Kate Mossman is the New Statesman's arts editor and pop critic.
“Halfway through, my record was a complete mess because the government was a complete mess.”
Plus: a new solo record from Ian Brown.
My friend and I went clubbing to see if we still “had it going on”.
In Van Etten’s new album, life’s mess is powerful and holding it all in your arms is a creative act.
Yet what was it all for? Most people can only name one Bros song.
A group of attractive strangers floated 5,000 miles to see if having female leaders would make for a more peaceful society.
She has written hits for Rihanna, Cher and Christina Aguilera – and she's been dropped by a series of major labels. Is it finally time for LP?
I’m sure I’m not the only woman for whom Héloïse Letissier stirs up a half-forgotten feeling of wanting to be a boy.
For reasons lost to time, Baden-Powell visited an orphanage in rural Hungary and took a shine to my grandmother, then aged seven.
The caves, where families slept in three-tier bunk beds or pitches, had electric lighting, a canteen, a hospital and a police station.