Christine and the Queens

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Christine and the Queens Presents Redcar review – heartbreak, passion and a pile-up of props
The French singer’s latest incarnation makes for a rivetingly theatrical evening full of high emotion and often impenetrable symbolism

Kitty Empire

26, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Christine and the Queens review – a glittering solo circus
He has ditched the dancers but not the theatricality in this showcase for new album Redcar Les Adorables Étoiles

El Hunt

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Christine and the Queens: Redcar les Adorables Étoiles review – clouds of sorrow from the artist’s new persona
Breakup songs and wistful melodies pepper this uneven new release from Héloïse Letissier, who wrote and recorded it over just two weeks

Alexis Petridis

10, Nov, 2022 @12:23 PM

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‘I’m changing and I don’t think society helps at all’: Christine and the Queens’ journey to becoming Redcar
The French pop star has endured the death of his mother, record industry resistance and a backlash after adopting male pronouns. He talks about the struggle to understand himself and his music

Miranda Sawyer

06, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Charli XCX: Crash review – subverting pop’s rules, or just playing by them?
Torn between chart success and the pop vanguard, the artist self-consciously set out to make a ‘major label album’ – but it’s full of mixed messaging

Alexis Petridis

17, Mar, 2022 @11:49 AM

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'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music
Musicians on the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs return

The Observer

07, Mar, 2021 @6:44 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Will the UK ever love foreign-language pop?
Three summers ago, Despacito’s lilting Spanish lyrics dominated the UK charts, but since then nearly all pop hits have been in English. Is it just a language barrier – or a sign of a narrow culture?

Tara Joshi

05, Aug, 2020 @9:50 AM

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor's lockdown listening: 'A child could understand it – stay at home'
Ahead of her final kitchen disco livestream, the singer has been listening to Prince’s rudest hits and doing Lion King numbers with her kids

Interview by Laura Snapes

29, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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David Bowie, Adele and Beyoncé: BBC unveils Glastonbury coverage
Classic sets to be shown in place of 50th anniversary festival scuppered by coronavirus

Laura Snapes

26, May, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Musicians head online as Covid-19 puts live shows on pause
Acts from Metronomy to Neil Young turn to streaming to keep playing during crisis

Lanre Bakare

20, Mar, 2020 @10:23 AM

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