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Tune-Yards: Sketchy review – agit-pop punk sweetened with deep grooves
Themes of climate disaster, gender dysphoria and fighting privilege bubble up through a discomfiting but enjoyable sonic deluge

Rachel Aroesti

26, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life – review

Emily Mackay

21, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Tune-Yards: I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life review – wonky diva wakes up to wokeness
Merrill Garbus’s identity politics may skirt self-parody, but by combining them with house and disco, she’s made an album custom-built for 2018

Alexis Petridis

18, Jan, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Tune-Yards: ‘The shared experience of music is sacred’
Merrill Garbus, frontwoman of the art-pop act, talks about white privilege, female producers and dance music

Holly Williams

13, Jan, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Mavis Staples: Livin’ on a High Note review – bring on the great and the good
The songwriting credits on Staples’ latest read like a Who’s Who of alternative music

Ally Carnwath

21, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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David Byrne: flying the flag for colour guard
When the Talking Heads legend saw a high school team twirling flags he felt that it was an undiscovered folk art – so he got a collection of musicians to perform with the teams in a rare, exciting performance

Melissa Locker

02, Jun, 2015 @2:49 PM

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New band of the Week: U.S. Girls (No 50)
She’s just signed to 4AD, and she’s the fast-rising exponent of luscious lo-fi DIY pop - expect Grimes/Tune-Yards/St Vincent levels of critical excitement

Paul Lester

17, Apr, 2015 @4:46 PM

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David Byrne to stage colour guard shows with Kelis and St Vincent
Byrne to combine flag-twirling performances with live music

Tshepo Mokoena

22, Jan, 2015 @9:13 AM

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On my radar: Merrill Garbus's cultural highlights

The pop maverick behind Tune-Yards talks to Leah Harper about Roald Dahl, Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin and vegan Mexican food

Leah Harper

16, Aug, 2014 @11:01 PM

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Cult music heroes: artists on their unsung idols

Who inspires Faris Badwan, New Order and Jake Bugg? From a north London rapper to a Turkish protest singer, these are the musicians who influence the stars

Interviews by Paul Lester

03, Jul, 2014 @5:33 PM

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The week ahead in arts
Look out for Douglas Gordon's film of Zinedine Zidane and The Killing's Sofie Gråbøl on stage in Scotland, plus avant garde meets pop as Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus plays Brixton


29, Jun, 2014 @2:00 PM

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Tune-Yards at Glastonbury 2014 review – Haitian rhythms and siren noises
Merrill Garbus puts on a colourful show, but her music is better suited to more intimate venues than fields, writes Tim Jonze

Tim Jonze

27, Jun, 2014 @9:41 PM

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