Tindersticks have always been masters of understatement, so why change a winning formula 24 years in? Given their background in soundtrack compo(...)

Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, was accompanied by a statement, a short essay that called on people to be less distracted. “If the world w(...)

Director David Lynch. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

From as far back as his debut feature, 1977’s Eraserhead, David Lynch has used music and sound as effectively as visuals. From the spooky organ mus(...)

Adam King from Terenure Dublin  at the Body and Soul festival, which takes place in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath this weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Each year, Body and Soul stretches itself a little further. This year, its punched attendance up to 10,000 from 8,500 in 2014. So can a festival that(...)

Jessie Ware gave rock royalty a run for its money at Primavera.

Kurt Vile & the ViolatorsWith the full muscle of his band behind him, Kurt Vile is a force to be reckoned with. The sound might be sprawling, but (...)

Jessie Ware gave rock royalty a run for its money at Primavera.

Primavera is a festival with big ideas. Huge, solid concrete ideas, given shape and form in the epic Parc del Forum. At one end are the sprawli(...)

Ferocity in music is something to be relished. In this age of Mumford, when acts think they have to be over- bearingly meek, humble and (...)

Approach with caution: Savages

Last month in Derry I sat in a church pew chatting with Savages. Not the “all-girl band Savages” or the “all-female quartet Savages”. Just Savages.(...)