Luke Cartledge

Martha Skye Murphy: theatrical avant-folk from a lifelong original

Get to know Martha Skye Murphy, who collaborated with Nick Cave as a teenager and is now striking out as a thrillingly intense solo artist

Gustaf: New York’s mischievous dance-punks “enjoy being skilfully inconsistent”

Gustaf's raunchy, sardonic new wave-tinged tunes were turning heads before they’d even thought of a band name

Yard Act: “‘Fixer Upper’ was kind of a joke that got out of hand”

The Yorkshire post-punks reflect on their rapid rise on the eve of a homecoming show at Leeds Festival

Black Country, New Road – ‘For The First Time’ review: an utterly mesmerising debut

The Ninja Tune-signed septet's debut album – although just six tracks long – is bursting with ideas

PVA – ‘Toner’ EP review: no-nonsense beats and imperious ambition from the dancefloors of south London

Despite a derailed year, PVA push forward with a debut EP custom-built for sweaty raves in some of the capital's darkest rooms

Crack Cloud: multimedia collective channelling turmoil into exhilarating art-punk

The Vancouver group on Canada’s opioid crisis, the insidious side of the music industry, and their blistering new album, ‘Pain Olympics’

Lynks Afrikka – ‘Smash Hits, Vol. 1’ EP review: rising Bristol star is cult queer icon in-the-making

A thumping success that is as funny and danceable as it is emotionally effective and low-key endearing

Lazarus Kane: Under the skin of the mischievous rock star caricature

We try to pin down exactly who – or what – Lazarus Kane is. With, er, limited success

Jockstrap – ‘Wicked City’ EP review: ingenious, invigorating, and like little else right now

The London duo's mind-bending future-pop is dizzying, discombobulating and unmissable

Fiery punks High Vis: “People are realising that the working class are the backbone of this country”

Once born in the hardcore scene, the London band are embracing post-punk anguish