Kate Lloyd

Kate Lloyd

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow While Bombay Bicycle Club’s desire to approach every new album as an opportunity to reinvent themselves is admirable, it has…

Meridian Dan – German Whip One of the biggest grime tunes of the past few months is finally getting an official release via PMR (Disclosure, Jessie Ware). Although a…

‘Supergroup’ is a word that’s fallen out of vogue lately, having become synonymous with unions that aren’t built to last and albums that seldom add up to the sum of…

It’s a safe bet that a group led by its drummer, as Guardian Alien are, won’t be given to commonly understood notions of top-down meat’n’spuds rock. Greg Fox, a New…

Boston’s Quilt checked into a Brooklyn studio to combine hipster flavour with dreamy psychedelia, and have come up with a record that brings a crisp newness to arrangements straight out…

Brixton producer Merissa Campbell has built a steady profile over the last five years. She’s released a string of 12-inches and an album, 2012’s ‘Playin’ Me’, for Hyperdub, and built…

New York band Hospitality’s second album opens with singer Amber Papini howling about ”ghosts in your bed!” over a theatrical pop mood piece, and doesn’t let up experimenting from there…

To introduce his fourth album, ‘Ghettoville’, Actress – aka south London’s Darren Cunningham – issued a cryptic statement describing how it’s “the bleached-out and black-tinted conclusion of the Actress image”.…

Perhaps you had Peggy Sue marked as just another band of Mumford-ogling folksters, all charm and smiles but precious little in the way of spike or substance. If so, ‘Choir…

Supreme Cuts are a US production duo of a very modern stripe, walking the tightrope between the increasingly close worlds of underground rap, electronica and R&B. Where debut effort ‘Whispers…

Ásgeir Trausti is a star back in Iceland, where record-breaking sales mean one in 10 of his countryfolk own a copy of this spellbinding debut. It’s easy to hear his…

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As she tells it, Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee Penny locked herself away in her New York apartment in the summer of 2012 ready to draw a line under…

New York’s Drowners take their name from one of Suede’s singles, but their self-titled debut album suggests a band digging back further than the ’90s Britpop revival, right back into…

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Don’t accuse The Gaslight Anthem of slacking between the release of their fourth and fifth albums. Not content with putting out a live DVD of their 2013 show at London’s…

Marijuana Deathsquads are Minneapolitan producer Ryan Olson’s //other// supergroup, featuring many of the same faces – Har Mar Superstar and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon included – who appeared on Gayngs’…

Cymbals’ 2011 debut, ‘Unlearn’, drew on post punk, most notably Talking Heads. For the follow-up, the London four-piece say they want to get away from anything arch and serious and…

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Some of the world’s biggest bands have been tempted by the bright lights (and big wallets) of the advertising world. Here are five jingles starring famous bands and singers. 1.…

Hoping to find your true self in 2014? Try this new personality quiz, answering the deep and highly insightful question ‘which obscure member of a Britpop band are you?’. Whether…

Last night marked the return of America’s annual extravaganza of music – the Grammys – and it was a big one with performances from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Paul McCartney and…

A clever fan has edited together all the most hilarious, scathing and honest comments Noel Gallagher makes about Oasis’ videos on his Time Flies DVD. The 10 minute clip of…

It seems we missed Patti Smith’s unlikely cover of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’. She performed the track at New York’s Webster Hall on her 67th birthday, introducing it as “the 2013 song…

Years in the making, ‘Sun Choir’ finds Marram, the music arm of Scottish arts collective Transgressive North, recording the voices of children at a home for underprivileged kids in India.…

The Everything Is New Project is the work of Edinburgh arts collective Transgressive North, who paid for Scottish act Marram to record the children’s choir at the Light Of Love…

Toronto collective The Hidden Cameras came to our shores a decade ago, clad in nappies and balaclavas and peddling an upfront songbook of gay sex, religious criticism and indie-pop in-jokes.…