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Past articles by Roisin:

Actor and musician Damian Lewis sings ‘Down On The Bowery’ for Music Box

Latest trending news and video on Independent TV, from The Independent. Find the latest Music Box videos here. → Read More

Who is Laura Gallacher, Russell Brand’s wife of six years?

Comedian has three children with Gallacher, whom he briefly dated before marrying his first wife, pop star Katy Perry → Read More

Sienna Miller channels Rihanna with bold maternity look at Vogue World

British actor teamed up with Schiaparelli and stylist Harry Lambert for the romantic ensemble → Read More

On 9/11, Steve Buscemi returned to his old firefighter job to help search for survivors

Hollywood actor trained as a firefighter before pursuing an acting career → Read More

Edinburgh Comedy Awards: Ahir Shah wins this year’s Best Comedy Show

Ahir Shah was praised for a blending of his family’s personal story that was ‘funny yet emotional, political yet positive, clever and engaging, powerful and tender’ → Read More

Be Your Own Pet, Mommy review: Nashville’s garage rockers are back after 15 years with a knockout

On their first album in over a decade, Jemina Pearl and co are as ferocious as ever → Read More

Hozier interview: On solitude, relationships and his new album Unreal Unearth

The Irish artist is releasing his long-awaited third record ‘Unreal Unearth’, which was inspired by Dante’s Inferno. He speaks to Roisin O’Connor about being a hermit, ‘the drug’ of co-writing songs for the first time, and writing his way out of heartbreak → Read More

Mercury Prize-shortlisted singer Olivia Dean performs ‘Dive’ in Music Box session at Montreux Jazz Festival

Singer Olivia Dean performed her single “Dive” in an exclusive session at the Montreux Jazz Festival for Music Box. Following the release of her debut album Messy, which is shortlisted for the 2023 Mercury Prize, the east London-born artist has been going down a storm with her festival appearances, including Montreux. This year, Montreux enjoyed its biggest attendance yet, with artists including… → Read More

Lily Moore performs single ‘Everybody’s Falling In Love’ at Montreux Jazz Festival

Singer Lily Moore performed her single “Everybody’s Falling In Love” in an exclusive session at the Montreux Jazz Festival for Music Box. Lily performed the track from her EP Before I Change My Mind Again ahead of her performance at the legendary music festival. The Independent was the official global media partner for the 2023 event, which enjoyed a year of record attendance across its 16 days,… → Read More

Legendary jazz artist Marcus Miller performs ‘Detroit’ at Montreux Jazz Festival

Legendary artist Marcus Miller gave a very special performance of “Detroit“ at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Miller’s bass playing skill has seen him play with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Luther Vandross and this intimate performance shows his phenomenal talent. Miller performed his Music Box session between performances at the legendary music festival that The Independent was… → Read More

Hear exclusive new track ‘Birds’ by Divorce in Music Box Session #74

Nottingham band Divorce hit the Music Box studio, performing three tracks including an exclusive play of new song “Birds”. The band came together in mid-2021 after knowing each other from the Nottingham scene. In this session, Tiger Cohen-Towell and Felix Mackenzie-Barrow displayed their alt-country and grunge influences on “That Hill” and “Checking Out”, both from their EP Get Mean alongside… → Read More

Met Gala 2023 – live: Fashion world prepares itself for Anna Wintour’s Karl Lagerfeld theme

Anna Wintour is once again leading the glitterati in Vogue’s annual celebration of fashion in New York → Read More

40 albums to listen to before you die, from Fleetwood Mac to Massive Attack

Some records are so good that they can change your life. Our critics Helen Brown, Chris Harvey and Roisin O’Connor pick the albums you need to hear → Read More

Grimes is encouraging people to make AI-generated versions of her music

Sign up to Roisin O’Connor’s free weekly newsletter Now Hear This for the inside track on all things music Get our Now Hear This email for free I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice {{ #verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ ^verifyErrors }}Something went wrong. Please try again later{{ /verifyErrors }} Grimes has… → Read More

Women’s Prize for Fiction: More than half of shortlist recognises works by older debut novelists

Priscilla Morris, whose book tackles the Siege of Sarajevo, is the youngest shortlisted author at 49 → Read More

Lizzy Caplan teases how Fatal Attraction series will tackle Glenn Close’s infamous ‘bunny boiler’ scene

Paramount+ series is a reimagined take on the iconic 1987 erotic thriller → Read More

Barbie star Ryan Gosling says his ‘Ken-ergy’ came on ‘like a fever’

Actor stars as Ken opposite Margot Robbie’s Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s forthcoming live-action movie → Read More

UK rapper Avelino showcases critically-acclaimed debut in Music Box session 73

To celebrate the release of his debut album God Save The Streets, north London rapper Avelino stopped by the Music Box studio to perform three tracks. The 29-year-old rapper has commanded the respect of his peers for the better part of a decade, starting out with YouTube releases before rising to wider recognition with his second mixtape, 2014’s Iconic Ambition. Performing tracks “Acceptance”,… → Read More

The 10 best sex scenes in movies, from Moonlight to Carol

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice {{ #verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ ^verifyErrors }}Something went wrong. Please try again later{{ /verifyErrors }} What makes the… → Read More

Rapper Jelani Blackman: ‘I had an accidental heart-to-heart with Seann Walsh’

The multi-talented artist is releasing his long-awaited debut album this year. He speaks to Roisin O’Connor about divided communities, his desire for nuance, and running into Walsh post-‘Strictly’ scandal → Read More