Indie

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Big quiffs, zombies and dead crows: the wild world of psychobilly
The turbocharged twist on rockabilly enraptured 80s punks and rock’n’rollers – and alienated plenty more – with its food fights, ferocious club nights and phantasmagoria

Michael Hann

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Mega Bog: Life, and Another review – a beautiful, bewildering fantasy
Meaning eludes the listener in Erin Birgy’s sixth album, an oblique, jazzy folk-pop offering that, with time, reveals itself

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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‘Everyone was going full pelt’: how Giddy Stratospheres captured indie’s hedonistic 00s
The euphoria and tragedy of the 00s indie music scene are the subject of Giddy Stratospheres. Is it accurate? Klaxons, the Long Blondes, New Young Pony Club and more look back – and give their verdict

Mark Beaumont

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Clairo: Sling review – a cinematic delight
Lavish arrangements and assorted musings converge on Claire Cottrill’s intimate second album

Tara Joshi

18, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Gaz Coombes: ‘It felt good that life was speeding up’
As Supergrass return to festival stages, their frontman remembers his younger days, from the majesty of Spacemen 3 to love letters via mixtapes

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Our sound man had Kurt Cobain against the wall’: iconic Leeds gig pub ‘reopens’
Nirvana, Blur and Coldplay all played early shows at the Duchess of York. Twenty-one years after it closed, a new pop-up version calls attention to the plight of today’s small venues

Dave Simpson

14, Jul, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Arlo Parks review – impassioned live show creates heady sense of joy
Playing to a masked, distanced audience may not be every singer’s dream but this was a performance of dazzling intimacy

Dave Simpson

09, Jul, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Singer-songwriter Stephen Fretwell returns: ‘I took a leap that cost me my marriage’
Riding high, the musician left music to concentrate on his young family. So what led him to sacrifice his marriage and resume his career 15 years later?

Niall Doherty

08, Jul, 2021 @4:31 PM

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The Goon Sax: Mirror II review – striking, superb songwriting by Aussie indie trio
With three highly distinct writers, the still-developing band are in a fascinating state of flux

Alexis Petridis

08, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Richard Ashcroft quits Tramlines festival owing to its Covid research
Verve frontman was set to headline Sheffield event, but says it was ‘sadly forced to become’ a ‘Government Experiment’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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