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Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car
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Exclusive: 7 things we learned from Alex Turner about new Arctic Monkeys album The Car

What has Alex Turner been reading? How will it sound? Why did they record in an old monastery? The Big Issue went to Budapest with Arctic Monkeys as they prepare to release new LP The Car. Here’s what we learned

Jarvis Cocker to raise money for NHS with new This Is Going To Hurt soundtrack LP 
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Jarvis Cocker to raise money for NHS with new This Is Going To Hurt soundtrack LP 

A pound from every sale of the vinyl LP will raise money for NHS charities. “It’s our love song to the NHS,” said Jarvis Cocker

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Blue Note Re:imagined II goes back in time to forge future paths

The acclaimed label is once more protecting its legacy by allowing modern artists to bring it up to date

Stone Club: The most literal rock tour you’ll ever see
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Stone Club: The most literal rock tour you’ll ever see

How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants
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How opera is giving a powerful voice to migrants

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Arcade Fire tour: ‘Just some humans doing our best’
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Arcade Fire tour: ‘Just some humans doing our best’

Self Esteem’s righteous reinvention should lead to Mercury Prize glory
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Self Esteem’s righteous reinvention should lead to Mercury Prize glory

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner talks The Car and 20 years of the band with Martin Compston
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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner talks The Car and 20 years of the band with Martin Compston

Muse: Will of the People review – ‘Mad, bad, dangerous, and unreasonably good fun’
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Muse: Will of the People review – ‘Mad, bad, dangerous, and unreasonably good fun’

Martin Compston on Arctic Monkeys: ‘There are no egos’
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Martin Compston on Arctic Monkeys: ‘There are no egos’

Let this 99-year-old nun be your introduction to Ethio-jazz
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Let this 99-year-old nun be your introduction to Ethio-jazz

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner shares details of new album The Car in Big Issue exclusive
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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner shares details of new album The Car in Big Issue exclusive

‘The Taliban scare me, but not as much as I scare them’
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‘The Taliban scare me, but not as much as I scare them’

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Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence
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Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’
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Born to run riot with surge pricing – ticket agencies have become the ticket touts
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Born to run riot with surge pricing – ticket agencies have become the ticket touts

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’
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This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council
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This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council

The Recycling Concerto creating a smash out of trash
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The Recycling Concerto creating a smash out of trash

Ultimate Thunder: The most punk-rock band in Britain
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Ultimate Thunder: The most punk-rock band in Britain

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’
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Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’

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Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland
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Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland

Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’
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Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’

The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue
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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles
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In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.