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Lifesize Teddy: the formidable new talent revolutionising the sound of Afrobeats

The poet, rapper and songwriter – who recently signed with Mavin Records – makes music that is hypnotic and complex: she’s a real gamechanger

Little Simz live in London: UK rap’s greatest talent dazzles in homecoming

The north Londoner completes her UK tour with a homecoming performance that toasts to another phenomenal year

Ezra Collective live in London: a landmark moment for the Mercury Prize winners

The success story of London's enviable jazz scene cap 2023 off with a historic, joyful show at the iconic venue

Flying Lotus live in London: a genre-bending audio-visual masterclass

The LA producer and filmmaker shows his supreme versatility at a dazzling London show

Joy Anonymous – ‘Cult Classics’ review: pure musical serotonin

The second LP from Henry Counsell and Louis Curran celebrates the community they've built together as Joy Anonymous

The Streets – ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ review: evocative ode to club culture

Ambitious, clever commentary on the club experience, but lacking the incisive punch of his earlier songwriting

Earl Sweatshirt live in London: ‘Doris’ anniversary show salutes a hip-hop cult classic

An accomplished yet understated celebration of LA rapper's influential debut

Frozemode: strikingly singular punk-rap trio bringing chaos to a festival near you

Having played five raucous sets at Brighton's The Great Escape in May, the group are one of the homegrown success stories of 2023

King Krule’s ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon’ at 10: how his debut touched a generation of young Brits

A decade on from its release, NME speaks to young musicians inspired by King Krule's powerful debut album

The story of Parklife Festival 2023 – in stunning photos

Check out all the action from the UK's biggest metropolitan festival