The Big Read

The Big Read

Jessie Reyez: “Death is a big part of who I am”

She’s toured with Billie Eilish and recorded with Eminem, but success hasn’t diluted the uncompromising R&B star

Laura Marling: “America has become a bit more sinister now that it’s Trump-addled”

How Britain’s most bewitching singer-songwriter’s latest album, ‘Song For Our Daughter’, became a soothing balm for troubled times

Dua Lipa: “If somebody told me not to discuss issues I’m passionate about? I wouldn’t listen”

The pop megastar, whose recent album ‘Future Nostalgia’ is a modern classic, won’t back down from what she believes in

Orville Peck: “Female rappers like Doja Cat have a lot of cowboy energy”

The masked mystery, whose new single ‘Summertime’ exudes hope, bares all on drag queens and Oasis – but says we’ll never know his true identity

Blossoms: “We might be uncool, but so are ABBA and everyone loves them”

Even a cancelled tour can’t get Stockport’s finest down. The happy-go-lucky band on banter with Brandon Flowers, kids’ TV appearances and their spectacular third album

Rina Sawayama: “I need to get some rock’n’roll lessons from Matty Healy”

The pop provocateur, whose debut album swings from R&B to nu-metal, talks Twitterstorms, “intergenerational pain” – and her love of Limp Bizkit

Tory Lanez: “Words are so powerful. Death and life is in the power of your tongue”

Death, faith healing and heartbreak – how the Canadian streaming giant turned sorrow into solace on his upcoming album ‘The New Toronto 3’

The Big Read – Porridge Radio: “I’ve always known that we’re the best band in the world”

They’re loud, they’re smart and they want us to be better people. Porridge Radio are about to conquer the planet with their breakthrough album

The Big Read – Liam Gallagher: “An Oasis reunion’s gonna happen very fucking soon”

Liam talks marriage, Oasis reunion rumours and the simple pleasures of a kebab and 10 pints of Guinness

The Big Read – Ozzy Osbourne: “This album saved my life”

Icons don’t come much bigger, bolder and defiantly rock’n’roll than Ozzy Osbourne
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