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Portishead: Beth Gibbons at the Electric Picnic music festival in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the summer of 1994, when many alternative-rock kids were kicking up mud to Nine Inch Nails and Green Day, Dummy, the debut album from the Bristol-b(...)

For nearly three decades, Bristol has thrived on a unique underground music scene. Founded on arresting compositions informed by trip-hop, techno, and(...)

Thom Yorke has always made chilling music. The haunting tenor of his voice skulks over Radiohead’s orchestration like a ghostly apparition; his presen(...)

Benjamin Clemantine,Sigrid, Sevdaliza, N.E.R.D, Nina Kraviz and Kendrick Lamar are just a few of our critics top choices.

Sigrid Electric Arena, Saturday, 4.30pm Those Scandies sure know how to a spawn a stellar songstress. Norway’s Sigrid has rapidly become a pop sensat(...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

Ships with the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. Photograph: Graham Keogh

Much like the recent Oscars, this year’s Choice Music Prize ceremony was a curious mix of surprising and predictable. It was brave of the judges to gi(...)