Punk

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Hella Mega tour review – pop-punk’s middle-aged legends still have spunk
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer combine for a pleasingly heavy romp through their hits, though there are spells when they lapse into cliche and gimmickry

Matt Mills

25, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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‘When I gave up drink it was a hallelujah moment’: Sleaford Mods interviewed at Glastonbury
In the first of the Guardian’s onstage talks with musicians at the festival, frontman Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn talk candidly about substance abuse, class and turning 50

Laura Snapes

24, Jun, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Ukrainian techno, UK drill and Tony Christie: 30 acts not to miss at Glastonbury 2022
Whether it’s Kendrick Lamar’s hugely anticipated headline slot, soul music singalongs or late night DJ sets, here are our picks from the hundreds of acts playing Glastonbury

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Jun, 2022 @2:39 PM

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Nova Twins: Supernova review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The genre-splicing pair’s sharp, concise songwriting makes for a mindblowing blast of distorted noise-pop – and destroys the narrative about who gets to make rock music

Alexis Petridis

16, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Download festival review – monster metal weekend roars back to full volume
At capacity again after two years of Covid, jubilant crowds greet showstopping turns from full-glam Kiss to musically flashy Iron Maiden and the fury of Bleed from Within

Matt Mills

13, Jun, 2022 @1:19 PM

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Under the Underground review – deep dive into mad scientist’s lair of recording gear
Angela Christlieb’s film captures the anarchic spirit of the musical collective based in studio of electronic equipment known as Janka Industries

Phuong Le

12, Jun, 2022 @1:55 PM

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The best albums of 2022 so far
From yacht-rock atmospherics to portraits of disaffected Britain, here are our picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From Billy Bragg to DJ Albo: what Anthony Albanese’s music taste says about him | Andrew Stafford
If he wants to be true to the values of the music he most cherishes, Australia’s new PM needs to seize the sea of possibilities created by a more diverse parliament

Andrew Stafford

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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We Are the Best! review – all-girl teenage punk band has no future
Despite lively performances the story of three 13-year-olds in 1980s Sweden skips by with nothing at stake and nothing to be resolved

Mark Fisher

01, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Gayle review – Texan TikTok teen with pop-punk attitude
The young musician best known for TikTok hit abcdefu has the vocal chutzpah to overcome a sense of safe rebellion

Sophie Walker

31, May, 2022 @12:26 PM

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Avril Lavigne: ‘I moved out of my parents’ house and straight into a tour bus with no rules’
When she was only 17, the Canadian singer’s debut album wowed the world. Now, as Let Go hits its 20th anniversary, its pop-punk anthems are finding new life thanks to TikTok

Sarah Manavis

31, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pistol review – Danny Boyle’s wonky Sex Pistols show is like Punk: the Panto!
Johnny Rotten is the Artful Dodger crossed with an animated rodent in Boyle’s frustrating series that feels so cartoonish it falls totally flat

Rebecca Nicholson

31, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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