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Sum 41: ‘Pop-punk was seen as paint-by-numbers nursery rhyme music. But there’s a lot of creativity’
The Canadian band have weathered shocking attacks, alcoholism, collapsing popularity and being papped with Paris Hilton – so why are they breaking up amid their genre’s resurgence?

Emma Garland

21, Feb, 2024 @11:15 AM

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Green Day: ‘If you want to experience British culture, go to see Millwall play’
Ahead of a UK tour and the release of their 14th studio album, Saviors, the trio talk conspiracy theories, being lost and what makes a good political song

Emma Garland

27, Dec, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘We’re like a frat house’: meet Gob Nation, south London’s oddball music collective
Living in an old care home, recording in a disused police station and constantly playing in each other’s bands, could the likes of the Tubs, Ex-Vöid and Suep have stumbled upon a new model for struggling musicians?

Emma Garland

07, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Mac DeMarco review – an atypical celebration of an atypical album
Moving on from his sad-clown antics with a beguiling set of instrumentals and fan faves, strung together by Tom Waitsy banter, DeMarco is a magnetic performer

Emma Garland

31, Jul, 2023 @10:51 AM

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Christine and the Queens review – phantasmagoric drama and musical transcendence
A two-hour rock opera version of their new album – which is in turn inspired by Tony Kushner’s Aids drama Angels in America – the band’s feverish Meltdown performance was overwhelming

Emma Garland

18, Jun, 2023 @12:22 PM

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Bonnie Raitt review – a blues fireball in full bloom
With typically charismatic fervour and to a star-studded audience, the master of heartbreak brilliantly honours her singular path through modern music

Emma Garland

04, Jun, 2023 @1:14 PM

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‘The group reminded me I wasn’t crazy’: unmasking the worst dating offenders
Ghosting, gaslighting and cheating can feel par for the course in today’s dating landscape. Now groups of women are joining up online to create an early warning system

Emma Garland

24, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Billy Nomates: ‘Some days I think I’ve done something good, the next I’ll set fire to it’
Tor Maries took her band name from an insult, and her sick-of-it-all songs decry sexism, dead-end jobs and social inequality. She’s still wondering how success found her

Emma Garland

11, Jan, 2023 @2:29 PM

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Do they know it’s Christmas? Why today’s festive pop lacks the crucial chaos element | Emma Garland
Despite annual attempts at toppling Mariah, there hasn’t been a new Christmas classic in nearly a decade. Modern songwriters shoot too classy: history tells us that commotion is the only way

Emma Garland

20, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon review – a festive farewell to a glorious covers band
With Prince, Julee Cruise, Black Sabbath and Jennifer Rush on the set list, the Welsh singer gave her pop anthems night a rowdy, emotional send-off

Emma Garland

04, Dec, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Shygirl review – magnetic rapper conjures a world of ravishing raunch
Printworks, London
The elegant star’s sex-suffused sound is heightened in front of a crowd that can’t keep their eyes off her

Emma Garland

02, Dec, 2022 @1:19 PM

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White Lung: Premonition review – a blazing farewell of love and anger
The punk band go full pelt for their final album, a set livid with worldly disgust and bitter humour

Emma Garland

02, Dec, 2022 @8:30 AM

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