Music

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Haai: Baby, We’re Ascending review – rich, entrancing ambience from a party-starter star
The Australian producer’s anticipated debut is something of a left turn from high-frequency techno, at its best when it holds back in favour of open space

Shaad D'Souza

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The Frightnrs: Always review – crisp reggae and a labour of love
The Brooklyn outfit’s compelling rocksteady and spacey dub disguise the deep sadness at the music’s core

Neil Spencer

28, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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One to watch: Rachel Chinouriri
The young Londoner’s hook-rich songs are rooted in indie, early 00s pop, African a cappella – and heartbreak

Damien Morris

28, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Harry Styles: One Night Only review – the model of a modern pop star
Riding the zeitgeist and fevered acclaim, the former One Direction star is admirably sure-footed, if a little lacking in musical daring

Kitty Empire

28, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The week in classical: The Wreckers; Kirill Gerstein
Ethel Smyth’s long-neglected maelstrom of an opera is worth a plunge; and pianist Kirill Gerstein is on peak form in Liszt

Fiona Maddocks

28, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Philharmonia/Blomstedt review – flow and glow as one one of wonders of our age remains in control
In Mozart, Maria João Pires was an ideal partner for Blomstedt’s attentiveness to pulse, phrasing and dynamics; his unified and unshowy approach brought lightness and clarity to Bruckner

Martin Kettle

28, May, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Ed Sheeran review – sentimental, standardised but potent stadium pop
Sheeran tweaks his formula with a full live band, and while the mix isn’t flattering, the intense connection he has with his audience melts away most quibbles

Huw Baines

28, May, 2022 @9:44 AM

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‘Do we want music to be a pursuit only of the wealthy?’ Anger grows at PRS Foundation cuts
Royalties company PRS for Music has announced a major funding cut for its charitable arm. Artists such as Black Country, New Road explain why it could damage the UK music scene

Ed Gillett

28, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why we’re all wild about Harry Styles | Letter
Letter: The pop singer embraces his feminine side and lights up the stage or screen when he appears, writes Diane Silva

Letters

27, May, 2022 @5:35 PM

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Harry Styles dominates UK charts with new album Harry’s House
The singer is only the third-ever artist to occupy the whole Top 3 of the singles chart, and has outsold the rest of the Top 40 combined in the vinyl-album chart

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Andy Fletcher obituary
Keyboard player and business brain of Depeche Mode who pushed the electronic band to long-lasting success

Caroline Sullivan

27, May, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Andrew Fletcher: the pop-loving everyman who held Depeche Mode together
As well as a keyboard player, Fletch was a facilitator – and someone whose cheerleading demeanour helped fans feel closer to the band they loved

Dorian Lynskey

27, May, 2022 @3:54 PM

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