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?

Siouxsie & The Banshees on their imperial phase in the ’80s: “We pushed ourselves beyond the realm of safety”

In 1979, Siouxsie & The Banshees came back from the dead. Abandoned mid-tour by disgruntled band members, they recruited innovative drummer Budgie and virtuoso guitarist John McGeoch – and recorded a trio of classic albums, including their 1981 masterpiece, Juju. But at what price?

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