Sophie Williams

Mae Muller – ‘Sorry I’m Late’ review: a missed opportunity to level up

The Eurovision entrant's 17 track-long debut is fun and lively in places, but doesn’t hang together convincingly

Listen to Model/Actriz’s eclectic playlist to accompany The Cover

Featuring tracks from Kylie Minogue, Show Me The Body, Taylor Swift and more

New Bangers: NewDad – ‘Angel’

The Galway band return with an immersive new single ahead of their forthcoming debut album 'Madra'

A seaside adventure with Dumb Buoys Fishing Club, alt-pop’s new dynamic duo

Dan Bartlett and Havelock Hudson take NME on a fishing trip and discuss their thrilling debut album 'Wrecked'

English Teacher: a vital voice from the heart of UK guitar music

The Leeds band have swiftly become one of the most promising new British prospects of the last few years, with songs that find humour and relief in the strange world around us

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘Guts’ review: pop sensation secures her place as a generational talent

The 20-year-old's self-assured second album documents her hopes, fears and trauma with thrilling emotional candour

Nieve Ella – ‘Lifetime Of Wanting’ EP review: a leader in the next generation of indie

The West Midlands musician's songs of youthful recklessness and resolution are perfect for fans of Boygenius

Check out Laufey’s jazz-focused playlist to accompany The Cover

The exclusive playlist features Wasia Project, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and more

Steve Lacy at Reading Festival: guitar maestro enters his imperial phase

The Compton-born artist's sunset show is a seriously saucy – and excellent – finale to the weekend

Baby Queen talks the impact of The 1975’s debut album at Reading Festival 2023

"I discovered this album and it altered my taste permanently," said the South African-raised artist of the 2013 LP