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Meditating on mortality: Klaus Maria Brandauer in Krapp’s Last Tape. Photographs: Das Letzte Band

There are three events that Sean Doran recalls, over the course of a varied international career as an artistic director, when he thought he had fi(...)

Why, Gwyneth, why? Chris Martin’s next Coldplay album may not be the break-up screed we’re hoping for
Hurts so good

Divorce makes for great music. There’s nothing better than anger, bitterness, regret, guilt and loathing to fire up the creative faculties. And if it’(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)

Solid: Glimmermen
Newfound Sounds for May
  • Music
  • April 25, 2014, 00:00

Albums recorded in unusual settings tend to be imbued with a special feeling. Brigid Power Ryce’s I Told You The Truth EP was recorded in St Nichol(...)

Kylie is pop. She defines the very word. Over the past 25 years, she has been a hairbrush-miming Friday-night friend, a hotpants-clad fantasy g(...)

Wake in Fright 1:44

En route to Sydney to visit his girlfriend, schoolteacher John Grant (Gary Bond) stops off in “the Yabba”, a muscular, menacing outback town. A bou(...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)

Roland S Howard: an overlooked innovator

Making an objective assessment of a documentary on a musician one admires is a tricky business. Does it matter if the film – however well made (...)

(From left) Nick O’Malley, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys who lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. Photograph: PA

Arctic Monkeys lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. The annual music bash sees the Sheffield quartet competing for(...)

Victoria Mary Clarke, second from left, beside her partner, Shane MacGowan, followed by Gerry O’Boyle. Far right, Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow

I am sitting in the Coronation Street Rovers Return pub on a Sunday afternoon, having a gin and tonic with Peter Barlow. This is a momentous occasion (...)

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