Dave

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Here’s what the right gets wrong about culture: it’s not fixed, it’s a living thing | Kojo Koram
The Tories see culture as something that needs to be protected, but it’s a shifting landscape transformed by each generation, says Kojo Karam of Birkbeck College

Kojo Koram

16, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – a rival to his classic debut
With introspective but operatic rap, Dave paints pictures on an album that’s part confessional, part social critique

Kadish Morris

01, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – an eerie, anguished triumph
The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Dave: Clash (feat Stormzy) review – unflappable cool from two cultural icons
The UK’s biggest MCs join forces for a track full of sharp lines and calm restraint – even if the Corbyn line is a little odd

Alexis Petridis

09, Jul, 2021 @11:49 AM

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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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