Max Pilley

Sad Night Dynamite: freaky alt-pop beats to dominate festival season

The Glastonbury duo hit up arenas with Glass Animals earlier this year, and now they look set to become festival season's breakout live prospects

French The Kid: bilingual Essex rapper mining his personal life for inspiration

His Daily Duppy freestyle earned a response that outpaced his rivals – now its landed him a Bad Boy Chiller Crew collaboration

Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul – ‘Topical Dancer’ review: a joyous, humorous headrush

The pals and collaborators contrast colourful dance-pop melodies with wickedly sharp and biting takedowns of misogynist media

caroline: art-rock experimentalists building their own unique world

The London eight-piece discuss their brilliantly unpredictable debut album and the emergence of a new generation of British guitar music

KEG: muscular art-punk statements from Brighton upstarts

KEG talk their idiosyncratic debut EP and their place in the revitalised British guitar scene

Gabriels: LA trio’s classic R&B fusion meets silky, swooning soul

The three-piece's richly detailed combination of 60's R&B and gospel stylings has won them famous fans in Elton John and Annie Mac

Chubby and The Gang – ‘The Mutt’s Nuts’ review: subtle experiments amid the chaos

The London five-piece built a reputation for their deliciously wild punk spirit; their second album makes many sonic steps forward

Tkay Maidza – ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3’ EP review: elite pop music

The final instalment in the Australian-Zimbabwean rapper's 'Last Year Was Weird' trilogy is flooding with winning moments

Kojaque – ‘Town’s Dead’ review: a shatteringly real reflection of Dublin life

The Irish rapper's fierce independent spirit permeates through this satisfying and often touching debut album

Max Bloom – ‘Pedestrian’ review: former Yuck frontman explores life in the slow lane

The musician evokes life in lockdown across this second solo album