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Yard Act: The Overload review | Alexis Petridis's Album of the Week
Waspish portraits of the country’s worst people – from alpha-male business men to middle-class foodies – are punchily delivered by this excitingly undeveloped Leeds quartet

Alexis Petridis

20, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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‘I’m not Amy Shark’: Alex Lahey on the day thousands accidentally came to her gig
A last-minute stage switch meant a huge festival crowd who turned out to see the chart-storming Shark were instead greeted by a little-known indie rocker

Alex Lahey as told to Janine Israel

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Anaïs Mitchell: ‘Hadestown was larger than life. This album is life-sized’
The singer-songwriter is back with a new album after a decade spent nurturing her award-winning musical

Dorian Lynskey

16, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Cat Power: ‘To this day I sleep with my bedroom door locked’
After breakups, breakdowns, stalkers and worse, Chan Marshall has rewritten her bleakest lyrics and recorded an album of highly personal covers. ‘We all need sweetness,’ she says

Sylvia Patterson

14, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Nilüfer Yanya: ‘I wasn’t thinking: how am I going to make this a TikTok hit’
The Londoner reflects on her old-school ascent to jazzy indie greatness, her Turkish heritage and reaching out to refugee kids

Rachel Aroesti

11, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Wombats: Fix Yourself, Not the World review – a dose of perky self-help
The indie trio stick to the chummy pop they’re so good at – and it all sounds a bit familiar

Damien Morris

09, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Wombats: Fix Yourself, Not the World review – noughties indie returns bigger and brighter
The trio repurpose their sound from post-punk to pop-facing with a polished and snappy fifth album

Alexis Petridis

06, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Georgia Maq, Tame Impala, Augie March: Australia’s best new music for January
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly

03, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jana Horn: the enigmatic Texan songwriter guided by her faith
Recorded after she made peace with ‘ugliness and imperfection’ in music, Horn’s debut album is a skeletal marvel that evokes Yo La Tengo and soft country shuffles

Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The best songs of 2021 … that you haven’t heard
Guardian writers fish out their favourite lesser-known tracks of the year from an emotional ballad to mellow rap

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Jim Farber, Laura Snapes, Rob LeDonne,Kyle Mullin and Benjamin Lee

26, Dec, 2021 @7:06 AM

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New artists join Adele and Dua Lipa on list for first non-gendered Brit awards
As the music prizes strive for inclusivity, first-timers Self Esteem and Central Cee make the shortlist along with veterans Abba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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