The Magnetic Fields

End Of The Road Festival 2022 review: left-field talent soars on the hidden stages

This excellently idiosyncratic festival thrives on the margins (though Pixies should stick to the hits)

Former Magnetic Fields vocalist Susan Anway has died

"She was a lovely person and will be missed by all of us"

Help! I’ve spent weeks inside Spotify Wrapped’s ‘chamber psych’ wormhole

Our writer loves a micro-genre – from nu-rave to his own invention, 'crank wave' – so we sent him to investigate

Mark, My Words: why rock needs to have more ‘quickies’

It sits there, as unavoidable as death itself. Sometimes it's in the middle of the album, like a rail replacement bus service, sometimes it's...

Mark, My Words: I want justice for the most criminally ignored album of all time

David Miliband. The perfectly lovely couple who finally get onto the Coach Trip coach two days before it hits Ibiza. The new political party that...

The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt writes ‘Scrabble’-themed poetry book

‘101 Two-Letter Words’ inspired by the board game’s obscure short words

The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quick!

Anything but a speedy romp, Stephin Merritt’s typically acute lyrics – “What a waste of all those years/What a waste of all those tears”...

The Magnetic Fields – ‘Love At The Bottom Of The Sea’

Following the quixotic genre specialising of 2008’s ‘Distortion’ (arch feedback) and 2010’s ‘Realism’ (arch folk), ‘Love At The Bottom Of The Sea’ finds Stephin...

The Magnetic Fields to release brand new album next year

'Love At The Bottom Of The Sea' is out on March 5, 2012