Tough Love - Jessie Ware

It’s a sizzling day in suburban south London and Jessie Ware is still in holiday mode. She strolls in her back garden, grass between her toes, occasionally ferrying loose tea, fresh fruit and a range of Brixton-bought baked goods from the kitchen. She o

Prince: Art Official Age review partying like its 1999 all over again

Released simultaneously with PlectrumElectrum, the rockier offering put out by Princes 3rdeyegirl band, Art Official Age finds Prince solo, embracing the artificial age with glee.

Aphex Twin: 'You have to be mentally ill to be famous'

Richard D James says anyone famous faces a combination of factors that will surely result in mental illness, and says he believes in aliens and the Illuminati.

Jamie T, Carry the Grudge, review: 'seductively singalong'

The extravagantly talented Jamie T returns after a five year gap with confidence, says Neil McCormick.

Wonder Where We Land - SBTRKT

"It ably brings some fiercely non-linear soul music to deserved mainstream attention" said the Guardian of this new album from SBTRKT. The album features collaborations with the likes of Sampha and Jessie Ware.


Elefest celebrates some of the best known but misunderstood parts of London and takes place in Elephant and Castle. Formed of a mixture of homegrown and international talent, Elefest has a varied programme of events meaning that there is guaranteed someth

Jamie T: Carry on the Grudge review a motormouth in the quiet zone

It's hard not to warm to an album entitled Carry on the Grudge.

SBTRKT: Wonder Where We Land review dizzying electronic soundscapes

Second time around, London producer SBTRKT’s dizzying electronic soundscapes are fleshed out by all sorts of voices: returnees Sampha and Jessie Ware, plus Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend (on the terrific retro funk of New Dorp. New York), Chairlift’s

The Kooks Listen review: 'Much of the experimentation feels forced'

Nostalgia is a powerful tool. It allows the never-ending reunion conveyor belt to keep offering up its wares without question.

Album reviews of the week (Sept 19-25)

The latest album releases reviewed by the Evening Standard's music critics.