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29  novembre     16h03
Never as popular as pie and peas’: Trevor Beales, Hebden Bridge’s lost musical son
Daniel Dylan Wray    Playing folk blues in West Yorkshire in the s Beales looked to the future long before his hometown became trendy His talent is now being recognisedIn the early s life in Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire was dreary says Christine Beales It was dead Growing up there you just had to get out
It was revelatory for younger Asians’: Monsoon’s Sheila Chandra on her hit Ever So Lonely
Anu Shukla    In no one had ever seen a British Asian teenager in a sari singing Indian music on Top of the Pops until Chandra appeared with a raga influenced single that would inspire musicians for decadesA decade after Bowie s Starman moment on Top of the Pops a south Asian teenage girl extended a
Cult guitarist Roy Montgomery on Flying Nun, grief and embracing mistakes: It’s an existential thing’
Stevie Chick    Beloved by the likes of Dry Cleaning and Grouper Montgomery s life has been hit by more than one tragedy stories he traces in meditative instrumentalsWhile travelling through the US in Roy Montgomery recorded two albums Scenes from the South Island and Temple IV which would set the tone
Cliff Richard and Stormzy compete for No 1 in UK albums chart
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent    Richard s first Christmas album in nearly two decades currently behind Stormzy s This Is What I MeanOne is the Peter Pan of pop the other is the king of UK hip hop But despite the decades between them Cliff Richard and Stormzy two of Britain s most successful artists with fanbases that couldn
28  novembre     19h51
A free Spotify alternative? How US libraries became the place to stream your new favorite band
Alaina Demopoulos    With Spotify s royalty model under scrutiny some libraries are using a startup to help give local artists the play they deserve There are countless people who come in and say We just moved and this is our first stop says Anna M Zook reference and digital services librarian at the LE
29  novembre     14h24
Late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun accused of sexual assault
Shaad D'Souza    Posthumous lawsuit brought by Jan Roeg who worked as a talent scout alleges a long history of harassment and assaultJan Roeg a talent scout who worked for Atlantic Records under label founder Ahmet Ertegun from until the mid s has sued the label and the estate of Ertegun for sexual
28  novembre     15h04
I wrote it about an ex who borrowed my car to take out another girl’: Voice of the Beehive on Don’t Call Me Baby
Interviews by Dave Simpson    We wanted a Phil Spector kind of feeling The studio we recorded it in was so hi tech we couldn t even work the salt shakers When we were teenagers in Santa Barbara my sister Missy and I had an idea for a band that would make fun of how serious rock n roll could be But we didn t actually have a
21  novembre     07h00
I just don’t really get the Beatles’: Roman Kemp’s honest playlist
As told to Elle Hunt    The radio presenter was given an Eminem record by his mum when he was six and has a soft spot for country But which s glam era classic bores him The first single I boughtDaniel Bedingfield s If You re Not the One I remember that it came out around Christmas Me and my best friend at the time
19  novembre     11h00
From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Guardian writers    Keen to explore an artist s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today s stream heavy world Fear not from Joni to Fela Madonna to Miles our critics tell you where to startWe exist in a once unimaginable world of musical abundance The internet means that more or less the entirety of pop history
18  novembre     10h00
Lydia Lunch’s listening diary: Lose Yourself by Eminem - and now I’m feeling a bit frisky’
Lydia Lunch    The no wave icon takes us through a bourbon and coffee fuelled night featuring Harry Nilsson the Rolling Stones and some old school soulI wake celebrating another day alive I survived a near fatal accident the previous Sunday on the way to a performance in Cambridge MA when the rental car we
12  novembre     14h00
One to watch: Ana Moura
Kate Hutchinson    The fado star is reinventing the Portuguese blues again this time mixing its emotional intensity with kizomba samba and trapAna Moura is not a breaking artist by any stretch but she continues to break with tradition She s one of Portugal s biggest stars a fado singer or fadista who has
26  novembre     14h00
Joan Armatrading: Nelson Mandela gave great hugs’
