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‘I love the whole crooner vibe’: Aston Merrygold’s honest playlist
The JLS man spent his paper round money on Usher and gets props for singing the Jackson 5 at karaoke, but which song did TikTok change his mind about?

As told to Rich Pelley

03, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Paul Sartin obituary
Versatile performer who took a variety of approaches to folk music with the groups Bellowhead, Faustus and Belshazzar’s Feast

Derek Schofield

02, Oct, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Inez Foxx obituary
Soul singer who with her brother Charlie was best known for their much-covered hit Mockingbird

Garth Cartwright

02, Oct, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Lindsey Buckingham review – slick guitar work and strong singing from the Fleetwood Mac veteran
With seven albums’ worth of solo material to his name, Buckingham makes the fans wait for classic Rumours tracks – but eventually delivers in style

Robin Denselow

02, Oct, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Shygirl: Nymph review – a sensuous, playful debut
British rapper, DJ and singer-songwriter Blane Muise slinks between genres, mischief and melody on her experimental first album

Ammar Kalia

02, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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New cantata breathes life into history of the Irish civil war
Diaries and letters of the time, together with book by Observer war correspondent Ed Vulliamy, inspired music for orchestra and vocalists.

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Pixies: Doggerel review – pristinely produced absurdism
The cult indie band may not have the dark fire of yesteryear but they still rock their twisted tropes

Damien Morris

02, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Schumann Quartet/Anna Lucia Richter review – immaculate playing prized efficiency over emotion
Despite great commitment from the mezzo-soprano, the four string players merged into corporate facelessness in this performance of Brahms and Schumann

Andrew Clements

02, Oct, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O: ‘The one thing I hold in sacred regard is rockers’ hairstyles’
The lead singer of the US indie rockers on gaining humility in her 40s, her signature bowl haircut and the benefits of living in Los Angeles rather than New York

Tim Lewis

02, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Lambchop: The Bible review – the weight of the world with Kurt Wagner
All of life – and death – is here in the band’s numinous 16th album

Kitty Empire

02, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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No tune, no words, no dancing: why white noise is the music industry’s newest hit
The sounds of bonfires, waves and rainfall are helping us relax – and making millions

James Tapper

02, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Souad Massi: Sequana review – an outstanding return to form
The Franco-Algerian singer’s 10th album spans genres and moods to potent effect, with glittering production from Justin Adams

Neil Spencer

01, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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