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Wolf Alice accept the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

The band Wolf Alice have won this year’s Mercury Prize, beating the favourites for the award. Wolf Alice’s Visions of Life was one of 12 records shor(...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Lauryn Hill performing at Brixton Academy, London in 1999. Photograph:  Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

At the 1999 Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill marked her coronation by singing a simple song about her newborn son. With legendary axe-man Carlos Santana car(...)

Rejjie Snow performs at  Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Photograph:  Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

The Mercury Prize is habitually accused of tokenism – a jazz record here, a folk obscurity there – but when it comes to Ireland the judges can’t even (...)

The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Oops . . . Lily Allen is not afraid to call out other musicians, her peers or whoever is interviewing her
Lily Allen: Our New VBF

Lily Allen is a divisive person. Even if you know very little about her, you probably developed an opinion of her back when she released her debut alb(...)

Lily Allen: warts, catchy choruses and all

Calling an album No Shame and then laying your personal life bare for the world and its tabloids to pick over is a brave move. On that front, kudos to(...)

If you are searching for the perfect playlist for Mother’s Day we humbly suggest you’ve just hit the mother lode. The best matriarchal musical tribute(...)

The Order of Service at the funeral of comedian Sean Hughes at Islington and Camden Cemetery in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sean Hughes was laid to rest at a London crematorium on Monday to the sound of Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths. The comedian, who died on(...)

Ed Sheeran  quits Twitter because of the abuse he’s been getting on the platform. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Poor old Ed Sheeran. The Grammy-award-winning, sextuple-platinum selling, multimillionaire singer announced this week that he was opting out of much T(...)

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