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Interview: IDLES

We hang out with Bristol punks IDLES as they celebrate their gigantic 2017 with a hot sweaty mess of a sold-out tour…

Playlist: X Factor

Welcome to our latest playlist. As the X-Factor reaches its climax this weekend, we’ve handed over the playlist reins to our resident pop guru Russell Iliffe. Russell has been providing a weekly analysis of the TV competition so it’s only fitting that he puts together a playlist featuring the best musical X Factor moments from this year’s series. Inside you’ll find classic songs from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Adele, Elton John and Shirley Bassey…

The X Factor column: week seven

The X Factor has now been on our screens for a decade and this weekend saw ITV1 in celebratory mood with the show featuring songs that have been hits for past winners and runners-up, says Russell Iliffe.

The X Factor column: Week Six

PRS for Music’s pop guru Russell Iliffe brings us the latest from the last round of X Factor: check out his analysis of a competition which is rapidly hotting up...