Ten great festival performances

Before Sound System hits WOMAD we get in the mood with our ten favourite festival performances. Sound System is poised to deliver great live audio to WOMAD for the fourth… Read more

Album Review: Alfa Mist – Antiphon (Pink Bird)

A fabulous recording of deep grooves Alfa Mist is a dark horse, a London based producer and composer he has worked with a number of artists in the neo soul… Read more

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Cover

Album Review: Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary – The Beatles (Parlophone)

The Beatles crowning glory contains hidden gems 50 years after its original release Sgt. Peppers was back at number one, so much for progress! The most celebrated album by the… Read more

Our favourite instrumental tracks

The current combination of political turmoil, Glastonbury come-downs and unusually hot weather has led to our lying in a darkened room, listening to only the most soothing of tracks. Here… Read more

Looking back over WOMAD 2016

The June release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is a chance to revisit highlights from the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage at last year’s WOMAD Festival. The… Read more

Album Review: Is This The Life We Really Want? – Roger Waters (Columbia)

Shine on you angry diamond Frank Zappa called it conceptual continuity, the process of using old tunes in new songs or borrowing from your own catalogue. There are so many… Read more

The best of bass

Bass is a vital element in any music. Even if you don’t know it is there, on a great Hi-Fi system bass adds shades and subtlety to apparently bass free… Read more

Album Review: Planetarium – Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, James McAlister (4AD)

An epic sonic journey through our solar system Those familiar with the work of Sufjan Stevens will be in for a surprise with Planetarium, unless that is they have seen… Read more

Faber Social present: Eimear McBride on Sonics or Sort-of

Faber Social is the unerringly cool arm of London’s Faber & Faber publishing house. Over the coming months we will be featuring exclusive essays, extracts and articles from some of… Read more