Craig McLean

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Music

Jarv Is… emerging from lockdown with a new band

Jarvis Cocker has been a frankly towering figure in British music for almost 30 years, and not just ’cause he’s tall. Now the one-time Pulp man is back with new band Jarv Is… and a brilliant debut album – one whose lyrics are eerily of the moment. All together now: “This is one nation under a roof…”

Music

Hinds are back, just in time

With new album The Prettiest Curse, the effervescent Madrid band gift us a much-needed indie-rock holiday. They had no choice: “We’re Spaniards – we love the summer and we love the heat.”

Music

Wolf Alice’s Joff Oddie on his folk music food bank fundraiser

The Mercury-winning band's guitarist spent his down time post-tour volunteering at a north London food bank. Now he’s releasing an album of folk instrumentals to raise money and awareness. We speak to him, and to centre manager Abi Odujoko, about the scourge of food poverty – and how it’s immeasurably worse now.

Culture

White Lines: clubbed to death

From the man who brought us Money Heist and the people who made The Crown comes an Ibiza-set thriller – a Netflix series involving a party snake, a white peacock, a dead DJ, big tunes and, of course, drugs. Hoover up White Lines for the Med-for-it holiday you won’t be getting this year.

Music

At home with The Streets

Mike Skinner shows us round his lovely front room, and round his first new album in almost a decade: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive. Where’s he been? “All artists are really quite away with the fairies,” he explains. “which is a good thing.”

Music

Richard Russell’s life in 19 totemic tracks

As the founder of XL – the British record label that brought us The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, Adele, The White Stripes, Tyler, The Creator and more – releases his new multi-artist album under the name Everything Is Recorded and publishes his memoir, we take you on a wild ride through 30 years of groundbreaking music.

Music

Haim: killer queens

Sitting down and opening up with Haim ahead of the release of their revelational new album. “We didn’t mean it to be this way,” they say, “but it ended up being our most personal record.”

Life

The Dry January taste test

From Italian premium lager to a jazzy Norwegian IPA, from Brewdog to Brooklyn, from drinkables to edibles… presenting The Face’s superbowl of no-alcohol beers.

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