Best of 2020: top album-makers

The year of the pandemic produced outstanding, thoughtful music across all forms Top 10 lists from the votes of Joe Breen, Louise Bruton, Tony C(...)

Most people will know that songwriting is, to varying degrees, as self-therapeutic a pursuit as stretching out on a brown leather couch and spilling y(...)

After The People’s Key in 2011, it looked like Bright Eyes might never make another album again. All three members of the Nebraskan indie-folk band ha(...)

Three years ago, California’s Phoebe Bridgers was little known outside Los Angeles, but these days she is the singer-songwriter du jour, the American (...)

To their naysayers, The 1975 are just another indie landfill band with a pretentious frontman masquerading as a virtue-signalling pseudointellectual ((...)

Pure Shores: this new club night has many things going for it – free admission, cool venue, 11pm start, and two of the most experienced DJs in Ireland Louise Bruton and Michael Pope

Saturday 11th Yola The Academy Green Room, Dublin Due to demand, Yola’s Whelan’s gig has been upgraded to the Academy’s Green Room venue, which is a (...)

Disputing the allegations: Ryan Adams. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Ryan Adams’s new album has been shelved, and whether his sold-out Irish shows will go ahead next month is unclear, after this week’s allegations that (...)

Ryan Adams: the singer-songwriter denies this week’s allegations. Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/New York Times

Ryan Adams, the American singer-songwriter who has been accused of abusive behaviour with an underage girl, is no stranger to controversy. Lizzy Good(...)

Some 51 years ago, give or take a day or three, Bobbie Gentry released The Delta Sweete (those swinging sixties!), a concept album about growing (...)

Three girl rhumba: Boygenius

What: Three of the best new female singer-songwriters get it together Where: USA Why: If you made a list of the best new female artists from North A(...)

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