Jenessa Williams

Live At Leeds 2021: up-and-comers showcase their post-pandemic potential

Exciting sets from promising newcomers make up for patchier booking in the bigger slots

Nova Twins: “The massive surge of POC pop-punk and rock is an act of rebellion”

Having smashed Reading & Leeds Festival, and with a Bring Me The Horizon tour and new album on the way, the duo are rewriting the rules of alternative music

Meet Me @ The Altar – ‘Model Citizen’ EP review: pop-punkers refine the genre’s signature moves

A far-cry from the scene’s stale outlook during its heady days, the trio offer a fresh perspective and fierce playing

Yard Act live in Leeds: Sharp sociopolitics delivered with warm camaraderie

June 5, Brudenell Social Club: Leeds newcomers Yard Act deliver sneak peeks of their future album debut at an intimate socially-distanced show

Kele – ‘The Waves Pt. 1’ review: a meditative pandemic-induced experiment

The Bloc Party frontman explores isolation and parenthood

Bad Boy Chiller Crew – ‘Charva Anthems’ EP review: a love letter to noughties bassline nostalgia from Bradford’s finest

The mischievous trio's latest hyperactive release is less of a reinvention as it is a reminder that BBCC are here to stay

Squid: “I don’t think people take us seriously enough to think we’re ‘pretentious’”

The Brighton-formed art-rockers are part of a thriving indie ecosystem swimming upstream through the charts. And with debut album ‘Bright Green Field’, they’re leading the new-school

Meet Me @ The Altar: Energetic trio putting the positivity back into pop-punk

The pop-punkers want to be more than just a tokenistic moment of POC visibility – they’re ready to kick the gatekeepers out once and for all

Jean Dawson – ‘Pixel Bath’ review: LA-based innovator comes good on an expansive expression of the self

Why stick to one genre when you can convincingly borrow from them all? With his latest album, Dawson solidifies the pick’n’mix appeal of the streaming era

Arlo Parks live in London: kindness and kismet with the country’s most empathetic pop star

The south London singer-songwriter showcases her multiplicity at a quietly stunning show
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