It’s human nature to change your mind, but when that mind belongs to a musician, such changes can be viewed as whimsical, petulant, capricious or phar(...)

Just after we shake hands and sit down for a chat, I make Johnny Marr a solemn promise. “Don’t worry,” I say. “I’m not going to ask you that question.(...)

IMPROV The Necks Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Also Derry, Saturday and Belfast, Sunday Cult Australian improv trio The Necks have won(...)

The Necks are, from left, Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton

Of the many things cult Australian piano trio The Necks can be accused of, “easy to describe” isn’t one of them. In desperation, most critics break(...)

Palestinian Ambassador Ahmad Abdelrazek and his wife Rania Abdallah with Lisa Nolan from Kinvara during their visit to the farmers’ market in the Co Galway village, where a ban on Israeli goods is in place in opposition to the killing of children in Gaza. Photograph:Joe O’Shaughnessy

Palestinian ambassador to Ireland Ahmed Abdelrazek visited the south Galway village of Kinvara yesterday to thank the community for their boycott o(...)

Ben Frost: ‘Something happens to music when you turn it up.’ Photograph: Börkur Sigthorsson

It might be five years since Ben Frost released a studio album, but it’s not like he has been slacking. Since By the Throat appeared in 2009, the A(...)

William Doyle, aka East India Youth: ‘It’s about making people see that you’ve got this emotion, but not forcing it on to people’

Even when you’re a musician with a successful album under your belt, you never stop being a fanboy. Not if you’re William Doyle. The man behind(...)

There’s no rest for the wicked. It’s a year since Jon Hopkins released his acclaimed Immunity album, but the demand to hear the record live is still t(...)

Born trippy: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde

One song has got to work pretty hard to link Jeremy Clarkson, Nick Clegg, the Apollo moon walk, an Olympic opening ceremony, any number of videogam(...)

They should have called this album Chris’s Cri de Coeur as this short (42 minutes), nine-track affair is lyrically dominated by tear-soaked sentime(...)