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Katy Perry

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On Music: Katy Perry — Voice of No Angel

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 8 August 2008

IT'S BEEN quite a week for sex, music and me. Take last weekend. There I was at the Big Chill festival, hot-browed and clammy-palmed, watching ...

Katy Perry: Kiss Me, Katy

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Observer Music Monthly, 10 August 2008

Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl' is a runaway hit in the States – and she's now repeating that success over here. Sheryl Garratt caught ...

Katy Perry: Water Rats, London **

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 September 2008

KATY PERRY has found the best way to ensure her debut UK gig is a sellout. Although she has had the No. 1 single for ...

Katy Perry: One Of The Boys ** (Capitol)

Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 19 September 2008

IS THERE NOTHING lipstick lesbianism can't do for a 23-year-old former gospel singer? ...

Katy Perry: Teenage Dream ***

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, August 2010

What Katy did next — world domination! ...

Katy Perry: Teenage Dream ***

Review by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 27 August 2010

WITH HER LARGER-THAN-LIFE presence, and naughtier than sin songs, Katy Perry's position as the candy-craving gal from the American dream factory appears unassailable. ...

What Katy Perry did next

Comment by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 27 August 2010

For a moment Lady Gaga looked to have outgunned her, but the singer is back on top. We look at what drives her ...

Katy Perry: Hammersmith Apollo, London ****

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 18 March 2011

KATY PERRY is strutting across the stage, a giant spray of feathers fanning out from her tiny backside, and she's singing, "I wanna see your ...

Katy Perry: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin ****

Review and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Q, May 2011

Pop's newest extravaganza. Includes a vision of "whipped cream tits"… ...

Katy Perry: Madison Square Garden, New York

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, Rock NYC, 16 November 2011

IT WAS THE 118th date on Katy Perry's California Dreaming Tour. I know that for certain because, standing on a pink cloud, held up by ...

Katy Perry: Prism ***

Review by Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 21 October 2013

KATY PERRY, the frivolous, hard-partying pop starlet, has an unfortunate Achilles heel – she wants to be taken seriously.  ...

Katy Perry: Prism

Review by Lenny Kaye, Wondering Sound, 30 October 2013

TO MY EARS AND HEART, there is nothing more rousing than a well-crafted single, whatever its source. And whenever Katy Perry's Queen-of-the-Jungle anthem 'Roar' swings ...

Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry: New Skin

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, GQ, January 2014

Reinvention can make or break our pop princesses ...

Katy Perry: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 1 June 2014

IT'S UNFORTUNATE for Katy Perry that her Prismatic tour is rolling into town just three weeks after Miley Cyrus's Bangerz. ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...

"Purposeful pop": can stars like Katy Perry create change through music?

Comment by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 14 February 2017

After Perry's #wokepop at the Grammys, there's an argument about how subversive pop can be in 2017. History shows it will take more than hashtags. ...


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