If David Lynch were to reset Blue Velvet in the wilds of West Cork, then Anna Mitchell’s evocative, dark songs of life and love’s painful kiss woul(...)

The Unthanks tend to lark about onstage, but when they play they infuse their work with a rare sensuality and seriousness. Sisters Becky and Rachel(...)

Alex Highton’s second album surfaced towards year’s end, but any waves of wonder were lost in the pre-Christmas shemozzle. The Scouser sin(...)

Eric Bibb: Blues People
  • Music
  • December 18, 2014, 16:00

Rosewood, Florida, was not a place to be if your skin was black in January 1923. Nor should it have been a place to be if your skin was wh(...)

Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin
  • Music
  • December 11, 2014, 16:00

“Tonight I’ll promise you that we’ll give you everything we’ve got . . .” And so Leonard Cohen and his merry men and women kicked off their sh(...)

Lynne Hanson: River of Sand
  • Music
  • December 4, 2014, 16:00

With a cover which references Géricault’s classic painting of foreboding, The Raft of the Medusa – as did The Pogues on Rum, Sodomy and the La(...)

Jeff Tweedy certainly puts a decent shift in. Following on from his recent impressive debut with Tweedy, the band he formed with teenage son S(...)

Steve Albini of Shellac on stage at Primavera Sound 2014 in May. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns via Getty Images)

A great polemic is all about timing and context. Back in 1993, Steve Albini wrote a brilliant, scathing, hard-hitting article called “The Problem W(...)

Gold stars go to the Gleeson brothers and Squarehead this week for releasing the best music video for charity you’ll see this year. When Domhnall a(...)

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