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Paddy Hanna accepts that he has made an album that takes time to get to know, but one that is possibly his most beautifully-crafted.

Much like his music, you never know quite where a conversation with Paddy Hanna will take you. One minute you’re discussing the serious lyrical themes(...)

“I’d wonder why I found what I was doing so satisfying. What was the evolutionary purpose of dancing?” Photograph: Getty Images

In my early-to-middle, middle years, I loved to dance. Freeform, slightly inebriated dancing, to popular tunes by such inspired marvels as Talking Hea(...)

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(...)

Photograph: Alan Place

BLINDBOY BOATCLUB – PODCASTER, AUTHOR AND HALF OF THE RUBBERBANDITS – TALKS POLITICS, ANONYMITY, HIS NEW BOOK AND ANGRY MEN WITH PATRICK FREYNE (...)

Expectations upended, preconceptions shattered: that’s the shape of Lankum’s world, and it’s a world of wide horizons and imaginations writ large on T(...)

Daniel Johnston: an unlikely recipient of a major-label deal. Photograph: Frank Mullen/WireImage/Getty

Of all the artists signed in the post-Nirvana gold rush – a brief and bizarre period when the US music industry, wrong-footed by Nevermind’s unexpecte(...)

Daniel Johnston: the singer-songwriter and visual artist was acclaimed as one of the United States’ most gifted outsider voices. Photograph: Bryan Schutmaat/New York Times

Daniel Johnston, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of the United States’ most gifte(...)

 Blindboy Boatclub: listed Flann O’Brien as one of his great heroes, alongside “Bob Dylan and Tom Waits”

Doing an interview as part of the International Flann O’Brien conference during the week, Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubber Bandits listed the writer as(...)

Iggy Pop stars as Male Coffee Zombie in  Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Photograph: Frederick Elmes / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc

 The early trailers for Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie suggested the distributors were a bit nervous about the content. Edited with zany fury, the p(...)

Jim Jarmusch with Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and Luka Sabbat. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

YOU CAN READ THE FILM-MAKER’S PERSONALITY IN HIS DEADPAN, SARDONIC CINEMA. HE DOESN’T SOUND EXACTLY HAPPY – BUT HE’S NOT IN DESPAIR EITHER Here (...)

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