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His new album Gary Williams at the Movies is a combination of classics

The Horrors’ flights of fancy circle the ever-generous carcass of ‘80s electro-pop

The Horrors are releasing their new album on September 22 and playing Koko in Camden in October

Album review: Rat Boy – Scum

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More brat than rat, the Essex lad reveals he’s not got much to say.

If Finsbury Park held a music festival with all the acts to have performed in the N4 postcode area, it would be the greatest gig of all time.

A new production project from In Place of War is bringing musicians from all over the world to form an electronic band together.

The idea of elbowing your way through the Notting Hill Carnival gives you the chills? Fear not, as Hackney and Islington offer plenty of choices to spend the Bank Holiday weekend away from the madding crowd.

Islington Chaps Choir will be performing with Joe Stilgoe at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on August 22

With a career spanning more than four decades, Peña has toured the world with the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, now bringing his production of Flamencura back to Sadler’s Wells

Deftly executed and sweetly sung, Sails is morose Manchester indie the way it should be.

Conor McPherson’s script and direction expertly place Dylan’s music within the plot, an exploration of the racism, poverty and hopelessness of 1930s America

Grimeborn is now as indespensible a part of the opera scene as its Sussex older sibling. Ellie O’DonnelL rounds up this year’s festival.

A heavy-going covers album that takes its songs deeper into the darkness.

You might not associate the docks and slums with the world’s most romantic dance — until you see Sadler’s Wells’ newest show, Tanguera, writes Allis Moss.

Inspired by Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage, this take on a Mozart’s comic opera creates a musical hybrid that features classical, electronic, and pop

A buzzing, broad and exciting ‘debut’ from a multi-talented, blues-inspired musician for our times

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

Music From Around the World at Islington Assembly Hall on July 3 is a tonic for harmony during troubled times

A round up of events around Islington and Hackney celebrating Pride Festival

It’s been a whirlwind few years for a capella group, Sons of Pitches.

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

You can count on few fingers the number of bands who’d be able to make you cry using the words “on the rail replacement bus”.

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

There’s music, art, dance, food, sports, workshops and a parade throughout the day, celebrating the community’s contributions

Hackney local Frankie Oliver, a singer turned taxi driver turned singer again, returns to music with a new album after a two decade long absence

Acoustic troubadour Matt Gresham is yet another export churned out from the X Factor machine (albeit the Australian incarnation).

When Too Close To Touch singer Keaton Pierce tragically lost his three year old sister, his priority was to use music to express his pain

The London Tango Quintet are playing at Hackney’s Round Chapel on May 25

BRIDGET GALTON talks rock docs, politics and the thrill of playing live with the folk punk singer

The Hoxton venue was taken over for the launch of the debut EP Devil’s Door from Francesca Mondi, a soulful jazz singer who takes influences from across the globe

Steve Pretty may refute the hipster label but he admits that “running a postmodern brass band is quite a hipsterish activity”

STEFANIA SARUBBA talks to the co-founder of a new arts festival in London Fields celebrating every aspect of human creativity

The Islington band has released the video for Midnight Oil, a customised visual experience that generates different scenes depending how the viewer clicks.

The Golden Egg Love Fest runs at the Shacklewell Lane Mosque over the weekend of April 22 - 23, offering music, dance, spoken word, yoga, food and spirituality

This crowd-funded record puts BSP back in the frame – food for hearts, minds and feet

The punk-slash-folk group plays at The Garage in Highbury on April 8, collecting food and clothes for those in need

The Scottish band are left searching for past passion and power in their first record since 1998

George Brown started out busking. Now she’s launching her debut EP, following in the footsteps of her SoCal heroes, finds ZOE PASKETT

Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage

In a world though where it increasingly feels as though artifice and career-goals have taken precedence over authenticity, her stock offers increasing value

French artist works piano and electronica into intriguing sculptures for third LP

Co-director of Hackney Showroom, Sam Curtis Lindsay, talks to Zoe Paskett about their second anniversary and a festival celebrating joyful protest

The California band continue to feather their pigeonhole with rusting ennui, lullaby-soft vocals and pretty, power-pop ditties – and if it ain’t broke...

Merely one album into her career, Jacklin applies poise and grace to her forlorn tunes

A short, searing but seductive set from British folk’s brightest star

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