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George Michael – Symphonica: Live recording makes do until new album proper lands this year

The first new George Michael album in ten years is something to get excited about – except there’s not really enough ‘new’ about this live orchestral record, largely recorded during the singer’s opulent 2011/12 Symphonica tour and flawlessly pro

New Michael Jackson album XSCAPE to be released in May

A second posthumous Michael Jackson album will be released in May, it has been announced.

XSCAPE - Michael Jackson

This is the second posthumous album to be released, featuring tracks that have never been heard before. It will be released on the 13th May.

Justin Timberlake review The crowd gasp when he appears

The first thing Sheffield sees of Justin Timberlake is his giant silhouette on an enormous backdrop.

Haim interview: 'Don't call us a girl band'

On BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, the DJ and host Nick Grimshaw is talking approvingly of the most recent visitors to the station’s Live Lounge. It’s the slot when the buzziest bands du jour come in to play, and perform a purposefully “interesting

Before the Dawn - Kate Bush - Live - Hammersmith Apollo

Kate Bush is performing live for the first time in 35 years. All 22 dates are taking place at the Hammersmith Apollo from August to the beginning of October.

Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction (Album Review)

‘A Perfect Contradiction’, Paloma Faith’s third studio record, doesn’t really follow through on its title’s promise.

Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time (Album Review)

When navigating the noisy synth-pop of ‘Night Time, My Time’, it’s worth remembering that Sky Ferreira was snatched up by the industry machine in her mid-teens and added to the ‘next big thing’ conveyor belt.

Kate Bush announces seven more shows

Singer will now be playing 22 nights in total at the Eventim Apollo in London.

Future Islands: Singles

Baltimore trio’s fourth album starts off with a reminder that synthpop has its own tradition of vocal melodrama.