Antony Szmierek: Mancunian’s joyful ‘pop poetry’ cuts through the noise

The part-time teacher reflects on a whirlwind year of musical highs and his journey to becoming an optimistic new voice in UK indie

Soundtrack Of My Life: Jada Pinkett Smith

Multi-hyphenate superstar and massive Prince fan

Heartworms live in London: British rock’s newest cult heroes go to war

In a show defined by high melodrama, Jojo Orme and co prove why 2024 is set to belong to Heartworms

O. – ‘Slice’ EP review: two artists with an undeniable synergy

The Speedy Wunderground-signed duo wield the unpredictable energy of a live jam session on this fantastic debut EP

Lifesize Teddy: the formidable new talent revolutionising the sound of Afrobeats

The poet, rapper and songwriter – who recently signed with Mavin Records – makes music that is hypnotic and complex: she’s a real gamechanger

Lip Critic live in London: furious intensity from a remarkable new band

Sweaty! Messy! Rowdy! The quartet's debut UK gig proves why they're on their way to becoming the next great NYC band

Soundtrack Of My Life: Ronnie O’Sullivan

Snooker legend whose first gig was an all-timer

Lime Garden share new single ‘I Want To Be You’ and announce UK and European tour

Their debut LP 'One More Thing' is set for release in February