at bay, because the moment the quintet leave the All Points East stage the heavens open, and Victoria Park becomes a swamp of rave kids and panic.

We're now just one day out from the start of All Points East 2019, so are the event organisers slowing down ahead of the Festival's opening? Absolutely not.

A vivid and gripping tour of modern life from the brightest new star of Britain's grime scene.

Hot Chip are back and so are the memories of dancing around sweaty basement clubs, and blasting their songs in the car, and watching their catalogue of bizarre music videos. The joy of repetition really is in you.

As runners around Hackney and beyond limber up for next week's Half Marathon, we speak to Virgin Sport's CEO Jessica Frey about the biggest Hackney Festival of Fitness event to date.

Downbeat, synth-aided rock is fruitful ground for a fistful of first-person reflections and regrets.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

This year, All Points East will be joining forces with even more local partners to bring a packed programme of free events across May half term.

Yep, seriously. The returning Margarita Rumble festival offers you two hours of bottomless drinks in a bid to find the best margarita cocktail in London.

Organisers of the Victoria Park festival will work with a number of local companies as they stage a week of free entertainment for all ages between May 27 and 30.

Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Will third time mean the big time for the worrying pop-poet?

Fresh from the success of achieving a number one album, Bring Me The Horizon have something special planned for their headline show at this summer's All Points East festival. Keyboardist Jordan Fish talks us through the band's preparations for May 31.

Next week, Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac brings an array of exciting musicians to stages around Hackney. Here, the superstar DJ talks to us about the inaugural AMP London, what makes a truly great live performance and the joys of giving new artists the chance to shine.

Album review: C Duncan - Health

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - we're mad for it. Let's get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Ahead of the next event at Hoxton Hall on March 29, we speak to two of the event organisers about how Sound Out puts exciting acts in front of a live audience, sometimes for the first time.

Five great things to do during March

Thursday, February 28, 2019

From International Women's Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there's loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

Album review: Broncho - Bad Behavior

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A slinky, slick and lascivious set from Oklahoma's Broncho that's part art-rock, part psych-pop.

This Saturday, Chats Palace will host an evening of music and art for a very worthwhile cause.

2018 was an incredible time for Hackney rapper B Young. Having started the year recording a few songs in his bedroom, the 24-year-old closed it out as one of the country's outstanding breakthrough acts.

Pigeonhole-phobic Joseph Mount and friends sprinkle some sonic extras on their breakthrough record.

Seismic life events trigger new sonic adventures for this troubadour duo, with some exciting, propulsive results.

Tri-continental punk-rock trio show a bit of imagination can go a long way on this fizzing debut.

Scottish Opera's production of Anthropocene is the fourth show pieced together by composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh.

Is This It? The NYC rockers, who have five top 10 albums to their name, will headline on May 25 as All Points East announces its latest batch of big-name performers.

"It's wonderful to be in a group, singing like no-one is listening." Talibah Rivers talks to us about the many different benefits of joining the Tuneless Choir, which holds its first session at Chats Palace on Thursday January 31.

One of the headline acts at this year's London Remixed Festival combines "old-fashioned swing with stomping hip-hop rhythms" and that just about sums up the eclectic and boundary-pushing nature of this annual event.

It's been boarded up for two-and-a-half years, but Dalston's old Passing Clouds arts hub is at last set to reopen - as community venue The Jago.

Album review: Red Rum Club - Matador

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council's licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

On what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Homerton resident Ish Norris' debut film - Honours in Attendance - speaks up for the stay-at-home student, cut off from the joys and freedom of life on campus.

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

While the big guy in red makes his list and checks it twice, check out a selection of the finest festive events coming your way.

Warm, accessible and poppy alt-folk set gets some worthwhile extras thrown in.

Sheffield rock band Bring Me The Horizon have today been announced as a headline act for All Points East 2019.

Christine and the Queens has been announced as the latest headliner of All Points East 2019.

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