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Professor Green - Growing Up In Public

Album review: Professor Green - Growing Up In Public

Green shows what he can do when he puts his mind to his rhymes in this mixed bag of a return.

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Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

Album review: Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

The feted duo pick up their guitars to retread old ground - but can they still cut it?

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East End ready for Somali Festival at Bethnal Green’s Oxford House centre

A Somali festival week kicks off in London’s East End on October 17 as part of Tower Hamlets council’s Black History Month.

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Late Night Tales - Franz Ferdinand

Album review: Late Night Tales - Franz Ferdinand

Yet another sterling selection in this series, this time from Alex Kapranos and co.

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Ty Segall - Manipulator

Album review: Ty Segall - Manipulator

Gritty, gambolling garage-rock raconteur hits his creative high water mark.

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Orenda Fink - Blue Dream

Album review: Orenda Fink - Blue Dream

Mellow, mellifluous and soothing collection that bridges the alt-pop and singer-songwriter genres.

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Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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Famy - We Fam Econo

Album review: Famy - We Fam Econo

A shining and adventurous new talent arrives on the indie crossover scene - do yourself a favour and check them out.

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Vena Portae - Vena Portae

Album review: Vena Portae -Vena Portae

More evocative, emotive alt-folk from Emily Barker, whose latest incarnation adds another string to her bow.

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Album review: Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Huge mainstream success surely beckons for this songsmith, who packs an armful of poppy, heartsting-tugging tunes.

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Alvvays - Alvvays

Album review: Alvvays - Alvvays

Accessible, hummable and lightly melancholic indie tunesmithery from the Canadian debutantes.

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The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi

Album review: The Raveonettes - Pe’ahi

Danish rock duo let the colour in and make their best record in... well, possibly ever.

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Astronauts - Hollow Ponnnds

Album review: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

Textured, electro-meets-pastoral adventurism in this rather lovely debut LP.

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Eric Clapton & Friends - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Album review: Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Slowhand buddies up with his living legend mates for an exacting JJ Cale tribute. For die-hard fans only.

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Sohini Alam, vocalist for Khiyo

British-Bengali band Khiyo bring their eclectic sound to the East End

An exciting young British-Bengali band who combine traditional Bangladeshi songs with modern arrangements will bring their extraordinary sound to the East End ahead of the launch of their debut album.

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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A girl dips into the lake which hosts the emerald stage

Festival review: Secret Garden Party

Standing among thousands overlooking a lake with an emerald island at its centre, jewel-like spires jutting up into the sky where fireworks break up the onsetting dusk in fits and starts, it’s clear this is no ordinary festival.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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PREVIEW: Lie Back and Think of America—in wartime Bethnal Green

Natalie Wilcox is taking on all six roles in the play she has written about life in London’s East End at the height of the Second World War.

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Secrets behind radical public scultures revealed at Whitchapel Gallery

Stories behind some of London’s most radical public sculptures and why they’ve caused so much controversy are unravelled in a display that draws on the late Henry Moore’s archives.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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