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Young musicians often have a habit of taking themselves too seriously. In a bid to present their work to the world and have it judged respectfully, ea(...)

Who ever could have predicted that a heartbroken twentysomething with an acoustic guitar, rudimentary recording equipment and access to his dad’s log (...)

k-punk: Mark Fisher’s brilliant writing ranged across popular music, film, TV, politics and literature

For the past two weeks I’ve been feasting on k-punk, an 800-page collection of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher. While skip(...)

Lady Gaga with her Grammys. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Record of the Year This Is America – Childish Gambino Album of the Year Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves Song of the Year This Is America – Donald Glov(...)

Soulwax-affiliated electronic pop musician Charlotte Adigéry

What: Soulwax-affiliated electronic pop Where: Belgium Why: “Dance til you’re dizzy. Be your naked and uncompromising self,” says the Belgian-Caribbea(...)

There was always something a little different about Saint Sister. When the Northern Irish duo first arrived on the scene in 2014, it wasn’t just Gemma(...)

Jorja Smith releases her debut long-player Lost & Found next week

New artist of the week: Jorja Smith What: Drake and Stormzy collaborator in the spotlight Where: England Why: The 21-year-old Walsall R&B singe(...)

Einaudi has also scored nearly 30 projects since the late 1980s. Most notable among these are the scores to Shane Meadows’ heartbreaking ‘This Is England’ films and TV shows

“For my fingers they had me play and then stop only for five minutes because it was just too cold to go on,” says the pianist and composer Ludovico Ei(...)

Javelin throwing’s loss has turned out to be music’s gain in the case of the Icelandic singer Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson. The dude from Laugarbakki’s de(...)

Much has changed since Justin Vernon spent a long Wisconsin winter in a log cabin taking stock of his life. That led to his 2007 debut album, For Emm(...)

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