Music

Interview: Kate Bush

Bubbly, enthusiastic, effusive about her 12-year-old son – could this really be the same fiercely private, eccentric, reclusive Kate Bush we keep hearing about, asks SINÉAD GLEESON IN THE days before my interview with Kate Bush, I have several conversations with...

Interview: PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey took poetry classes and learned to play the autoharp for her stunning new album Let England Shake. And it’s only now that she’s had the confidence to take on the world, penning songs that take in battlefields, bloodshed and bleak landscapes – but with a...

Interview: Nile Rodgers

After last year's Electric Picnic, with its Pitchfork-approved headliners, the post-gig 'who was the best live act of the weekend?' conversations were intriguing. A straw poll - regardless of age, musical preferences or how tired they were - was won by Chic, whose...

Interview: Ari-Up from The Slits

  Ari Up from punk trailblazers The Slits tells SINEAD GLEESON about her continuing mission to break down barriers and bring music to the masses I discovered The Slits in a bizarre mix-tape accident. They weren’t actually meant to be on the C60 my friend’s...

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