Jarvis Cocker

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‘It requires something like genius – on Anderson’s part and those of his collaborators – to get such a complex machine whirring so smoothly.’ Photograph: Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox

As the boos and the cheers faded after the Cannes premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest, critics began squabbling among themselves about a near-theologica(...)

Stuart Staples: “I grew up in an industrial English city where people like The Clash introduced different ways of thinking.”

While artists are rightfully wary of reductive phrases like “lockdown album”, the extenuating circumstances of recent times helped Tindersticks get th(...)

Much like his performance at last year’s Electric Picnic, anyone expecting Jarvis Cocker to flick through the back pages of Pulp on his first album of(...)

All Together Now headliner  Iggy Pop: the septuagenarian  is making a living as the Andre Rieu of the moshpit generation. Photograph: Bjorn Tagemose

Sorry to disturb your Saturday morning nap, but has it ever occurred to you that we live in an age of stagnation, entropy and inevitable decline? Amer(...)

Lauryn Hill will perform at summer festival All Together Now. File photograph: Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

All Together Now festival has revealed its full line-up for the three days over the August bank holiday weekend in Co Waterford. It was announced la(...)

 Johnny Marr at the Academy in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Johnny Marr has dismissed rumours of a Smiths reunion after a fan asked for clarification about a rumoured 2020 tour. The rumour, posted on the forum (...)

Kerry-based and Wirral, Liverpool-born Laurie Shaw is easily one of the most prolific songwriters around – many albums have been self-released in the (...)

Christine  and The Queens play the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: AN INCANDESCENT FINALE  Main stage, Sunday ★★★★☆ Electric Picnic 2019: everything is eclipsed by Florence Wel(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Billie Eilish will be making her debut Irish open-air performance. Photograph: Rich Fury/Getty

IRELAND’S BIGGEST OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL KICKS OFF ON FRIDAY, IN THE GROUNDS OF STRADBALLY HALL, IN CO LAOIS. THE IRISH TIMES WILL BE THERE, WITH (...)

Maximum Media founder Niall McGarry at the company’s office in Fumbally Lane in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When online publisher Joe released a mash-up in the UK this month of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg as Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, the internet almost (...)

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