Entertainment

Bernard Zuel

Since joining Fairfax in 1992, Bernard has been an editor and written on education, roads and local politics. These days, he specialises in music and is the senior music writer and reviewer.

Laura Marling explores the feminine with a touch of the masculine on her new album <i>Semper Femina</i>.

Sisters, friends and lovers

An intense look at women as friends, lovers, inspirations and mysteries takes this folk singer into new emotional and musical territory.

Clean living, nature loving Canadian singer/songwriter Jenn Grant doesn't need lessons from Gwyneth Paltrow.

Early riser, constant changer

She's up early, she's always changing her musical style, and if you need it, she's got life and sleeping advice. What more could you ask for?

There's something about that voice or its owner that can have her demolish a small hill.

Adele review: She's all human - every man and woman would agree

There are bands and (mostly male) artists who have built careers out of being a representative "everyman": one of us, just a bit better paid and housed. There's a couple of generations of Australian frontmen who would never have dared being anything else.

Nate Nott from Polyester Records.

Not a wind up: Cassettes are back, to stay

They were wobbly when old, didn't always sound hi-fi and threatened to self-destruct at any point. Why would anyone want them back? The return of the cheap, portable and small audio tape.

Adele has the biggest tour seen here in a very long time.

Hello 600,000 Australians

Bigger than Bruce, Gunners and Bieber. Bigger even than Ed. Adele is pulling in audiences who may not see another show this year.