Perfume Genius

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Pino Palladino, pop's greatest bassist: 'I felt like a performing monkey!'
One of the world’s most celebrated bass players has worked with everyone from Adele to Elton John, the Who and D’Angelo. But the Welsh musician has hidden from the spotlight – until now

Alexis Petridis

06, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music
Musicians on the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs return

The Observer

07, Mar, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Perfume with a conscience | Sali Hughes
The lavish, throwaway packaging that comes with luxury scent is on its way out

Sali Hughes

13, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020, No 4: Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Mike Hadreas’s most accomplished and confident album yet is a subtle journey of transformation and acceptance

Alim Kheraj

15, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Socially distanced Venetian gondolas!' – Rufus Wainwright on his dream festival
With festival season cancelled, we’re starting a new series asking stars for their dream lineups. First up is Rufus Wainwright, blending opera and Florence Welch

Interview by Dave Simpson

02, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Perfume Genius: Set My Heart on Fire Immediately review I Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Backed by starry session musicians, Mike Hadreas makes wild but confident leaps between styles on this rich, fascinating LP

Alexis Petridis

14, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Perfume Genius: 'I'm constantly demanding a big feeling'
As he readies his fifth album, Mike Hadreas talks about expressing sexuality, learning to dance – and his new hunger for connection

Rebecca Nicholson

02, May, 2020 @4:00 PM

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‘You can wee in a catsuit!’: Perfume Genius’ festival tips
Got a festival-related problem? Our agony uncle solves your dilemmas and despairs, from dodgy burgers to teeth cleanliness concerns

Hannah J Davies

13, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The best albums of 2017, No 5: Perfume Genius – No Shape
Mike Hadreas’ genre-switching fourth album was breathtakingly original, his lyrics of personal pain spiking a shimmeringly sublime score

Kitty Empire

18, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Kitty Empire’s best pop of 2017
From Jay-Z to Taylor Swift, it’s been a year of high political and personal drama in the worlds of rap, pop and rock

Kitty Empire

10, Dec, 2017 @12:00 AM

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