John Grant

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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John Grant: Boy from Michigan review – a bittersweet new direction
Grant forgoes his customary wit and wry emotion for a more direct style

Emily Mackay

04, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Elton John and John Grant: ‘We help each other. We are both complicated people’
The pop legend and the US indie star have long been friends and fans of each other’s music. With Grant staying chez Elton and about to release a new album, the pair sat down to discuss politics, homophobia – and why Elton should never write lyrics

Jude Rogers

27, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Don’t stand so close: how live music has changed its tune in lockdown
From drive-in concerts to livestreaming on Fortnite, the industry has had to adapt creatively to the current restrictions

Nosheen Iqbal

16, May, 2020 @6:05 PM

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John Grant: ‘Music has been a healing balm for me’
The musician, 50, on his anger problem, coming out, and why he’s glad he contracted HIV

James McMahon

17, Feb, 2019 @1:59 PM

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John Grant: Love Is Magic review – electro-amped tragedy and eyebrow-waggling
Grant is never less than erudite, but there’s an occasional touch of teen angst on his fourth solo album

Michael Hann

12, Oct, 2018 @8:30 AM

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John Grant: 'I'm sensitive. I spent a lot of time trying to destroy that'
The rollercoaster-loving, Chris-Morris-worshipping songwriter is back with more mordantly funny and exquisitely painful songs about nationalism, Chelsea Manning and love

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Big noise: the essential pop, jazz and folk music of autumn 2018
Young talents and old hands hit the road, intriguing festivals mix things up, and there’s the first posthumous release from Prince

Alexis Petridis, Robin Denselow, John Fordham and Imogen Tilden

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Creep Show: Mr Dynamite review – ominous, inventive and funny
(Bella Union)

Phil Mongredien

18, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Elbow review – Guy Garvey's charisma melts Beast from the East
Bolstered by brass, a duet with John Grant and an impressively harmonising audience, the band conjure a compelling mix of grit and warmth

Graeme Virtue

06, Mar, 2018 @11:36 AM

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The Songs of Scott Walker review – Jarvis Cocker and friends untwist easy listening's dark master
The Proms were treated to starry covers of Scott Walker’s 1960s classics, but they didn’t always invoke the songwriter’s own spirit of invention

Luke Turner

26, Jul, 2017 @2:08 PM

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​John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux review – rollercoaster ride through bold music
Grant’s festival of everything from humour to electronic noise fed into his own heartbreakingly powerful headline act to make an unforgettable four-dayer for the City of Culture

Dave Simpson

01, May, 2017 @12:34 PM

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