It’s been eight years since The Last Shadow Puppets released their fine debut The Age of the Understatement, so what’s changed since then? Well, A(...)

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2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for albums, as top-level pop stars and rock bands get their respective fingers out and tussle for the (...)

The title of Slaves’ debut album comes across as more of a scornful challenge than a concerned inquiry, but it’s an accurate summation of Isaa(...)

Will Butler is the live wire of Arcade Fire. His big brother Win fronts the most lauded band of his generation, but Will is no shrinking violet str(...)

One of several young British artists to be labelled unofficial poet laureate of the Millennial Generation, this 28-year-old Londoner has forged a repu(...)

Vocalist Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys: lack of crowd interaction at Marlay Park last night suggests that he is still somewhat uncomfortable in the ‘frontman’ role. Photograph: EPA

The last of the standalone concerts at Marlay Park took place yesterday, with Arctic Monkeys topping a bill of afternoon entertainment specially tailo(...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Kate Moss receives the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie at The Brit Awards 2014 at 02 Arena  in London last night. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, promptin(...)

(From left) Nick O’Malley, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys who lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. Photograph: PA

Arctic Monkeys lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. The annual music bash sees the Sheffield quartet competing for(...)