Mark Beaumont

Sparks and Edgar Wright’s ‘The Sparks Brothers’: “This is the totality of who we are”

After turning down several directors in the past, the enigmatic Sparks finally agreed to be the subject of a documentary when Edgar Wright approached them. They take us through a storied career and brilliant new film

Authorisation override: why music films shouldn’t need the estate’s blessing

Dr John, Thelonious Monk and (kind of) Mac Miller films have come in for criticism from the artists' families, but does that make them inauthentic?

It’s time for a return of the good, old-fashioned B-side – and Sam Fender’s leading the charge

'Howdon Aldi Death Queue' is an homage to the art of supplementing a single with an absolute banger

Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth on ‘Utopian Ashes’: “Autobiography is mixed with fiction”

The rockers go country with a marital drama album that faces pain with an unflinching eye

‘I Think You Should Leave…’ and the cult of cringe comedy

Who doesn't love watching other people in awkward situations?

This is the music you need to get you through England’s crushing Euros loss

At a time of national despair, it's our musical heritage that will pull us through to Qatar 2022

Raye’s plight proves that the major label system is broken

But there's hope in the indestructible album format

We’re gonna need a bigger farm: why Glastonbury 2022 could be the best in history

There's already enough talent available to make it the festival of a lifetime
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