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Interview: Whitney

A year on from the release of their debut album Light Upon The Lake, Whitney are still on the road. Joe Casson speaks to singer Julien Ehrlich about tour vans, Elton John, and pole dancing at Islington Mill

Album: Spoon – Hot Thoughts

The indie rock titans return with their latest masterpiece

Tracks of the Week: 13th February

Death, aging and loss: grim subject matters make for compelling songs in a strong week for new music

Live: Peter Doherty

Messy, chaotic, dangerous, and something we don’t see enough of anymore: It’s classic Peter Doherty

Live: Local Natives

From feminism to favourite colours, Stuart Grantham speaks to the Californian band before a well-sequenced and democratised performance

Festival review: Dot to Dot 2016

Run-of-the-mill guitar bands are the order of the day at this year’s Dot to Dot, but minor indie gems and slap-bass soul provide some much-needed respite

Album: The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect

Maybe The Last Shadow Puppets latest release isn’t everything we’ve come to expect

Live: Bloc Party

Bloc Party could be poised for a comeback despite band chemistry being questionable

The Thermals – We Disappear

We’ve come to expect strong punk-pop songwriting from the Thermals, but their seventh record’s cumbersome 90s emo revival is lacklustre and very forgettable

Album review: Yeasayer – Amen & Goodbye

No closer to the kind of success their peers have enjoyed, Yeasayer’s latest sees confusion stand in for cohesion

Live: Half Moon Run

More fun live than on record, showing a flair for the dramatic. Get a better producer, Rebekah Shaw tells Half Moon Run.

Live: Hinds

Hinds’ charming, rip-roaring garage-rock revivalism had the audience in Gorilla right in the palms of their hands

What should be done with the NME?

What’s the solution to the new and “improved” NME? Dump it—that’s what

Live: The Bohicas

This band are destined to be bombarded with comparisons, but no one in the room seemed to be taking this as a negative