Roisin O'Connor, The Independent

Roisin O'Connor

The Independent

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Recent articles by Roisin:

Pearl Charles review, Magic Mirror: An impressive and mature album with a freewheeling sense of optimism

First album from Los Angeles-born artist Charles is a bright nod to the sounds of Sixties and Seventies California → Read More

Ricky Gervais recalls meeting David Bowie for the first time

Bowie, who was a huge fan of Gervais’s hit show The Office, made a famous appearance in an episode of his BBC sitcom Extras → Read More

Thom Yorke leads condemnation of ‘spineless’ decision to ‘reject’ EU offer to waive touring visas

The Independent understands that ‘standard’ proposal exempting musicians from visa process was rejected because the government is denying that same right to EU artists visiting the UK → Read More

Does Glastonbury Festival stand a chance this year? Behind the scenes with the people working to save our summer music festivals

As uncertainty reigns over the state of summer festival season 2021, Roisin O'Connor speaks to festival organisers, officials and artists about what needs to be done to bring back live music → Read More

The Crown: Emma Corrin says it’s ‘mad’ people want to label Netflix show as fiction

Actor says Netflix show operates in the same way as many series → Read More

Graham Norton says trans people ‘need to be protected, rather than feared’

TV host compared Twitter to a ‘24-hour pub brawl’ and said it was not the place to discuss transgender rights → Read More

Grimes says she ‘finally’ has Covid: ‘Weirdly enjoying the Dayquil fever dream 2021’

Musician shared the news with fans via her Instagram page → Read More

Priyanka Chopra denies breaking lockdown rules as Notting Hill hair salon visit was ‘for a film’

Actor is currently shooting romance film Text for You, in which her husband Nick Jonas has a cameo → Read More

Album reviews: Passenger – Songs for the Drunk and Broken-Hearted, and Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz

Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) offers a breakup album with nothing new to say, while Viagra Boys are full of ideas on their new record → Read More

Rapper Pa Salieu wins BBC Sound of 2021

Artist was selected by a panel of industry experts and alumni artists → Read More

Tanya Roberts: James Bond star’s cause of death revealed

Actor collapsed while walking her dogs near her home in the Hollywood Hills → Read More

Tanya Roberts dies aged 65 after premature announcement

Bond girl starred opposite Roger Moore in A View to a Kill → Read More

Late-night hosts obliterate Trump over phone call about ‘finding votes’ in Georgia: ‘Republicans are trying to destroy democracy’

Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel react to audio of outgoing US president attempting to pressure Georgia election officials to ‘find’ votes → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic had ‘decimating’ effect on UK music festivals in 2020, organisers say

Representatives for Boomtown and Parklife festivals told MPs of the impact of the pandemic and how it is threatening the very future of the live music industry → Read More

Alex Trebek appears in first of final Jeopardy! episodes with posthumous message of hope

Late host continued to record episodes until right before his death → Read More

Tanya Roberts’ representative says Bond girl and ‘That ’70s Show’ star is alive in hospital

Actor once said she believed the 007 female’s role was ‘cursed’ → Read More

Who is John Roderick? The musician and podcast host behind Bean Dad controversy

Singer caused a major internet storm after sharing an anecdote about his daughter trying to open a tin of beans → Read More

The Crown: Imelda Staunton jokes Queen is ‘original Spice Girl’

Actor declines to answer whether she views the Queen as a ‘feminist icon’ → Read More

Alexi Laiho death: Children of Bodom musician dies suddenly aged 41

News was shared by Laiho’s bandmates on social media → Read More

The Masked Singer: Fans claim Viking is James Blunt after ‘Songbird’ performance

Fans are guessing about the identities of other contestants after Mel B was unmasked as Seahorse → Read More