Merrill Garbus

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What: Electrifying experimental violinist Where: USA Why: Brittney Denise Parks is an LA-based musician, producer and singer who has cultivated her ow(...)

Book Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown has influenced me lately. I feel everyone should read right now, it’s a rare book that’s offered tangib(...)

Merrill Garbus’s first three albums as Tune-Yards charted a journey from home-spun, lo-fi intimacy to confident, layered, studio-sculpted pop – a tran(...)

Björk portrait, taken at the the RBMA Montreal this week. Photograph: Santiago Felipe/Red Bull Content Pool

Every year, the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) takes over a city for four weeks of concerts, exhibitions and conferences, with this year’s venue being(...)

Ben Bix (bass and vocals), Donnacha O’Malley (synth and vocals), Tadhg Byrne (violin), Micheál Quinn (drums) and Brian Dillon (synth/electronics) of Meltybrains? at the Pepper Canister church in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Play a wrong note for the sake of it. And then what if we all played wrong notes at the same time? Would that make a good thing? No, it probably w(...)

The great unwashed washed.

Did you hear that shot ring out over Electric Picnic in the early hours of Sunday morning? It’s rumoured festival organisers called in a vet to examin(...)

Best beard of Electric Picnic 2014: Sean O’Reilly from Donaghmede in Co Dublin

Best bands Portishead were sublime: in between the snap and the hiss, the cackle and crackle of the music, Beth Gibbons turned, sighed and lam(...)

There are few acts on next weekend’s Electric Picnic bill as suited to the festival’s off-stage attractions as Kelis Rogers. Given the festival’s p(...)

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack
  • Music
  • May 9, 2014, 00:00

Merrill Garbus begins her third album by relating an imagined conversation with a stranger: “I tried to tell him all the reasons that I had to neve(...)

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 (...)