Music

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Yola: Stand for Myself review – retro country soul with bite
The underrated British singer, now based in Tennessee, returns with more eclectic inspirations

Kitty Empire

25, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain review – an invaluable compilation
The burgeoning British jazz scene of the 60s and early 70s is fully captured on this fine double album

Dave Gelly

24, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Suzi Quatro: ‘I’ll never be too old to wear a jumpsuit’
The singer, 71, tells Samantha Rea about enjoying her grandchildren, missing her mum, giving everything on stage and her need for an Ego Room

Samantha Rea

24, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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One to watch: Martha Skye Murphy
The singer-songwriter, who started out with Nick Cave as her mentor, keeps listeners suspended between euphoria and unease

Georgina Quach

24, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Bob Dylan: Shadow Kingdom live stream review – Dylan’s juke joint of dreams
In a live-stream first for the 80-year-old troubadour, Dylan plays fast and loose with his vast back catalogue to thrilling effect

Kitty Empire

24, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko review – a heartfelt if flawed new opera
Former banker Anthony Bolton duly invests and borrows for his opera based on Marina Litvinenko’s account of her husband’s murder

Fiona Maddocks

24, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: a fab piano four hands, Louise Farrenc and the Proms
Kirill Gerstein and Ferenc Rados play Mozart; and the French composer’s symphonies are a revelation

Fiona Maddocks

24, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘This is a full-circle moment’: inside Kanye West’s Donda listening party
The rapper delivered snippets of his new album to a confused stadium of attendees in Atlanta, teasing a possible return to form after recent controversies

Mike Jordan

23, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Lyrics on freedom that strike a chord | Brief letters
Brief letters: Dawn Butler | Periods | Cats | Song lyrics | Misheard names

Letters

23, Jul, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – an eerie, anguished triumph
The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Wolf Alice review – delirious crowd drink in a night of sublime bedlam
The three-time Mercury prize nominees seemed stunned by the deafening reception at their first non-socially distanced show in two years

Alexis Petridis

23, Jul, 2021 @12:20 PM

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‘Meditation and copulation’: how 90s dance act Enigma propelled a new age revolution
Led by Romanian-German producer Michael Cretu, Enigma ushered in a mysterious new dance genre, one Gregorian chant at a time

Ana Leorne

23, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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