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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,...
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