Music

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Bad genes, not rock’n’roll excess, killed Elvis Presley, claims biographer
A new book by Sally Hoedel argues that the singer was a sick man supporting his family and friends

Edward Helmore

01, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Lily Allen: from chart-topping handbag kid to the heart of London’s West End
The singer is back in front of a live audience this week, playing ‘a woman with a real point of view’ in a spooky new play, 2:22 – A Ghost Story

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Aug, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Trippers & Askers: Acorn review – delicate, literate Americana
This US collective impress with a subtle, ambient debut inspired by Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Neil Spencer

31, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever review – wiser and wilder
The teenage alt-pop sensation grows up and gets loose on her bold, retro-toned second album

Kitty Empire

31, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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One to watch: L’objectif
The Leeds teen four-piece have their sights on the road – and one of the best debuts of the year in the bag

Damien Morris

31, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Classical home listening: Isata Kanneh-Mason; Fretwork with Iestyn Davies; Mirga at the Proms
Kanneh-Mason’s second album is a delight; Davies and Fretwork excel in early baroque German music; and the pick of Proms week one

Fiona Maddocks

31, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Bleachers: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night review – Jack Antonoff goes back to his roots
The super producer’s complex musical identity finds full expression on this highly personal third Bleachers album

Kitty Empire

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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First Night of the Proms review: a delightful shared experience with some surprises
While tonight at the Royal Albert Hall wasn’t quite back to normal it offered some joyful moments

Erica Jeal

30, Jul, 2021 @10:49 PM

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Judge rules in Bob Dylan’s favour in lawsuit over $300m sale of songs
New York judge rules Jacques Levy and his descendants are only entitled to compensation under a deal signed in 1975

Martin Pengelly in New York

30, Jul, 2021 @6:45 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Mahalia, Taylor Janzen, Swedish House Mafia
This week we’ve got an R&B lesson in love, some finely wrought folk-pop, and a comeback by the EDM Scandi DJ trio

Graeme Virtue

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Three Choirs festival review – poetic harmony resonates with the times
A new commission from Gabriel Jackson came across vividly in the cathedral acoustic, in august company alongside a rare revived piece by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Rian Evans

30, Jul, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Beatriz Ferreyra: Canto+ review – painterly daubs of found sound
Splicing and manipulating speech, urban noise and more, this collection shows how strangely beautiful the 84-year-old Argentinian composer’s musique concrète can be

John Lewis

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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