Martha Tilston

Tilston is a master of evocative lyrics; a particular favourite on Lucy & the Wolves is the beautiful Lucy of the album’s title.

Allo Darlin’

Upbeat and sunny, Allo Darlin’s eponymous debut is warm and fuzzy. It’s happy music reminiscent to The Go-Betweens’ “striped sunlight sound”.


The new record from Alabama-born Dan Sartain encompasses vintage rock ’n roll and blues within his Southern tendencies.

Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver’s 5th LP is the first to be released on her own label, Bird Records, and is a more fully-realised concept album than her previous offerings.


Released on their own label, this is UNKLE’s fourth full-length album. It is a fantastic collection of joyful soundscapes, electronica, live drums, strings and percussion from The Heritage Orchestra.

Frightened Rabbit

Scotland and Indie rock bands go hand-in-hand. Hailing from this breeding-ground of talent is Frightened Rabbit.

Music Producers

Although singers often get all the credit, it’s the producer that does all the heavy lifting. Creating a great album or single takes hard work, and the producers have to play a lot of roles to make it happen.

Arshile Gorky: Goats on the Roof

Being a seminal figure in the formation of Abstract Expressionism, Gorky laid the foundations for many artists to follow.

The Story of Graphic Design

Every single thing that we see from advertising and packaging to media and digital screens is designed. It’s so commonplace now, we don’t even see it.

A Museum of One’s Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift

Higonnet explores her fascination with “collections”, and how an individual’s taste within a contemporary era are captured in personal art ensembles.

Repeat It Today with Tears

In 1970s London, Susanna is living with her mother, and knows nothing of her father. Under a false identity, she begins an affair, which will only end in disaster.

Learning to Lose

Learning To Lose is a captivating novel, which tells the stories of complex lives as they collide in contemporary Madrid.

Michèle Roberts

In conversation with Michèle Roberts.

Adam Ross

In the thrilling debut novel, Mr Peanut by Adam Ross, reality twists and turns as the past collides with the present.

For Mountain, Sand and Sea

Marc Rees transforms a Welsh town into a stage, unveiling and exploring the charms and stories of this seaside community through a creative trajectory.

Fiona Bradley

Since 2003, Fiona Bradley has been the Director of Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. She emphasises the importance of new work in the context of a consistent and developing artistic practice.

Beautiful Kate

Humanising forbidden love, with breathtaking cinematography, Beautiful Kate explores the effects of place, isolation and burgeoning sexualities.

Jonathan Wateridge

Jonathan Wateridge’s latest show opens at All Visual Artists. It depicts scenes from an imaginary film creating interplay between narratives of fact and fiction.

Contemporary Makers

Challenging the traditional notions of craft through design intervention, the new wave of DIY raises the bar for contemporary making.

Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Exposed is a compelling survey of 250 works that tackles subjects both iconic and taboo, questioning the ambiguity of surveillance and voyeurism.


Big Girls: Large Format Photographs by Women Photographers recently opened in NYC, featuring a variety of compelling large-format photographs by women artists. On view from…

Johan Grimonprez at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh

Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez was propelled to international prominence when his highly acclaimed one-hour video Dial H-I-S-T-0-R-Y, a smart, visually complex and imaginatively compelling cultural…

From Tehran to London: New Painting from Iran

The noise and bustle of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport at five in the morning is a little overwhelming, especially after six peaceful hours snoozing…

DREAMLANDS at the Pompidou

One of the most engaging shows this summer, Dreamlands recently opened at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The show considers, for the first time, the…

Sensitivity Questioned at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center

Jean Luc Blanc, Gregory Crewdson, Jim Drain, Ryan McGinley, Michael Robinson, Daniel Silver, Daniel Subkoff, Stephen Sutcliffe, Scott Treleaven, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Christos Delidimos, Kostas Bassanos…

Untitled (Tube Map) by Barbara Kruger

Internationally renowned, American artist, Barbara Kruger (b.1945) is the latest creative talent to design the new Pocket Tube Map cover. Kruger uses the language of…

Marina Abramović: Personal Archaeology

Marina Abramović (born in 1946 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia), is without question one of the most important artists of our time. She was awarded the Golden…

Mark Wallinger at carlier | gebauer as part of Gallery Weekend Berlin

Mark Wallinger opens tomorrow in Berlin as part of Gallery Weekend with new works. This is the artist’s fourth show at carlier | gebauer. The…


The Concise Dictionary of Dress is probably one of the most fascinating installations on right now in London. Combining two of my favourite topics art…

Video Art At Its Best: Johanna Billing at Modern Art Oxford

Swedish artist, Johanna Billing’s videos reflect routine, rehearsal and ritual with an emphasis on the fragility of individual performance and the power of collective experience…

Secret Cinema

In both work and pleasure, there is a sentiment that audiences are looking for more. Today’s entertainment is about the immersive, interactive experience.

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Winners Announced

Last night, the winners were announced for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 for the professional category, Italian photographer, Tommaso Ausili wins L’Iris d’Or and…

A Review of Emerging Painters this spring at Jerwood Space

Yesterday, the fourth and final Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition opened at the Jerwood Space in London with great acclaim. This innovative and varied exhibition provides…

Dorothy Bohm: A World Observed 1940 – 2010

The first major retrospective of the London-based photographer Dorothy Bohm, A World Observed 1940 – 2010, will open this April at Manchester Art Gallery. Bohm…

Light, Architecture and Experience

Feelings Are Facts, opened earlier this month at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) and continues until 20 June. This exhibition marks the first…

Andrew Porter

In conversation with Andrew Porter.

Justine Kilkerr

In Advice for Strays, Kilkerr challenges our perceptions of reality and presents a case study on coping with mental illness.

Without Warning

Napier’s second novel is a terrifying thriller about the consequences of digging up mysterious secrets from the past.

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Mengiste’s debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze is a fraught and tender portrayal of a land ravaged by revolution.

Sunshine State

A dystopian novel set in the near future, Sunshine State explores the effect of our actions, including the war in Iraq and environmental issues.

Ai Weiwei: So Sorry

Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most controversial contemporary artists. His activism and art has even led him to suffer at the hands of China’s secret police.

Rachel Whiteread: Drawings

Whiteread is well known for her sculpture and for being the first woman to win the Turner Prize, in 1993. She has said: “My drawings are a diary of my work.”

Photography: A Cultural History

Marien traces the steps from daguerreotype to digital with zeal looking at portraiture, documentary, war, mass market, advertising and art photography.

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

The sound is rich in nostalgia, wrapped up tight with representational lyrics. It seems The Daredevil Christopher Wright are writing songs about all our experiences.


Here’s to Taking it Easy is filled with laidback folk melodies that move from the ebullient to the soulful, both joyful and emotive.

Ralfe Band

Together, Bunny and the Bull and the Original Soundtrack make com­plete sense. The film, from the director of The Mighty Boosh, is a road movie set entirely in a flat.


jj produce clear-cut songs that have a definitive vision resulting in a sense of calm and clarity. Because of their unique sound, it’s hard to draw comparisons.


Lyndon Morgan has several strings to his bow including being an award-winning poet, which shows in the lyrics, exploring love, loss, life and the poignancy of time.


Dan Snaith is Caribou, and his aim to create “dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water rather than metallic stuff” has been realised in Swim.

The Postmarks

Striking your eardrums from the word “go”, Memoirs at the End of the World is a cinematic multi-instrumental dream, but with three core band members, how much of this huge sound is a collaboration?