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New film to document Oasis’s 1996 Knebworth gigs
Liam and Noel Gallagher are executive producers on project, being released later in 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Arlo Parks: Gen Z star entrances all who hear her
The 20-year-old’s debut album is up for three Brits this week – and has captivated fans from Billie Eilish to Michelle Obama

Nosheen Iqbal

08, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Scientists, L-Fresh the Lion, Holiday Sidewinder: Australia’s best new music for May
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

07, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Girl in Red: If I Could Make It Go Quiet review – calm before the storm
Marie Ulven’s debut album is a quietly confident declaration of intent

Kitty Empire

01, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘My energy comes from optimism’: the hopeful music of spring 2021
In part two of our series on the musicians foregrounding hope in their songs, Esperanza Spalding, Rostam and more discuss the importance of positivity

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

28, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘If not hope, then what?’: the musicians finding optimism in dark times
Against a backdrop of Covid, a striking number of musicians, from hard rock to jazz, made music rich with positivity. In the first of a two-part series, they tell their stories

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

27, Apr, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Lady Dan: I Am the Prophet review – farewell to Christ and creeps
Tyler Dozier’s intense backstory powers a debut rich in moods and modes

Emily Mackay

25, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Field Music: Flat White Moon review – cerebral crew soften their sharp edges
The Brewis brothers’s eighth album puts the emphasis on ease

Kitty Empire

25, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars
Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platform

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake: ‘My first band was the Spanking Newts’
Back with a new album, the Fannies frontman remembers his teenage years, from the kindness of the Specials to selling guitar strings to John Martyn – and trying to impress with his ice-skating skills

As told to Dave Simpson

22, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Girl in Red: ‘If my songs can normalise queerness, that’s amazing’
Whether her theme is desire or depression, Marie Ulven’s honesty, wit and willingness to share her secrets have turned the Norwegian musician into a Gen Z queer icon

Rachel Aroesti

22, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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London Grammar: Californian Soil review – bold sounds amid the usual spectral fare
The British trio stick to boilerplate emoting and bland imagery, but there are small sonic steps forward

Alim Kheraj

16, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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