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Grim and gloomy rap collective Worstworldproblems are the UK answer to Juice WRLD

As 2018 winds down, one genre-fusing, pigeonhole-eschewing movement has surely dominated the year. The melting of trap aesthetics and old-school emo is one of...

The bands proving Ireland is the new home of punk

Over the past 12 months, Ireland has established itself as the go-to destination for scratchy, sketchy punk bands. Fontaines D.C. – arguably the figureheads of...

Channel Tres’ brand of soulful house has made him LA’s new dance king

There are few people we'd trust to know more about the science of partying than Channel Tres. If his scorching debut EP ‘Channel Tres’...

The Japanese House: the inside story of her stunning debut album, recorded at Bon Iver’s cabin

Sometimes you just have to face up to your fears. Hours before we meet, The Japanese House, aka Amber Bain, parked the fact that she's...

American Dreams: Jade Bird could be Britain’s next Stateside takeover

Jade Bird is a musical time traveller: in one fell swoop, she can go from searing punk-rock in the vein of ‘90s icons like...

Meet Willie J Healey, the Satan-baiting troubadour

Death, devils, consistent misery - speed-writing can be something of a musical Rorschach test. At his leisure, writing his 2017 debut album while gazing...

Eight brilliant Tame Impala side projects you need in your life

Tame Impala have had a huge few years. Their third album 'Currents' hit the UK Number Three and the Aussie Number One to become...

Baffling-but-brilliant hardcore mob The Armed up the weird factor in their new ‘Heavily Lined’ video

Mystery's played out, apparently. No one cares if you've got no press photos anymore, or if you go by a pseudonym or a single...

Mellah’s ‘What It Is’ video is a gloomy, claustrophobic look at political nuance

Holed up in an impressively slick, self-built studio in the South London’ area of Peckham, Liam Ramsden creates some of the most intricate music...

Fontaines D.C. are the surrealist punks soundtracking an anxious generation

There’s something brewing in the Irish capital – and it's not just Guinness. Fuelled by the country’s long storied music and drinking cultures, a...

Meet Crewel Intentions: the post-Palma Violets project of Chilli Jesson that’s embracing emotion and Spaghetti Western atmospherics

Chilli Jesson’s cheeky charm hasn’t left him. The chisel-cheeked, heartthrob bassist of the now defunct Palma Violets is all smiles, two years on from...

5 things you need to know about Anteros, the indie-pop heroes who pull from the past, present and future of pop

They don’t make ‘em like Anteros anymore. Throughout their career, the gang have always felt like a band that exists outside of time and...

Nancy warps pop melodies and Sinatra covers on their debut ‘Mysterious Visions’ EP

Sometimes the most infectious music is borne of the strangest sounds. Case in point: Nancy, a mysterious, faceless new psych-punk project, which takes familiar...

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal: the figurehead of rap’s gothic reinvention

On an otherwise unassuming Tuesday evening, something strange is going down in Cardiff. Sandwiched between two heavy hardcore bands, a wraith-like figure is contorting...

Meet Imbibe: The brothers making breezy pop jams inspired by Paul McCartney and Elton John

Berlin and Byron Bay could not be more different. The former has established itself as one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, with a cultural...

Like James Blake and King Krule? Puma Blue’s debut EP operates in the same murky waters

South Londoner Puma Blue's new EP is a lesson in duality. Through 8 jazz-flecked tracks, the songs unravels both gently and with a sense...

Au/Ra is the teenager spinning Studio Ghibli movies into club bangers

Is it possible for a 16-year-old to navigate planet pop like a pro? Perhaps we should ask Au/Ra. Without a slight sniff of ego,...

Grace Carter’s toured with Dua Lipa and Haim, now she’s taking her powerful pop ballads on a headline tour

Grace Carter’s music is heavy. Not in a head-banging, mosh-pit inducing way, instead via her weighty, relatable and superb pop songs. In each line,...

Boy Pablo: the Norwegian internet sensation laughing through the heartbreak

Hailing from Bergen - a “very rainy” city perched on the Southwestern coast of Norway - Boy Pablo is testament to the power of...

‘Disco rippers and dentist digressions’: Body Type’s debut EP is a wild ride

Body Type's string of singles has been as strong as anyone in recent years. 'Silver', 'Arrow' and 'Palms' are fantastic entry points to a...
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