Country music is having a moment, and it's thanks in no small part to Kacey Musgraves, the acid-dropping, UFO-spotting, Coachella-punking queen of the rodeo. Kevin EG Perry meets her in Palm Springs, California, to talk about her transformative 'Golden Hour' album, her socially progressive lyrics and her dream of working with Daft Punk.
Today, Chuck D descends on the UK with old-school hip hop heroes De La Soul and Wu Tang Clan for the Gods Of Rap tour. At 59, the Public Enemy frontman has more than earned that title, via a string of era-defining albums, his unwavering political voice and tracks that are unimpeachable hip hop classics. Kevin EG Perry headed to Chuck's campaign room in California to find him plotting his European offensive.
Once known for his outrageous onstage antics and cult-leader-like effect on his followers, Mac DeMarco has, of late, settled into a hermit-like existence in Los Angeles. The result is 'Here Comes The Cowboy', an album of minimal, sparse and intimate songs, which is out next week. Kevin EG Perry heads to Mac's gaff for drinks, chat and barbecue and hears how music's most chilled-out man somehow cooled it down even more.