The latest in our new series in which writers muse on the music changed their lives: the story of how Rose Royce’s 1977 hit prompted a moment of near-perfect bliss amid snow, sludge and twentysomething stress
Reaction to Leonard Cohen’s new album, made as he approaches his eighth decade, prompted the question – who else has made great music later in life?
Alexis Petridis: Financial worries may be driving his comeback, but the octogenarian’s songs of despair have never sounded so full of life
Have a listen to the Rio trio’s exciting new mixtape and let us know your thoughts!
Richard D James’s first album as Aphex Twin for 13 years won’t change the world, but it sees him doing what he does best, which can be jaw-dropping, writes Tim Jonze
Peter Hook says he should have been informed before former bandmates created account to promote their original group
Want to maximise your festival fun? Circle Saturday 20 September in the diary. You’ll need skates to zoom between venues, but it’s the day to experience the best of Brisbane, writes Alexandra Spring
The singer’s keening melodies and lustrous vocals suggest Adele might have to defend her World Piano Balladry title, writes Mark Beaumont
DJ Skee announces the music power couple is working on an album together
Def Jam’s celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 30 disc box set. For those without the time (or money) for that, here’s our condensed guide to the hip-hop label’s highlights
Ahead of his 80th birthday and subsequent new album release, here’s a classic interview from Sounds in 1976, courtesy of Rock’s Backpages
According to trade report, the strength of songwriting revenue and tours have seen the sector grow by 9%
FKA twigs, Alt-J, Jungle, Ryan Adams and the O’Jays kick off series 45 of Later
Singer tells London audience he has taken to singing his best known song again because it ‘calls down some beneficial energy’