The Smiths

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The Avalanches' teenage obsessions: 'I cried hearing Strawberry Fields Forever'
With the release of their new album this month, the Australian psych-poppers reminisce about BMX bikes, Christian Slater and Morrissey’s potent melancholy

Interview by Rhi Storer

02, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Being invited into my son’s music appreciation group was the best Father’s Day present | Paul Mitchell
We started chatting about deep stuff, things we normally wouldn’t find a way to discuss

Paul Mitchell

05, Sep, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Johnny Marr joins Hans Zimmer to score next James Bond film
No Time to Die will be the 25th film in the franchise and Daniel Craig’s final role as 007

Aamna Mohdin

18, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Johnny Marr scotches Smiths reunion rumours: 'Nigel Farage on guitar'
Marr alluded to his political differences with Morrissey, after a fan asked about rumours of a 2020 tour spread by ‘a trusted source’

Laura Snapes

07, Nov, 2019 @12:03 PM

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Billy Bragg claims it is 'beyond doubt' that Morrissey is spreading far-right ideas
Bragg also calls out the Killers’ Brandon Flowers for describing the former Smiths frontman as ‘a king’ despite controversies

Laura Snapes

08, Jul, 2019 @4:56 PM

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'Oh no, I have the world's most boring name!' The show of artists called Smith
A new exhibition unites artist with a common surname. We sent a Smith of our own along – to see what else Patti, Paul, Bob and Roberta have in common

Mat Smith

03, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Johnny Marr: 'Grown men were crying on their kids' shoulders'
The Smiths legend, whose appearance with the Killers was a true Glastonbury Moment, talks about his own festival experiences, and how the event was influenced by rave culture

Alex Needham

30, Jun, 2019 @12:45 PM

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As a black teenager, I loved Morrissey. But heaven knows I’m miserable now | Joshua Surtees
I feel betrayed by Morrissey’s support for bigots such as Tommy Robinson, says the journalist Joshua Surtees

Joshua Surtees

06, Jun, 2019 @10:07 AM

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Bigmouth strikes again and again: why Morrissey fans feel so betrayed
Once his songs of loneliness and shyness made him a hero to misfits and outsiders. Yet now he is voicing his support for a far-right party

Tim Jonze

30, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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All Points East review – blockbuster festival makes a muted return
Standout sets from the Chemical Brothers and Christine and the Queens salvage an opening weekend marred by sound issues

Hannah J Davies

27, May, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Make MPs eat the chlorinated chicken | Brief letters
Brief letters: National Trust | Depression | Brexit | The Smiths | Grace Jones

Letters

04, Mar, 2019 @6:03 PM

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Here we go again: which jukebox musical should be next?
The box office success of Mamma Mia 2 and Broadway buzz over shows centred around music from The Go-Go’s, Alanis Morrisette and Cher opens the doors for more big star musicals

Jim Farber

31, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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