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Three years on from Summer 08, Joseph Mount strives for truly timeless tunes.

In 'Dear Marie Stopes' Alex Mills sets "heartfelt, emotional" letters from grateful women to meditative music

Album review: Iggy Pop - Free

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iggy's latest finds him as an artist rather than a rock star, swimming in contemplative, jazz-inflected waters.

Most of us regard Kings Place as the home of two concert halls. What's not often realised is that it's also a temple of words, and that the London Podcast Festival - which it annually hosts - is the beating heart of this new spoken-word art form.

Handsome Family labelmate and former ballerina fronts a set of disarming, powerful reflections on love and life.

Pinkville finds Melancon facing his demons and hitting his stride with a series of vivid set pieces.

When National Geographic Traveller say their food festival will offer "a chance to take your taste buds on a world tour," they really mean it.

Album review: Kaiser Chiefs - Duck

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ricky Wilson and his wholesome collective of jolly moshpit makers are back for a seventh LP

Historic double-bill is a study in contrasts as Young proves he's an evergreen rocker while Dylan is well past his prime

This ecclectic mix of Londoners of all ages perform in the belief that to sing together is to live better together

Review: Olympia - Flamingo

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Melbourne-raised singer-songwriter pens sophomore record of intelligent, fresh and vibrant alt-pop.

The Boss' first studio album in five years is a masterclass in understated Americana.

Staff at Union Chapel have begun trawling through an array of archive material dating back to the building's 19th century origins, also featuring plenty of signed posters, scribbled notes and ticket stubs from concerts which took place in the years since 1992.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason comes to Prior Weston Primary School this Friday (June 14) as he seeks to inspire the next generation of classical musicians.

This weekend's Elixir Extracts Festival is a celebration of lifelong creativity taking place at Sadler's Wells: the theatre on Rosebery Avenue devoted to dance in all its forms.

The sixth Stroud Green Festival is a celebration of women and women composers which gets underway on Friday (June 7) and runs until June 23.

Glaswegian gal goes solo on hook-laden third record, trying out new sounds along the way.

The devil (or perhaps God herself) is in the detail when it comes to Saint Etienne, so hearing Tiger Bay given a unique live outing with its original orchestral score reinstated feels very on brand.

A vivid and gripping tour of modern life from the brightest new star of Britain's grime scene.

When Emily Mae Winters sat down to write songs for her second album, it would have been easy for her to follow a similar formula to that of her first: Siren Serenade.

Downbeat, synth-aided rock is fruitful ground for a fistful of first-person reflections and regrets.

Two bank-holidays and a big range of interesting events; there's lots to look forward to in May. Here's a run-down of six of the best things to do in Hackney and Islington.

Clark might once again bite off more than the average listener can chew, but bear with it.

Dance music icon Judge Jules is adding an extra dimension to his shows with a new concept arriving at Scala on Friday, April 12.

Islington music producer and therapist Jon Hall has been working with patients with acute mental ill health to make confidence boosting songs, raps and videos

Will third time mean the big time for the worrying pop-poet?

Album review: C Duncan - Health

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A contradictory concoction of electronica, club-lounge, disco-funk, lullaby-gospel and languid cool that works incredibly well.

London sure knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - we're mad for it. Let's get craicing (awful, I know) with six of the best events celebrating the Emerald Isle in Hackney and Islington.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Five great things to do during March

Thursday, February 28, 2019

From International Women's Day celebrations to alternative comedy nights and short-film festivals, there's loads going on in Hackney and Islington throughout March.

Album review: Broncho - Bad Behavior

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A slinky, slick and lascivious set from Oklahoma's Broncho that's part art-rock, part psych-pop.

"Going out with an orchestra would have bankrupted us," Bob Stanley says of Saint Etienne's 1994 heyday.

Pigeonhole-phobic Joseph Mount and friends sprinkle some sonic extras on their breakthrough record.

Seismic life events trigger new sonic adventures for this troubadour duo, with some exciting, propulsive results.

"The most rewarding part of this job is seeing people recover from serious mental health crises through the joy of music."

Tri-continental punk-rock trio show a bit of imagination can go a long way on this fizzing debut.

"These events will be an Espresso rather than an Americano; a short but intense experience of a concert."

The singer-songwriter from Hertford is hotly tipped as one of the most exciting acts to look out for in 2019. Ahead of his debut album release in April, Ten Tonnes will play a handful of live shows including a date at Scala in February.

Album review: Red Rum Club - Matador

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council's licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

On what would have been David Bowie's 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Kings Place is staging a year of concerts dedicated to often forgotten female musical talent

A famous jazz musician banned from performing with The Blockheads in Islington after accusations of antisemitism says the saxophonist who appeared wasn't him - it was Father Christmas.

Songworks Community Choir's winter concert was held at St Mary with St George, Hornsey Parish Church last Wednesday, December 12. Jo Trew was one of those in attendance…

Does anyone need another Neil Young live album? Well, yes as it happens…

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