Emily Mackay

Holly Herndon – who needs the bespoke AI when the humans make a show this good?

Seven moving bodies onstage is a lot more than you get at your usual arty electronic music show – no single figure nodding behind...

Björk found a spiritual home for her ‘Utopia’ among the domes of The Eden Project

If ever a venue was made for Björk, it’s the Eden Project, Cornwall’s eco-hippy, geodesic-dome horticultural haven, which could have been custom-built for the...

The Big Read – Chvrches: “The coven is pissed, the reckoning is coming”

"The punk-rock Joan of Arc of pop" ...That’s how Dave Stewart, formerly of The Eurythmics, summed up Lauren Mayberry after meeting her to work on ideas for Chvrches’ third album. And he may be on to something; ‘Love Is Dead’ filters religion, the refugee crisis and righteous politics through the band’s electropop-filter. The result? Grandstanding built for festival headline slots. Emily Mackay meets them in London.

The Big Read – Jared Leto & 30 Seconds To Mars: “We are in a time of revolution”

Jared Leto on 30 Seconds To Mars’ big ambition, being tech obsessed and #MeToo

St Vincent – ‘Masseduction’ Review

Three years ago, Annie Clark sent out an “autumn hello” to her newsletter subscribers. “Last night,” she recounted, “I attended a party meant to...

Lorde: The Chosen One Returns – Read The Full Cover Interview

In June 2013, Lorde released ‘Tennis Court’, the follow-up to her huge global hit ‘Royals’. “Pretty soon, I’ll be getting on my first plane,”...

Methyl Ethel – ‘Everything Is Forgotten’ Review

Oh look, a psychedelic rock band from Perth who began life as their frontman’s home recording project before being fleshed out into a live...

Austra – ‘Future Politics’ Review

If you’re still feeling drained and deadened by the traumas of 2016, perhaps it’s time for a musical tonic. Like cold, clean water, Austra’s...
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