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Caspar Llewellyn Smith

Elvis Costello and the Roots: 'There's no such thing as too funky'

It is a humid mid-September morning in New York City that will later produce thunderstorms of biblical force, but neither Elvis Costello nor his sparring partner Ahmir Thompson are dressed for the weather.

Womad 2013: Lee Perry, Seun Kuti and more - day one review

If one thing can be said of Womad, it's that you know where you are when you arrive.

My Bloody Valentine announce release of new album

Twenty-two years after last record, band spring surprise with announcement on Facebook page It is news that fans thought they might never hear: My Bloody Valentine are to release a new album. Shortly after 9pm on Saturday the band posted a message on t

Music Weekly podcast: Ethan Johns on his solo debut - plus Miguel

Alexis is ill this week, but on the upside, we're delighted to have Ethan Johns in the studio: a super-producer turned solo artist. He's joining us for Singles Club, but we're also talking about his new album, If Not Now Then When . Speaking of Single

Music Weekly podcast: Ethan Johns on his solo debut - plus Miguel

Alexis is ill this week, but on the upside, we're delighted to have Ethan Johns in the studio: a super-producer turned solo artist. He's joining us for Singles Club, but we're also talking about his new album, If Not Now Then When . Speaking of Single

Biffy Clyro interview: 'We care too much to be cool'

The Scottish rockers are poised for a huge year with new album Opposites - but they've had to pull together through personal tragedy and collective trauma The night before the three members of Biffy Clyro were due to start recording their sixth album in