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Ellen Peirson-Hagger is the New Statesman’s assistant culture editor.
Recorded on location at the RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, the programme is peppered with birdsong and the buzz of grasshoppers, giving it a lively, absorbing feel.
Released during the solar eclipse, Lorde’s first song in four years is an uplifting ode to the summer.
In her third book, the novelist interrogates the meaning of refuge in the modern world.
A long-awaited rental e-scooter trial starts in London today. Will the controversial vehicles change travel for the better?
As a producer, the former Vampire Weekend instrumentalist helps artists “realise their vision”. What does that mean for his solo work?
The band’s disinterest in comprehensible lyrics, melodic engagement or recognisable song structures makes for tiring listening.
Mass gatherings are due to be allowed again from 21 June, but without guaranteed insurance, festival organisers are in an uncertain position.
Ten years on, these ridiculously slick rhythms still hit just as hard.
Folk musician and actor Johnny Flynn speaks to his friend, the nature writer Robert Macfarlane, about lockdown, the natural world and their new album.
On her excellent sixth album Daddy’s Home, the guitarist lays out plenty of possibilities.