Sophie Williams

HighSchool and Wunderhorse live in London: two rising talents under one roof

The former Dead Pretties frontman and Melbourne's best new indie outfit show East London what they're made of

The Umlauts live in London: dry humour and glorious chaos

The multilingual art-punks put on a strange yet fascinating live show

Miles Kane – ‘Change The Show’ review: indie king plays it safe

The Wirral singer-songwriter searches for comfort in new beginnings on his fourth album

Nemahsis: the TikTok phenomenon looking to inspire and educate

The Toronto artist powerfully articulates the reality of discrimination against a backdrop of beautiful, healing pop

Alt-J: “British cynicism is so strong. As soon as you become successful, it’s open season”

Fourth album 'The Dream' see the Leeds band explore a looser sound

Bree Runway: “There’s no one else out there like me. My time is now”

The Hackney-born star’s bold aim to upend the pop landscape with dramatic moments and ambitious bangers lands her the top spot in this year’s NME 100 list

The 20 best EPs and mixtapes of 2021

Bigger doesn't always mean better – these rapid releases showcased rising artists at their finest

The 20 best debut albums of 2021

Essential records from another turbulent, yet tremendous year for new music

10 legend-making Arctic Monkeys festival sets

The band are set to return to the stage next summer - so we rounded up their best festival performances to date

Friends Like These: Alfie Templeman and Chloe Moriondo

Alfie Templeman picks up his phone and scours it for notes from recent songwriting sessions. Finding the early workings of his new collaborative single...