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(...)

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. 1:48

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

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Dublin band Villagers have been nominated twice for the Mercury Prize. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Dublin band Villagers face tough competition from soul singer Laura Mvula to claim the Mercury Prize,the Booker Prize of the music world, tonight . Bi(...)

This is the second nomination for Villagers. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Dublin band Villagers have been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize – the Booker Prize of the music world. It’s a second nomination for the band but(...)

Seasoned rockers Suede play the Belsonic festival in Belfast on Saturday night. Photograph: PA Wire

Belsonic festival: Belfast, Co AntrimWith performances by The Lumineers, Nine Inch Nails and Basement Jaxx having taken place already, the ongoing, le(...)