Music

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Baker Boy: ‘I wanted to show those kids back in community that they can succeed’
Before the release of his debut album, Yolŋu hip-hop artist Danzal Baker talks footy, stage fright and a fork in the road

Brodie Lancaster

08, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The return of Adele: industry bills new album 30 as ‘huge global event’
Rumoured for release in mid-November, record is being tipped to outdo new LPs by Ed Sheeran and Coldplay

Laura Snapes

08, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Richard H Kirk obituary
Experimental electronic musician and founding member of the Sheffield-based band Cabaret Voltaire

Dave Simpson

08, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Ellie Goulding review – a born crowdpleaser pulls out all the stops
The returning veteran teased her fans with some restrained recent numbers before unleashing pure pop catharsis

Katie Goh

08, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Jesy Nelson: Boyz review – derivative and dated P Diddy mashup
The former Little Mix singer’s long-awaited debut is a farrago of incomprehensible lyrics and queasy tropes that undermines her self-help journey

Laura Snapes

08, Oct, 2021 @1:51 PM

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Live in Seattle review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
This amateur 1965 recording from a Seattle club shows Coltrane and his ensemble, expanded to include saxist Pharoah Sanders, at a pivotal moment

John Fordham

08, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Magdalena Bay: Mercurial World review – poolside pop with seductive charm
The LA duo’s debut offers sultry grooves and wraithlike vocals alongside a mix of sweetness and distortion

Laura Snapes

08, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘If there is a God, this is what he put us on Earth to do’: the unlikely return of Tears for Fears
When personal tragedy struck Roland Orzabal, he found solace returning to a band with its own fractious history. Now, with their first album in 17 years, he and Curt Smith say they’ve come full circle

Laura Barton

08, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Martinů: Les Fresques, The Parables, Estampes review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The Czech composer’s meditations on Piero’s Arezzo frescoes are among the fascinating works on this rewarding disc

Andrew Clements

07, Oct, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Ben Lee, Lisa Mitchell, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Australia’s best new music for October
Each month we add 20 new songs to 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

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘The cover is supposed to be provocative’: the daunting task of redesigning Nirvana’s Nevermind
With a lawsuit from the famous baby – now 30 years old – prompting the band to consider altering the artwork, five album artists give us their alternative takes on the grunge classic

Daniel Dylan Wray

07, Oct, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under review – music that punches the air and the gut
The North Shields songwriter replaces his former broad-brush politicking with rousing but arrestingly bleak, personal material that puts his indie-rock peers in the shade

Alexis Petridis

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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