Indie

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The Boo Radleys review – boisterous comeback gives a glimpse of greatness
The band who straddled shoegaze and Britpop have to rely on backing tracks at times, but this warm, jangling gig feels like the right kind of return

Huw Baines

25, Oct, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Shannon Lay: Geist review – quietly elegant songs with hidden depths
Contemplative and full of subtle touches – and a Syd Barrett cover – the LA singer-songwriter’s fifth album dives deep

Kitty Empire

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘I’m so glad you guys exist!’ Carrie Brownstein meets the Linda Lindas
When teenage LA punks the Linda Lindas went viral, they caught the attention of Amy Poehler, Jimmy Kimmel and original riot grrrl, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, who joins them for a cross-generational chinwag

Annie Zaleski

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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I was astronomically unlucky to get a rare cancer. Good job I was in a band
Writing and recording an album with my group, the Sweetheart Revue, has been therapeutic and provided precious solace in the aftermath of my diagnosis

Gerard Sampaio

15, Oct, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Talk Memory by BadBadNotGood review – widescreen wanderings
The Canadian trio evoke a sense of the unknown on their cinematic fifth album

Kate Hutchinson

10, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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I Want the Door to Open by Lala Lala review – ambition and reinvention
Lillie West’s third album steers away from lo-fi indie to impressive, light-touch dream pop

Emily Mackay

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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One to watch: Wet Leg
The fun-loving Isle of Wight indie rockers have a sound that’s as distinctive as their ‘cottage-core lady’ style

Damien Morris

09, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Richard H Kirk obituary
Experimental electronic musician and founding member of the Sheffield-based band Cabaret Voltaire

Dave Simpson

08, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under review – music that punches the air and the gut
The North Shields songwriter replaces his former broad-brush politicking with rousing but arrestingly bleak, personal material that puts his indie-rock peers in the shade

Alexis Petridis

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Fontaines DC review – sparks fly for once-in-a-generation post-punk poets
The Dubliners burst brilliantly back on stage with literary-hearted rock that’s up there with the Smiths or the Pogues

Dave Simpson

03, Oct, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Yard Act review – spiky chroniclers of sour times
Letting rip in the backroom of a pub, post-punk Leeds band skewer Brexit Britain with wit, bile – and a broken wrist

Kitty Empire

02, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Greg Gilbert: a dreamer who believed in the power of art in the face of death
The Delays singer dealt with his cancer diagnosis with the same positivity that once saw him forge tight bonds with fans – which helped me confront my own illness

Tim Jonze

01, Oct, 2021 @7:50 AM

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