Music

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Johnathan Blake: Homeward Bound review – virtuosi jazz unit scorch and shimmer
Drummer Blake joins with Dezon Douglas, Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross and David Virelles to create enthralling post-bop, soul jazz and Coltraneian pop

John Fordham

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The return of Katy B: ‘Being looked at all the time is not very natural’
Back after a five-year hiatus, the dance-pop star answers your questions, from the death of dubstep to London’s greatest pie and mash

As told to Christine Ochefu

05, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Who is Daniel Johns? The hit podcast untangling Silverchair’s enigmatic frontman
With unprecedented access to a star who is notoriously averse to media, the Spotify series reveals the traumatic cost of early fame

Andrew P Street

05, Nov, 2021 @1:55 AM

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Abba: Voyage review – no thank you for the music
After 40 years, the makers of once-sparkling pop are back – but the glamour promised by this album’s two terrific singles goes horribly unfulfilled

Jude Rogers

05, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Aimee Mann: ‘Any woman my age is traumatised by growing up in the 60s and 70s’
As she releases an album inspired by Girl, Interrupted, the US indie icon reveals how a childhood kidnapping and her repressive southern childhood left her with PTSD

Laura Snapes

04, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Aldo Clementi: Canoni Circolari review – joyous polyphonies and tubular bells
Imitation and canon are at the heart of Clementi’s sonically gorgeous pieces featuring flute, violin, piano and percussion

Andrew Clements

04, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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RPO/Petrenko review – British focus for ambitious orchestra’s new era
New Royal Philharmonic music director Vasily Petrenko excelled in pacey but nuanced performances of Walton and Elgar, with violinist Ning Feng the dazzling soloist

Martin Kettle

04, Nov, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Handwritten lyrics from Paul McCartney’s archive go on display
British Library to exhibit song lyrics and photographs immaculately kept by the former Beatle

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Diana Ross: Thank You review – an anaemic comeback that should have been great
With disco enjoying one of its periodic moments in the sun, a supremely classy 21st-century reboot was possible. But this isn’t it

Alexis Petridis

04, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Suede review – a sensory assault for classic LP Coming Up
Brett Anderson climbs monitors and vaults up to high notes in an energetic, irresistible performance of their 1996 album

Malcolm Jack

04, Nov, 2021 @12:11 PM

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The Wanted singer Tom Parker says brain tumour brought ‘under control’
Musician, 33, announced in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumour

Nadeem Badshah

03, Nov, 2021 @11:23 PM

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Bee Gees star Sir Barry Gibb to feature on Isle of Man stamps
Singer says he is ‘very proud’ of Manx roots and ‘honoured’ to appear on seven stamps

Nadia Khomami

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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