Thomas Smith

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ review: a wonderfully wacky debut

Fire up the Rover! The Leeds band's debut is a wild ride through their Yorkshire upbringing, and the curly characters they've met along the way

VLURE – ‘Euphoria’ EP: industrial bangers get to the dark heart of Glasgow’s club scene

The Glasgow band have spent the pandemic pining for emotional releases on the dancefloor, and their debut EP takes them one step closer

Bonobo – ‘Fragments’ review: veteran dance don offers a richly rewarding start to the year

Simon Green’s most engaging record in a decade is soothing, energetic and just right for now

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul: Belgian electro-pop duo laughing in the face of everything

The pair talk their debut album 'Topical Dancer', working with Soulwax and why laughter is the best medicine

Parcels: “It’s almost a running joke for Australians to bring their problems everywhere they go around the globe”

The Berlin-via-Byron Bay band dig deep and continue their restless search for home on breathtaking new album ‘Day/Night’

Coldplay: “This is our period of having no fear”

Inspired by space, hard rock and, erm, emojis, Chris and co.’s ninth album ‘Music Of The Spheres’ is the sound of a band fearlessly entering a whole new orbit

Coldplay live in London: a stripped-back celebration of band’s staying power

Shepherd's Bush Empire, October 12: The band treats a roomful of lucky fans to some Coldplay classics, and brand new early airings of their forthcoming ninth album

Sam Fender – ‘Seventeen Going Under’ review: a portrait of the artist as a young man

Lockdown forced the Geordie hero to reckon with the impact of his formative years and the ties that bind

Metronomy on their collaborative EP’s cast of rising stars: “I never imagined it would be so good”

The impact of the last 18 months on our social and domestic lives has been well-documented: burnt banana bread, crap virtual parties and a...

Yungblud at Reading Festival 2021: “I’ve got two new albums ready to go”

Doncaster's finest tells us about his fiery new stage set-up and what to expect from his upcoming music