Sian Rowe

Sian Rowe

Thursday I step off the plane and am pleasantly surprised. For the past week anyone who has ever looked at a map of Norway shivers at the thought of our…

OOH it’s an email from NME. “Would you fancy covering by:Larm for us?” they ask. I panic for a moment. Shit, am I meant to know about some hot new…

Spectrals first caused a bit of an internet ruck in October 2009 with ‘Rot With Me’, a foggy, tin-can lo fi track with a striking melody. Releases on a bunch…

In 2009 New Jersey band Real Estate released their self titled LP.  A  collection of tracks they’d gathered together from limited edition vinyl releases, home recorded mp3s and live shows,…

Sian Rowe talks to Emily Eavis about the special guests (clue: it’s not Cliff Richard), Beyoncé’s wellies and the little things that make all the difference in our run up…

Diplo and Switch’s Major Lazer make liberal use of the rave siren as they rework the Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce single, ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win’, featuring…

New Look – ‘The Ballad (Koreless Remix)’ Lifted from their forthcoming debut album on K7!, Canadian duo New Look (Yep, like that shop that sells diamante jeans) return with this…

If you’re in desperate need of an xx fix while the band work on their new album, try these long-promised tracks from drummer and producer Jamie Smith. Continuing a fine…

For their self titled debut album LA collective Fools Gold were inspired everything from Eritrean pop, Ethiopean Soul and Tropicalia to the Smiths and Adam Ant. The live shows were…

Of all the conspiracy theories that preceded the return of Tom Vek – was he was touring China? Studying law in Slough? Breeding dogs? Did he even exist?!!! – the closest…