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Singer Kwabs and rapper Hardy Caprio on reclaiming their independence

Seven years ago, singer Kwabs was on the cusp of national success, only to walk away from it all. Now with a brand new single, he joins rapper Hardy Caprio to tell Roisin O’Connor how they’ve each navigated major labels, industry frustration and tumultuous upbringings to reclaim their independence


On Trend

New Sensations

Album reviews


Live music

Roxy Music at 50: Few bands deliver more than this

Bryan Ferry and company celebrate half a century of louche love songs over a triumphant two hours at The Forum

For the Love of Festivals

Music festivals have saved me so many times

Concluding our series of first-hand accounts of life in tents, Patrick Smith recalls the way that festivals such as End of the Road and Primavera have helped him through bad times, from heartbreak to grief to crushing depression

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The Countdown

Music Box sessions

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