Indie

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Sampa the Great, Paul Kelly and Genesis Owusu: Australia’s best new music for August
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here

Nathan Jolly

02, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins: ‘I still don’t take this seriously’
The emo godfathers bounced back from major label rejection to sell millions. Now they’re drawing on their past teenage energy to ride a major punk revival

Gwilym Mumford

02, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Phoebe Bridgers review – a truth-telling phenomenon
The adored LA singer-songwriter pairs references to the male rock pantheon with Roe v Wade in a magnetic set that cries out for festival headline billing

Kitty Empire

30, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Florist: Florist review – an ode to the power and comfort of friendship
Emily Sprague reunites with her bandmates for a new album that plays like a family portrait – and stakes out new ground

Sophie Walker

29, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘I’d rather be a tramp than reform my old bands’: Lawrence on life as British music’s greatest also-ran
His fans range from Charlie Brooker to Jarvis Cocker, yet the auteur behind Felt, Denim and Mozart Estate never found fame. He explains why it was all Princess Diana’s fault

Ryan Gilbey

27, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Pulp to reform (again) for 2023 concerts
Jarvis Cocker confirmed the reunion and the Britpop legends have a list of potential dates and venues

Michael Cragg

26, Jul, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Mercury prize: Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Self Esteem lead pack of first-time nominees
Women including Little Simz and Jessie Buckley dominate this year’s cohort for the best British album of the year, which falters on recent diversity gains

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Phoebe Bridgers review – cathartic indie superstar helps her young fans emotionally purge
With humour, heart and some genuinely poignant moments, Bridgers has her
audience shrieking and fainting

Jenessa Williams

24, Jul, 2022 @10:52 AM

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Black Midi: Hellfire review – exhilarating ambition
The Londoners freely cram genres and ideas into their concept album about death

Phil Mongredien

17, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Beabadoobee: Beatopia review – stylish but unmemorable pop nostalgia
Londoner Beatrice Laus’s second album trips down a well-travelled path of sweet 90s indie-rock

Rachel Aroesti

15, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Black Midi: Hellfire review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
From cocktail-lounge piano to thrashing drums, the British prog band make musical handbrake turns that are thrilling but hard to love

Alexis Petridis

14, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Laura Veirs: Found Light review – folk-rocker’s sexual reawakening
The Portland singer-songwriter’s first album written after splitting from her husband and longtime producer is a candid confessional filled with headily intimate images

Rachel Aroesti

08, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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