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Parklife: Keep the Boutique Fires Burning

The behemoth of the festival world, Glastonbury, returns this year but in its fallow year, smaller, alternative events attracted music lovers in their droves. Jim Ottewill dons his wellies and pitches up his tent to learn how the world of indie festivals is booming…

Playlist: Cro Cro Land

Cro Cro Land festival launches in Croydon on 6 April, aiming to bring guitar bands back to the birthplace of punk music, and celebrate the area’s rich musical history, with gender equality at the heart of everything it does. Here’s an introduction to some of the tantalising line up...

Psych: The Rest Is Noise

Bekki Bemrose dives deep underground into a scene that to-all-intents-and-purposes seems to be thriving, despite largely subverting perceived wisdoms regarding the industry in 2019…

Playlist: Piano Day

Piano Day takes place today (Friday) and welcomes all piano lovers to join in the celebrations.

In Print: M71

Dido // Indie Festivals // Psych // Nainita Desai // The Stranglers // Paula Temple // Mara Simpson // Octavian // Black Midi // Housewives // Caterina Barbieri // Jenn Kirby // Lucy Schafer

Interview: Nainita Desai

'You never stop learning about music. The moment you stagnate musically, for is a very dangerous thing. Your creative growth is very important,' says award-winning media composer Nainita Desai.

Dido: Ever The Optimist

Twenty years after Dido’s debut became one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history, the singer-songwriter returns with her fifth record. She chats to Rhian Jones about two decades in the business…