Ben Howard

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‘It felt like a falling apart’: Ben Howard on returning to music after two strokes
When he suffered two mini-strokes last year, Ben Howard felt like ‘the world was pouring in’. But the experience has fuelled his most fluid, experimental album yet

Stevie Chick

16, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Big Red Machine: How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Aaron Dessner and Justin ‘Bon Iver’ Vernon recruit Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes and more for this album full of misty autumnal beauty – and a quiet punch

Alexis Petridis

26, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The 1975 win two major awards at 2019 Ivor Novellos
Pop-rock band win songwriters of the year and best contemporary song, with Ben Howard and Idles collecting other big prizes

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Grime once again dominates Ivor Novello awards nominations
Politically charged work well represented but female songwriters miss out

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Apr, 2019 @1:22 PM

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Ben Howard review – serious music sabotaged by a charisma vacuum
With ambient passages aplenty and next to none of his old favourites, the chart-topper became joyless and closed-off

Michael Hann

17, Jan, 2019 @10:39 AM

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Wilderness festival review – crowd go politely wild for Björk and Ben Howard
Björk dazzled with an uncompromising set and Ben Howard channelled his inner James Blake. But this genteel festival makes Latitude look like Altamont

Ian Gittins

10, Aug, 2015 @12:17 PM

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Citadel festival review – a kaleidoscopic musical landscape
From Afrobeat royalty Seun Kuti to hometown heroes such as Roots Manuva, this boutique festival presented a rousing, crowd-pleasing account of London’s musical diversity

Stevie Chick

20, Jul, 2015 @12:27 PM

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Richard Dawson: Geordie songwriter who found a voice in his local library
Singer says his eye condition means he sees things differently – and, when you hear his music, what he’s saying makes sense

Michael Hann

21, Dec, 2014 @3:11 PM

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Ben Howard review – surfing troubadour high on a new wave
The Devon singer-songwriter has made a stylistic leap forward – and taken his adoring audience with him, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

14, Dec, 2014 @9:30 AM

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Peaking Lights’ Everyone And Us, this week’s best new track
‘Everyone And Us proves that even in this season of sickly over-indulgence, less is more’

Sam Richards

12, Dec, 2014 @1:00 PM

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Temples, Ben Howard, Curtis Harding: this week’s new live music
Temples | Ben Howard | Curtis Harding | Drill Festival | Jaga Jazzist | Birtwistle: A Celebration

Jennifer Lucy Allan, Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

29, Nov, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass is longest reigning UK single of 2014
US singer’s hit ties with Clean Bandit’s Rather Be as most enduring single of the year, while Ben Howard’s I Forgot Where We Were has debuted at No 1 in the album charts

Sean Michaels

27, Oct, 2014 @8:06 AM

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