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Frank Turner on reconciling with his trans parent: ‘Miranda is a really nice person – my dad wasn’t’
The songwriter’s fractious relationship with his parent led to them becoming estranged for almost a decade – but after her transition, Miranda is reconnecting with her son, who has written a song for her

Mark Beaumont

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Everyone was going full pelt’: how Giddy Stratospheres captured indie’s hedonistic 00s
The euphoria and tragedy of the 00s indie music scene are the subject of Giddy Stratospheres. Is it accurate? Klaxons, the Long Blondes, New Young Pony Club and more look back – and give their verdict

Mark Beaumont

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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This week’s new tracks: Shibashi, the Vaccines, Doja Cat
This week we’ve got an alt-pop banger, disco-flecked dance-rock, and a slice of hallucinogenic R&B

Mark Beaumont

09, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sea shanties provide perfect soundtrack for G7 summit
Local shantymen Du Hag Owr entertain world leaders on Cornish beach with musical greeting

Mark Beaumont

11, Jun, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Powfu: the lo-fi rapper who became a Covid-era star without leaving his bedroom
Last year the Canadian musician scored a global hit with Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head) – now he’s finally ready to meet his fans

Mark Beaumont

04, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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From the Snuts to Harmonica Lewinsky: we have officially run out of band names
Are so many new artists arriving with rubbish monikers because all the good ones are taken? And, if so, what can be done about it?

Mark Beaumont

07, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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This week's new tracks: Francis Lung, Dua Lipa, Slowthai
This week we’ve got an upbeat ode to the hangover, yet another poppy breakup song, and some seriously dark grime

Mark Beaumont

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Dora Jar, Viagra Boys, Tom Morello
This week we’ve got haunted glitch-folk, a clatter-country duet, and a tribute to Gang of Four’s Andy Gill

Mark Beaumont

01, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Skydiving, zoos, Popemobiles: out-there ideas for gigs in a pandemic
With Idles bouncing the idea of performing in Zorb balls, we look into other live show solutions. Deep-sea sets, anyone?

Mark Beaumont

13, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Kevin Morby, Hen Ogledd, Amanda Holden
This week we’ve got drowsy alt-country, a slice of celestial synthpop, and an overwrought dollop of orchestral goo

Mark Beaumont

18, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Yungblud, Beabadoobee, Idles
This week we’ve got glammed-up future-punk, some dreamy grunge, and a dark fuzzy ballad

Mark Beaumont

31, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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From Skullcrusher to Jockstrap: bands who sound nothing like their names
With alt-folk disguised as speed metal and teen pop masked as skatecore, picking a moniker that suits your sound can be tricky

Mark Beaumont

03, Jul, 2020 @12:00 PM

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