Indie

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Julien Baker’s teenage obsessions: ‘I had Leonardo DiCaprio’s hair. I was a mess’
As she releases her third album, the US indie rocker reminisces about waffles, hardcore Christian punk and her terrible skateboarding

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Feb, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Mogwai: As the Love Continues review – extremely loud and incredibly close
Glasgow’s post-rock giants launch their 10th album with a thunderous filmed playback that cries out to be heard live

Jude Rogers

20, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Black Country, New Road live stream review – young, free and singular
This protean seven-piece confound once more, this time with an improvised gig of completely new material…

Kitty Empire

13, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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'30% hate us, 50% don't care': Black Country, New Road, Britain's most divisive new band
Their debut album is getting the best reviews of the year so far, even inspiring a craft IPA with its lyrics. But this inventive seven-piece are already looking forward to what’s next

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'The Jarvis Cocker that never happened': 40 years of Robert Lloyd's the Nightingales
Stewart Lee loves the Nightingales so much he’s made a film about them, but the band remain unfairly unknown. Frontman Robert Lloyd charts how he went from Frank Skinner’s replacement to food writer, postie and back again

Daniel Dylan Wray

03, Feb, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Suede: how the androgynous indie pioneers gave me pride in my bisexuality
Continuing our series on the artists who had a formative influence on our music writers, Luke Turner relives the naughty, nocturnal, decadent thrills of sex à la Suede

Luke Turner

25, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The month's best album reviews
Discover all our four- and five-star album reviews from the last month, from pop to folk, classical and more

Guardian critics

25, Jan, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Kiwi Jr: Cooler Returns review – clever, easy-going jangle pop
The Toronto band’s accomplished second album stands out from the usual run of DIY indie

Kitty Empire

24, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Goat Girl: 'We're seen as harmless because we're not men'
With a member diagnosed with cancer and their politics deepened by BLM, the south London indie quartet have reassessed their priorities ahead of their excellent second album

Kate Hutchinson

21, Jan, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Life Without Buildings: in praise of the cult Glasgow band revived on TikTok
Fronted by Sue Tompkins and her free-associative language, the band have become a touchstone for TikTok teens – and, on their 20th anniversary, still sound like no one else

Jennifer Hodgson

19, Jan, 2021 @10:33 AM

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How we made: All Together Now by the Farm
‘Pills were just starting to flow in Britain. We thought: “What will this sound like in a club with people off their heads?”’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

18, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Shame: ‘There are moments where you think you’re superhuman’
The post-punk band’s wild tour antics led to major burnout. Now older and wiser, they’re back with a deeply personal new album

Chris Catchpole

16, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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