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The week in audio: Dance Divas; Atomic: How Dr Strangelove Exploded Pop Culture; Decode
A great week for music documentaries ranged from New York’s dance divas to pop in the nuclear era and a dazzling dissection of Dave’s debut album

Miranda Sawyer

01, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Dave, Little Simz and Jamie Cullum win at 2020 Ivor Novello awards
Songwriting and composition awards herald politically conscious work including Dave’s Black, described as ‘important and eloquent’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Ivor Novello awards 2020: Dave, Kate Tempest and Stormzy among nominees
Behind-the-scenes talents Dan Carey, Jimmy Napes and Jamie Hartman join Kate Tempest with a pair of nominations each in UK songwriting awards

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Rapper Dave castigates Tories over NHS and coronavirus: 'They prioritised other things'
Artist who dubbed Boris Johnson a ‘real racist’ at Brit awards argues more could have been done to prevent virus outbreak

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2020 @1:37 PM

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‘It was so emotional’: the duo who helped rapper Dave stun the Brits
Star’s show-stealing act was the result of two hard months of rehearsal, his creative directors reveal

Nosheen Iqbal

23, Feb, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Lewis Capaldi and Dave: Priti’s poor show can’t spoil Brits’ success stories | Rebecca Nicholson
Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Feb, 2020 @5:36 PM

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The Brit awards have become a platform for black politics – and brilliance
Whether it’s Dave and Stormzy castigating the government or Kanye surrounding himself with young Londoners, black artists have expertly capitalised on the visibility of the Brits stage

Chanté Joseph

20, Feb, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Dave hailed for Brit awards protest against 'racist' Boris Johnson
Music watchers say emerging crop of young artists are unafraid of speaking out

Lanre Bakare

19, Feb, 2020 @6:13 PM

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Dave has given black British politics a voice. Now the mainstream has to listen | Kehinde Andrews
The rapper’s powerful performance at the Brit awards was a landmark moment for the music and politics of black Britain, says Kehinde Andrews, professor of black studies at Birmingham City University

Kehinde Andrews

19, Feb, 2020 @2:26 PM

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Dave attacks Boris Johnson in Brit awards performance: 'Our prime minister's a real racist'
South London rapper, who won album of the year for Psychodrama, also called for support for the Windrush generation and castigated the media over their coverage of Meghan Markle

Ben Beaumont-Thomas Kevin Rawlinson and Rowena Mason

19, Feb, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Politics and powerful performances at the 2020 Brits – but no shock winners
Lewis Capaldi predictably took home more than one award at a Brits night that nevertheless rewarded innovative talent, from Billie Eilish to Dave and Tyler, the Creator

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2020 @11:44 PM

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