Leonie Cooper

Leonie Cooper

The first music I remember hearing Johann Strauss II – ‘The Blue Danube’ “My mother and father used to play it to me when I was a baby. My father was…

Emma Watson Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson is a hero, and not just because she was in the Harry Potter films. She’s a hero because she’s become one of the most outspoken Brits in the…

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Sleaford Mods have made a name for themselves as the stripped-back sound of austerity Britain. Over minimal laptop beats courtesy of Andrew Fearn, lead agitator Jason Williamson has marked out…

It’s hard out here for a witch. Well, at least it was 400-odd years ago when women were regularly hanged, drowned and burned to death after being accused of sorcery,…

The first song I remember hearing Adriana Caselotti ‘Whistle While You Work’ “I think the first songs I remember are from Disney’s Snow White, ‘Whistle While You Work’ and all…

Iconic San Francisco politico-punk band Dead Kennedys were recently asked to dust off their Dr Martens and reform their 1980s line-up in order to play a festival in Chicago. According…

In the woozy wake of Drake, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller and Post Malone’s über-laid-back R&B, you’d have thought there was simply no more room for navel-gazing, sex-fixated dudes with bachelor…

Love has its up and love has its downs. For all the moments when you’re frolicking across a cornfield arm in arm and singing songs by The Carpenters to each…

Fifty years ago on February 13, 1967, a smiling 21-year-old from the Tennessee backwaters released her debut album. ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ announced the glorious arrival of Dolly Rebecca Parton to…

Rory Graham has been honing his craft for 15 years, from his teens as rapper Rag’n’Bonez in his native Uckfield to open mic hero in nearby Brighton, where he began…

motown songs

If it’s sweet soul music you’re after, then Motown is king. Founded in 1959 as Tamla by Detroit songwriter Berry Gordy Jr, the label that soon came to be known…

Yep, it’s that time of year again – Grammys time. The 59th annual Grammy Awards takes place on February 12 2017 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, and the…

The drummer in shoegaze legends and notoriously noisy f**kers My Bloody Valentine recently – and quaintly – wrote a letter to his local newspaper. Colm Ó Cíosóig reached out to…

1. Download Getty Images Where: Donington Park, Derby, UK When: June 9-11, 2017 Why: Taking over where the legendary Monsters of Rock took off, Download is now the UK’s most…