Music

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Britney Spears: documentaries about my life are ‘so hypocritical’
Spears says films by the BBC and New York Times about her 2008 breakdown ‘criticise the media then do the same thing’

Laura Snapes

04, May, 2021 @8:26 AM

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‘This is the most exciting moment I’ve experienced’: the artists changing the face of metal
Long mired in sexism, racism and homophobia, the rock genre is being transformed by a wave of progressive artists

Dannii Leivers

04, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Percussionist Fang Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2020
The 17-year-old Chinese-born musician triumphed at final delayed a year by pandemic

Imogen Tilden and agencies

03, May, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Blossoms/the Lathums/Zuzu review – rapturous return of the live gig
Liverpudlian Zuzu captures the celebratory mood, the Lathums bring the holler-along indie rock, and Blossoms provide the perfect mix of melancholy and euphoria

Dave Simpson

02, May, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix: ‘Being Black is my power. I want young Black girls to see that’
In her early days with the girl band, Pinnock felt invisible and couldn’t understand why. Then the role of race became clear

Ellen E Jones

02, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade review – heartbreak and joy
A devastating love song sets the tone for the Fanclub’s 12th album

Kitty Empire

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Paul Weller: ‘Music means more to me since I’ve been sober’
On the eve of his 16th album, the eclectic master of English pop takes questions from musicians, politicians and readers

Miranda Sawyer

02, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sam Braysher Trio: Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man review – superb serpentine sax
The alto saxophonist and his rhythm section are on top form in this collection of radically inventive remakes

Dave Gelly

01, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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One to watch: Tyson
The low-key daughter of Neneh Cherry finds her voice on a new EP, self-released on the label she founded to fight discrimination

Kate Hutchinson

01, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Girl in Red: If I Could Make It Go Quiet review – calm before the storm
Marie Ulven’s debut album is a quietly confident declaration of intent

Kitty Empire

01, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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BBCSO/Chauhan review – Timothy Ridout soars in Beamish’s Gaelic lament
Sally Beamish’s Third Viola Concerto was the centrepiece of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s virtual trip to Scotland

Fiona Maddocks

01, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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‘I’ve missed the crowdsurfers’: readers on the gigs they can’t wait to see
As Blossoms restart live music this weekend with a pilot event in Liverpool, readers tell us the bands they’ve been missing, from hardcore punk to jazz

Guardian readers

01, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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