The Waterboys on Room To Roam’s legacy: “We were a lot wilder and more exciting than the record conveyed”

Riding high on the momentum of Fisherman’s Blues, in 1989 The Waterboys reconvened at their new spiritual home in Ireland to make the follow-up. Mike Scott’s plan to broaden the sound didn’t quite go to plan, but as a new box-set reveals, Room To Roam was far from a misfire

Courtney Barnett on new album Things Take Time, Take Time: “I ended up making calm, simple, repetitive, meditative music”

Locked down in Melbourne, Courtney Barnett has busied herself buying plants, making soups and hoarding vintage gear. Finally, she emerges with a brilliant new album – but how do the Mojave Desert, Arthur Russell and Joni Mitchell feature in its creation?

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