Aimee Mann: ‘Not seeing other people in lockdown was so stressful for me.’ Photograph: Sheryl Nields

In Los Angeles, it’s early and overcast. “It has that six-in-the-morning feel,” says Aimee Mann, eternally droll, from a home office wallpapered in fr(...)

Elaine Mai: ‘There are lots of struggles that women face in the music industry, and I think because of that there’s definitely a deeper level of camaraderie and understanding.’ Photograph: Ruth Medjber

A slow burner, hard worker, loyal, considerate, a contemplative person who thinks about things a lot, possibly too much at times – that’s the way Elai(...)

Like most people, Alanis Morissette hasn’t had the 2020 she envisaged. Not only was the Canadian star due to take her 25th anniversary tour of her bre(...)

Jagged Little Pill made Alanis Morissette an icon of female rage – and 25 years later, with a brand new album, there’s still plenty to be angry abo(...)

Fiona Apple onstage in 2018. Photograph: Rick Kern/WireImage

There is nothing close to easy listening on Fiona Apple’s new album, but that’s par for the course for one of the most intriguing songwriters of the p(...)

Alanis Morissette will play at the 3Arena in October as part of a European tour. Photograph: Sonia Recchia/Getty

Alanis Morissette has announced she will play Dublin’s 3Arena in October as part of a European tour, with tickets on sale next week. The seven-time G(...)

In an attempt to express herself on her third album, Halsey (née Ashley Frangipane) borrows a personality from Kate Winslet’s character Clementine in (...)

A Clockwork Orange: Ronnie Barker’s Porridge offered more biting satire

There are no sacred cows. Once something gains such status it has begun to atrophy. You may as well sling it in a gallery and put a red rope around it(...)

Iveagh Gardens was the second of two Alanis Morissette gigs in Ireland. Here she is performing in Cork on Wednesday night. Photograph: Darragh Kane

‘I think I know 10,000 people going to this gig,” I texted a friend on Thursday evening. “But do they have a knife?” she replies. Alanis Morissette’s(...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)