Big Thief

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The best albums of 2022 so far
From yacht-rock atmospherics to portraits of disaffected Britain, here are our picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Musicians want us to pay closer attention at gigs. Let’s do them the courtesy | Laura Snapes
With crowds returning to concerts after the pandemic, it’s the perfect time to heed artists and reconsider our behaviour – but we don’t necessarily have to stand in silence

Laura Snapes

21, Apr, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Big Thief review – a revelatory set from the adored US folk-rockers
Great on record, hair-raising live, the four-piece come to vivid, pulsating life on stage with songs full of ecstasy and frustration

Kitty Empire

05, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Big Thief: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You review – their best to date
Stark balladry meets raucous hoedowns as the US indie rockers offer fresh highlights with every listen

Phil Mongredien

13, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘I need to not be violent to myself’: Big Thief on pain, healing and their intense musical bond
The folk-rockers have weathered divorce and trauma to become one of the US’s best bands. Loved up with one another on tour, they explain their need for imperfection – and why recording is like sex

Marissa R Moss

14, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mega Bog: Life, and Another review – a beautiful, bewildering fantasy
Meaning eludes the listener in Erin Birgy’s sixth album, an oblique, jazzy folk-pop offering that, with time, reveals itself

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Who will – and should – win the 2021 Grammy awards?
Beyoncé is looking to convert her nine nominations while Billie Eilish could repeat her success last year – but there’s strong competition from Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, and an all-female rock lineup

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Buck Meek: Two Saviors review – too laid-back for his own good
The Big Thief guitarist’s wonderfully relaxed second solo album all but drifts by

Phil Mongredien

17, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cottage industry: the enduring power of the ‘cabin in the woods’ album
From Bon Iver to Taylor Swift, artists and audiences continue to be drawn to the homespun allure of the isolation album

Sophie Harris

06, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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On my radar: Laura Marling's cultural highlights
The singer-songwriter on Greta Gerwig, an intimate podcast – and what she’s binge-watching in lockdown

Jude Rogers

11, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Big Thief review – subtle rockers make a grand noise
Despite a stage presence bordering on the self-effacing, the US indie folk quartet are a class act with a devoted following

Dave Haslam

07, Mar, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Big Thief review – brawny folk-rockers beguile the big leagues
The New York group play their biggest-ever gig, and captivate thousands with their unshowy, confidently beautiful songcraft

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Feb, 2020 @1:34 PM

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