Stevie Parker: The Cure review – intriguing and idiosyncratic

Stevie Parker: The Cure review – intriguing and idiosyncratic

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] (Virgin EMI)The Bristol-based singer makes a virtue of misery on this highly promising break-up album There should be a mutual support organisation for those exes... Read More

MIA: ‘This a white country, you don’t have to spell it out to me’

MIA: ‘This a white country, you don’t have to spell it out to me’

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Maya Arulpragasam is bringing dancehall, hip-hop and grime to this year’s Meltdown. Is the outspoken British Sri Lankan the best argument for positive cultural appropriation?... Read More

Prince's siblings to inherit singer's $200m estate, judge rules

Prince's siblings to inherit singer's $200m estate, judge rules

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Minnesota district judge Kevin Eide says singer died without a will Appeals still pending from people whose claims of heirship were rejected A Minnesota judge... Read More

Skepta wins songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards

Skepta wins songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Star also won best contemporary song as rise of grime was seen at ceremony previously dominated by white artists Grime’s grip on the music industry... Read More

Arcade Fire – 10 of the best

Arcade Fire – 10 of the best

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Montreal’s band of multi-instrumentalist oddballs saved indie-rock in the 00s with sheer chorus-hollering, stadium-sweeping fervour – and championed suburban drudgery and Haiti en route The... Read More