Black and blue: Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach

How do you follow up an album that has sold millions, won Grammys, taken you into arenas and given you seemingly overnight success a decade on from yo(...)

Neneh Cherry: the Buffalo Stance lady has been working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) of late. Photograph: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

It can happen just like that. One day you’re another heritage act plodding away two levels above the wedding band circuit.You’ve had your hits, but th(...)

Matthew E White: ’Ironically, I think making Big Inner and recording with very specific structures in mind was freedom in a way for me from how I used to play with free jazz’

Back in the day, Matthew E White was a free jazz kind of guy. For 10 years or so, this was his musical religion. The freewheeling, unstructured, impro(...)

Hal Willner has gone to sea again. A couple of years ago, the producer, encouraged by Pirates of the Caribbean duo Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, (...)