James McMahon    The singer on arriving in the UK alone aged her first guitar and meeting the anti apartheid activistNo matter how old you get there s always stuff to learn That s what years in music has taught me I m not just talking about learning from a book I m talking about reading body language
Jacob Collier: I have so many ideas that I call it creative infinity syndrome’
Ammar Kalia    After forming a choir of people and collaborating with everyone from Stormzy to Coldplay what will the jazz prodigy do next Spend some time with his mum One hundred thousand voices all singing together in harmony that s what gets me excited Jacob Collier says It s an anthem that
25  novembre     06h00
Why did I feel rusty? White supremacy’: Kelela on writer’s block, outsiderdom and her long-awaited second album
Tshepo Mokoena    The US singer and producer received mass acclaim for her debut album in then vanished After a battle with perfectionism she s back with renewed self assurance and one eye fixed firmly on the dancefloorKelela thought she had lost her touch In January the US singer and producer had
24  novembre     15h40
I wrote 350 songs, and I couldn’t sing you one of them’: disco maestro Daniel Vangarde breaks his silence
Alexis Petridis    The legend behind songs like D I S C O and the father of half of Daft Punk ruled the s then scorned the music industry for decades With the reissue of his own wildly eclectic oeuvre he is re emerging brieflyAlmost the first thing Daniel Vangarde says when he walks into the Paris office
Sam Ryder review - Eurovision star shines with goodwill
Alim Kheraj    HERE at Outernet LondonBounding onstage like an excited puppy the Space Man singer is hungry for feelgood audience interaction and he leads with a genuinely astonishing voiceSam Ryder stands in the middle of the crowd singing directly to a fan Just moments earlier he had asked the audience if
Wet Leg review - 2022’s breakout indie stars on comically good form
Dorian Lynskey    O Kentish Town Forum LondonDespite having fans in Iggy Pop and Barack Obama the Isle of Wight duo are sticking with small venues for now and enlivening them with joy and hilarityGoogle s people also ask feature is always a useful insight into public opinion Some of the questions asked
Julia Holter: The Passion of Joan of Arc review - strikingly contemporary, piercingly loud live score
Dave Simpson    Town Hall HuddersfieldThe mercurial composer s brilliant score perfectly captures the raging agony and beatific ecstasy of Carl Theodor Dreyer s silent movie masterpieceJulia Holter s mercurial career has taken her from traditional pop to chamber music indie to electronica the avant grade
23  novembre     13h30
Holly Humberstone review - Brit winner makes a big room feel intimate
Huw Baines    O Academy BristolThe rising star s sleek melodies transition from solo loops to full band with a set that details her coming of ageAs the crowd takes up the chorus of Falling Asleep at the Wheel reverently singing its words unaccompanied Holly Humberstone forms a heart with her hands and
Billy Nomates review - post-punk soloist could do with some company
Sophie Walker    Village Underground LondonBristol s self declared no waver delivers an entrancing performance but her electric energy needs a band to achieve its full forceBilly Nomates has always been determined to exist on her own terms She released her first single in after a life altering Sleaford
18  novembre     08h00
I’d be stupid to stop it now ’ The man with the only complete collection of UK No 1 singles
Safi Bugel    Dave Watson is the proud owner of chart toppers He looks back on three decades of tracking down obscure vinyl records and reveals how he copes in the digital eraFor years the UK singles chart has been a constant in our lives a weekly countdown humming along in print on TV and the
17  novembre     17h12
The 70 greatest No 2 singles - ranked
Alexis Petridis    From Presley to Prince with just one song per artist we celebrate years of the the UK singles chart with a look at the best songs that didn t quite make it to No The perfect one hit wonder single an obscure American harmonica instrumental B side re recorded by Elton John s backing musicians
15  novembre     12h53
Terry Wogan said it was the worst thing he’d ever heard ’: Brian May, Sugababes and more on hitting No 1
As told to Dave Simpson    Popping to see Jagger collaring Captain Tom on daytime TV or taking their dad s advice these artists share how they topped the singles charts I was all set to give up music for a scholarship at New York University Then my father suggested that if I sang Who s Sorry Now a song from
14  novembre     06h00
The UK Singles Chart is 70. Is it time for it to retire?
