Singer discusses his 'dog shit' year to Rolling Stone, before addressing Disclosure, David Bowie, Lady Gaga and how Arcade Fire should 'pry themselves out of their own asshole'
Janet Weiss, drummer of rock group comprising of Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Helium's Mary Timony and The Minders' Rebecca Cole, claims the band 'kinda ran its course'
They're signed to Julian Casablancas' label, they're on tour with Albert Hammond Jr, and they sound like an '80s synth-rock Strokes
Roman glam-rockers Giuda bring skill and silliness in equal measure to their stomping, super-catchy racket, writes Tom Hughes
Nia Lynn and her new trio make elegant work of this Norma Winstone-influenced set of songs and standards, writes John Fordham
London-based Chris Morphitis brings together global influences, systems music and improv on this original and enjoyable album, writes John Fordham
Africa Express's mission to promote co-operation between African and western musicians continues apace on this magnificent compilation, writes Robin Denselow
Childish Gambino may have been created as a comedy character, but there's some genuinely good music and ideas on this new album, writes Caroline Sullivan
Ezra Furman's fifth album is a terrific rock'n'roll record that's full of clever, funny touches, writes Michael Hann
Nasville-based Mackenzie Scott's stark confessionals sound like the first flowerings of a major new talent, writes Dave Simpson
It's arguable whether or not the Velvet Underground's classic second album needs smothering in outtakes and extras, but there are worthwhile treats here, writes Tim Jonze
The stillness and intimacy of this live recording from 1970 is enough to make up for some other shortcomings, writes Maddy Costa
A box set at last releases some of the huge tranche of songs the Waterboys recorded making the Fisherman's Blues album. Mike Scott recalls the spontaneous magic of those epic sessions with Dave Simpson
Ever wondered what all of the year's biggest singles would sound like rolled into a five-and-a-half minute track?