Sam Higgins

Powfu – ‘poems of the past’ review: Gloomy lo-fi anthems from TikTok’s breakout star

The Canadian rapper gets deep in nostalgia in this melancholic collection of tracks

Max Leone: The anti-pop prodigy fusing mind-boggling creations with raw emotion

His scattershot approach can often sound like the work of three separate artists – but Leone ties it together with deft skill and character

BENEE: Kiwi pop star with TikTok banger taking her from Supalonely to superstardom

Meet the Auckland singer everyone is making a song and dance about. No, seriously.

Rising DIY sensation Zack Villere is about to try and replicate URL success, IRL

“What’s up, man” a sleepy Zack Villere grumbles on answering his phone, his voice struggling to kick into action. When NME calls, it’s 11am...