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Ninth album from the Mercury Music Prize-winner is a rollercoaster of ebullience and candour

The Islington-based rocker played a home gig last Thursday as part of his campaign to help independent music venues hit by the pandemic

The Urban Tree Festival is taking place online for the first time. Three organisers – a writer of London’s street trees, an Islington tree inspector, and a community gardener – talk about what trees mean to them.

The Hampstead coach, who has worked with Charlotte Church, Will Young and Gareth Malone, says ‘don’t underestimate the power of music’ to make you feel better

Manchester post-punk quartet’s debut LP is dark and doomy, yet easy on the ear.

The Stroud Green festival’s resident ensemble The Telling run free singing workshops via Zoom

A roller-coaster of idiosyncratic compositions from these Manchester misfits

Young singers from across North London and beyond joined voices to sing Emeli Sande’s You Are Not Alone

NYC legends pull their socks up for this Rick Rubin-produced return

Album review: EOB – Earth

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Radiohead guitarist’s debut is direct, diaphanous, danceable and desirable.

Seventh solo album from the enchanting songsmith is yet another unassuming masterpiece

Free live-streamed concerts and workshops to cheer up those in isoalation

Pandemic lockdown doesn’t signal boredom for the distinguished musician who practices in his St John’s Wood studio for eight hours a day

The Canadian’s boldest record yet offers intelligent pop with soul-searching lyrical heft

The north Londoner is signing up amateur and professional performers for the Great British Home Chorus to help combat social isolation

Littlemen’s new incarnation certainly has the musical panache, but too often fails to land the killer punch.

Funk Rave at The Roundhouse

Friday, March 13, 2020

Female fronted funk rock soul band Winnie & The Rockettes promise a night of dancing, glitter, sequins and “dirty slap bass”

Punk veteran’s band The Professionals join Stiff Little Fingers on a rocking line-up at the iconic venue

Album review: Ultraísta – Sister

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An album of sophisticated, femme-fronted electronica from Radiohead and Atoms For Peace alumni.

Can the Cali-punk icons recapture their relevance and sardonic bite in the Trump era?

Thom Yorke will take to the stage for a rare solo performance at All Points East on May 24.

Bombay Bicycle Club have been announced as the opening night headliners for All Points East, joining Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, The Kooks and The Wombats on a huge bill for the 10-day event.

Hugely promising, confidently accomplished debut from talented songwriter and instrument hoarder.

All Points East festival has announced The Kooks and The Wombats are both performing in Victoria Park on May 30.

A debut record of striking lyrical clarity and musical poise.

Groove Armada, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Reginald D Hunter and Irvine Welsh are among the vibrant eccentric performers at the one-day family friendly summer festival

South London girls find the blues and shake them loose in this stirring, haunting return.

On Saturday, July 11 the band will perform alongside Charlie XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers and Cavetown.

The legendary composer and producer is joined by Camden Town collective Soul II Soul for a footstopming night at the Hampstead mansion with a date also announced for Reggae champion David Rodigan

Landry pulls back from heartbreak to deliver his best record yet.

Susanne Beer, a highly-respected musician who taught over 60 young people to play the cello, passed away in December at the age of 52.

After a three-year hiatus, indie rock band Bombay Bicycle Club are feeling refreshed ahead of a UK tour and the release of their first album since 2014.

A strong, evocative debut from the Irish singer-songwriter.

Williams adds to the festive frivolity by delivering a gift that few will be searching out in years to come.

A live recording that captures the band’s urgent, witty, utterly compelling punk-rock energy.

Engaging and award-winning folk trio unearth more musical nuggets of our oral history.

Carlos Acosta, 46, has retired from classical ballet but the former Royal Ballet star retains his devoted fans who want to glimpse (in Rooster) their hero before he takes over as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

A highlights package from an incredible year for the electronica legends.

Album review: Vetiver – Up On High

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A triumph of understated alt-folk arrangements and a warming musical kinship.

Review: Stereophonics - Kind

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kelly and Co keep it under 50 for their middle-of-the-road cruise down the Americana highway.

One of north London’s best kept secrets, Real Lies are back with new music and a tour. Frontman Kev Kharas tells the Gazette about losing a band member and the inspiration behind his dreamlike songs.

On Saturday, October 5, St Luke’s Church in Holloway hosted its Speakeasy comedy and music evening, marking the tenth anniversary of the event.

Take shelter with these two and rediscover the joy of the album.

A yoga centre just off Holloway Road is hosting an evening of jazz music to celebrate the legacy of composers with additional needs this Friday (October 18).

Singer-songwriter John Smith starts an autumnal tour of the UK with a show at Islington Assembly Hall this weekend. Joined by special guests Cara Dillon and Ben Ottewell, this is the first chance for fans to see Smith’s new single – Burden of the Road – played live.

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