Kate bush

The death of the live album

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Next week The The release The Comeback Special, a 24-track live album documenting the band’s concert at the Royal Albert…

Pure poison: BBC1’s Talking Heads reviewed

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The big mistake people make with Alan Bennett is to conflate him with his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney. But whereas…

The musical benefits of not playing live

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Many performers hated playing live. But freed from the stage they often made their best and wildest work, argues Graeme Thomson

Pretentiousness isn’t such a crime

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Aversion to pretentiousness was probably an English trait before Dr Johnson famously refuted Bishop Berkeley’s arguments for the immateriality of…

Why do we always beat up on drummers?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It’s rare that I see a piece about music that makes me want to cheer from the rafters and shake…

Letters: Andrew Roberts on Cameron, and a defence of Kate Bush

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Advice for Cameron Sir: David Cameron once saved my life from a school of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, so…

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

Kate Bush Hammersmith Apollo review: Still crazy after all these years

30 August 2014 9:00 am

It says something about Kate Bush’s standing in the music world that, perhaps uniquely in the history of long-awaited live…

Albums of the year? Some years we can answer it, some years we can't 

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Albums of the year? What a good question. Some years we can answer it, some years we can’t. The essence…