Articles about Music

Put a record on, make a connection

David Wilkinson exalts the liminal states LoneLady's new album inhabits

David Wilkinson // 22 March 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

How to Create a Magazine for the People: an Interview with Hanna Hanra

Stephanie Phillips talks to Hanna Hanra about her vision for the independent publication BEAT and her experiences as a DJ and music enthusiast

Stephanie Phillips // 14 March 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Interviews, Music

Cambodian psychedelic surf-pop meets US college-rock

Helen Monks chats to Dengue Fever about their work combining elements of two musical cultures

Helen Monks // 9 February 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Pauline packs a punch

David Wilkinson delights in the release of this definitive post-punk reissue by Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls

David Wilkinson // 27 January 2015

Categories: Music

Still, we’re weightless

Neneh Cherry's fourth studio release Blank Project continues to have resonance in today's political climate. David Wilkinson listens again

David Wilkinson // 21 January 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Joyfully bleak

Joanna Tocher checks out Hanne Kolstø's forthcoming album (released 19 January) and discovers a poppier sound than in her previous work, despite the sometimes gloomy themes

Joanna Tocher // 16 January 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

The I-word strikes again

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as "inspiring, unique and very hot" with "a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist". Gemma Varnom asks, can a disabled performer only be noticed or valued if her performance centres on her apparent otherness?

Gemma Varnom // 19 December 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Siouxsie and the Banshees: the final four

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects

Cazz Blase // 4 November 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

High heels of clay: is it any wonder our modern gods wobble?

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models

Helen Monks // 21 October 2014

Categories: Features, Music

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes // 13 October 2014

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

The girls are back in town

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips (released 13 October)

Cazz Blase // 8 October 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

Mama Rhythm

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' with The Communards. Chrissy D has a listen to her latest album, a politically charged project produced in collaboration with musicians including Keziah Jones and Tony Rémy

Chrissy // 8 September 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips // 6 July 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped again

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe's queer alternative festival and is not disappointed

Liz Ely // 13 June 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

The answer is to question

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language, gender and the creative process

Marta Owczarek // 21 May 2014

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead // 11 May 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

If pop was punk

Sophie Mayer follows up on her 2011 review of Carla Bozulich's Evangelista project with an appraisal of Bozulich's forthcoming album, Boy

Sophie Mayer // 25 February 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

“I say it out loud and proudly… I’m a feminist!”

Jess McCabe interviews Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows and wonders about the pressures of creating an explosive onstage persona

Jess McCabe // 7 February 2014

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

Vulkanic rock

Two previous members of Those Dancing Days, Lisa Pyk-Wirström and Cissi Efraimsson, have now formed Vulkano. Cazz Blase listens to their debut album, Live Wild Die Free

Cazz Blase // 2 February 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

Savages are here!

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing

Marta Owczarek // 5 December 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

Hannah rages for her sisters

Cazz Blase has a listen to Gaptooth's debut album and finds a raw and honest but mixed result that nonetheless shows a sense of integrity and politics

Cazz Blase // 29 November 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

To the riot, the survival and the fight

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that "talks straight to the stomach". Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that is decidedly more aggressive than her previous work

Marta Owczarek // 27 November 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

As monumental as ever

Russian-American singer songwriter Nika Danilova - aka Zola Jesus - is known for her very physical stage energy. Marta Owczarek heads to the Tabernacle in London to check out a gig with J. G. Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet and finds a more low key but nonetheless powerful performance

Marta Owczarek // 29 October 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

A feminist call for response

CocoRosie have been touring Europe this year. Joanna Allan follows up on Ania Ostrowska's review of their fifth album, Tales of a GrassWidow, with a visit to a dramatic and message-driven performance in Gateshead

Joanna Allan // 23 October 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

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