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Guitar stars: Gabriela Quintero and Rodrigo Sanchez. Photograph: Rick Kern/Getty Images

Montreux is a town famed for its music. Apart from the jazz festival, Deep Purple wrote Smoke on the Water there after seeing the casino catch fire(...)

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For most people, there is no introduction necessary to one of Ireland’s best-known indie bands, but in the absence of a studio album, The Fram(...)

Let’s be honest: any record reportedly influenced by ‘suffering and Greek tragedy’ doesn’t exactly sound like the soundtrack to the summer, bu(...)

Marti Pellow: ‘We’re not coming out and singing novelty songs; they’re songs that still resonate with us as songwriters.’ Photograph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns via Getty Images

Regrets? He’s had a few, but then again, they’re for another interview. At least that’s what Marti Pellow says when we meet the morning after a tri(...)

You’ve never been a throwaway, fluffy pop act, but why do you think people have responded so enthusiastically to your musical and sartorial reinven(...)

Mika has been busy over the last few years, with roles as a judge on The X Factor Italy, a coach on The Voice in France, and a collaborator wi(...)

This may only be her third solo album, but Baird has a decade-long history of collaborations behind her. The New Jersey native has worked (...)