Music

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5 Seconds of Summer are learning how to be happy: ‘There’s parts of our career that I don’t remember’
The Australian pop band are all still in their 20s, but have spent a decade touring and recording ‘in an endless loop’. Now they’ve swapped parties for feeling at peace

Brodie Lancaster

20, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The caustic outbursts, the raw charisma, the conkers … 50 reasons to love Liam Gallagher at 50
As the pugnacious parka-wearer marks off half a century, musicians and Guardian writers examine the attitude, arguments and angry monologues that make him a true rock’n’roll star

Emma Garland

20, Sep, 2022 @10:49 AM

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The Big Moon review – pop-rock party celebrates the joy of parenting
London four-piece dazzle with disco-inflected songs about pregnancy tests and breastfeeding, despite having to borrow instruments

Daniel Dylan Wray

20, Sep, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep! Why singalong 70s pop was edgier than you think
A new book, In Perfect Harmony, explores the pop hits of the 70s, long derided as mainstream and meaningless. But there was more to it, argues its author

Will Hodgkinson

20, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘She was never spoken of again’: Bono recounts his mother’s death in new memoir
In an extract published in the New Yorker, the U2 frontman details the loss that spurred him to music

Janine Israel

20, Sep, 2022 @4:57 AM

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Letter: Judith Durham obituary
Shelley Bovey writes: Tony Benn and Judith drank tea and signed each other’s books

Shelley Bovey

19, Sep, 2022 @4:10 PM

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A ringing coda: the music at the Queen’s funeral was both solemn and sublime
As well as the time-honoured 18th-century Sentences and familiar hymns, Westminster Abbey heard superb new work by Judith Weir and James MacMillan

Tim Ashley

19, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Koopman review – Bach sounds fresh and jubilant
Ton Koopman’s zest for the baroque master shone through in a joyful programme of some of his best-known music, even if the lack of instrumental balance would have triggered the symmetry-loving composer

Erica Jeal

19, Sep, 2022 @11:41 AM

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‘You can feel the history in there’: the return of New Century Hall
It played host to Hendrix and the Stones and was a haven for acid-house parties. After lying dormant for years, Manchester’s iconic concert hall is back

Kyle MacNeill

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I am the most inclusive listener of all time’: Steve Aoki’s honest playlist
The EDM DJ-producer loves all genres, has roots in the hardcore scene and hangs out with Nickelback, but what’s the ideal soundtrack to his ice baths?

As told to Elle Hunt

19, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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La Princesse de Trébizonde review – Offenbach’s comedy of nouveau riche values is on the money
A stylish revival from Opera Rara boasts a brilliant aria about toothache, a temper tantrum in waltz time and a hilarious plate spinning quintet

Tim Ashley

18, Sep, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Suede: Autofiction review – a back-to-basics triumph
A renewed sense of urgency – and enjoyment – pulses through this punchy, passionate comeback

Phil Mongredien

18, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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