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Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O: ‘The one thing I hold in sacred regard is rockers’ hairstyles’
The lead singer of the US indie rockers on gaining humility in her 40s, her signature bowl haircut and the benefits of living in Los Angeles rather than New York

Tim Lewis

02, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Clairo review – introspective pandemic-made pop bursts out into the open
Claire Cottrill’s ornate and intricate songs provoke a fan singalong backed by saxophones and clarinets

Huw Baines

30, Sep, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Paramore: ‘We realised this band isn’t worth risking our health for’
One of the most influential bands of their generation, Paramore were nearly torn apart by infighting and industry sexism. Now, after four years of self-reflection, they’re back – and ready to respond to a ‘crazy’ moment for the US

Laura Snapes

29, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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One to watch: the Beths
The New Zealanders pair upbeat tunes with ‘super-depressing lyrics’ to excellent effect on their latest album

Phil Mongredien

24, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Giant fizzy tangled strings of feelings’: The Big Moon’s postnatal LP
Covid and parenthood have added deep new dimensions to the telepathically entwined indie rockers latest, Here is Everything

Hannah J Davies

16, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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All back to mine: Harry’s House sets domestic tone for 2022 Mercury prize
Harry Styles’s high-end lockdown album is surprisingly of a piece with other longlisted albums by artists as distinct as Joy Crookes and Gwenno

Laura Barton

07, Sep, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Björk: Atopos review – one of the most dramatic left turns of her career
The thrilling first single from the singer’s tenth album is an apocalyptic almost-dance track which pairs experimental techno with pulsing clarinets

Shaad D'Souza

06, Sep, 2022 @12:09 PM

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Suede review – secret gig as Crushed Kid is extremely loud and incredibly close
Matching the garage-y sound of their new record to a 300-capacity venue, this show is a euphoric return to basics

Dorian Lynskey

06, Sep, 2022 @9:11 AM

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End of the Road review – post-punk, cosmic jazz and weirdo pop offer a genuine alternative
The real gold is further down the bill, from the angelic vocals of Circuit des Yeux to the distortion of Wu-Lu and the Vegas showman meets tropical funk of Perfume Genius

John Doran

05, Sep, 2022 @3:23 PM

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‘Music makes you fall in love with people’: Marlon Williams on his ‘Māori disco bop’
The singer talks about moving home, his upbeat new sound, the euphoria of performing and putting out a ‘sunny New Zealand record’

Jenny Valentish

01, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘I went from the outskirts of Glasgow to LA and stretch limos’: Altered Images on making Don’t Talk to Me About Love
‘We were young and bolshie, telling experienced people what to do. The producer later told me: You guys really pushed me to the edge’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

29, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The National review – dependable dose of broody euphoria and empathy
The US rock band tease two new songs in an expertly paced set that serves casual and hardcore fans alike

Michael Hann

27, Aug, 2022 @9:47 AM

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