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The National frontman’s alchemical swirls of dark lyricism and classic country soul make for an intoxicating debut.

Camden Market radio service CDNX plays old and new music but founder Sammy Jacob says there will always be a need for live gigs

The Irish music legend will play two shows at Vince Power’s Powerhaus at Camden Lock

Album review: Jónsi - Shiver

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

First solo album in a decade from Sigur Rós frontman takes a rugged ride through off-road electro.

Album review: Idles – Ultra Mono

Monday, September 28, 2020

Britain’s feted heroes return with another slab of searing social commentary and seismic rock.

Album review: Native Harrow – Closeness

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fourth record for US folk duo is imbued with sparkles of jazz, art-pop, soul and the American Songbook

Design studio Pearson Lloyd is turning the former Yorkton Workshops, which once housed milliners and doll-makers, into an archive, studio and gallery.

Aurora Orchestra live at Kings Cross

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Playing Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony from memory marked an uplifting and welcome return to live ticketed orchestra playing

Proceeds from a version of the ‘90s RnB classic by some of the UK’s best session vocalists will offer a lifeline for Olu’s Soup Kitchen on the Frampton Park Estate

The Camden Town music venue comes back to life after five months closure with fully seated socially distanced gigs that mirror the original layout of 30 years ago

Monday’s outdoor concert is believed to be the first live ticketed performance of an orchestral symphony in the UK since lockdown and is a prelude to Thursday’s BBC Prom

Bartlett’s debut is an open invitation to float gently through pools of calming piano

A smattering of plum tracks on a debut that borrows from Britpop and beyond.

Celebrated electro-popsters reveal a hypnotic, nuanced and considered third album.

Tickets for the socially-distanced August Bank Holiday event go on sale soon with further names to be announced

Andrews flies the flag for modern Americana with a triumphantly raw, reflective set

The 1975 have set a date for their huge one-day show in Finsbury Park, which was originally scheduled to take place this summer.

The Yorkshire outfit sound anything but peaky on their darkly thrilling sophomore record

The Union Chapel, King’s Head and Park Theatres hope they can benefit from the £1.57 billion of loans and grants to support the arts sector through enforced closure

Colours Hoxton, EartH Hackney, and Islington Assembly Hall are among those to sign the Music Venue Trust’s open letter calling for support to survive.

The art-pop veterans, now in their sixth decade as Sparks, proffer another pick’n’mix of surreal nuggets

Gloria! Digital Pride Festival is a diverse weekend of pole dance and splits classes, drag aerobics, bingo and fabulous performances by Ru Paul Drag Race stars

Frenetic, full-on and danceable new wave debut from Canada’s best new band

The Home Concert Club is running regular family and adult concerts to entertain audiences who are missing classical music - and make sure the performers are paid

The feted singer-songwriter beams a transfixing set straight into your front room – is this the future of live music?

Hackney-based practitioner Carlotta Artuso offers a distanced session of this ancient Japanese technique to reduce stress and help relaxation

Michelle Clarke’s Serenity Radio will offer interviews, guided meditations, health tips and calming music to heal and help during these anxious times

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

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