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KLP - Medicine

Sounds like: Banoffee, Santigold Song: KLP - Medicine What's so good? If your'e not yet familiar with KLP, I have no doubt that your'e about to be. Not only is she the presenter of Triple J's Saturday night show House Party, but she's an excellent songwriter, singer, and producer, too. Show More Summary

Tallis Scholars at Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars - photo credit Eric Richmond Metamorphosis - Palestrina, Gibbons, Part, Sheppard, Tavener, Stravinsky, Gallus, Mouton, Holst; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 23 2014...Show More Summary

Meet Jonathan Kent

I interviewed the director Jonathan Kent for The Independent, trailing the opening tonight of his celebrated production of The Turn of the Screw at Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Do catch it if you can. Interview is in today's Radar section, but somewhat chopped, so here's the director's cut. Show More Summary

Mazde - Shifted Thoughts (Ft. La Mar)

Sounds like: Chrome Sparks, Ta-ku, Flume Song: Mazde - Shifted Thoughts (Ft. La Mar) What's so good? Aussie electronic music website Stoney Roads have taken the plunge and started their very own shiny new record label. It's a daringShow More Summary

Second view: La Fanciulla del West at the London Coliseum

Leigh Melrose and the cast of The Girl of the Golden West © Robert Workman Puccini La Fanciulla del West; Bullock, Auty, Colclough, English National Opera dir. Jones, cond. Wilson; London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 22Show More Summary

Ulster Orchestra under threat - the latest

UPDATE, SUNDAY 19 October: A petition has been organised online and you can sign it here. The Belfast-based Ulster Orchestra has become the latest UK ensemble to face closure due to financial dire straits. Its public funding cuts amount to a reduction of 28 per cent (about £1m), which threaten to bleed it to death by the middle of next month. Show More Summary

DMA's - Laced

Sounds like: Oasis, Stone Roses Song: DMA's - Laced What's so good? Sydney's DMA's have released another new single, "Laced." It follows up "So We Know," and it shows a totally different side of the young three-piece. While "So We Know" was a raw, largely acoustic emotion-packed track, this one is bubbling and boiling with energy and excitement. Show More Summary

Elina Garanca - Meditation

Meditation; Elina Garanca, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern, Karel Mark Chichon; Deutsche Gramophon Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 30 2014 Star rating: 3.0 Quite personal selection of music, beautifully sung This...Show More Summary


It's official: Grigory Sokolov has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. For those of us who've known for donkey's years that this man is basically piano god and heir to Richter and Gilels, saying that this is seriously...Show More Summary

Album Review: Thurston Moore – The Best Day

The Sonic Youth guitar giant reins in the noise without blunting his edge.

Pr0files - Forgive

Sounds like: Kavinsky, Paperwhite, HAERTS Song: Pr0files - Forgive What's so good? When L.A.-based electronic duo Pr0files unveiled a brave but beautiful live demo of their new single "Forgive" last month, I didn't think I could fall in love with the track any further. Show More Summary

Shortlist announced for British Composer Awards

Jon Opstad (Stage Works category)photo Hannah Opstad The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has published the 35 works shortlisted for the 2014 British Composer Awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Goldsmiths’ Hall, London on Tuesday 2 December 2014. Show More Summary

More than the usual suspects

Rounding up more than the usual suspects, here's a selection of news.I've just been in Italy visiting Spira Mirabilis, the remarkable chamber orchestra with no conductor. They're based in a small Emilia Romagna town that loves them so much it has built them their own beautiful new concert hall. Show More Summary

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