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Ghostpoet: ‘When we’re finally let out, it’ll be like the Sixties’

Ahead of his dystopian new album, the musician talks to Ben Olsen about finding himself in Margate, making music for the current moment and how he’s weathering the crisis as a DIY artist

How Sonic Youth’s Bad Moon Rising reinvented indie rock

Recorded in a studio overlooking a polluted canal, the alternative band's second album sprang from humble beginnings. But, writes Ed Power, it was the record that helped them discover their place in the world

Lucinda Williams’ new album is doom-laden but defiant

The American singer-songwriter has gone back to her bluesy roots for a record full of fire and brimstone

Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters is a witty, wonderful album

The reclusive artist’s fifth record, released with the world at a safe distance, couldn’t have come at a better time

Mongolian metal band The HU are like nothing you’ve seen before

Ecstatic reaction from the audience shows the band have a deep-rooted understanding of how people communicate through music

Tate McRae is one of pop's bright young hopes – review

It’s a short set, but the Canadian singer’s enthusiastic fanbase certainly get their money’s worth   

Now Hear This: Victoria Monet, Lucinda Williams and Alaina Castillo

In her weekly column, our music correspondent goes through the best new releases of the week