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Ella Mai: the British R&B newcomer whose historic US chart-topper ‘Boo’d Up’ is just the beginning

The first UK artist to reach the top of the US R&B chart in 26 years. This is the accolade that dominated the UK coverage...

Palaye Royale: the glam Canadians picking up where My Chemical Romance left off

It’s now been five-years since My Chemical Romance disbanded, via a flourish of oblique social media activity and a strange Gerard Way penned metaphor...

“Oh my god, I’m in a pop band!” – Haiku Hands are Australia’s most electrifying new prospect

“Have you got the megaphone in there?” If there was ever a question to sum up Haiku Hands, it’s this one. Two days after...

itoldyouiwouldeatyou are the seven-piece London group fusing nostalgic emo and progressive politics

It’s always been a ‘dirty word’, but these days, emo’s name couldn’t be muddier. Self-centred, sexist and plagued by male abuse of power, it’s...

Monday blues? The Japanese House’s video for new single ‘Lilo’ will break your heart

There are few things quite as personal as heartbreak. The rupture of a bond between two people is almost impossible to comprehend from the...

Sam Fender talks mental health, tackling ‘toxic masculinity’ and his new single ‘Dead Boys’

Rising singer-songwriter Sam Fender has spoken out about mental health, tackling 'toxic masculinity' and the inspiration behind his new single 'Dead Boys'. Recently signed to...

Five no-bullshit artists living up to Portland’s diverse music scene 

Nestled amongst the tranquil greenery of The Pacific Northwest, Portland has quite the musical legacy. Stemming from the nineties grunge scene, the rainy city...

Tash Sultana – the Australian newcomer who sold out O2 Academy Brixton THREE times

Tash Sultana is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. Just last weekend, the Australian multi-instrumentalist played three sold-out shows at London's Brixton...

The best debut albums of 2018… so far

From Novelist nodding towards the borough of Lewisham on his first full-length 'Novelist Guy', to Goat Girl and Shame spitting venom straight from south of the...

Edinburgh post-punks Cheap Teeth share grisly double single ‘Fly On The Wall’ / ‘The Vicar’s Fingers’

The cobbled streets of Edinburgh might be postcard picturesque on the surface, but Cheap Teeth dig into the darker side of things. Hailing from...

Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers – almost literally – tore apart London’s beloved Moth Club last night

When Jarvis Cocker is patiently waiting in their snaking queue for your sold-out London show, you know you’re onto something. It’s safe to say...

Jain is poised to be France’s next national treasure

Earlier this year, Jain was the biggest thing in The Louvre. Well, we say in, but we mean on, really. Spread across the world...

Imbibe’s debut single ‘Mirage’ is the year’s best existential jam

Australia's coastal town Byron Bay is doing well for itself at the moment. Garage-rockers Skegss released their mighty debut album earlier this year, while...

Drug Church’s ‘Strong References’ is a stormy cut of sarcastic, anthemic hardcore punk

At once twinkling and terrifying, grizzly and gleaming, Drug Church's sonic concoction thrives on its duality. Taking the energy and aggression of hardcore and...

Juice WRLD: the emo rapper on his surprise hit ‘Lucid Dreams’

One listen to Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ should prove this 19-year-old Chicagoan’s eclectic tastes. A cut of fresh-faced, trap-infused hip-hop, it comes laced with...

10 must-see new acts at this week’s Reeperbahn Festival, from witty punks to gorgeous indie-poppers

Hamburg's Reeperbahn might have a somewhat seedy reputation - it's the city's red light district, after all - but it's also home to an...

Black Honey: The Brighton visionaries are in a world of their own

Black Honey are an illusion. Since emerging in 2014 with just a mystery phone number to their name, everything coming from the Brighton-based four-piece...

Franc Moody’s M25-themed mix is gridlocked with banging tunes

It will stagger you how much of your life you’ve wasted on the motorways. Perhaps the M25 is your Moby Dick. The circular ring...

The best new bands of festival season 2018

If you didn't see at least one new band that captured your heart this summer then you're either very fussy or you've been doing...

Bhad Bhabie: how the “cash me outside” kid became a semi-legit rapper

There's always something weird about an artist who manages to make it big before finishing high school, but Bhad Bhabie was barely a teenager when...
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