Róisín O: “Anytime we’d get together – when my uncles would be home from America – we’d have sing-songs and stuff. It was just normal in our house.”

To describe Róisín O’s career as a foregone conclusion may sound more than a little presumptuous, but there’s no doubt about it: the musician’s lif(...)

Bill Ryder-Jones’s ambition has always preceded him – from his time as axeslinger in The Coral to working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestr(...)

Now that she is well and truly installed as a bona-fide pop star, Ellie Goulding could probably afford to throw a little experimentation into (...)

Seal: 7 - Album Review

Ain’t love grand? Well, most of the time, anyway – at least as far as Seal is concerned. His ninth studio album sees him reuniting with producer Tr(...)

Guy Garvey: “Most people don’t realise till they’re nearing 40 that you’re allowed to feel more than one thing at one time”.

Every day’s an education with Guy Garvey. You ring the Elbow frontman up for a chat, and before you know it you’re deep into a conversation about t(...)

Here we go: another posthumous Elvis Presley release. Cynical, us? His widow Priscilla’s blessing for this combo of Presley’s vocals and n(...)

Thomas Walsh has always borne his influences brazenly – but when those influences are classic pop bands like ELO, The Kinks and The Beach Boys(...)

Tara Erraught: ‘I was taught right from the beginning: you never, never look at a review until the run of the show is finished’

You can take the opera singer out of Dundalk, but you can’t take Dundalk out of the opera singer. Although Tara Erraught has spent the past eight y(...)

Bernard Butler and David McAlmont resisted the Britpop movement in the 1990s. Photograph: Shirlaine Forrest/Wireimage

David McAlmont remembers the first time he met Bernard Butler. Well, vaguely. There was that time, he says, when one of the guys from Suede cam(...)

There’s no point in wasting time when you’re on to a good thing. After rekindling his partnership with former Beautiful South colleague Ja(...)