Courting live in Liverpool: rock’s newest heroes on comically good form

Dressed in their finery, the Merseyside gang deliver a thrilling show that's big, clever and funny as fuck

Listen to Courting’s hyper cover of Charli XCX and Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’

"It is silly, shouty, faithful, and a mere drop of water in the ocean of how much we adore Charli XCX"

The 25 best debut albums of 2022

These are the most innovative and meaningful debut albums of the year

Courting: Liverpool upstarts giving UK guitar music a vivid, much-needed shake-up

Showing a joyful disregard for genre, the four-piece’s bold debut proves why they’re the funniest and frankest buzz band of the year

Courting – ‘Guitar Music’ review: a raucously fun debut that serves all the aces

By laying waste to the conventions of indie music, the Liverpool band have arrived with one of the most rewarding debut albums of the year

The 10 best new acts we saw at Reading & Leeds 2022

After the dual-site festival returned for another year, here are the brilliant and essential new acts that won the weekend

Reading Festival 2022 review: megastar headliners shake up end of summer celebration

Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Megan The Stallion and more round-off one of Reading’s greatest ever headliner runs, with a diverse and exhilarating supporting bill

Community Festival 2022 review: indie’s summer blowout salutes scene’s stars and newcomers

With their first event in three years, the indie knees-up earn their place as a beloved event on the festival calendar

How your new favourite bands are changing British guitar music by embracing the rave

A wealth of electronic influences can be found snaking through the music of this new school of bright, young acts