Tony Clayton-Lea

Tony Clayton-Lea

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Indie Thurston Moore: Rock ‘n’ Roll Consciousness (Caroline International) As guitarist and ...

Summer festivals special: Take a pop at Europe

Summer festivals special: Take a pop at Europe

Fed up with Irish festivals and weather? Tony Clayton-Lea presents a guide to the best and most esoteric events being staged further afield this summer

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

POP/PUNK Blondie: Pollinator (BMG) There is a song on Pollinator, Blondie’s 11th album, that i...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

HIP-HOP Kendrick Lamar, Damn (Interscope) Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album arrives under the weig...

Being there in spirit: The rise of religious holidays

Being there in spirit: The rise of religious holidays

From the Camino walk in Spain to the sacred sites of Ethiopia, those looking for a more spiritual travel destination have never been better served

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Albums of the week

Joshua Tillman is US songwriter Father John Misty

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

R&B/HIP-HOP Drake: More Life (Young Money Entertainment/ Republic Records) Is this a ‘proj...

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

Sleaford Mods, Alison Krauss and Dear Reader

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

ROCK/ROOTS Ryan Adams: Prisoner (Pax AM/Blue Note) It’s true to say that some musicians are th...

Prague’s peerless perfection

Prague’s peerless perfection

Stunning architecture, spectacular views amid flurries of snow and characterful cafés make Prague the city to beat all others

Television: Caught in an endless waiting game

Television: Caught in an endless waiting game

A sense of futility sets in before any kind of comfort comes along

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

POP Una Healy, The Waiting Game (Decca Records) Una Healy – once a member of manufactured ‘g...

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Singer/songwriter Jack Lukeman, Magic Days (self-released) Although he has been in the Irish pub...

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

Too often The Flaming Lips's song titles are better than the tunes themselves

George Michael: The unapologetic pop star

George Michael: The unapologetic pop star

A legendary music icon who transcended pop, music industry politics and the conservative attitudes of many towards his sexuality