Sophie Williams

Standon Calling review: long-awaited celebration with a dollop of chaos

July 23-25, Standon Lordship: joyful scenes at the festival’s 15th anniversary bash outshine the torrential thunderstorms

Binki: “My goal is always to try and make something that’s subversive”

Meet Binki, whose indie-disco anthem in-the-making 'Clay Pigeon' was inspired by the wisdom of Confucius and the failings of David Bowie

The 10 best Wolf Alice songs – ever!

The band take on Latitude's mighty headline slot tonight (July 23) – here's hoping they play all these indie bangers…

10 unmissable new acts to catch at festivals this summer

Festival season is on! Here are some brilliant rising acts to look out for – and where to find them

Jayla Kai: community spirit in Woodstock teen’s plucky alt-rock

Jayla Kai on her intimate new EP, growing up in Woodstock, and the story behind her mentorship with Four Tet

Jayla Kai – ‘Epitome’ EP review: forthright vignettes of Woodstock life

A compelling, vulnerable collection that centres the Woodstock artist as a sharp and emotionally direct songwriter

Snoh Aalegra – ‘Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies’ review: healthy dose of introspective R&B

On album three, Aalegra's emotional availability and candour remains her biggest strength

Frances Forever – ‘Paranoia Party’ EP review: confessional candour from indie hero-in-waiting

They became a TikTok sensation a year ago, but the 22-year-old’s sharp songwriting demonstrates real ambition

The best debut albums, EPs, mixtapes of 2021 (so far)!

Despite another wonky year, these rising artists have made essential first statements

Marina live in California: idiosyncratic pop gets lost in the desert

June 13, California desert: In a show that sometimes lacks direction, the pop icon shares little of her outsized personality
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