Alexis Petridis    Once the top was the undisputed soundtrack of a nation But in an era when you can have a platinum record that gets to No does it even make sense any more Some enterprising soul has uploaded The Chart Busters to YouTube a World in Action investigation into hyping singles that caused
25  novembre     14h35
Stormzy: This Is What I Mean review - haunted by heartbreak on his most personal album yet
Alexis Petridis    Merky Def JamThe rapper is still capable of lyrical swagger political insight and hugely entertaining flexes but his third LP is a musically subtle trawl through his romantic regretsAll the stops have been pulled out to reinforce the idea that Stormzy s third album is a very big deal The
24  novembre     14h11
David Bowie: Divine Symmetry Alexis Petridis’s album of the week
Alexis Petridis    Parlophone A four disc compilation of demos and rarities offers a refreshing riposte to today s Bowie is perfect industry with ill advised covers and middle of the road pop co mingling with the decade defining genius of his masterpieceWe tend to think of s Hunky Dory as the moment
25  novembre     08h30
Esbjörn Svensson: HOME.S. review John Fordham’s jazz album of the month
John Fordham    ACT This recently discovered piano meditation from the modest maestro behind the Esbjörn Svensson Trio will entrance fans and fascinate newcomersWhen Esbjörn Svensson made his UK debut at the Swedish Jazz Extravaganza festival the then year old pianist composer s jubilant fusions of
Elder: Innate Passage review - ground-shaking heaviness meets lofty ambition
Stevie Chick    Stickman The Berlin based band s new album delivers pulverising heft and proggy nirvana at its most polished The borders between prog and metal have always been porous as Massachusetts formed and now Berlin based quartet Elder clearly understand They began their own migration from craggy red
26  novembre     16h00
Gaye Su Akyol: Anadolu Ejderi review - poetic Turkish dissident pop
Neil Spencer    Glitterbeat The singer reflects on past loves current politics and her once glorious Istanbul on this eclectic fourth album spanning folk to psych rockPop counter culture comes in many guises In the case of Istanbul singer Gaye Su Akyol it sometimes seems enough that she exists a glittering
27  novembre     15h00
Louis Culture: When Life Presents Obstacle review - melodic rap with raw charm
Kadish Morris    Different Recordings The south Londoner brings a compelling mix of introspection and youthful confidence to this EP reminiscent of early grimeLouis Culture is a year old rapper producer and DJ from south London His debut project Smile Soundsystem journeyed seamlessly through several
Leftfield: This is What We Do review - mighty, all-embracing workouts and more
Kitty Empire    Virgin Born out of a tumultuous time in Neil Barnes s life this heady mix of bangers and righteous sounds is a keeperRetro leaning techno acts such as Bicep have prepped the ground propitiously for this fourth Leftfield outing in three decades It sounds of a piece with its predecessors and yet of
17  novembre     12h00
Weyes Blood: And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow review Alexis Petridis’s album of the week
Alexis Petridis    Sub Pop Natalie Mering s follow up to the superb Titanic Rising sets st century pessimism to one fantastic tune after another and gently suggests this all may be deadpan humourThe last time the world heard from singer songwriter Natalie Mering it was and Titanic Rising her fourth album
24  novembre     10h41
Wilko Johnson’s second act was every bit as belligerent and explosive as his first Alexis Petridis
Alexis Petridis    Before a miraculous recovery from cancer made him more famous than ever the Dr Feelgood guitarist fired up s rock with proto punk playing and divisive songwriting Wilko Johnson dies aged Obituary Wilko JohnsonWhen the Guardian interviewed Wilko Johnson in he expressed concern that
22  novembre     16h15
Pablo Milanés, legendary Cuban singer-songwriter, dies aged 79
Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies    Internationally famous musician known for hits such as Yolanda was a supporter of Cuban revolutionThe Grammy winning Cuban singer songwriter and guitarist Pablo Milanés known for pioneering the Nueva Trova movement and for hits such as Yolanda and Amo Esta Isla has died of cancer in Madrid He
11  novembre     10h50
Gal Costa was a flamboyant revolutionary in Brazilian music
Felipe Maia    As one of the founding artists of the Tropic lia movement in the late s she became known for her fearless voice which captivated audiences for five decadesMuch has been said of how Joà o Gilberto disrupted Brazillian music with his take on samba which went on to become bossa nova His
07  novembre     11h02
Low’s Mimi Parker was a voice of hope and healing in indie rock
Stevie Chick    The vocalist and drummer who has died aged was a little reluctant to form a band with her husband Alan Sparhawk But her songwriting and hushed strong voice saw Low create breathtaking music that was both beautiful and unsettlingIn the early days of their marriage Alan Sparhawk and Mimi
06  octobre     12h12
The 100 greatest BBC music performances - ranked
Guardian music    As the Beeb celebrates its centenary we take a look at its most memorable pop moments from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessionsThere s a reason that Vic Reeves s attempt to recreate the video for his
24  novembre     10h02
Arias 2022: YolÅ u rapper Baker Boy dominates music awards with five wins
Michael Sun    Amyl and the Sniffers win group of the year while Tones And I wins song of the year at the first in person ceremony since Aria awards in pictures from red carpet to winnersGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailBaker Boy has dominated the Arias taking home a total of five awards for