Reviews

Young Jean Lee and David Byrne bring We’re All Gonna Die to Meltdown

Ryley Walker embraces the jams in Manchester

An improvisation-based set that feels way too short? That's just about as rare as the talent on display tonight.

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks embrace their silly side in Manchester

Collaborative effort FFS play their debut album in full at the Albert Hall.

Pixx plays a blinder in the heart of East London for only her third gig

4AD’s new signing performs an intimate show that shows she sounds as good live as she is on record

What we did at Lowlands Festival 2015

With Tove Lo, MØ, Allah-Lahs and Father John Misty on the line-up, Scott Riby takes a trip to the sparse rural village of Biddinghuizen in the Netherlands to give his verdict on Lowlands Festival.

Bat For Lashes debuts SEXWITCH project with TOY and Dan Carey

Bat For Lashes has finally revealed what she's been teasing all week on social media, and it's a new project called SEXWITCH with producer Dan Carey and psych-pop outfit TOY.

Anna Calvi enchants the Meltdown Festival with a performance of stunning subtlety and ferocity

With a choir behind her and an appearance by a certain Mr. David Byrne, Calvi mesmerises the South Bank.

Deafened by the Sunn O))): Doom metallers bludgeon Meltdown

We sent a ‘novice with a tote bag’ Russell Warfield along to the Royal Festival Hall for a night of glacially paced rock. He loved it.

Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals are brought to life at Oval Space

An evening as much about paying respect to the late composer and his work as it is a celebration of the timeless energy that the piece evokes.

The Very Best return from all corners of the globe for a homecoming show at Hackney’s Oslo

The best-kept dance hall secret in the last five years, this multicultural act fuses Malawian beats with European production to make a hell of a party.

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