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Anarchy in High Wycombe! The real story of the Sex Pistols’ earliest gigs
The punk band are famous for culture-changing gigs in Manchester and London, but what about ones in Keighley and Dunstable? Attendees at their first UK tour remember the protests, raw power – and cider-drinking hippies

Alexis Petridis

09, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Kylie, Genesis Owusu and David Bridie: Australia’s best new music for June
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for 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

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Isabella Trimboli, Janine Israel, Shaad D'Souza, Andrew Stafford and Michael Sun

02, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Pete Brown obituary
Poet, musician and lyricist who co-wrote some of Cream’s greatest hits including I Feel Free and Sunshine of Your Love

Chris Welch

01, Jun, 2023 @10:49 AM

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The radical rise of No Fixed Address, ‘the most controversial band in Australia’
The Indigenous rock-reggae band soundtracked protests, went behind the iron curtain and opened doors. Four decades later, frontman Bart Willoughby calls it a dream come true

Andrew Stafford

19, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘I want to express rage’: Ukrainian punks Death Pill take fury on tour
The trio are back in Kyiv, preparing to kick off their first European tour, raging against Putin – and doing a lot of hugging

Luke Harding in Kyiv

19, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Unicorns, smoothies and Edgar Allan Poe: 14 songs to listen out for at Eurovision 2023
With folk-horror priestesses and punk dictators riding lawnmowers, this year’s competition has the usual oddities amid proponents of perfect pop

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, May, 2023 @8:50 AM

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Kate Bush ‘shocked and honoured’ to earn place in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
British singer is inducted alongside George Michael, Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, the Spinners and Missy Elliott

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, May, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Māori punk band’s tour of Wales puts spotlight on indigenous languages
New Zealand group Half/Time to perform alongside artists who sing in Cymraeg as part of musical cultural exchange

Steven Morris

01, May, 2023 @1:03 PM

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Lust for life: the punks keeping the spirit of rebellion alive
Punk rock exploded in 1977 with a raw power seldom seen since. But Johnny Rotten (as he used to call himself) is 67 now, and most of his fans from that time are in their 60s. So what became of all that energy, spiky hair and safety-pins?

Sally Howard

30, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Paramore review – pop-punk survivors feel the love
Surfing a wave of 00s nostalgia, the resurgent US band span their back catalogue, from the early emo years to their latest chart-topping album, This Is Why

Kitty Empire

29, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Billy Corgan, pro wrestlers and a medieval castle: inside Smashing Pumpkins’ weird gig for the ages
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman owns a pro-wrestling league – so of course the band is touring Australia with a troupe of wrestlers

Nick Buckley

24, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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How Mark Stewart set the tone for post-punk protest music | Alexis Petridis
The Pop Group’s lead singer, who has died at 62, whipped political confrontation into a thrilling mix of avant-funk and crashing soundscapes

Alexis Petridis

22, Apr, 2023 @4:44 PM

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