Rachel Platten: “I wanted every bit of me to be honest and raw, because the message I’m imparting is to believe in yourself”

If Rachel Platten’s life thus far were a movie, the triumphant end would have been last June, with her and Taylor Swift’s arms aloft after performing(...)

Regina Spektor (file photograph): has allowed her influences to fall away, replacing them with distinctive and individualistic themes

Regina SpektorOlympia Theatre, Dublin*****From being something of an odd also-ran in New York’s so-called anti-folk sceneto being a particularly brigh(...)