Spring is sprung. It’s a time when festival launch parties and line-up announcements pop up with the florabundance and fanfare of brightly trumpeti(...)

Every the staff at Rough Trade’s shops compile an annual release of those tunes that have received much in-store love in the year just ending. The (...)

Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu

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 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

The fact that the most infectious, feel-good tune of the year was made by two French lads usually seen sporting motorcycle helmets is a sign of the(...)